Tony Bennett (US jazz/standards vocalist)

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Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), known as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also an accomplished painter, having created works—under the name Anthony Benedetto—that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.

Born and raised in Astoria, Bennett began singing at an early age. He fought in the final stages of World War II as an infantryman with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Afterwards, he developed his singing technique, signed with Columbia Records, and had his first number-one popular song with "Because of You" in 1951. Several top hits such as "Rags to Riches" followed in the early 1950s. Bennett then further refined his approach to encompass jazz singing. He reached an artistic peak in the late 1950s with albums such as The Beat of My Heart and Basie Swings, Bennett Sings. In 1962, Bennett recorded his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco". His career and his personal life then suffered an extended downturn during the height of the rock music era.

Bennett staged a comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, putting out gold record albums again and expanding his audience to the MTV Generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer in the 2010s. Bennett has won 17 Grammy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented in 2001) and two Emmy Awards, and has been named an NEA Jazz Master and a Kennedy Center Honoree. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1957 The Beat of My Heart Tony Bennett 3
1959 Count Basie and His Orchestra Swings, Tony Bennett Sings Count Basie & Tony Bennett 2
1962 I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett 2
1965 If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set Tony Bennett 2
1967 For Once in My Life Tony Bennett 1
1968 Snowfall: The Tony Bennett Christmas Album Tony Bennett 4
1975 The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 7
1977 Together Again Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 2
1987 Bennett/Berlin Tony Bennett 1
1988 Movie Song Album Tony Bennett 1
1989 Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra Tony Bennett with The Count Basie Orchestra 1
1990 Astoria: Portrait of the Artist Tony Bennett 1
1990 The Art of Excellence Tony Bennett 1
1991 The Special Magic of Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
1992 Perfectly Frank Tony Bennett 1
1993 Steppin' Out Tony Bennett 1
1995 Here's to the Ladies Tony Bennett 1
1995 The Very Thought of You Tony Bennett 1
1995 Something Tony Bennett 1
1995 Tony Bennett Sings for Two Tony Bennett 1
1995 Who Can I Turn To Tony Bennett 1
1996 I Wanna Be Around Tony Bennett 1
1997 On Holiday Tony Bennett 1
1998 The Playground Tony Bennett 2
1999 Bennett Sings Ellington: Hot & Cool Tony Bennett 2
1999 Sings Rodgers & Hart Songs Tony Bennett 1
1999 Tony Bennett Tony Bennett 1
2001 Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues Tony Bennett 2
2002 A Wonderful World Tony Bennett & k.d. lang 2
2002 Hallmark Presents Christmas with Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra Tony Bennett and the London Symphony Orchestra 1
2004 Cloud 7 Tony Bennett 1
2004 Chicago Count Basie and Tony Bennett 1
2004 The Art of Romance Tony Bennett 1
2005 Jazz Moods - Cool Tony Bennett 1
2005 Tony Bennett Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook Tony Bennett 1
2006 Duets: An American Classic Tony Bennett 3
2006 Forever Gold Tony Bennett 1
2007 Night and Day Tony Bennett 1
2008 A Swingin' Christmas Tony Bennett feat. The Count Basie Big Band 1
2011 Duets II Tony Bennett 3
2012 Viva Duets Tony Bennett 4 2
2014 Cheek to Cheek Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 1
Basie Swings, Bennett Sings Count Basie and Tony Bennett 1
Hometown, My Town Tony Bennett 1
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett 1
I Left My Heart in San Francisco / I Wanna Be Around Tony Bennett 1
Life Is A Song Tony Bennett 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1976 The Very Best Of Compilation Tony Bennett 1
1986 16 Most Requested Songs Compilation Tony Bennett 1
1986 Chicago Compilation Tony Bennett 1

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