Canadian singer-songwriter Joy Chapman set out to break a world record, and break it she did.

She just set the Guinness World Record for Lowest Female Vocal Note, lowering the bar to a C1, or the lowest C note on a piano.

Chapman says she's always sung in a lower range, even as a kid.

"Because I could sing so low, I was the resident male. But I could also sing very high as well," she told CBC.

Chapman's niece found out the current record was at a D2 and told her she needed to try for the record.

"I start my singing scales at C2. So she said, 'you sing much lower, you should try for the record,'" Chapman said.

After a year of challenges, Chapman was ready to get it done. The last year saw the loss of her mother, as well as the pandemic shutting down her studio space.

They also suffered some technical challenges. In one of the first attempts, the videographer had turned on a low-end limiter on the microphone, so it didn't end up picking up her lowest notes.

"I wanted to leave something behind ... because I could do it."

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