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“Game of Thrones,” Gordon Ramsay, “Force Awakens” Set Guinness Records

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© Guinness World Records 2016(LONDON) — The latest edition of The Guinness Book of World Records will hit stores September 8, but the officials have already leaked some winners in the world of entertainment.

Game of Thrones earned two records — one, laudable, and the other, slightly dubious. On the bright side, the HBO show earned the “Most Emmy Awards Won by a TV Series in One Season” title with season 5’s 12.

However, the show’s popularity also led to it being Guinness’ “Most Pirated Show” for 2016. Reportedly, each episode of the HBO series racks up  14,400,000 illegal downloads. 

Gordon Ramsay snatched a title for earning the “Most Money for a TV Chef.” Between June 2014 and 2015, the multitasking host of Hell’s Kitchen, Hotel HellMasterchef USA, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, really brought home the bacon — to the tune of 60 million bucks.

In film, the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, earned titles for the fastest movie to gross $500 million at the US box office, the highest box-office weekend with $247.9 million generated, and most views on YouTube, thanks to its movie trailer snagging some 91,512,152 views.

In the world of music, Justin Bieber took home an armful of records — six — including the most-viewed music channel on YouTube for an individual, the most followers on Twitter for a male, and the most simultaneous tracks on the U.S. singles chart, with 17.

On the other end of the musical spectrum, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr shattered a record with one of his own: his personal mono copy of the Beatles White Album sold by Ringo fetched $790,000 at Julien’s Auction house in Los Angeles in December of 2015, making it the “Most Expensive Vinyl Record Sold at Auction.” The hot wax was a first pressing of the 1968 chart-topper, number 0000001, that he stored in a vault for 35 years in near mint condition. 

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