Sheeran set the record for the longest climb to number one on the U.K. singles chart. His 2014 song “Thinking Out Loud” took 19 weeks to reach the top. It debuted at number 26 on the chart on July 5, 2014, before eventually peaking at number one Nov. 8, 2014.
Swift, meanwhile, broke the record for most million-selling weeks on U.S. album charts. She’s the only act to have achieved three million-selling weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.
She accomplished this feat with first-week sales of her third, fourth and fifth studio albums. "Speak Now" sold 1.047 million copies in 2010, "Red" sold 1.208 million copies in 2012, and her latest album, "1989," scored 1.287 million in sales in 2014.
Swift is used to breaking records, though. In 2010, she set the record for the most simultaneous U.S. Hot 100 hits by a female, by having 11 separate tracks on the U.S. Hot 100 chart. Then in 2012, her hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” became the fastest-selling digital single when it hit number one on the iTunes singles chart, just 50 minutes after it was released.
The 2016 Guinness World Records book will be available Sept. 10.