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Taylor Swift Breaks Elvis’ Record

As the solo artist with the most weeks at #1 on the Billboard album chart, Taylor Swift has officially broken Elvis Presley‘s record.

With the superstar singer/songwriter’s re-release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) returning to the top slot on the American 200 album chart for a fifth time during the last week of 2023, it puts Swift ahead of Presley’s record of 67 weeks in the #1 position.

With 68 non-consecutive weeks, the 34-year-old musician now holds the record as a solo artist, and is second overall behind the Beatles who hold the (group) record of 132 weeks atop of the same Billboard list.

Thanks in large part to her re-releasing LP project, Taylor also holds the record for the most albums to debut consecutively at #1 with 13.  She is also the first living artist to have five full lengths in the Top 10 concurrently and the female artist with the most chart-topping albums in history (breaking Barbra Streisand’s record) with her re-release, Speak Now (Taylor’s Version), in July. 

Taylor Swift is currently third for the record of the most chart-topping albums overall, with The Beatles at #1 with 19, followed by Jay-Z with 14 and Swift with 13.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Ronald Woan