Tony Bennett, 95, Becomes Second-oldest Grammy Winner With Traditional Pop Album Award
Get a kick out of this: At the age of 95, jazz singer Tony Bennett has become the second-oldest winner of a Grammy Award.
Bennett, together with pop superstar Lady Gaga, won the Grammy for traditional pop vocal album for 2021’s “Love for Sale,” their collection of Cole Porter standards.
The pair were nominated in five categories, including album of the year for “Love for Sale” and record of the year for “I Get a Kick Out of You.”
Upon receiving these nominations, Bennett became the oldest artist ever nominated in a “general field” category, and the second-oldest nominee in Grammy history.
The oldest Grammy winner is Pinetop Perkins, the Mississippi-born blues pianist.
He claimed the honors at the 2011 Grammys, where his recording “Joined at the Hip” won for traditional blues album.
Bennett received his first Grammy nominations at the fifth Grammy Awards in 1963.
He took home honors for record of the year and solo vocal performance, male, for his hit single “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”
Bennett has won 20 Grammy awards in total, including the lifetime achievement award in 2001.
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