Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction And More, Set 2014 Guinness World Records

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Breaking Bad, and more, are all recognized in the new 2014 Guinness Book of World Records.

The latest edition of the annual compendium for all things biggest, smallest, longest, shortest, oldest et al, includes a notable number of young music icons.

Bieber is recognized as the Youngest Solo Artist to Have Five US No. 1 Albums and is honored for being the First Musician With A Music Channel Viewed Three Billion Times.

Other musical benchmarks saw Swift scored the Fastest-Selling Digital Single with “We Are Never Getting Back Together.” The love-scorned anthem topped the iTunes singles sales chart just 50 minutes after its release in August 2012.

Her chart-slaying 2012 Red album also saw the pop-country songstress honored as the First Solo Female with Two Million-Selling Weeks on the US Albums Chart, which also recognizes her million-selling debut week with 2010’s Speak Now.

One Direction punched in the Guinness record for Highest Debut by a UK Band on the US Singles Chart for their single “Live While We’re Young.”

The five-piece are also noted as having the Most Twitter Followers For A Pop Group at 14.8 million, at press time.

Bajan bad girl Rihanna nabbed the Most Liked Person on Facebook with 75 million (this may have changed), while Demi Lovato is recognized as the Youngest X-Factor Judge after taking her seat in the talent show at 19-years-old.

South Korean superstar PSY who gave the world “Gangnam Style” is acknowledged as the Most Liked Video Online with over 7.5 million “like” votes. His follow single “Gentleman” is honored as the Most Viewed Video Online in 24 Hours.


Acclaimed AMC series Breaking Bad also enters the Guinness World Records 201 as the Highest-Rated TV Series after amassing a 99 out of 100 average critics’ rating on the review aggregator site Metacritic for its fifth and final season.

Popular actress Betty White, 91, is recognized as having the Longest TV Career for a Entertainer (Female). White began her television career in 1939 and her resume includes hit shows The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland.

“I was astounded when [Guinness] called to tell me. Who, me?! It’s such as honor,” White said, as per Aceshowbiz. “The book has always been fascinating to me. I can’t believe I’m now associated with it.”

The new edition of the Guinness Book of World Records comes out on Thursday, September 12.

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