Taylor Swift surpassed Whitney Houston for the most weeks at No. 1 by a woman in the Billboard 200 chart. The record was held by Houston for more than three decades.
According to Billboard, Swift’s quarantine album, Folklore sat on top for seven non-consecutive weeks, giving her a total of 47 weeks, one more than Houston. Houston had 46 weeks and in third place is Adele with 34 weeks.
The singer had a recent boost following the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she performed “Betty” live and released it as a single shortly after. She has had seven albums total, and first reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her second album, 2008’s Fearless.
Whereas, Houston first hit No. 1 with her debut album Whitney Houston in 1986 and then followed it up with Whitney, The Bodyguard soundtrack and I Look to You and set her Billboard 200 record in 1987.