Adele, One Direction and The Stone Roses are some of the names entered into the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition.
Adele has broken seven world records - the first female, first UK artist and fastest to reach a million US digital sales, biggest-selling digital track in both the US and UK with Rolling in the Deep, and biggest-selling digital album with 21 in the UK and US.
One Direction, became the first British act to have a debut album go straight to number one in the US, with Up All Night.
In the process, the boys bettered the 1997 achievement of The Spice Girls, who previously held the record for the Highest entry into US album chart by a British group when Spice entered at No.6.
The Stone Roses' Heaton Park comeback shows have also been named the fastest-selling rock concerts in UK history. All 220,000 tickets for the three concerts earlier this summer were sold in just 68 minutes.
Other musicians to enter the 2013 edition include Madonna, who scored the biggest TV audience (114 million viewers) for her Super Bowl half-time show in February, and Lady GaGa, whose Born This Way record was named the fastest-selling US digital album after shifting 1.1m copies in its first week.
Rihanna has become the best-selling digital artist (US), selling 47.57 million digital tracks in the US during her career.
Whitney Houston established a new record for the most simultaneous hits on UK singles chart by a solo female with 12 new entries on the UK chart following her death on February 11 2011 - a record previously held by Amy Winehouse who achieved 8 simultaneously chart entries following her death on July 23 2011. However, Whitney did not eclipse the achievement of Michael Jackson who posthumously achieved 28 hits on the UK singles chart following his death in June 2009.
All these records feature in the new Guinness World Records 2013 edition - available from September 13 2012 across the UK.