Taylor Swift Joins Whitney Houston For Most Weeks Atop Billboard 200 For Female Artist
Taylor Swift’s Folklore has maintained the number one position on Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks. The album in total has earned 90,000 equivalent album units in the past week and now has the most weeks at Number 1 since Drake‘s Views stayed on top for 13 non-consecutive weeks back in 2016.
The artist has tied the late Whitney Houston’s record for the most weeks on the Billboard 200 among female artists. Altogether across Swift’s seven albums, she’s had a total of 46 weeks at the top of the charts. Houston had previously made history among women when her 2009 album ‘I Look to You’ put her at 46 weeks at No. 1. The ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer Houston had four No. 1 albums compared to Swift’s seven chart-toppers. As per Fox News, The Beatles hold the record among male and female artists, with 132 weeks of albums at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
On July 24, Swift dropped a surprise album with only a few hours’ notice. She didn’t release any singles in advance of the project, in contrast to her past six albums. While announcing the new album’s release in late July, Taylor wrote on Instagram, “I’ll be releasing my entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into. I wrote and recorded this music in isolation but got to collaborate with some musical heroes of mine.