|Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Original release||December 20, 2016|
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come was a television special and tribute to Tony Bennett, that aired on NBC on December 20, 2016. Guest performers included Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, Rufus Wainwright, and Stevie Wonder.Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 was released around the same time the special aired.
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Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 is an album by Tony Bennett, released by Columbia Records on December 16, 2016. Guest artists include Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Billy Joel, Elton John, Diana Krall, Lady Gaga, k.d. lang, Leslie Odom Jr., Kevin Spacey, Rufus Wainwright, and Stevie Wonder. It was followed by the television special Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come, which aired on NBC on December 20, 2016. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Grammy Awards.
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