Taylor Swift Ties Whitney Houston for Most Weeks Atop Billboard 200 Chart

Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2019
Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in 2019. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Fox/Picturegroup/REX/Shutterstock (10156351if)

Taylor Swift set several major records since the release of her critically acclaimed album Folklore, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. Most recently, she tied Whitney Houston’s record for the most cumulative weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart among female artists.

Folklore came out on July 24th, and spent consecutive six weeks at the no. 1 spot since its release, as of this week. The number of weeks Swift spent atop the Billboard 200 across all of her seven albums has risen to 46, tying the record previously held by Whitney Houston.

Swift and Houston are currently the only female artists to spend this many weeks atop the chart, and they’re followed by Adele with a total of 34 weeks. The all-time record is nowhere close to being broken, and it’s still held by The Beatles, with 132 weeks at no. 1.

When it comes to the rest of this week’s Billboard 200 chart, Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon and Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die took the no. 2 and no. 3 spots respectively. Metallica debuted at no. 4 with S&M2, and it was closely followed by Katy Perry’s new album Smile.