Taylor Swift Dethrones the King

She now has 68 weeks in the No. 1 spot of the Billboard 200, more than Elvis Presley
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2024 12:30 AM CST
Taylor Swift Breaks Elvis Presley's Record
Taylor Swift enters Arrowhead Stadium before the start of an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo.   (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Taylor Swift has now amassed 68 weeks with one of her albums atop the Billboard 200—beating the record for most weeks at No. 1 by a solo artist, which was previously held by Elvis Presley with 67 weeks. The only act to have more is the Beatles, with 132 weeks in the top spot, Billboard reports. Swift's 68 No. 1 weeks are spread across all 13 of her albums; the record-breaking week was due to 1989 (Taylor's Version) notching a fifth non-consecutive week atop the chart. In other T. Swift news, she and boyfriend Travis Kelce were all over the internet Monday thanks to their New Year's Eve kiss. (More Taylor Swift stories.)

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