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Record breaker Harris is the master of spin

dance musician Calvin Harris has entered the Guinness Book Of Records for having the most Top 10 hits from a single album.

Harris, from Dumfries, has overtaken singer Michael Jackson to be officially recognised for the record after registering nine Top 10 hits in the UK charts from his 2012 album 18 Months.

Jackson had previously held the title with seven hits from both Bad (1987) and Dangerous (1991).

Harris' entry in the book, the new edition of which will be published on September 12, was written when he achieved his ninth Top 10 hit in August 2012 when Thinking About You climbed to No 9 in the Official UK Singles Chart.

Also in the new book, country artist Taylor Swift edged ahead of boyband One Direction, with two albums officially recognised compared to their solitary entry.

The official records state Swift had the fastest selling digital single, with We Are Never Getting Back Together climbing to No 1 on the iTunes' singles sales chart just 50 minutes after it was released in August last year. Swift is also the first solo female with two million-selling weeks on US album charts.

Other entries include Scottish singer Emeli Sandé, who is included for having her debut album, Our Version Of Events, spending the most consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10.

It achieved its 63rd week on May 4, beating the achievement of Please Please Me by The Beatles, which has 62 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 following its release in March 1963.

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