Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

N.J.'S Bennett Gets Grammy No. 21

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

N.J.'S Bennett Gets Grammy No. 21

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NEW YORK — Grammy fads come and go, but Tony Bennett's still got it.

Another Grammy Award, that is.

Bennett, a former longtime Englewood resident, won the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album award for the live duets album "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90" on Sunday night at the 60th Grammy Awards, at Madison Square Garden.

The album, produced by son Dae Bennett, accompanied the NBC special, "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come." It's his 21st Grammy. His first were a couple for "I Left my Heart in San Francisco" in 1963.

"I'm just starting out," Bennett, 91, said on the red carpet, the Daily News reported. "Fortunately, I'm still in top shape and when I get out on the stage to perform, I can't wait because I love the audience and they love me. So I'm not forever for ever retiring. I'm going to keep going until I cut out."

The Traditional Pop awarding did not make the CBS broadcast, but Bennett did when he and John Legend presented Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna a Best Rap/Sung Performance award.

Bennett and Legend did a dueted on "New York, New York" before announcing the winner, and Bennett gave Lamar a double thumbs-up.

Other Jersey artists did not fair fare as well. SZA, aka Solána Imani Rowe of Maplewood, did not win a single Grammy, even though she had five nominations, including Best New Artist. Canadian singer Alessia Cara picked up the New Artist nod.

SZA fans on Twitter were not happy.

"Truly not understanding how SZA finished the night empty-handed. I'm dazed and confused," tweeted a fan.

The singer performed her song "Broken Clocks" later in the broadcast.

Even the Boss was shut out. Bruce Springsteen's reading of his autobiography, "Born to Run," lost to the late Carrie Fisher's "The Princess Diarist" for Best Spoken Word Album.

In the other major categories, Bruno Mars was the big winner of the night, with a sweep. His "24K Magic" won Album of the Year, and the song "24K Magic" picked up Record of the Year. His "That's What I Like" won Song of the Year.

There was a Hillary Clinton surprise during the broadcast. Host James Corden held faux auditions for next year's Best Spoken World Album for Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. …

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