Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Royal Weddings Snare Guinness Records
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Lady Gaga have something in common. So do Hawaii Five-O and J.K. Rowling.
They're all listed in the new 2012 "Guinness Book of World Records," the book's publisher announced Tuesday.
Sandra Bullock's in there, too. And Rihanna, Johnny Depp, Willow Smith and Hugh Laurie.
The annual compendium of all things giant and tiny offered a preview of some of the records it's listing in the 2012 edition. Among them, Lady Gaga, for "Most Followers on Twitter" -- 11,259,372 as of June 29. The pop star also set a record for "Most Weeks on U.S. Digital Hot Songs" -- "Poker Face" was on there for 83 weeks.
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J.K. Rowling? Easy. The "Harry Potter" author is listed as "First Billionaire Author." Her seven "Harry Potter" books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.
Willow Smith is listed as “Youngest Transatlantic Top 20 Artist.” When she was only 10 years old, her "Whip My Hair" made the list.
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The rapper Lil Wayne is in the book for “Most US Hot 100 Hits by a Rap Artist” -- 64 between 1999 and 2010.
Johnny Depp, Hugh Laurie, Sandra Bullock, Miranda Cosgrove and Angus T. Nelson are world record-holders for money -- though some of the records already are tumbling.
Depp's listed as "Highest Paid Actor" for taking in $75 million between June 2009 and June 2010. Sandra Bullock led the actresses with $56 million.
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Hugh Laurie has the "Highest Paid Actor in a TV Drama" record with $400,000 per episode of "House.
For the youngsters, 17-year-old Angus T. Jones, of "Two and a Half Men," is listed as "Highest Paid Child Star." He earned $250,000 per episode.
iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove was the "Highest Paid Child Actress," earning $180,000 per episode, according to Guinness.
And now some big stuff:
Justin Bieber 's "Baby" was the "Most Popular Video of Any Kind Online," with 463,820,304 views as of Feb. 16, 2011.
The wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton: "Most Live Streams for a Single Event," with 72 million streams, which is good for a wedding but not so good for a Bieber video.
And "Hawaii Five-O?" "Highest Rated New Sho.," The CBS cop drama had 19.34 million viewers on Jan. 23.
Other records listed include:
"Most US #1 Singles in a Year (Female)" – Four singles in 2010: “Rude Boy”, “Love The Way You Lie” (featuring Eminem), “What’s My Name?”(featuring Drake) and “Only Girl (In The World )”.
"Most Consecutive Weeks at #1 on the UK Albums Chart (Female)" – 11 weeks with album 21 as of April 16, 2011
Most Non-Consecutive Weeks at #1 on the UK Albums Chart (Female) – 18 weeks with album 21
First Female to Reach the UK Top 5 with Two Singles and Two Albums Simultaneously - “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep”, from albums 19 and 21 on February 26, 2011
"Fastest Selling Digital Album by a Female (USA") – Album Speak Now sold 278,000 copies as of Nov. 13, 2010
Most Simultaneous US Hot 100 Hits by a Female Artist – 11 singles in the week ending November 13, 2010
The Guinness Book of World Records will be in stores Thursday with a suggested retail price of $28.95.Related Articles: Lady Gaga Now Ranks as Digital Sales Queen Royal Wedding Review: The Season Finale of 'William & Kate Plus 2 Billion' 'SNL': Justin Bieber Chats Up the Church Lady (Video) Lady Gaga: A New Madonna Making Pop History
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