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11 Celebrities We Didn’t Know Were in the Guinness World Records Book

Now and then Guinness World Records stun the world with the most exotic record titles like the most tattooed person, the longest-running soap opera, and the highest number of hot dogs that can be eaten in 3 minutes. Celebrities are not often mentioned when it comes to records, but in fact, there are record-holders among the actors, singers, directors, and athletes that we know very well. Katy Perry, Adele, Martin Scorsese, and Betty White — here are just a few celebrities who once happened to be the best of the best in their field.

We at Bright Side were surprised to learn that there are quite a few celebrities who were awarded with Guinness World Record titles, and here they are.

Betty White

Year: 2018

Record: Longest TV career by an entertainer (female)

Betty White first appeared on TV back in 1939. Since then she took part in dozens of TV shows and starred in more than 15 movies. As of today, her acting career spans more than 80 years.

Martin Scorsese

Year: 2020

Record: Most Oscar nominations for a director (living)

The movies that got Martin Scorsese these nominations are Raging Bull (1981), The Last Temptation of Christ (1989), Goodfellas (1991), Gangs of New York (2003), The Aviator (2005), The Departed (2007), Hugo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2014), and The Irishman (2020).

Jennifer Lawrence

Year: 2016

Record: Highest-grossing female action movie star

The 2 movie series, The Hunger Games and X-Men made Jennifer Lawrence the most successful action movie actress with a total of $4,005,735,448 as of February 8, 2016.


Year: 2013

Record: Most words in a hit single

Eminem’s single Rap God packs 1,560 words into 6 minutes and 4 seconds, which makes an average of 4.28 words per second.

Ariana Grande

Year: 2020

Record: Most followers on Instagram for a female

As of May 13, 2020, Ariana Grande’s Instagram account reached 185,387,771 followers which then made her the female with the most followers on this social network.

Jackie Chan

Year: 2012

Record: Most stunts by a living actor

During his career, Jackie Chan has appeared in more than 100 movies. Many stunts that he attempted were risky, which resulted in the actor breaking his nose, cheekbones, fingers, and even skull. In 2012 Jackie Chan was also given a certificate from the Guinness World Records for the most credits in one movie for the same person.

Ed Sheeran

Year: 2017

Record: Fastest-selling pop album in the UK by a male artist

Ed Sheeran’s album “÷” (pronounced “divide”) ended up in first place on the Official Albums Chart with 672,000 sales/downloads/streaming equivalent sales during its first week, which then made it the third fastest-selling UK album of all time.

Katy Perry

Year: 2017

Record: First to accumulate 100 million followers on Twitter

On June 16, 2017, the Twitter account of Katy Perry reached 100 million followers. At the time of the record verification, the singer also held the record title for Most Followers On Twitter.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Year: 2016

Record: Most followers on Twitter for an athlete

On August 23, 2016, the Twitter account of Cristiano Ronaldo became the most popular Twitter account of an athlete with 45,642,117 followers.

Beyoncé Knowles

Year: 2012

Record: Most Grammy Awards won in a single year by a female artist

On January 31, 2010, Beyoncé received 6 awards which were Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for Halo, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for At Last, and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am... Sasha Fierce.


Year: 2012

Record: Most Grammy Awards won in a single year by a female artist

In fact, Beyoncé and Adele share this record. On February 12, 2012, Adele received 6 Grammy awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video for Rolling in the Deep, Best Pop Solo Performance for Someone Like You, and Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21.

Did you know that these celebrities held a Guinness World Record? Which of the records we’ve just mentioned seems the most impressive to you and why?

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