Eminem recently set a Guinness world record with his track, “Rap God.” The Detroit native earned the distinction for featuring the most words in a hit song by squeezing a whopping 1,560 words in the song’s six minutes.
Eminem will be joined in the 2015 edition of the Guinness World Records book (which comes out tomorrow) by Shakira, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Metallica. The Guinness records held by Shakira, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus all come from social media: Shakira overtook Rihanna as the “Most ‘Liked’ Person on Facebook”; Katy Perry became the most followed musician on Twitter; and Miley Cyrus’s antics earned her the title of “Most Searched For Pop Star on the Internet.” One Direction is celebrated as the first new act to debut atop the Billboard charts with its first three albums; and Metallica became the first and only act to perform on all seven continents when it performed on Antarctica in December.
In other news, Eminem is set to release a compilation and “best-of” double album, Shady XV, Nov. 24. During an interview with XXL, Em’s longtime manager Paul Rosenberg talked about the upcoming project. “We thought it would be a good time to go back and do a retrospective on the ‘greatest hits,’ quote unquote. And they’re not gonna all just be hits like ‘Lose Yourself’ and ‘In Da Club,’ these massive songs, but some of the favorites of the fans and ourselves as well. And then also [it provides] the chance to put out some new music, because we just want to keep releasing stuff.”