Whitney Houston’s Billboard Record Tops Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’


Taylor Swift has officially landed Whitney Houston’s long-standing record as the female singer with the most cumulative week with the number 1 album on the chart.

According to Billboard, which ranks the top artists and songs by popularity, Swift’s “Folklore” returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart this week, earning it the seventh non-consecutive week at the top. The 30-year-old singer has been praised for his 47th week of acclaim with the most popular album in the entire catalog of music.

This is one more week than Houston’s 46-week chart, praising Swift that the late “I Will Always Love You” singer has been held for years. She earned four No. 1 albums, including her self-titled debut, “Whitney,” “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, and “I Look to You”. Houston died in 2012 at the age of 48.

Whitney topped Taylor Swift in Houston’s Billboard Record. (Getty Images / AP)

The outlet reports that the two women are a large number ahead of current third-place record holder, Adele, who can claim No. 1 at 34 weeks.

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Female artists seem to have changed a lot. The two top spots are relatively contemporary artists compared to the male side, with The Beatles sitting handsome at number 1 on their 19 chart-topping albums with 132 weeks. As soloists, Elvis Presley still holds an edge at 67.

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Billboard notes that, in addition to music, clever marketing helped Swift achieve a seventh week at No. 1. She reportedly offered more signed CD copies of the album “Folklore” through her website as well as independent record stores. She also released more bundles incorporating the album on her website, giving fans more incentive to support “folklore”.

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