What do Adele, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have in common? Aside from the fact that they’re one of the most successful artists in the industry right now, they’ve all landed new Guinness world records.
Let’s start with Adele. Thanks to her wildly successful ‘21’ album she’s made three new records, including first female to land two singles and two albums in the U.K. top five simultaneously — which only the Beatles had achieved before in 1963. She also logged the most consecutive weeks at #1 in the U.K. for a solo female with 11 weeks at the top. Now that’s impressive.
Who held the record before Adele came in and squashed it? According to MTV, it was the Queen B herself, Madonna. Madonna’s ‘The Immaculate Collection’ held the title for years—until now that is. And she thought Lady Gaga was her competition—think again Madge.
Moving on to Lady Gaga. No, she didn’t break records for how many whacky outfit changes she can have in one day, she actually holds the record for the most Twitter follows in the world. As of today (9.14.11), she has almost 13.5 million twitter followers.
But Twitter aside, she was also honored for the most weeks on a hot list in the US. Her song “Poker Face” has been on the hot list for 83 consecutive weeks in the UK. Damn! Did I mention she’s also the most searched for woman on the internet? Those whacky outfits are paying for themselves.
Here are some more interesting records this week:
Justin Bieber: The singer's "Baby" was dubbed the Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online, thanks to 621,809,083 views as of September 15, 2011.
"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)." Only Elvis and the Beatles have had more U.K. #1 singles in consecutive years.
Willow Smith: The Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist, thanks to "Whip My Hair" hitting the top 20 when she was only 10 years old.
U2: Highest Grossing Music Tour for the 360 outing, which by April 2011 had raked in more than $539 million for 110 shows between July 2009 and July 2011.