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Taylor Swift outshines ex-boyfriend with two Guinness records

US country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift Photo: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Taylor Swift has got one over on ex-boyfriend Harry Styles by clocking up two new entries in the Guinness World Records book - while his band One Direction achieved only one.

US star Swift and Styles dated briefly before splitting in January and she has made barbed suggestions that her hit I Knew You Were Trouble was "inspired" by him.

One Direction's Harry Styles has been romantically associated with Taylor Swift Credit: PA

Now she has seen her musical feats outweigh his group's efforts in terms of inclusions in the 2014 records book, in which she has won two awards:

  • Fastest selling digital single - for We Are Never Getting Back Together
  • First solo female with two million-selling weeks on the US album chart

One Direction's new inclusion is for highest debut by a UK group on the US singles chart, with Live While We're Young charting at number three last year.

One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

The book also recognises achievements by the DJ and producer Calvin Harris, South Korean pop star Psy and TV series Doctor Who.

Harris is added to the book for achieving the most top 10 UK hits from one album, with nine taken from his 18 Months release. He superseded Michael Jackson who twice had seven top 10 tracks from one album.

Psy is included for the most online views for a video in 24 hours with Gentleman - the follow up to Gangnam Style - seen 38,409,306 times on YouTube in a day.

South Korea artist Psy broke the record for most YouTube views in a day Credit: Apega/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Emeli Sande is recognised for the most consecutive UK top 10 weeks for a debut album, surpassing The Beatles' Please Please Me.

Her album Our Version of Events notching up 63 weeks earlier this year.

Doctor Who, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is recognised as the longest running science fiction TV series. By May of this year there had been 798 episodes.