Taylor Swift has another record on her hands with her newest album topping the Billboard 200 album chart.
The singer’s eighth studio album ‘Folklore’ just became the first album in four years to spend six consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 chart, beating out Drake’s ‘Views’ which enjoyed 9 consecutive (and 13 total) weeks atop the chart in 2016.
In addition, the record also ties Taylor Swift with the legendary singer Whitney Houston, for most cumulative weeks in the No. 1 spot among women.
According to reports, ‘Folklore’ also becomes the fifth Swift album to spend at least six weeks at the No.1 position.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ also holds the record for most weeks at No. 1 for any non-R&B/hip-hop album, or an album by a female artist, since Adele’s 25 tallied 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 between Dec. 12, 2015, and March 12, 2016, reports Billboard.
Swift has also now tied a record set by The Beatles, with she and the band spending atleast six weeks at #1 with more than five separate albums.
Written and recorded fully during the coronavirus pandemic, ‘Folklore’ comprises of 16 songs with songs ranging from indie-folk, alternative rock, electro-folk, and chamber pop sounds.
Taylor Swift dropped the surprise album back in July, in collaboration with Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, of Fun and The National fame, respectively, who served as producers on the album.
In isolation my imagination has run wild and this album is the result. I’ve told these stories to the best of my ability with all the love, wonder, and whimsy they deserve. Now it’s up to you to pass them down. folklore is out now: https://t.co/xdcEDfithq— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 24, 2020
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