Taylor Swift beats Elvis Presley's world record as the solo artist to top the Billboard 200 Chart, after ruling for sixty-eight weeks
Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley
Last week Taylor Swift snatched back the top position of Billboard 200 Chart from Nicki Minaj. The singer became the first female rapper to achieve that height in 2023 with her latest Pick Friday 2 album, the successor of her 2010 album.
Taylor’s 1989 (Taylor's Version) album has already been number one for four straight times. People chose her records as gifts from Christmas, especially the fancy vinyl versions, which is why it's back in the number one spot.
Taylor Swift breaks Elvis Presley's record
Taylor Swift's 1989 (Taylor's Version) album isn't just a musical masterpiece, it's a chart-breaking force. After sixty-eight weeks at #1 position straight, it has surpassed Elvis Presley's record for a solo artist, a testament to Taylor's artistry, fan devotion, and the enduring power of her music. This week, she continues to reign supreme, etching her name forever in the record books.
About Billboard 200 Chart
The Billboard 200 is like a weekly report card for music albums in the US. It shows which ones are the hottest, based on how many people are buying, listening, or downloading them. Luminate, a music expert, puts all this information together and gives each album a score. The score is based on how many people actually bought the album, how many times songs from the album were played, and how many times people streamed the whole album. The higher the score, the hotter the album.
Can Taylor Swift now break The Beatles' record?
However, while Taylor Swift reigns supreme, The Beatles' dominance remains unmatched. Their albums have spent a staggering one-hundred-thirty-two weeks atop the chart, a testament to their enduring legacy. Elvis Presley, with sixty-seven weeks, now slides into second place among soloists and third overall, solidifying the top tier of this prestigious ranking.
1989 (Taylor's Version) sold around 98,000 copies in the week leading up to Christmas. Among those, people bought 61,000 whole albums, because they were last-minute Christmas gifts.