Making History: ‘The Voice’, ‘Game of Thrones’ Make Guinness Book of Records

Sandra Bullock, Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt among other winners


THE VOICE has now cemented its place in history — by earning a spot in the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS.

The NBC singing competition has earned recognition as the Most Tweeted (About) TV Series In One Minute.  In case you’re wondering, it generated 310,000 social media posts in just 60 seconds during the May 13, 2014 live semi-final results show.

GAME OF THRONES is also recognized for having the Largest TV Drama Simulcast.  The critically-acclaimed HBO series broadcast episode one of its fifth season in 173 countries at the exact same moment in an effort to thwart piracy

“So pleased for GAME OF THRONES to be a part of Guinness World Records,” star Maisie Williams said, following the announcement.   “I’m not going to tell my step brother as he gets the book every year for Christmas. I can’t wait to see the look on his face!”

Some other new editions to the pages this year:

Highest annual earnings for an actress:   Sandra Bullock

Most million-selling weeks on US album chart:  Taylor Swift

Most bankable Hollywood actor:  Brad Pitt

Most languages featured on a single:  Frozen’s “Let It Go”

First major series to premiere on an online streaming service & First web-only series to win an Emmy Award: HOUSE OF CARDS

Longest uninterrupted broadcast of a TV franchise: THE SIMPSONS who broadcast every episode from August 21 – September 1, 2014

Most debuts at No.1 on the US album chart by a rap artist:  Jay-Z debuting at No.1 13 times

THE GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS 2016 edition hits stores September 10.

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