Bond singer Sam Smith hits high notes with sales

Sam Smith has already had a lot of cause to celebrate this year.  Picture: Getty

Sam Smith has already had a lot of cause to celebrate this year. Picture: Getty

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BRITISH singer Sam Smith can now add not one, but two new Guinness World Records to his long list of accolades.

Smith’s theme song for the new James Bond movie Spectre, Writing’s On The Wall, has become the first song in the franchise’s more than 50-year history to hit number one in the UK Singles Charts.

His debut album, In The Lonely Hour, stayed in the UK Top 10 Album Charts for 69 consecutive weeks.

This breaks the record held by Emeli Sande, whose album Our Version of Events stayed there for 63 weeks.

Smith said: “This is so amazing! It’s such an honour to be recognised by Guinness World Records.

“It’s been an unbelievable 18 months – the album exceeded even my wildest dreams thanks to the incredible support of my fans, and to record the first ever Bond theme to reach No 1 in the UK is a real privilege.”

Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday said: “Sam Smith has had an incredible impact on the music industry since his debut album first hit the charts last year and the longevity of its stay is truly astonishing.

“His second Guinness World Records title is equally as impressive as many talented artists for over half a century have tried and failed to write a James Bond theme and get it to the top of the charts.”

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