In One New Ranking, Taylor Swift Is No. 1 in History

She has 47 cumulative weeks in the top spot on the Billboard music charts, best among women
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2020 12:10 PM CDT
Taylor Swift Is Now No. 1 Among All Female Artists
Taylor Swift at the 2019 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift's Folklore is the No. 1 album on the Billboard charts for the seventh straight week. That's impressive, but more so is what that seventh week means: Swift now has 47 cumulative weeks at the No. 1 spot over the course of her career, which is tops among female artists, per the Hollywood Reporter. With her 47th week, Swift overtakes Whitney Houston for the top spot. Adele sits in third with 34 weeks, reports Billboard. Swift, however, has a ways to go for the No. 1 overall spot. That belongs to the Beatles, with 132 weeks. The top solo male artist is Elvis Presley, with 67 weeks. (More Taylor Swift stories.)

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