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Published:September 28th, 2011 15:38 EST

Tony Bennett Polar Opposite Of Lady Gaga

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Legendary pop singer Tony Bennett achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with `Duets II,` making the 85-year old the oldest living act to reach No. 1. His all-star collaborations album bows in the top slot with 179,000 sold in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan."



Legendary crooner Tony Bennett is the epitome of style and elegance, his timeless music doesn`t need any embellishments to strike a chord with the public.

You won`t see Tony Bennett wearing a tuxedo made out of raw meat, or having a wardrobe malfunction (thank God) to hype his CD sales. The iconic singer doesn`t have to sell his album for 99 cents on Amazon to hit the top of the charts, and he doesn`t have to resort to releasing three different videos of his latest single. The classy singer doesn`t have to hatch from an egg on stage to curry favor with the audience.

Folks of all ages, and of all demographics buy Tony`s records and attend his concerts, because he`s the real thing. He`s not a flash in the pan, he`s not a Madonna clone, he doesn`t court controversy, he`s genuine.

Congratulations to Tony Bennett for the tremendous success of his new album.

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