Taylor Swift achieves double Guinness World Record


Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has received two new entries into the 2014 book of Guinness World Records.

The 23-year-old earned the title of fastest selling digital single for We Are Never Getting Back Together.

She also received recognition for being the first solo female with two million selling weeks on the US album chart.

Psy, One Direction, Calvin Harris, Emeli Sande and Doctor Who have also entered the record books.

One Direction were included for the highest debut by a British group in the US single chart with Live While We're Young, which charted at number three last year.

The band's film, This Is Us, made almost £3.5 million at the box office in the first weekend after its release.

One Direction

Calvin Harris has also earned himself a world record for most top ten hits from one album, with nine singles from his release 18 Months having chart success.

The Scottish DJ has now overtaken Michael Jackson who twice had seven top ten tracks from one album.

Emeli Sande's record was for the most consecutive weeks in the charts for a debut album with Our Version Of Events, which was in the charts for 63 weeks earlier this year.

The Heaven singer's record surpasses Please Please Me by The Beatles.


Psy is included for the most online views for a video in 24 hours.

Gentleman, the follow up to Gangnam Style, was seen 38,409,306 times on YouTube in a day.

Doctor Who, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is featured in the book of world records for the longest running science fiction TV series.

As of May this year, 798 episodes of the BBC show had been aired.

The thick of it actor Peter Capaldi was named as the new doctor last month.

The Guinness Book Of World Records 2014 is published on 12 September.

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