The Guinness Book Of World Records has released information on their upcoming 2012 edition. Chris Walton from Las Vegas has been declared the woman with the longest fingernails. There are many celebrities who made the World Book this year.
Adele can count three records, including first female to land two singles and two albums in the U.K. top five simultaneously. She also logged the most consecutive weeks with the #1 album for a solo female with 11 weeks at the top. Finally, she held the most cumulative weeks with a #1 for a solo female.
Lady Gaga’s social media predominance was rewarded by Guinness, landing her the Most Followers on Twitter crown with 11,259,372 as of June 29 (she’s currently at 13,469,754).
In addition, the “Poker Face” was honored for Most Weeks on U.S. Digital Hot Songs chart at 83 weeks. Gaga made the book last year for having the most consecutive weeks on the U.K. chart and being the most searched-for woman on the Internet.
More World Book Records:
Justin Bieber: The singer’s “Baby” was dubbed the Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online, thanks to 463,820,304 views as of February 16, 2011.
The Black Eyed Peas: The Biggest Selling Download in the U.K. is “I Gotta Feeling,” the first-ever track to go over 1 million downloads in England.
J.K. Rowling: The “Harry Potter” author is lauded for being the First Billionaire Author thanks to sales of more than 400 million copies of the books worldwide.
“Glee”: The hit show scored the Most Hit Singles in a Calendar Year with 48 making it into the U.K. top 75 in 2011, breaking their previous record of 45 hits in 2010.
Rihanna: First Female to have U.K. #1 singles in five consecutive years (2007-2011), from “Rude Boy” to her most recent, “Only Girl (In the World).”
Willow Smith: The Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist, thanks to “Whip My Hair” hitting the top 20 when she was only 10 years old.
Lil Wayne: Most U.S. Hot 100 Hits by a Rap Artist with 64 between 1999 and 2010.
U2: The group holds the Guinness world record for the Highest Grossing Music Tour, which by April 2011 had raked in more than $539 million for 110 shows between July 2009 and July 2011.