What do Metallica, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Eminem all have in common? Erm, not much, but they're all set to be immortalised in the new edition of The Guinness Book of World Records which comes out next week.

One Direction
One Direction: Big in America

As reported by Billboard, the long-standing almanac of impressive achievements is adding the musicians for various reasons, Metallica's being they are the first band to play a gig on all seven continents. They completed this feat this year in fact, when they treated some unusual guests to a show in Antarcita. James Hetfield spoke about the gig in a statement: "Seven continents in one year with Antarctica being the gig of a lifetime, yes, 120 scientists and competition winners. Not to mention the 300 very curious penguins!"

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Meanwhile, One Direction have been selected for managing to be the "First act to debut at No. 1 with first three albums". It's no secret that America is crazy for the X Factor pop stars, and their three albums Midnight Memories, Up All Night and Take Me Home all topped the Billboard chart. The boys have been travelling the world with their 'Where We Are Tour' tour since April 2014, and are set to finish in Miami on October 5th. 

Miley Cyrus
All that twerking has paid off for Miley


In an announcement that will shock no one, Miley Cyrus will be awarded the dubious title of "Most searched-for Pop Star on the Internet" in a year that has seen her hit the headlines time and time again for both her off and on stage antics. 

Finally, Eminem is being recognised for "Most Words in a Hit Single" for his song 'Rap God' from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The song clocks in at six minutes nine seconds, and during that time Eminem spits out a frenetic 1560 words. 

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