BACKSTREET'S BACK WITH A SPLASH... AND AN OFFICIAL GUINNESS WORLD RECORD TITLE
30 people took part in a successful Guinness World Record attempt for the Most nationalities in a Jacuzzi
London, May 2016 - Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking announce that on the annual Backstreet Boys cruise through the Mediterranean Sea, 30 people achieved the Guinness World Records title for the Most nationalities in a Jacuzzi.
The official attempt was verified by Guinness World Records Adjudicator Rob Malloy on board the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship in Florence, Italy on Friday 13th May 2016.
30 nationalities including participants from France, Switzerland and Italy took to the Jacuzzi along with A.J, Howie, Brian, Kevin & Nick and remained inside for a total of 5 minutes to achieve the record.
The previous record was 26 and was achieved by Jacuzzi Outlet, in Moraira, Spain, on 18 November 2012.
A.J McLean said: “It has been great to take part in a Guinness World Records attempt and to do it with our fans has been amazing. We felt like we wanted to do something together and to add world record to our achievements is incredible.”
Guinness World Records Adjudicator Rob Malloy said: “It’s always fun to adjudicate record attempts like this one, there was a great atmosphere on board the cruise ship and everybody got involved to support those taking part. Many of those involved were excited to be meeting their childhood heroes, helping the official attempt to go swimmingly and as an adjudicator - I want it that way!”
This isn’t the first Guinness World Records achievement the Backstreet Boys have earned, they also hold the record for the Bestselling album in the USA by a boy band. The Backstreet Boys' album Millennium, released in 1999, had sold 12,168,000 copies in the USA alone by the end of 2011. The Grammy-nominated album was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 13 million units on 7 February 2001 and holds the record for the most shipments for one album in a calendar year – 11 million units in 1999.
To date, the band have sold over 130,000,000 records worldwide. www.backstreetboys.com
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