The Guinness Book of World Records is home to all kinds of individuals, groups, and animals. From dogs to athletes, to companies, to female action stars, world records can be set by pretty much anyone and anything that rises to the challenge.
And celebrities have their own category in the world record hall of fame. Do you know who the highest-grossing female action star is? Or how about which rapper has the most words in a song? And we bet you can’t guess which music video is the most searched on the internet.
Stay with us and see which celebs are on the list and what impressive as well as completely random world records they have!
Taylor Swift: Highest Annual Earnings Ever for a Female Pop Star
Taylor Swift has won her share of awards – 33 wins and 60 nominations to be exact. That’s no small feat. Taylor is also a member of the Guinness World Record Hall of Fame, no less.
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As of June 2016, Taylor Swift is estimated to have earned $170 million in that year. Swift was number 1 in Forbes’ annual list of the 100 highest-earning celebrities of 2015-2016.
Ellen DeGeneres: Most Followers on Twitter for a TV Personality
As of September 2016, Ellen DeGeneres was the most popular TV personality on Twitter, with an astounding 61,848,366 followers. This made Ellen the 7th most followed person overall.
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Ellen also set the record for the most retweeted message, which was a selfie taken at the 2014 Oscars, full of A-list movie stars, which went viral on Twitter. That selfie broke the world record for being retweeted 3.3 million times!
The next world record breaker is a famous rapper who starred in his own biopic. Can you guess who it is?
Eminem: Most Words in a Hit Single
In 2013, Eminem broke the Guinness World Record for most words in a hit single with his song, “Rap God”. In the six-minute and four-second song, the rapper spat out 1,560 words. That means that on average, Eminem rapped 4.28 words per second.
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That’s on average. But during the fastest part of the song, a 15-second part alone, he got up to 97 words, which is 6.46 words per second. Talk about supersonic speed!
Ozzy Osbourne: Longest and Loudest Scream
Ozzy Osbourne, the former frontman of Black Sabbath joined the Guinness Hall of Fame in 2010. At the Dodgers stadium, Ozzy led the crowd to set the record for the longest and loudest scream.
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Sure it was the crowd that did the deed, but Ozzy was honored with the record for initiating it. The crowd at the Dodger Stadium held 52,000 people. So you can imagine the roar!
The next celeb was the first lady not too long ago. Wanna guess who she is?
Michelle Obama: Most People Doing Jumping Jacks
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is also part of the QWR Hall of Fame for setting a record in 2011. Michelle joined a group of 400 children to break the record for the most people doing jumping jacks.
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As part of her agenda to make America’s youth healthier, she and 300,265 other people around the world did jumping jacks for one minute, within a 24-hour period. What a fun record to break!
Shakira: 3-Time Record Breaker
Shakira, the Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist has broken not one, not two, but three Guinness World Records.
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She holds the title for Best-Selling Spanish Album, Best-Selling Spanish Single, and she was also the first person to reach 100 million likes on Facebook. The boost of followers came after Shakira posted a photo of herself at the Maracanã Stadium during the 2014 World Cup.
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Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock: A Selfie Record
Professional wrestler turned actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, holds a few world records, but the most notable and perhaps the most fun is a record that has to do with selfies.
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The Rock holds the title for the man who took 105 selfies in three minutes. There was one condition which made the challenge even more difficult: for each selfie, the face and the neck had to be in focus. The record, however ridiculous, is impressive at the same time!
Robert Downey Jr.: A Record-Breaking Birthday
Robert Downey Jr. didn’t make a record for something he did per se. It was actually his birthday that broke a record as he was the inspiration for a record-breaking birthday card.
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Downey Jr. was presented with a card containing 5,339 signatures from his fans when on a visit in China. The previous record before him was held by a card received by Churchill Insurance.
The next record holder is a popular metal band. See which one next!
Metallica: The First to Tour All the Continents
Metallica, the hugely popular metal rock band, has a Guinness World Record plaque for being the first band to tour all 7 continents. They won the record after playing their concert at The Carlini Argentine Base in Antarctica.
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Theirs was actually the second concert to ever be played in Antarctica. And the number of people in the audience was a mere 7. But hey, they broke a world record!
Rihanna is the next world record setter. Do you know what record she holds?
Rihanna: Most No.1 Singles in a Year
Rihanna sure has made a dent in the music industry with her catchy and popular hit singles. The singer also holds a few records, one being Female artist with the most US no.1 singles in a year.
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In 2010, the Barbados-born singer (whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty) became the only female artist to have four US Hot 100 No.1 singles in a calendar year. Those songs are “Rude Boy”, “Love The Way You Lie” (featuring Eminem), “What’s My Name?”(featuring Drake) and “Only Girl (In The World )”.
Katy Perry: First to Get 100 Million Twitter Followers
Here’s another trendy and popular pop singer who sits among others on the Guinness Book of World Records Hall of Fame. She was the first to accumulate 100 million followers on Twitter!
