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Tony Bennett

Quick facts

Full nameAnthony Dominick Benedetto
Known asTony Bennett
BirthdayAugust 3, 1926
Age95 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthQueens, New York City, U.S.

Albums:

Studio albums:

TitleAlbum details
Because of YouReleased: 1952
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Cloud 7Released: 1955
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Alone at Last with Tony BennettReleased: 1955
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
TonyReleased: January 14, 1957
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
The Beat of My HeartReleased: 1957
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Long Ago and Far AwayReleased: 1958
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
In Person!
(with Count Basie and his orchestra)
Released: 1959
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Strike Up the Band
(with Count Basie and his orchestra)
Released: 1959
Label: Roulette
Formats: LP
Hometown, My TownReleased: 1959
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
To My Wonderful OneReleased: 1960
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Sings for TwoReleased: February 6, 1961
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Alone TogetherReleased: July 11, 1961
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Sings a String of Harold ArlenReleased: 1961
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
My Heart SingsReleased: 1961
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
I Left My Heart in San FranciscoReleased: June 18, 1962
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
I Wanna Be Around…Released: February 18, 1963
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
This Is All I AskReleased: 1963
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
The Many Moods of TonyReleased: 1964
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
When Lights Are LowReleased: April 20, 1964
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Who Can I Turn ToReleased: November 16, 1964
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet SetReleased: April 19, 1965
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
The Movie Song AlbumReleased: January 31, 1966
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
A Time for LoveReleased: August 29, 1966
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Makes It HappenReleased: 1967
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
For Once in My LifeReleased: 1967
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Yesterday I Heard the RainReleased: 1968
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas AlbumReleased: November 6, 1968
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
I’ve Gotta Be MeReleased: 1969
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today!Released: January 7, 1970
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett’s “Something”Released: October 1970
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Love StoryReleased: 1971
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Summer of ’42Released: 1971
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
With LoveReleased: 1972
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
The Good Things in LifeReleased: 1972
Label: MGM, Verve
Formats: LP
Listen EasyReleased: 1973
Label: MGM, Verve
Formats: LP
Life Is BeautifulReleased: 1975
Label: Improv
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett Sings 10 Rodgers and Hart SongsReleased: 1976
Label: Improv
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett Sings More Great Rodgers and HartReleased: 1977
Label: Improv
Formats: LP
The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
(with Bill Evans)
Released: 1975
Label: Fantasy
Formats: LP
Together Again
(with Bill Evans)
Released: 1977
Label: Improv
Formats: LP
The Art of ExcellenceReleased: 1986
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Bennett/BerlinReleased: 1987
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Astoria: Portrait of the ArtistReleased: 1990
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Perfectly FrankReleased: September 15, 1992
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Steppin’ OutReleased: 1993
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Here’s to the LadiesReleased: October 24, 1995
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Tony Bennett on HolidayReleased: February 4, 1997
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Tony Bennett: The PlaygroundReleased: September 29, 1998
Label: Columbia, RPM, Sony
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & CoolReleased: September 28, 1999
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the BluesReleased: November 6, 2001
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra
(with the London Symphony Orchestra)
Released: 2002
Label: Hallmark
Formats: CD, digital download
A Wonderful World
(with k.d. lang)
Released: November 2, 2002
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
The Art of RomanceReleased: November 19, 2004
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, digital download
Duets: An American ClassicReleased: September 26, 2006
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
A Swingin’ Christmas
(with the Count Basie Big Band)
Released: October 14, 2008
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Duets IIReleased: September 20, 2011
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Viva DuetsReleased: October 23, 2012
Label: Columbia, RPM
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Cheek to Cheek
(with Lady Gaga)
Released: September 23, 2014
Label: Streamline, Interscope, Columbia
Formats: CD, LP, digital download
The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
(with Bill Charlap)
Released: September 25, 2015 
Label: Columbia, Sony Music Entertainment
Formats: CD, digital download
Love Is Here to Stay
(with Diana Krall)
Released: September 14, 2018
Label: Verve
Formats: CD, LP, digital download

Live albums:

TitleAlbum details
Live at the Latin Casino in Philadelphia with Count Basie
(with Count Basie)
Released: 1958
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett at Carnegie HallReleased: 1962
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Get Happy with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
(with the London Philharmonic Orchestra)
Released: 1971
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett with the McPartlands and Friends Make Magnificent MusicReleased: 1977
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
MTV Unplugged: Tony BennettReleased: June 28, 1994
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Christmas in Vienna VII
(with Charlotte Church, Plácido Domingo and Vanessa Williams)
Released: October 16, 2001
Label: Sony
Formats: CD, digital download
That San Francisco SunReleased: March 28, 2006
Label: Musicom
Formats: Digital download
Tony Bennett: LiveReleased: 2011
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD
The White House Sessions – Live 1962
(with Dave Brubeck)
Released: 2013
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD
Live At The Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964Released: 2013
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!
(with Lady Gaga)
Released: 2014
Label: Columbia
Formats: DVD

