Taylor Swift released on July 24 Folklore, his eighth studio album. The album has been an unprecedented success that has led the singer to equal Whitney Houston’s record for number one on the prestigious Billboard 200 chart.
According to Billboard, the star’s album has spent six consecutive weeks topping the charts, resulting in a total of 46 weeks at number one among her eight studio albums. This record was already held by Houston, a female artist who first reached this milestone with Whitney Houston from 1985, Whitney from 1987, the soundtrack to The Bodyguard from 1992 and I Look to You from 2009.
Folklore is also the first album in four years to spend six consecutive weeks at number one, after Drake’s The View in 2016, as well as being the only work to achieve this achievement in 2020. As for other female artists, Adele currently has 34 weeks at number one, but if Swift wants to take top prize across the board she will need a few more months: The Beatles spent 132 weeks at the top thanks to 19 of their jobs.
Folklore, composed during confinement by coronavirus, includes a total of 16 tracks plus a bonus track. In addition, the interpreter has had the collaboration of artists such as Bon Iver, William Bowery and Jack Antonoff. Cardigan’s music video, the album’s first single, It has swept YouTube, a platform on which it has exceeded 58 million views.