30-year-old American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has outperformed Whitney Houston for the most weeks at No. 1 by a lady on the Billboard 200 album chart. Swift’s most recent, “Folklore,” has sat on top for seven non-back to back weeks, giving her a sum of 47 weeks, one more than Houston.
Swift had an latest upward push following the Academy of Country Music Awards, where she performed “Betty” off “Folklore” live and released it as a single soon after. Houston hit No. 1 with her “Whitney Houston” debut in 1986, and afterward with “Whitney,” “The Bodyguard” soundtrack and “I Look to You.” The Billboard 200 positions the most mainstream albums in the US dependent on album purchases.