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Katy achieved this record on June 16, 2017. At the time, she was also the holder of the record title Most followers on Twitter.
Let’s keep the pop singer train going, and see the next singer’s world record!
Adele: 21 and 25 Were Her Lucky Numbers
Adele, the British singer, is the first female artist to have two singles and two albums in the UK top five at the same time. Her album “21” broke the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 in the UK.
In addition, she’s the first female solo artist to hold the No. 1 spot in the UK for 18 cumulative weeks. Then with her album, “25”, she beat out Beyoncé to become with the fastest-selling album to ever drop on iTunes, selling 900,000 copies on the first day of its release.
The Royals: Most Live Streams Online
Who hasn’t seen the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? To say their wedding was popular and captivating is an understatement.
The royal couple’s wedding, complete with all its over-the-top decorations, drew a record-setting 72 million live streams online.
The next record setter is an athlete who is also a Twitter king. Can you guess who he is?
Christiano Ronaldo: Twitter King on the Field
Soccer plays Christiano Ronaldo holds the record for Most followers on Twitter for an athlete. As of August 23, 2016, the Portuguese football star (@Cristiano) was the most popular athlete on Twitter, with 45,642,117 followers.
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His closest rival was NBA legend LeBron James (@KingJames), with a following of 32,462,789 followers.
Next, another soccer player with a completely different kind of record!
David Beckham: Penalty Kicks
David Beckham, along with a group of kids, broke a world record doing something the soccer legend is pretty well versed on. The record: “Most Consecutive Penalty Kicks Taken.”
The soccer star and his team of kids made a total of 742 penalty kicks, crushing the previous record of 525 kicks.
Do you know who the highest paid actress is in Hollywood right now? See who it is on the next page…
Jennifer Lawrence: Most Successful Action Heroine
As of 8 February 2016, Jennifer Lawrence received the prestigious title of the highest-grossing female action movie star. The 28-year-old is the most successful female action movie star of all time in terms of box-office takings.
The Hunger Games series and her two movies in the X-Men franchise grossed a total of $4,005,735,448. It’s hard to even fathom that amount of money!
Samuel L. Jackson: Most Successful Actor
Samuel L. Jackson has earned a reputation for being one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood, hardly ever turning down a role. If you’ve seen Snakes on a Plane, you’ll understand.
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Jackson’s repertoire of movies has earned him the world record of “Highest Grossing Actor of All Time.” As of 2011, Jackson’s movies have raked in an unimaginable $7.42 billion.
Justin Bieber: Leave it to Bieber
In the 65-year history of the UK’s Official Singles Chart (from 1952 to present), no single song has occupied the top three positions in the same week until Canadian singer Justin Bieber came along.
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Bieber broke the record with his No.1 singles “Love Yourself,” “Sorry,” and “What Do You Mean?” on the chart dated January 14 2016.
The next celeb won a record for being the youngest at something. See who and what it was next!
Willow Smith: Whipping Her Hair
Will Smith’s family seems to be as talented as they get. His daughter Willow Smith took the world by storm when her hit single “Whip My Hair” appeared on radios and TV screens all over the world.
The young star’s newfound stardom earned Willow the title of the “Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist.” She was 10 years and 48 days old… or young rather.
Madonna: Too Many Records to Count
Of course, the Queen of Pop is going to find herself on this list. Madonna actually has a whole bunch of records. The most notable of them might be her title of most successful female solo artist.
In 2000, the Guinness Book of World Records listed Madonna as the most successful female solo artist of all time. She also holds the record for a best-selling female recording artist of all time, with more than 300 million records sold during her career.
J.K. Rowling: The Woman Behind Harry Potter
The woman behind the wonderful world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter has her share of records, as well as fortune. Rowling holds the title of “Highest Annual Earnings for a Children’s Author” and “Earliest Billionaire Author” as well as a few others…
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Rowling also had the “Largest Audience at a Book Reading,” and “Fastest Selling Book in 24 Hours,” among others.
The next record setter is a famous talk show host. See who it is and what record he has!
Regis Philbin: That’s Too Many Hours!
Regis Philbin, the famous game show and talk show host, is another celeb in the Guinness World Record Hall of Fame. In 2004, he accumulated 15,188 thousand hours in front of a television camera.
In 2011, Regis still held the record with 16,746.50 hours, meaning he spent on average, one hour a day on a TV set throughout his 50-year long career.
Tony Hawk: A Skater Record
Tony Hawk, the most famous skateboarder of all time, holds a record that might take a while to be broken. He holds the title of “the fastest tandem beer chug while high-fiving a professional skateboarder.”
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Hawk and fellow skateboarder Kevin Rose chugged their beers while simultaneously high fiving in 11.03 seconds. Very random yet impressive all the while!
Let’s move on shall we? Next, a Baywatch star with a record. See who it is!
