It came after Billboard announced that the Grammy Award winner surpassed the iconic superstar, who passed away at the age of 48 in 2012, on the Billboard 200 chart for a female artist after her recent album, Folklore, spent 47 weeks in the top spot.
Released by Billboard magazine, the said ranking listed the top 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States and used to gauge the popularity of a particular artist or group.
Prior to this, the I Will Always Love You hitmaker’s four albums spent a total of 46 weeks at the summit of the chart and has been the titleholder since 1987.
This includes her self-titled album, which stayed at the number one chart for 14 weeks, followed by her second studio album “Whitney” at 11 weeks, while her 1992 The Bodyguard soundtrack clocked up 20 weeks. Lastly, her 2009 hit song I Look To You spent one week at the top of the Billboard 200 chart.
Following Swift’s milestone, her eighth studio album climbed to the top spot for ‘a seventh nonconsecutive week,’ and gained 87,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for this week alone, per Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
“Of Folklore’s 87,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Sept. 24, album sales comprise 56,000 (up 339 percent), SEA units comprise 30,000 (down 4 percent) equaling 39.8 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and TEA units total 1,000 (up 38 percent),” the outlet mentioned.
There is no stopping Taylor Swift from dominating the music industry after launching her self-titled album in 2016, carrying her breakthrough tracks like Our Song and Teardrops in My Guitar.
Now, the 30-year-old pop icon has racked up 32 Grammy nominations and a total of 10 wins.
Furthermore, she also won the Grammy album of the year when she was 20 years old, making her the youngest artist to receive the title.
Aside from this, Taylor Swift also holds two Guinness World records for the Most American Music Awards won and Most American Music Awards won by a female artist with 29 awards.
The male category was given to the legendary singer and King of Pop, Michael Jackson, with 26 awards.
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