The “Stay With Me” singer Sam Smith has smashed two new Guinness world records – one for his James Bond theme song “Writing’s On The Wall,” and the other for his debut album “In the Lonely Hour.” Read on for more details.
According to Guinness World Records, Sam Smith has broken two Guinness world records for his James Bond theme song. Smith’s song “Writing’s On The Wall,” which was released last week, broke the record for being the first James Bond soundtrack to reach the number one in the UK, in the franchise’s 52-year history. Moreover, the song is Smith’s fifth chart-topper overall.
In addition, Smith’s debut album “In The Lonely Hour” has remained in the UK Top 10 Album Charts for 69 consecutive weeks. Indeed, his debut album breaks the record for remaining in the UK Album Charts for the longest period any album has ever stayed.
“In the Lonely Hour” grasped the number one position when it was released in May 2014, and was able to maintain in the Top 10 positions for 69 consecutive weeks until last week.
The Guinness World Records reached Smith this week to make things official and to crown him with awards. An official certificate was presented to him at RAK Studios in north London.
“This is so amazing! It’s such an honor to be recognized by Guinness World Records,” said Smith. The Global singing sensation added that it is a “real privilege” to “record the first ever Bond theme to reach No.1 in the UK.”
“Sam Smith has had an incredible impact on the music industry,” said Craig Glenday, the Editor-in-Chief of the Guinness World Records. Glenday also said that he is astonished at the records of Smith’s debut album “In the Lonely Hour.” He also added that the “Stay With Me” singer’s “second Guinness World Records title” is also equally impressive.
Smith has revealed himself as gay last year, reported Pink News. The singer said, “I like the idea that there may be homophobic guys who listen to my record and they have no clue that I’m gay!”
Congratulations to Sam Smith for his double world records!
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