Brit singer Sam Smith can now add two new Guinness World Records to his long list of accolades.

Smith's theme song Writing's On The Wall, for the new James Bond movie Spectre, has become the first hit in more than 50-years of the franchise to make 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 previous record held by Emeli Sande, whose album Our Version of Eventsstuck around for 63 weeks.

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

"It's been an unbelievable eighteen 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 the singer had made an "incredible impact" on the music industry since his debut album first hit the charts last year.
"The longevity of its stay is truly astonishing," he said.

"A 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, so what Sam has achieved will always be remembered in the record books."

The Guinness World Records 2016 edition is out now.

- AP