Country-pop princess Taylor Swift topples "The X-Factor" boy band One Direction in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. With the release of her smash hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the lead single from "Red," the sensitive singer-songwriter possesses the fastest selling digital single. The track, allegedly about actor Jake Gyllenhaal, climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes singles sales chart a meager 50 minutes after release on August 14, 2012.
Likewise, her record-selling album "Red" moved a whopping one million units first week of release, notching her second album to do so -- following 2010's "Speak Now." Swift is the first solo female to do so and is the only female singer to rack up two million-selling weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. "Speak Now" moved 1.047 million copies its debut week, while "Red" crowned the countdown with 1.208 million units.
Swift is currently out on the road on her sold-out Red Tour, featuring the talented musicianship of British performer Ed Sheeran. Along the way, Swift has enlisted many of country music's rising stars, including Brett Eldredge, who recently scored his first No. 1 single with "Don't Ya," the lead-in to his debut album "Bring You Back."
One Direction's one entry in the new book highlights their 2012 hit "Live While We're Young," which debuted at No. 3 on the US singles chart. It became the highest bow by an all- or predominantly British group in the 55-year history of the Billboard Hot 100.
Other revisions to the Guinness Book are achievements from Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris.