Bennett/Gaga Duets Album Debuts At #1

Cheek To Cheek debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart today, breaking Tony Bennett’s own record as the oldest artist (88!) to reach that chart’s summit.

The standards album, released Sept. 23 on Interscope/Columbia Records, sold 131,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 28, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also hits No. 1 on both the Jazz Albums and Traditional Jazz Albums charts. 88-year old Bennett is the oldest living act to earn a No. 1 album, beating a record he set himself back in 2011. That year, a then 85-year old Bennett scored his first No. 1 album with Duets II (which included a collaboration with Gaga on “The Lady Is a Tramp”). Gaga previously led the list with ARTPOP, less than a year ago, and Born This Way, in 2011.

Cheek To Cheek dethrones Barbra Streisand’s duets album Partners, which was her tenth #1 album including greatest hits compilations and soundtracks.