Katy Perry, BTS and Justin Bieber star in new Spotify playlist of record-breaking pop stars

By Guinness World Records

Listen to the ultimate record-breaking playlist with Guinness World Records' The Year in Pop Spotify playlist!

To celebrate the amazing musicians that appear in Guinness World Records 2019, launching in the US and Canada on 28 August and worldwide on 6 September, we've created a playlist made up of their songs. In some cases, they're the songs that secured their artist's record title!

With records from Most streamed track worldwide to Most followers on Instagram, these musicians are recognised for a variety of record-breaking achievements, including tours, online streaming, social media and even crowdfunding.

Listen below to the record-breaking artists, including BTS, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift - if you want to find out what their record is, just scroll down for a full list.

Photo: BTS

If you like what you hear, make sure to follow the The Year in Pop playlist and also the Guinness World Records account to ensure you're the first to hear about new playlists.

Most streamed track worldwide (4.6bn) - Despacito (remix) by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber

Most streamed track on Spotify (1,655,258,694) - Ed Sheeran for Shape of You

Ed Sheeran

Most watched video online in 24 hours (43.2m) - Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do

Most Twitter engagements (average retweets) – BTS registered 330,624 engagements on Twitter, overtaking Harry Styles who had 147,653 engagements on the same date

Most Latin Grammy Award wins by a female – Shakira won her 11th award at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, taking home the Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album for her album, El Dorado

Longest stay on the US Hot Latin Songs chart by a single artist – 22 weeks by J Balvin with Ginza

Most consecutive weeks on the US singles chart (multiple singles) – Drake with a total of 431 weeks – eight years and 88 days – on the Billboard Hot 100


Highest annual earnings for a band (current year) – Coldplay made £68.53 million

Most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart – Dolly Parton scored her 107th entry with a version of “Jolene” released with a cappella quintet, Pentatonix

Most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 – singles (current year) (87) - Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

Most followers on Instagram (120,135,089 followers) - Selena Gomez

Most followers on Instagram for a music group(17,229,071 followers) - One Direction

Most followers on Twitter for a DJ  (22,205,936 followers) - David Guetta

First user to reach 100 million followers on Twitter – Katy Perry

Most viewed music channel on YouTube (group) (9,035,970,802 video views) - Maroon 5

Katy Perry. Photo: Shutterstock

If you like reading about record-breaking music stars, be sure to check out The Year in Pop and Top of the Pops pages in Guinness World Records 2019.

The Year in Pop details current records from today's pop stars and their new record titles while Top of the Pops showcases longstanding music records from legends such as Elvis Presley and The Beatles, and includes title such as Best-selling album (ever) and Most remixed act

As well the music pages, the new book is jam-packed with thousands of new categories and newly-broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners and all manner of human marvels which you can also follow using #GWR2019.