Tony Bennett rewrites Billboard Chart History Again

Just a week after becoming the oldest artist to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, Tony Bennett sets another record as he becomes the oldest artist to top the Billboard 200 Album chart. He accomplishes the feat with his highest charting record to date, Duets II, which features the Grammy winning legend sharing the mic with a host of big names like Michael Buble, Carrie Underwood, Amy Winehouse, Faith Hill and Lady Gaga. Bennet, 85 years young, leads 5 new entries on the Album chart including Demi Lovato who grabs her third top ten album. Check out the new list below.

Top Ten Albums:
1. Duets II- Tony Bennett & various artists (debut)
2. Own the Night- Lady Antebellum (last week~ 1)
3. 21- Adele (lw~ 2)
4. Unbroken- Demi Lovato (debut)
5. Tha Carter IV- Lil Wayne (lw~ 3)
6. The Reckoning- NeedtoBreathe (debut)
7. # 1 Girl- Mindless Behavior
8. Sweeter- Gavin Degraw (debut)
9. Watch the Throne- Jay Z & Kanye West (lw~ 9)
10. Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack- Pearl Jam (debut)

And here’s a great track from Duets II~ Tony and Carrie Underwood doing “It Had To Be You” as performed on the season premiere of Blue Bloods last week.

Checking in on the singles chart, things are pretty much static with Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera holding off Adele and Foster the People. There is one big debut in the top ten as LMFAO makes it two in a row in the upper reaches with their second single “Sexy and I Know It” flying up to # 10…. Big debuts this week include Rihanna‘s latest featuring Calvin Harris “We Found Love” at # 16 while the Glee Cast adds for more tracks to their output with “It’s Not Unusual” beginning at # 65, “You Can’t Stop the Beat” at # 68 and “We Got the Beat” at 83. (The original version of the latter track by the Go Go’s went all the way to # 2 almost thirty years ago.) For more on all the charts, head to Billboard here. And here’s the new top ten on the Hot 100…

Top Ten Songs on the Hot 100:
1. “Moves Like Jagger”- Maroon 5 w/ Christina Aguilera (last week~ 1)
2. “Someone Like You”- Adele (lw~ 2)
3. “Pumped Up Kicks”- Foster the People (lw~ 3)
4. “Party Rock Anthem”- LMFAO (lw~ 4)
5. “Stereo Hearts” – Gym Class Heroes w/Adam Levine (lw~ 5)
6. “Lighters”- Bad Meets Evil w/Bruno Mars (lw~ 6)
7. “Cheers (Drink to That)”- Rihanna (lw~8)
8. “You and I”- Lady Gaga (lw~ 10)
9. “ You Make Me Feel…”- Cobra Starship w/Sabi (lw~ 7)
10. “Sexy and I Know It”- LMFAO (lw~ 25)


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