Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Adele break World Records with digital music sales

By Guinness World Records News

Singing stars Adele, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have each notched up world record digital music sales to make it into this year's Guinness World Records book.

Rihanna has become the best-selling digital artist (US), selling an incredible 47.57 million digital tracks in the US during her career.

The 24-year-old singer beat The Black Eyed Peas (42.4 million career digital sales), Eminem (42.29 million), Lady Gaga (42.08 million) and Taylor Swift (41.82 million).

Meanwhile Lady Gaga created theFastest selling US digital album with Born This Way selling 1.1 million copies in its first week

British soul singer Adele scooped a host of new records as she became theFirst female artists, theFirst UK artistand the fastest artist to reach digital sales of one million in the US.

The London-born vocalist also set new records forBiggest-selling digital track in a calendar year (US) with "Rolling in the Deep" which was downloaded 5.81 million times in 2011, and the biggest-selling digital album in US and UK, selling 1.8 million digital copies in the US and 700,000 in the UK by the end of 2011.

Elsewhere, Blue Ivy Carter - daughter of Jay-Z and Beyoncé - becomes the youngest chart entrantat just two days old, when "Glory", featuring her breathing, cries and coos, debuted on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart on 7 January 2012. Young Ms. Carter inherits the title from Stevie Wonder's daughter Aisha who featured, albeit uncredited, on his 1977 hit "Isn't She Lovely" but did not appear on the Billboard chart until two years after her birth.

Madonna scored theBiggest TV audience for Super Bowl half-time showwhen 114 million people watched her performance with M.I.A and Nicki Minaj on 5 February 2012

Whitney Houston established a new record for theMost simultaneous hits on UK singles chart by a solo femalewith 12 new entries on the UK chart following her death on 11 February 2012. This record had previously been held by Amy Winehouse who achieved 8 simultaneously chart entries following her death in 23 July 2011. However, Whitney did not eclipse the achievement of Michael Jackson who posthumously achieved 28 hits on the UK singles chart following his death in June 2009.

All these records and many, many more feature in the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition - available from 13 th September 2012 across the UK.