Taylor Swift breaks Whitney Houstons record for most weeks at no. 1

Lawrence Kim
September 28, 2020

The 30-year-old singer's latest album, Folklore, has broken the record held by Whitney Houston of clutching on to the top spot on Billboard 200 charts for over 47 weeks.

Whitney's previous chart record spanned four albums: her self-titled debut (14 weeks, 1986), Whitney (11 weeks, 1987), The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weejs, 1992-1993) and I Look To You (one week, 2009).

The Beatles are the overall record holders of male and female artists, as the "Let it Be" hitmakers spent 132 weeks at number one.

Taylor Swift has overtaken Whitney Houston for most weeks spent at #1 on the Billboard 200 among women. Overall, The Beatles top out with 132 weeks at Number 1 in the U.S., and Elvis Presley is the longest-reigning soloist with 67 total weeks at Number 1.

Swift, an initial Nashville artist who made a firm move over to the pop world in 2014 with her release 1989, showed she still has country chops earlier this month when she performed at the 2020 ACM Awards, delivering her gentle, rootsy tune "Betty".

Throughout her career, Swift has amassed a total of nine ACM trophies and 35 nominations.

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