22 October 2015
Out and proud British pop star Sam Smith won himself two Guinness World Records.
Sam Smith has won a Guinness World record after his theme song for the Bond movie Spectre, Writing’s On The Wall, became the first in the franchise’s 50-year history to reach number one in the UK.
On top of this, his debut album In the Lonely Hour has been in the UK top ten charts for a record breaking 69 consecutive weeks.
“Sam Smith has had an incredible impact on the music industry since his debut album first hit the charts last year and the longevity of its stay is truly astonishing,” says Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday.
“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.”
Smith says it is a big honour to be recognised by Guinness World Records; “It’s been an unbelievable eighteen months,” he says. “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.”