Taylor Swift Sets Another Major Record with Her Latest Album “Folklore”

Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards 2019.
Taylor Swift at the Teen Choice Awards 2019. Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock (10359323cg)

It’s been almost two months since Taylor Swift dropped her latest studio album Folklore, and it’s still breaking records. After six weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart, Swift tied Whitney Houston for the most cumulative weeks at no. 1 among female artists.

The number of weeks that Swift spent at no. 1 across all of her seven chart-topping albums has now risen to 46. This means she’s currently tied for the most weeks atop the Billboard 200 by a woman in history with none other than R&B legend Whitney Houston. The all-time record is still held by The Beatles, with 132 weeks atop the chart.

Swift also managed to meet one of The Beatles’ chart milestones thanks to the success of Folklore. They are currently the only artists with at least five albums with six chart-topping weeks at the Billboard 200.

Folklore came out on July 24th and easily debuted at no. 1, with the largest sales week for an album released in 2020. The lead single “Cardigan” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the Bon Iver collaboration “Exile” made it to the top 10.