Brit singer Sam Smith added not only one, but two Guinness World Records, which is new to his long list of accolades.
Smith’s theme song has become the very first tune in the franchise’s more than 50-year history to reach number one in the United Kingdom Singles Charts.
In The Lonesome Hour – has remained in Britain Top 10 Album Charts for 69 straight weeks, earning a double-whammy to him.
The latter accomplishment breaks the previous record held by Emeli Sande, whose album Our Version of Events remained there for 63 weeks.
Speaking concerning the achievement, Smith said: ‘This is so amazing! It’s such an honour to be recognised by Guinness World Records. ‘It’s been an unbelievable eighteen months – the album exceeded even my wildest dreams thanks to the incredible support of my fans, and to record the first ever Bond theme to reach No 1 in the UK is a real privilege.’
Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said: ‘Sam Smith has had an unbelievable influence on the music industry last year since his debut album first hit the charts and the longevity of its stay is really amazing.
‘His second Guinness World Records title is equally as impressive as many talented artists for over half a century have tried and failed to write a James Bond theme and get it to the top of the charts, so what Sam has achieved will always be remembered in the record books.’