2019 has been another record-breaking year for celebrities.
With smash-hit songs by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian’s Twitter followers, we’ve celebrated the celebrities who have reached record-breaking heights this year.
Australian actor Hugh Jackman received a Guinness World Records certificate to commemorate his career as Marvel X-Men’s Wolverine.
The actor renowned for his role in The Greatest Showman was awarded the certificate for his record of the longest career as a live action Marvel superhero in a surprise presentation on ITV’s This Morning by Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records.
Jackman holds this record with fellow X-Men star and Star Trek legend Sir Patrick Stewart (UK); both have had careers spanning 16 years 228 days as Wolverine and Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X) respectively.
Both actors made their first appearance as Marvel superheroes in X-Men (2000), with their most recent appearance was in Logan (2017).
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber
Both Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran are no stranger to record-breaking, but after combining forces on their smash-hit single “I Don’t Care” the pair managed to shatter two Guinness World Records titles in a span of 24 hours.
Just after its release on 10 May 2019, the track was so widely popular it earned the record for most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours and most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours.
The latter stole the title from multi-award winning artist Mariah Carey, who’s well-known holiday song “All I want for Christmas Is You” streamed 10,819,009 times on Spotify on 24 December 2018.
These were not the only record titles Ed Sheeran achieved in 2019, the musician racked up another three Guinness World Records titles from his third world concert tour, ÷ [Divide] Tour.
As his show entered its final stages, the ever-popular singer-songwriter achieved the highest attendance for a music tour, highest-grossing music tour by a solo artist and highest-grossing music tour.
Named after his chart-topping album, the tour began in March 2017 and by the time it ended in Ipswich (UK) on 26 August, Sheeran had completed a staggering 260-date musical trek across six continents.
The record for highest attendance for a music tour was achieved in France on 24 May 2019 when a show at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon eclipsed U2's attendance figures, raising the benchmark from 7,272,046 to 8.1 million people.
In September, Jennifer Lopez was presented her with an official record title certificate on Live with Kelly and Ryan for first remix album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart thanks to the success of her 2002 album, J to tha L-O! The Remixes by Jennifer Lopez.
Thank you for the beautiful plaque!! https://t.co/jg25wbyfAZ— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) September 11, 2019
Also presented with an official record title certificate on Live with Kelly and Ryan in September was Kim Kardashian, who holds the record title for the most followers on Twitter for a reality TV star, as of 2 August 2019, the reality TV mogul had 61,438,119 followers on the social media platform.
Despite it being 50 years since The Beatles first released their legendary Abbey Road album, the album returned with a bang and once again made UK chart history.
The album was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road with a special anniversary edition album which saw the Fab Four reclaim the top spot in the UK charts and break their own Guinness World Records title for the longest time for an album to return to No.1 in the UK, after a period of 49 years and 252 days.
It’s not Christmas yet but the celebrations started early for the one and only Mariah Carey this year, who was presented with a Guinness World Records title on stage at her holiday show at the Caesar’s Colosseum in Las Vegas, Nevada for her festive international hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You".
The music star was joined on stage by adjudicator Michael Empric who celebrated her success in achieving the highest-charting holiday (Christmas/New Year) song on the Billboard US Hot 100 by a solo artist, which appears in the current Guinness World Records 2020 book.
Thank you so much Guinness World Records for honoring me with three records in the 2020 book! Michael from @GWR presented me with a certificate on stage, so naturally, I asked him to join us for the #AllIWantForChristmasIsYou finale! 😉🎅💝 pic.twitter.com/fDC8OfZj8b— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) 25 November 2019