Taylor Swift has been breaking records left and right with her quarantine album Folklore and sister album Evermore.

Now, the singer has tied Michael Jackson for total weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Thanks to Evermore and her eight other chart-topping albums, the Cardigan singer now has a total of 51 weeks in the top spot. Ahead of the both are Garth Brooks, with 52 weeks at No. 1, Elvis Presley with 67, and The Beatles, with an impressive 132 weeks.

Evermore was released on December 11, which was bagged its first two weeks on the No. 1 position on Billboard 200 on December 26 and January 2. It took the second position on January 9. Now for the chart dated January 16, it rose to the first position, marking its third nonconsecutive week in that position.

 

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Jackson has six No. 1s, with the bulk of his 51 weeks at No. 1 generated by the 37-week reign of Thriller in 1983-84. Jackson was last at No. 1 with the soundtrack to Michael Jackson’s This Is It in 2009 (for one week). It was released a few months after his death earlier that year, as reported by Billboard. 

Next week, Swift is sure to step aside from the No. 1 spot to make room for rising talent Morgan Wallen, whose Dangerous album is guaranteed to take the first position on the Billboard 200. After that, it’s possible that Evermore could return to number one spot, and if it does, Swift will once again advance the list passing Jackson and tying Brooks.

Evermore is the second of two surprise albums Swift dropped in 2020. Five months prior, Swift dropped Folklore, which captured the No. 1 spot on multiple Billboard charts, becoming the top-selling album of the year and breaking more records.

 

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According to MRC Data, the singer has had the top-selling album of the year five times. Folklore also bagged multiple nominations at 2021 Grammys. The album is nominated for Album Of The Year, with Cardigan as the Song Of The Year, Exile featuring Bon Iver as Best Pop Duo and Best Pop Album.

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