Noam Galai/WireImageHe may have left his heart in San Francisco, but Tony Bennett is still going strong as he celebrates his 90th birthday today. The legendary pop-jazz crooner, born Anthony Benedetto in New York City, burst on the music scene in 1951 with two chart-topping hits, “Because of You” and a cover of Hank Williams‘ “Cold, Cold Heart,” and went on to score more than 30 top-40 singles by 1965.

Among Bennett’s best-known tunes are the 1953 #1 smash “Rags to Riches” and, of course, his enduring 1962 classic “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” for which Tony received two Grammy Awards. Overall, Bennett has won 19 Grammys, including a prestigious Lifetime Achievement honor.

While his career took a downturn in the late 1960s, Bennett enjoyed a major comeback in the 1990s, with his 1994 MTV Unplugged album going platinum and winning an Album of the Year Grammy. Tony’s popularity spiked again in the 2000s, as his 2006 Duets album and its 2011 sequel, Duets II, reached #3 and #1, respectively, on the Billboard 200. In 2014, at age 88, Bennett again topped the chart with Cheek to Cheek, his collaboration with Lady Gaga. Tony and Gaga supported the album with a successful tour and TV special.

Bennett has received a variety of other major honors over the course of his long career, including two Emmy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and recognition by the Kennedy Center Honors.

Besides music, Bennett is a prolific and acclaimed painter.

In celebration of Bennett’s 90th birthday, the Empire State Building in New York City will feature a light show tonight synced to some of the singer’s well-known songs. In addition, Tony will attend a star-studded party at 30 Rockefeller Plaza featuring Lady Gaga and other celebrities.

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