ADELE, JUSTIN BIEBER, LADY GAGA and RIHANNA are among the artists who earned new spots in the 2012 edition of the "Guinness Book of World Records".
Here's a quick rundown of a few of the music-related records set in the past year:
--Adele earned three BRITISH records ...
--In the U.S., Lady Gaga set a new record for most weeks on the Digital Hot Songs chart with 83. She also earned the distinction ... temporarily, at least ... of "Most Followers on Twitter". She had over 11.2 million followers at the cut-off date of June 29th. She now has nearly 13.5 million followers. (--Yeah, I guess "Guinness" is tracking that stuff now. But it just seems pointless. It's already out of date, and the books aren't even out yet.)
--"Guinness" also named Justin Bieber's "Baby" video the "Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online." It had 463,820,304 views as of February 16th of this year. (--There's no word why that cut-off date was chosen, but again it's already significantly out of date. The video now has over 622 million views on Justin's YouTube channel alone.)
--The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" has become the Biggest Selling Download in the U.K. It's the first-ever track to go over 1 million downloads in England.
--Rihanna became the first female to have #1 singles in the U.K. for five consecutive years, from 2007 to 2011. Only Elvis and the Beatles have had more in consecutive years.
--Lil Wayne is now the proud owner of this weirdly specific record: Most U.S. Hot 100 Hits by a Rap Artist between 1999 and 2010. He had 64.