Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna All Get 2012 Guinness World Records
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and more of your favorite pop stars are now in the Guinness Book of Records! They’re not being included for anything as bizarre as “World’s Longest Fingernails” or “Most Swords Swallowed,” but rather for their enormous successes in music and social media.
MTV reports that Lady Gaga’s new records include Most Followers on Twitter. She had more than 11 million followers at the time of measurement and has since increased that to 13 million. Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ takes the record for most weeks on the US Digital Hot Songs chart with 83.
Bieber gets the honor for Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online for his ‘Baby’ music video, which is credited with a staggering 463 million views through February. Since then, the number of views eclipsed the 500 million mark and is now in excess of 622 million.
Many of the new records are for music achievement in the United Kingdom, where several chart records fell in the past year. Rihanna nabs a UK honor by becoming the first female artist to earn No. 1 singles in five consecutive years, achieved when ‘Only Girl (In the World)’ topped the charts.
Adele has broken numerous records on both sides of the Atlantic. Guinness is recognizing her for having the most consecutive (11) and total (18) weeks at No. 1 on the UK album chart with ’21,’ and for being the first female artist to have two entries in the Top 5 on both the singles and album charts at the same time.
The ‘Glee‘ Cast members broke their own record for most UK hits in one calendar year with 48 already in 2011, surpassing the 45 they had the year before. And 10-year-old Willow gets her name in the Guinness Book as the youngest artist to hit the Top 20 in the UK thanks to ‘Whip My Hair.’
Guinness records are often made to be broken, so enjoy the honors while they last, everyone!