[09/25/13 - 11:51 AM]
Fuse and Big Freedia Have Set the Guinness World Record(R) for Most People Twerking Simultaneously
The event was to help promote Big Freedia's upcoming new television series - "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" - which is set to premiere on Fuse on Wednesday, October 2.

[via press release from Fuse]




New York, NY (September 25, 2013) - Fuse announced today that Big Freedia has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD(R) for most people twerking simultaneously. Earlier this afternoon, Fuse and Big Freedia took over Herald Square at 34th Street and 6th Avenue to host the Record Breaking Booty Shaking event that welcomed 358 dancers, who hit the floor and shook their booties for two consecutive minutes in the center of Manhattan. While twerking has recently gone mainstream and created quite the pop culture phenomenon, the dance actually originates from the 20+ year old New Orleans Bounce scene, of which Big Freedia is the undisputed queen. Now she can add record holder to her title, as Big Freedia officially has set and holds this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title. The event was to help promote Big Freedia's upcoming new television series - Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce - which is set to premiere on Fuse on Wednesday, October 2 at 11p/10c.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS was onsite to document the event and verify the dancer count for its records. Big Freedia also took to the stage to perform fan favorite "Excuse" before the main event. After 120 seconds of non-stop twerk, and a new record-setting achievement in the bag, Big Freedia performed "Duffy" off her upcoming EP Queen of Bounce to celebrate and close out the afternoon.

For more information on Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, visit http://www.fuse.tv/shows/big-freedia, and join the conversation on Twitter @fusetv using the hashtag #bigfreedia.

On October 2, learn more about local hero and compelling personality Big Freedia in Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Fuse's new unscripted series, which explores the underground world of the New Orleans hip hop scene known as "Bounce." Viewers will join Big Freedia as she preps for her first international tour, works through her mother's illness and navigates the extremely competitive world of hip hop. The docu-series will also welcome fellow artists -- Mr. Ghetto, Sissy Nobby and Katey Red. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Simmons, executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell and produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing, Life with La Toya). The series, set to run for eight episodes, will air Wednesdays at 11p/10c beginning October 2.

As the national network dedicated to music, Fuse is committed to delivering outstanding content that features the characters, stories, performances, and perspectives that make up the dynamic world of music. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is part of Fuse's lineup of original music-inspired programming, which also includes: Fuse News, Fuse's daily flagship music news program anchored by Alexa Chung and Matte Babel; Warped Roadies, an unscripted program that follows the crew charged with keeping the Vans Warped Tour running; and Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, a music and pop culture trivia show starring Billy Eichner. Other Fuse shows include Insane Clown Posse Theater, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope's twisted take on what's new in music and popular culture, along with Top 20 Countdown and Trending 10. Additionally, Fuse covers live concerts and events, and boasts comprehensive coverage of music festivals throughout the country, including South by Southwest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and the Voodoo Music Experience.

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[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 08:59 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 08:35 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 08:34 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 08:28 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 08:00 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 07:58 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 07:45 AM]
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