Dolly Parton earns 3 new Guinness World Records

The Guinness World Records association announced that country music legend Dolly Parton has broken three world records, and was presented with three new certificates in Nashville, Tennessee. Parton now holds the records for the most decades (seven) and most No. 1 hits (25) on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart, both for a female artist. The 75-year-old  singer broke her own record for the most hits on the US Hot Country Songs chart by a female artist, with 109 hits.

Said Parton: “This is the kind of stuff that really makes you very humble and very grateful for everything that’s happened. I had no idea that I would be in Guinness World Records this many times! I am flattered and honored. I’ve had a lot of people help me get here. Thanks to all of you and all of them for helping me have all of this. I’ve loved being able to make a living in the business that I love so much. I’ve been so fortunate to see my dreams come true, and I just hope to continue for as long as I can. You’re going to have to knock me down to stop me!” In 2018, Parton earned the Guinness World Record for the most decades with a Top 20 hit on the US Hot Country Songs chart, with six.

Parton also made history earlier this year when she earned her 50th Grammy nomination. Parton is the second-most nominated woman for the Grammys, behind only Beyoncé. Parton was also awarded the Grammy ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ 10 years ago, and earned two Academy Award nominations in 1981 and 2006 for Best Original Song.

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