Sam Smith Apparently Broke Some Guinness World Records This Month

So Sam Smith’s James Bond theme song for Spectre was pretty popular.

He broke two Guinness World Records this month with “Writing’s on the Wall” becoming the first James Bond theme song, in its 52-year franchise history, to reach number one in the UK charts, as well as having his debut album In the Lonely Hour spending the most consecutive weeks in the top 10.

This is quite a feat, considering the fact that some of the greatest singers in the last half century have composed pretty iconic theme songs for the James Bond franchise, from Adele (“Skyfall”) and Paul McCartney (“Live and Let Die”) to Shirley Bassey (classic “Goldfinger” and “Diamonds Are Forever”) and Nancy Sinatra (“Live and Let Die”).

In the Lonely Hour spent 69 consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10 Album Charts until last week, when it dropped to the number 11 spot. The previous record holder was Emeli Sandé‘s album Our Version of Events, which spent 63 weeks in the top 10.

But anyways, here’s Smith being presented with his two Guinness Records:

He commented:

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.