News: Jay-Z Loses Guinness World Record In Less Than 24 Hours [Video]

Friday, Jun 29, 2012 8:51AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay-Z has lost his spot in the Guinnness World Record after rockers The Flaming Lips performed in more cities within a 24-hour time span than the great Young Hov.

According to reports, the Wayne Coyne-headed crew just edged Jigga's previously held record.

The Flaming Lips have successfully broken the Guinness World Record for the most concerts performed in multiple cities during a 24-hour period. After touring in 8 cities in 24 hours by bus, the Wayney Coyne-fronted band successfully took over the achievement from former record-holder Jay-Z, who previously traveled in 7 cities via private jet. (Ace Showbiz)

Flaming Lips also provided proof of their multi-city run by documenting the journey.

The gig was documented by Viacom's O Music Awards, which celebrate the world of digital music and doled out honors to Selena Gomez (best artist with a cameraphone), Karmin (best web-born artist), MNDR (beyond the DJ- most innovative solo performer), Tokio Hotel (fan army FTW) and Adam Lambert (must-follow artist on Twitter). Throughout the 24-hour livestream, fans could interact and influence activities on the bus via social media and toggle between three camera views on the bus, stage and inside the production truck. (Hollywood Reporter)

The record-breaking journey kicked off Wednesday (June 27).

What a long, strange, sonorous trip it's been: The Flaming Lips have officially made history by setting a new Guinness World Record for the most concerts performed in multiple cities in a 24-hour time period. The legendary rockers began their journey Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, where they boarded their tricked-out bus, aptly named Endeavor, to zigzag across the region and treated fans to mini-sets in eight cities. Their efforts have bested the record for Most Live Concerts in 24 Hours (Multiple Cities), which was previously held by Jay-Z. (MTV)

Viacom Music & Logo Group president Van Toffler has since released a statement on their achievement.

"Achieving this record-breaking musical journey has been exhausting and exhilarating at the same time," said Van Toffler, president of the Music and Logo Group. "Wayne, the Lips, all the musicians and fans that greeted us along the Delta and a sweaty tired crew made for some choice moments on this trek. Now it's time for all of us to take a long hot shower." (Statement)

Check out footage from one of their performances below:

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