Taylor Swift snaps Billboard record once held by Whitney Houston

Singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift has snapped the Billboard chart record that was once held by late music icon Whitney Houston.

Tay tay’s latest LP, “folklore”, has returned to the top of the US chart, and has now surpassed the music icon’s record for the most cumulative weeks at number one for a female artist. The pop superstar has now spent 47 weeks at the top of the chart, beating Whitney’s 46 weeks.

Adele is in third place, having spent 34 weeks on top with the Beatles are the overall record holders of male and female artists, as the ‘Let it Be’ hitmakers spent 132 weeks at number one.

Sir Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and more follow closely behind.

Swift had already become the first artist ever to debut at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts in the same week. The surprise LP hit the summit of the Billboard 200 album chart, and the lead single, “cardigan”, went on to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

The album had already smashed several records, including achieving 80.6 million Spotify streams in one day – the most ever for a female artist.

The record sold 37 060 copies in its first week in the UK, and all sales occurred online, as the coronavirus pandemic meant there had been no physical release in stores.

Congratulations Taylor Swift.


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