Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, today confirms that a poster erected to mark the release of Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€˜Michaelâ€™ album (released 13th December) has set a new record as the worldâ€™s largest poster.
Guinness World Records confirmed that the poster of Michael Jacksonâ€™s â€˜Michaelâ€™ measures 171ft by 170ft with a total surface area of 29,070 ftÂ², smashing the previous record – held by the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – by more than 110 ftÂ².
To put it into perspective, the â€˜Michaelâ€™ poster would take over three quarters of the pitch at Wembley stadium, is longer than the equivalent of six Routemaster buses end-to-end and if upright would be higher than Nelsonâ€™s column.
The poster, made of PVC and weighing one ton, took engineers three hours to install – and is less than 3,000 meters from one of Heathrowâ€™s main runways, literally viewable by all planes arriving/ departing.
The poster will stay at what will be known as â€˜Michaelâ€™s Fieldâ€™ until 23rd December, after which, the poster will travel via sea container into continental Europe where it will be toured and displayed.
Michael Jacksonâ€™s Guinness World Records include:
- Worldâ€™s best-selling album for â€˜Thrillerâ€™
- Highest annual earnings for a pop star from 1989 and this record remains unbroken 21 years later
- Most hit singles on UK singles chart in one year in 2006 when Michael had 19 singles in the UK Top 40