Eminem, Miley Cyrus And One Direction Inducted Into Guinness Book of World Records | Music News
The tome that is the Guinness Book of World Records is often regarded as the Bible of lifetime achievements no matter how ridiculous or astonishing; brimming with oddities, fascinating facts and feats, and it seems that the 2015 edition will inevitably continue to compel its readers. In the music world, Eminem, Katy Perry, Metallica, Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Shakira have all acquired fabled status within its pages.
Metallica have been recognized as the first and only group to have performed a concert in all seven of the Earth’s continents. Frontman James Hetfield said, “seven continents in one year with Antarctica being the gig of a lifetime… Yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins“, when describing their Antarctica gig in December 2013.
Miley Cyrus took the mantle as the most searched person on the Internet, which is likely due to a string of controversial performances and antics, in particular her distasteful appearance at the MTV VMA Awards last year. Eminem’s single “Rap God” has been recognized as the hit single to contain the most text in chart history. The song has a grand total of 1,560 words.
Boy Band One Direction has been identified as the first group in history to reach the top of the charts in the UK and US with their first three albums. Niall Horan exclaimed, “this really is one of our proudest moments, both for us and our incredible fans. Whenever we talk about it we always say how cool it is that we did it first, how sick is that“. Other latest entries are linked to social media. Katy Perry has managed to accumulate the most twitter followers with a gargantuan 52,463,838 followers, whereas Shakira has mustered 100 million likes on Facebook.