Tony Bennett Extends His U.K. Chart Record
At 92 years young, Tony Bennett is still breaking records. The veteran crooner’s latest set, a collaborative album with Diana Krall titled Love Is Here To Stay (Columbia/Verve), bowed at No. 33 on the latest Official U.K. Albums Chart, a feat that extends his record as the oldest male artist to crack the top 40.
Bennett is also the oldest male artist to land a top 10 album, an achievement he set in 2014 when, at the age of 88, his album Cheek to Cheek (Interscope) with Lady Gaga hit No. 10.
While Bennett is in a class of his own, he’s not the oldest artist to have charted within the U.K. top 40. Dame Vera Lynn was 100 when her album, aptly named 100 (Decca), reached No. 3 on the albums chart in March 2017. The former "forces' sweetheart," who made her name entertaining the troops during World War II, also became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title, when We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn (Decca/Universal) climbed 2-1 in 2009, when she was 92.