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Pakistani Swiftie secures Guinness World Record

Despite already being well-versed in Swift's entire discography, he dedicated 13 weeks to intense preparation.

In an extraordinary display of fandom, 20-year-old Bilal Ilyas Jhandir from Pakistan has etched his name in the Guinness World Records by identifying the most Taylor Swift songs from their lyrics in just one minute. This die-hard fan’s journey to this record-breaking achievement showcases not only his love for the pop sensation but also his dedication and meticulous preparation.

Fandom Journey

Bilal, a college student pursuing a degree in computer science, has been a dedicated listener of Taylor Swift since the tender age of 13. His love for Swift’s music runs deep, and he proudly declares Folklore as an “absolute masterpiece,” naming it his favorite album. This foundation of genuine admiration laid the groundwork for his incredible feat.

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Breaking Records

Bilal’s journey to Guinness World Record fame didn’t start with Taylor Swift. In 2021, he broke a record by identifying the most animals from their sounds in one minute. Last year, he achieved another milestone by naming the most Justin Bieber songs from their lyrics in just one minute. However, it’s the Swiftie record that Bilal considers his chart-topper, labeling himself a “Certified Swiftie” or “Officially Amazing Swiftie.”

Dedication and Preparation

Breaking a record isn’t easy, and Bilal understood the gravity of the task at hand. Despite already being well-versed in Swift’s entire discography, he dedicated 13 weeks to intense preparation. This involved not only listening to the songs but also reciting the lyrics in his sleep. The level of commitment showcased by Bilal is a testament to the passion that fans like him bring to their favorite artists.

Record-Breaking Attempt

During the official attempt, Bilal had to identify Swift’s songs from their opening lyrics, read aloud by a man without any accompanying music. While he deemed it an “easy task” due to his extensive preparation, he acknowledged the complexity that arose when the lyrics were spoken by a man rather than sung by Swift herself. This added layer of difficulty made his accomplishment even more impressive.

Expressing Extraordinary Love

For Bilal, breaking records for Taylor Swift is not just about achieving a title but expressing his “extraordinary love” for the artist. He gushed over Swift’s songwriting, emphasizing her ability to create “out-of-this-world songs” that resonate on a personal level. His admiration extends beyond the melodies to the authenticity and emotional depth embedded in Swift’s lyrics.

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Coincidentally, as Bilal secured his place in the Guinness World Records, Taylor Swift herself recently clinched a record for the highest-grossing music tour with her Eras Tour. The convergence of these achievements highlights the symbiotic relationship between artists and their ardent fan base.