Who cares about the Emmys, the Grammys, or even the Oscars when there’s the Guinness Book of World Records to compete for? The latest edition of the book, which hits shelves on Tuesday, September 10, features some of Hollywood’s hottest stars.
Who made the cut and why? We rounded up the top names and their record-breaking accomplishments. Fair warning: Some of the category names are a tad convoluted.
Betty White — Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female)
At 91 years young, Betty White has been in the entertainment business for more than seven decades. And we’ve loved every moment of it, Betty!
Breaking Bad — Highest-Rated TV Series (Current)
Walter White and crew took home the record as being the highest-rated television series currently airing. Chalk it up as yet another honor the cast and crew can expect for their whirlwind fifth and final season.
One Direction — Highest Debut by a UK Band on the US Singles Chart and Most Twitter Followers for a Pop Group
Move aside, Spice Girls. One Direction is the new world record-holder when it comes to British bands making a splash on the other side of the pond. It’s no surprise either that the über-popular group also has the most Twitter followers. #recordbroken
Psy — Most Viewed Video Online in 24 Hours and Most Liked Video Online
The first was for Psy’s single “Gentleman,” the second, no surprise, for “Gangnam.” You know you want to go watch it again.
Rihanna — The Most Liked Person on Facebook
As if Rihanna needed something to boost her confidence, she’s officially the most liked person on Facebook with more than 75 million likes.
Taylor Swift — Fastest-Selling Digital Single and First Solo Female Artist With 2 Million-Selling Weeks
T-Swift’s single “We Are Never Getting Back Together” took over the iTunes singles sales chart in under an hour when it debuted back in August 2012. It also gave Taylor one of two Guinness titles. The other recognizes her achievement as the first solo female artist to have 2 million-selling weeks on the US Billboard album charts. She did it first with her 2010 album Speak Now and then again with Red.
Justin Bieber — First Ever Solo Artist to Have Three No. 1 US and UK Albums Before Age 18 and First Musician With a Music Channel Viewed 3 Billion Times
No other artist has even gotten close to the cross-country success of Justin Bieber, reports the Guinness Book of World Records. Only Donny Osmond is in the same realm; he had three No. 1 singles on the UK charts before age 18. Way to go, Biebs!