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Taylor Swift Breaks Whitney Houston’s Decades-long Billboard Record

Taylor Swift Breaks Whitney Houston’s Decades-long Billboard Record

  • The surprise quarantine set ‘Folklore’ once again charts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, granting Swift a historic record for most cumulative weeks on the chart across her chart-topping catalog.

As Folklore returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, Taylor Swift has now surpassed Whitney Houston’s decades-long record for the most cumulative weeks on top of the chart among female artists.

The singer-songwriter counts for a total of 47 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 throughout her chart-topping catalog. Swift tallies one more week over Houston’s 46-week streak since first self-titled album debut in 1986.

The surprise quarantine set has now charted at No. 1 for seven nonconsecutive weeks and has earned 87,000 full-album sales in the U.S. in the week ending September 24, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Swift recently returned to perform live at the Academy of Country Music Awards for the first time in seven years to deliver the country-tinged single “Betty”. The artists also received six BBMA nominations and is posed to make history at this year’s Billboard Music Awards scheduled to air on October 14.

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Adele follows the female powerhouses in third place with 34 nonconsecutive weeks on top of the chart. The Beatles remain as the all-time reigning leaders for a total of 132 cumulative weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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