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Tony Bennett has first No. 1 album at age 85

Singer Tony Bennett has scored his first No. 1 album at the age of 85.

The veteran's "Duets II" release has rocketed to the top of the Billboard 200 chart, thanks in part to much-publicized collaborations with Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse, making Bennett the oldest living act to reach the top spot -- beating Bob Dylan's two-year-old record.

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Just last week, Bennett became the oldest living artist to score a Billboard Hot 100 hit when his "Body & Soul" duet with Winehouse debuted at 87. His album shot to No. 1 with 179,000 sales.

The 14-time Grammy winner's previous high on the U.S. album chart came in 2006, when his first "Duets: compilation debuted at No. 3.

Sep 28, 2011 10:16PM

Awesome Tony! You are a national treasure and the coolest cat in town!

Thanks for the ride!

Sep 28, 2011 9:00PM
Sep 28, 2011 8:54PM
JB in Ill, how old or how young are u?! Savor the wonderful music of the past and enjoy the peace that you feel for the moment. And guess his own right he is right...we do take for granted a hell of a lot of our freedoms and leave ourselves wide open for the pricks that are jealous of what we  truly should be thankful please...just chill and enjoy the wonderful music pal.
Sep 28, 2011 6:56PM
What a THIRD ACT he has....God Bless!   He was THERE during the EARLY stages of the civil rights movement and has done so much for the advancement of progressive causes through the years. He is a singer/interpreter extraordinaire and a very good painter as well.

This native New Yorker, originally from Astoria, is a personal hero.

Sep 28, 2011 6:42PM
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