Compilation albums:

TitleAlbum details
Blue VelvetReleased: 1958
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony’s Greatest HitsReleased: 1958
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
More Tony’s Greatest HitsReleased: 1960
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
A String of Tony’s HitsReleased: 1966
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Mr. Broadway: Tony’s Greatest Broadway HitsReleased: 1962
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Vol. IIIReleased: 1965
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits, Vol. IVReleased: 1969
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Love Story: 20 All-Time Great RecordingsReleased: 1969
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett Sings His All-Time Hall of Fame HitsReleased: 1970
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Tony Bennett’s All-Time Greatest HitsReleased: 1972
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
Sunrise, SunsetReleased: 1973
Label: Columbia
Formats: LP
The Very Best of Tony Bennett: 20 Greatest HitsReleased: 1977
Label: Warwick
Formats: CD, CS, LP
16 Most Requested SongsReleased: July 11, 1986
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD
JazzReleased: 1987
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS, LP
Forty Years: The Artistry of Tony BennettReleased: 1991
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, CS
My Best to YouReleased: 1995
Label: Sony Music Special Products
Formats: CD
The Essential Tony Bennett (A Retrospective)Released: November 30, 1998
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD
The Ultimate Tony BennettReleased: 2000
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
The Essential Tony BennettReleased: July 23, 2002
Label: RPM, Columbia, Legacy
Formats: CD, digital download
Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony BennettReleased: 2004
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
Tony Bennett: Take My HandReleased: 2005
Label: Living Era
Formats: CD, digital download
Tony Bennett Sings for LoversReleased: January 10, 2006
Label: Concord
Formats: CD, digital download
Tony Bennett’s Greatest Hits of the ’60sReleased: August 29, 2006
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
Tony Bennett: Through the YearsReleased: 2006
Label: Starbucks
Formats: CD, digital download
The Classic CollectionReleased: 2007
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
Tony Bennett Sings the Ultimate American Songbook, Vol. 1Released: 2007
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
Tony BennettReleased: December 11, 2007
Label: Madacy
Formats: CD
The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings
(with Bill Evans)
Released: April 14, 2009
Label: Fantasy Records
Formats: CD, digital download
The Classic Christmas AlbumReleased: October 11, 2011
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
Duets & Duets IIReleased: 2012
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download
Isn’t It Romantic?Released: February 7, 2012
Label: Concord
Formats: CD, digital download
As Time Goes By: Great American Songbook ClassicsReleased: February 5, 2013
Label: Concord
Formats: CD, digital download
Sixty Years: The Artistry of Tony BennettReleased: October 4, 2013
Label: Columbia
Formats: CD, digital download

Video albums:

TitleAlbum details
MTV Unplugged: Tony BennettReleased: June 28, 1994
Label: Columbia
Formats: VHS
Tony Bennett: An American ClassicReleased: November 21, 2006
Label: Columbia
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
Duets II – The Great PerformancesReleased: March 2, 2012
Label: Columbia
Formats: DVD, Blu-ray

Singles:

As lead artist:

