Tony Bennett Scores First No. 1 Album, to Premiere Lady GaGa Video Next Monday
85-year-old Tony Bennett has finally claimed his throne for the very first time on Billboard Hot 200, becoming the oldest living artist to top the weekly rundown. Two years ago, it was Bob Dylan who made headline when he got his first No. 1 album at the age of 67 with his "Together Through Life".
Bennett occupies the penthouse of the U.S. album chart with his star-studded album "Tony Bennett: Duets II". The CD which features the likes of Lady GaGa, Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, and John Mayer sold 179,000 copies in its first week.
The success of the album will soon be followed by a video premiere of "Lady Is a Tramp", a Bennet duet with GaGa. The music video will make its way out for fans' viewing pleasure on Monday, October 3. It's going to feature a blue-haired Mother Monster.
In the Hot 200, there are four new entries, in addition to Bennet's "Duet II", which successfully broke the top 10. Demi Lovato's "Unbroken" bows at No. 4 with 96,000, Needtobreathe's "Reckoning" enters at No. 6 with 49,000, Mindless Behavior's "#1 Girl" and Gavin DeGraw's "Sweeter" follow closely at No. 7 and 8, while a soundtrack album to "Pearl Jam Twenty" rounds up the list.
Meanwhile, such holdovers as Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" and Adele's "21" sit in between the new releases by occupying No. 2 and 3 respectively. Former champion Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" claims the fifth spot, while Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" takes the ninth place.
- Tony Bennett - "Tony Bennett: Duets II" (179,000)
- Lady Antebellum - "Own the Night" (125,000)
- Adele - "21" (117,000)
- Demi Lovato - "Unbroken" (96,000)
- Lil Wayne - "Tha Carter IV" (84,000)
- Needtobreathe - "Reckoning" (49,000)
- Mindless Behavior - "#1 Girl" (36,000)
- Gavin DeGraw - "Sweeter" (34,000)
- Jay-Z and Kanye West - "Watch the Throne" (31,000)
- Pearl Jam - "Pearl Jam Twenty" soundtrack (27,000)
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