David Hasselhoff: Reverse Bungee Jump
Hasselhoff used to hold the record for most watched man in TV history from his days of Baywatch and Knight Rider, but he has a record that still hasn’t been beaten. Another title that the star can add to his belt is…
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Hasselhoff holds the record for highest reverse bungee jump. Sounds strange, and it kind of is. David actually started on the ground and was shot 230 feet into the air by a cannon. Now who wants to beat this one?
Vin Diesel: A Facebook Record
Vin Diesel won the record for the most liked post in Facebook history. But unfortunately, it was a sad one, having come after the death of his good friend and co-star, Paul Walker.
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His post included a photo of Walker with a story of what happened when he first found out about his friends’ tragic car accident. The photo got over 7.8 million likes.
Questlove: 101 Afro Picks
The Roots drummer Ahmir ’Questlove’ Thompson holds the record for most picks in an afro at the same time. Who knew such a record existed! He managed to put 101 afro picks into his hair. He placed all of them by himself, with no outside assistance.
Thompson achieved this on June 25, 2009, in New York City while taping a segment for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with whom Questlove is the resident drummer.
Christopher Lee: The Oldest Person to…
Christopher Lee, the English actor, singer, and author holds the record for oldest person to ever record lead vocals on a heavy metal track. Yes, who would have thought! But there’s more…
Lee also holds the record for the oldest person to chart on Billboard (when he was 91 years old), the oldest person to voice a character in a video game, and the most sword fights in a movie career. That’s one cool old dude!
Vanna White: A Real Clapper
Vanna White, the ever elegant co-host of TV’s Wheel of Fortune, holds the Guinness World Record for being the most frequent clapper. That’s right, there’s a record for the most frequent clapper, folks.
White has already been on the successful game show for 32 seasons, having clapped over 3,500,000 times.
The next star has a self-related record. See who it is!
Ben Stiller: Selfie-Sticker
Ben Stiller won a world record when he was promoting his movie Zoolander 2. For the time being, Stiller holds the world record for taking a selfie with the world’s longest selfie stick.
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The selfie was taken at the London premiere of Zoolander 2. The stick was 28 feet 1 inch and was mostly made from a window cleaning pole.
Rashida Jones and Nicole Richie: Dancing Friends
Rashida Jones (from The Office and Parks and Recreation) and Nicole Richie (TV personality) are friends who grew up together, so why not earn a world record together too?
The two hold a very random title. They broke the record for the most hip hop dance moves while wearing a single sweatsuit. How many dance moves did they do? Twelve.
Abhishek Bachchan: Most Public Appearances Made by a Movie Star in 12 hours
Abhishek Bachchan was promoting his film Delhi 6 in the year 2009 and managed to break a record while doing it. The actor visited 7 cities, walked the red carpet, met fans and also signed autographs.
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He showed up in Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, and Mumbai, on February 22, 2009, having traveled 1,800 km in just under 12 hours by car and private jet.
Kumar Sanu: Most Songs Recorded in a Day
Kumar Sanu’s voice was a bit hit in the 90s in the Bollywood scene. He’s sung countless songs for the many Bollywood heroes. And he even made a world record by doing so.
Sanu holds the record of recording 28 songs in one single day, and this record hasn’t been broken since that day in 1993.
Leave it to a famous beatboxer to earn a world record. See what it was, next!
Reggie Watts: Beatbox Fortune Cookie
Reggies Watts, renowned beatboxer, has the title of “Most Fortune Cookie Sayings Said in Two Minutes over a Beatbox Soundtrack.” Watts read 12 fortune cookie sayings in two minutes over a live, self-generated soundtrack.
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He created a live, looping multi-track vocal beat using only his mouth. The record was set at a World Record Appreciation Society event at Joe’s Pub in New York City.
Ed Sheeran: Fastest Selling Pop Album
Ed Sheeran’s third studio album, ÷ (Divide) made quite a dent in the United Kingdom. The singer got the record for the fastest selling pop album by a male in the United Kingdom.
The album sold 672,000 copies in the first week. Not too shabby!
Next, a very random record for another singer!
Alexa Chung and Kelly Rowland: Handbags!
Alexa Chung is an MTV host who ended up breaking a very random record along with singer Kelly Rowland. What was the record? She hung 20 handbags on Kelly Rowland.
The record was set during a taping of Chung’s show, It’s On With Alexa Chung.
Miley Cyrus: Most Searched
This may not come as a surprise, considering her publicity stunts and wild behavior, but Miley Cyrus made it into the book of records. Do you know what her title is?
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Miley has earned the title of the “most searched-for pop star” on the Internet. it may not be surprising, but to be the most searched-for pop star is quite a record seeing how many pop stars there actually are in the world!
Betty White has quite the title for her world record. She holds the record for the longest Hollywood career for a female entertainer. She’s been in the entertainment business for 76 years. Her first television debut was in 1939 when she was just 17 years old.
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She’s been the star of many shows, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bold And The Beautiful and of course, The Golden Girls. At 97, she’s still in the biz!