TitleYearAlbum
“Because of You”1951Because of You
“I Won’t Cry Anymore”1951Because of You
“Cold, Cold Heart”1951Because of You
“Blue Velvet”1951Non-album singles
“Solitaire”1951Non-album singles
“Here in My Heart”1952Alone at Last with Tony Bennett
“Have a Good Time”1952Non-album singles
“Stay Where You Are”1952Non-album singles
“Congratulations to Someone”1953Non-album singles
“I’m the King of Broken Hearts”1953Non-album singles
“Rags to Riches”1953Non-album singles
“Stranger in Paradise”1953Alone at Last with Tony Bennett
“Why Does It Have to Be Me”1953Non-album singles
“There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight”1954Non-album singles
“Please Driver (Once Around the Park Again)”1954Alone at Last with Tony Bennett
“Until Yesterday”1954Non-album singles
“Cinnamon Sinner”1954Because of You
“Not as a Stranger”1954Non-album singles
“Take Me Back Again”1954Non-album singles
“Funny Thing”1954Non-album singles
“Close Your Eyes”1955Because of You
“Can You Find It in Your Heart?”1956Non-album singles
“From the Candy Store on the Corner to the Chapel on the Hill”1956Non-album singles
“Happiness Street (Corner Sunshine Square)”1956Non-album singles
“The Autumn Waltz”1956Non-album singles
“Just in Time”1956Non-album singles
“Come Next Spring”1956Non-album singles
“One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)”1957Non-album singles
“In the Middle of an Island”1957Non-album singles
“I Am”1957Non-album singles
“Ca, C’est L’Amour”1957Non-album singles
“Young and Warm and Wonderful”1958Non-album singles
“Firefly”1958Non-album singles
“Smile”1959Non-album singles
“Climb Ev’ry Mountain”1959Non-album singles
“Till”1961Non-album singles
“I Left My Heart in San Francisco”1962I Left My Heart in San Francisco
“I Wanna Be Around”1963I Wanna Be Around…
“I Will Live My Life for You”1963I Wanna Be Around…
“The Good Life”1963I Wanna Be Around…
“Spring in Manhattan”1963Non-album singles
“This Is All I Ask”1963This Is All I Ask
“True Blue Lou”1963This Is All I Ask
“Don’t Wait Too Long”1963The Many Moods of Tony
“The Little Boy”1963The Many Moods of Tony
“The Moment of Truth”1963This Is All I Ask
“When Joanna Loved Me”1964The Many Moods of Tony
“A Taste of Honey”1964The Many Moods of Tony
“It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie”1964When Lights Are Low
“Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)”1964Who Can I Turn To
“If I Ruled the World”1965If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set
“Fly Me to the Moon”1965If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set
“The Shadow of Your Smile”1965The Movie Song Album
“Song from the Oscar”1966The Movie Song Album
“Baby, Dream Your Dream”1966For Once in My Life
“Georgia Rose”1966A Time for Love
“A Time for Love”1966A Time for Love
“The Very Thought of You”1966A Time for Love
“What Makes It Happen”1967Tony Makes It Happen!
“Days of Love”1967For Once in My Life
“For Once in My Life”1967For Once in My Life
“A Fool of Fools”1968Yesterday I Heard the Rain
“Yesterday I Heard the Rain”1968Yesterday I Heard the Rain
“People”1969Non-album singles
“A Place Over the Sun”1969I’ve Gotta Be Me
“Play It Again, Sam”1969I’ve Gotta Be Me
“I’ve Gotta Be Me”1969I’ve Gotta Be Me
“MacArthur Park”1969Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today
“Something”1970Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today
“(Where Do I Begin) Love Story”1971Love Story
“Living Together, Growing Together”
(with the Mike Curb Congregation)
1972Non-album singles
“Tell Her It’s Snowing”1973Non-album singles
“Life Is Beautiful”1975Life Is Beautiful
“As Time Goes By”1976Non-album single
“Moonglow”
(with k.d. lang)
1994MTV Unplugged
“New York State of Mind”
(with Billy Joel)
2001Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
“Just in Time”
(with Michael Bublé)
2006Duets: An American Classic
“Body and Soul”
(with Amy Winehouse)
2011Duets II
“The Lady Is a Tramp”
(with Lady Gaga)
2011Duets II
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”
(with Michael Bublé)
2011Duets II
“Anything Goes”
(with Lady Gaga)
2014Cheek to Cheek
“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”
(with Lady Gaga)
2014Cheek to Cheek
“Winter Wonderland”
(with Lady Gaga)
2014Non-album single

Awards and recognition:

Bennett has won 20 Grammy Awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, as follows (years shown are the year in which the ceremony was held and the award was given, not the year in which the recording was released):

  • Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, 1963, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”
  • Record of the Year, 1963, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, 1993, Perfectly Frank
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, 1994, Steppin’ Out
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, 1995, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett
  • Album of the Year, 1995, MTV Unplugged: Tony Bennett
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, 1997, Here’s to the Ladies
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, 1998, Tony Bennett on Holiday
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Performance, 2000, Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2003, Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2004, A Wonderful World (with k.d. lang)
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2006, The Art of Romance
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2007, Duets: An American Classic
  • Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, 2007, “For Once in My Life” (with Stevie Wonder)
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, 2012, “Body and Soul” (with Amy Winehouse)
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2012, Duets II
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2015, Cheek to Cheek (with Lady Gaga)
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2016, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern (with Bill Charlap)
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2018, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Bennett has won two Emmy Awards, as follows (years shown are the year in which the ceremony was held and the award was given, not the year in which the program aired):

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, 1996, Live by Request
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, 2007, Tony Bennett: An American Classic

Bennett has gained other notable recognition:

  • New York City’s Bronze Medallion, 1969
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Induction into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame, 1997
  • Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000
  • Lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, 2002
  • Kennedy Center Honoree, 2005
  • Induction into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Humanitarian Award, 2006
  • National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, 2006
  • Induction into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame, 2007
  • Recipient of the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement presented by Awards Council member John Lewis, 2009
  • Induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Honorary doctorates from the Berklee College of Music (1974), The Art Institute of Boston (1994), Roosevelt University’s Chicago Musical College (1995), George Washington University (2001), Cleveland Institute of Music (2010), the Juilliard School (2010), and Fordham University (2012).
  • A statue of Bennett was unveiled outside the Fairmont Hotel on 19 August 2016, in honor of his 90th birthday, and his first performance of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” there in 1961.
  • Guinness World Record for “oldest person to reach No.1 on the US Album Chart with a newly recorded album”, at the age of 88 years 69 days, for Cheek to Cheek (2014).
  • Guinness World Record for “the longest time between the release of an original recording and a re-recording of the same single by the same artist” for re-recording “Fascinating Rhythm” 68 years and 342 days after the original recording.
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