With the Guinness World Records 2016 edition available to buy from September, multi record breaker and singing superstar Taylor Swift earned her place in the book by banking the Most million-selling weeks on US albums charts: Taylor is the only act to notch up three million-selling weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.
The country-pop princess achieved this rare feat with first-week sales of her third, fourth and fifth studio albums. Speak Now shifted 1.047 million copies to bow at No.1 on 13 November 2010, Red crowned the chart with sales of 1.208 million copies on 10 November 2012, and 1989 debuted at No.1 on 15 November 2014 after selling 1.287 million units.
The “Shake It Off” star has come a long way since she burst onto the music scene back in 2006, and she has the records to prove it.
Back in November 2010 she had 11 separate tracks on the US Hot 100, with 10 of those tracks making their chart debuts, securing Swift an incredible record for the Most simultaneous US Hot 100 hits by a female.
Then Taylor’s 2012 hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” earned the musician a record for being the Fastest-selling digital single when it climbed to No.1 on the iTunes singles sales chart just 50 minutes after it was released.
The pop sensation also has an amazing following on Social Media, boasting 51,939,930 followers on Twitter on the 13 June 2015 – leaving her in second place for the Most followers on Twitter for a female pop star. Read the 2016 edition to find out who beat her to the title.
The 2016 Guinness World Records book and Gamer’s Edition are available to buy on September 10th – click here to find out more or pre-order a copy.
2016 Guinness World Records Books