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'Duets II': Tony Bennett's First Number One Album

First Posted: 09/24/11 10:51 AM ET   Updated: 11/24/11 05:12 AM ET

After 60 years and over 70 albums, Tony Bennett finally has a number one album.

The 15-time Grammy winner, who celebrated his 85th birthday at a major party last Sunday, is set to take the top slot on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of his album, "Duets II." The record pairs Bennett with a series of young singers -- including "Body and Soul," the famous duet with the late Amy Winehouse -- and is estimated to sell 170,000 copies in its first week out. The album also includes his duet with Lady Gaga on "The Lady Is A Tramp."

It is the first time Bennett has ever had a number one album; his first "Duets" album, released in 2006, hit #3 on the chart. The crooner, most famous for his signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," has sold over 50 million records, and has placed three singles at the number one slot in the Billboard chart.

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Tony Bennett poses with Lady Gaga. The two sing "The Lady Is a Tramp" for his Duets II album.

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