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Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett appear in a still from their Body and Soul music video. - Provided courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment

Tony Bennett, 85, has first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with 'Duets II'

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09/29/2011 by Corinne Heller

Tony Bennett has landed the top spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart for the first time, making the 85-year old crooner the oldest living act to reach No. 1.

The Grammy winner's new record "Duets II" features collaborations with artists such as the late Amy Winehouse as well as Queen Latifah, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. The album has sold 179,000 copies since it was released on September 20, Billboard.com said.

Bennett has been singing professionally since the early 1950s and has released about 70 albums. His previous high on the Billboard 200 chart came in 2006. His first "Duets" record reached No. 3.

"Duets II" knocked last week's No. 1 album, Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" to No. 2. Adele's record "21" dropped from that spot to No 3.

A music video of his duet with Winehouse, "Body and Soul," was released on September 14, on what would have been the late singer's 28th birthday. In the clip, which was filmed just a few months before Winehouse's death, the singer looks healthy and happy.

The troubled jazz and soul singer died at age 27 in July at her London home.

Watch the music video for Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett's "Body and Soul" below.

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