Tony Bennett's 'Duets II' tops Billboard 200 albums chart, beating out Lady Antebellum and Demi Lovato
Eighty-five-year-old Tony Bennett certainly isn’t letting his age get the best of him. After breaking a few records last week by becoming oldest living person to ever appear on the Billboard hot 100 singles chart with his stellar Amy Winehouse duet “Body and Soul,” he’s scored another success for the books the Albums chart today.
Bennett’s newly released Duets II, which featurs collabs with the likes of Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Aretha Franklin and Carrie Underwood, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums charts selling 179,000 copies in its first week.
The achievement makes the 14-time Grammy Award winner the oldest living artist ever to make it to the top spot. Prior to Bennett, Bob Dylan held the crown; his Together Through Life debuted at No. 1 in 2009 when he was a relatively sprightly 67.
Elsewhere on the chart, Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night comes in at No. 2, moving 125,000 units. While Adele’s 21 continues to power on at No. 3 with 117,000 sets purchased.
Check out the top to albums on the chart after the jump.
Sept. 28, 2011’s Billboard 200 albums chart Top 10
No. 1 – Tony Bennett, Duets II: 179,000
No. 2 – Lady Antebellum, Own the Night:125,000
No. 3 – Adele, 21: 117,000
No. 4 – Demi Lovato, Unbroken: 96,000
No. 5 – Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV: 84,000
No. 6 – NeedToBreathe, The Reckoning: 49,000
No. 7 – Mindless Behavior, 1 Girl: 36,000
No. 8 – Gavin DeGraw, Sweeter: 34,000
No. 9 – Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne: 31,000
No. 10 – Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam Twenty: 27,000
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