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Tony Bennett breaks own record as oldest artist on Billboard chart with Lady Gaga duets

At 88, veteran crooner Tony Bennett has broken his own record as the oldest living artiste to land a No. 1 record on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

The feat happened on Wednesday, with his latest compilation of duets with Lady Gaga.

Cheek to Cheek, which features New York singers Bennett and Gaga singing classics such as Anything Goes and Let's Face The Music And Dance, sold 131,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.


Photos: AFP, Universal Music Singapore

Bennett previously set the record for becoming the oldest living artiste to land a No. 1 album in 2011 aged 85, with his compilation Duets, which included a track with Gaga.

Cheek to Cheek is the second compilation of classic songs to top the Billboard 200 chart for the second consecutive week, after fellow New York songstress Barbra Streisand's Partners debuted at No. 1 last week.  - Reuters

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