10/01/11

Tony Bennett 'Duets II' Opens at #1

Album features Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson and others

Tony Bennett’s new release, Duets II, has debuted at the #1 position on Billboard’s top albums chart, with 179,000 units sold in the first week. The album has remained in the top 5 on iTunes’ album chart in the U.S. and other countries since its release. Digital albums represented 20% of overall sales, the highest for any Bennett album to date.

It has been reported that, at age 85, Bennett now becomes the oldest artist ever to top the trade publication’s album chart.

The album includes duets with the late Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bublé and several other top artists.

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