Chart Check: Taylor Swift Ties Michael Jackson’s #1s Record with #Evermore’s Third Week Atop Billboard 200

Published: Saturday 16th Jan 2021 by Rashad

Even before the December 2020 release of her last album, ‘Evermore,’ Pop megastar Taylor Swift‘s history-making run on Billboard charts knew few rivals, but – thanks to the LP’s ongoing triumphs – even that list of success contemporaries is dwindling.

See what we mean inside:

In September 2020, we reported the ‘Willow’ wailer made history when her album, ‘Folklore,’ helped her edge out legendary late Pop icon Whitney Houston for “most career weeks atop the Billboard 200 among women.”

Since then, Swift’s not only collected more weeks with ‘Folklore’ but also its successor.  The latter’s return to #1 this week may mark its third rung in the chart’s pole position, but it’s Swift’s 51st overall.

Billboard reports:

“With Evermore’s third week in the lead, Swift now has a cumulative 51 weeks at No. 1 across all eight of her chart-topping albums. That ties Michael Jackson for the fourth-most weeks at No. 1 in the chart’s 65-year history. The two superstars only trail The Beatles (a record 132 weeks), Elvis Presley (67) and Garth Brooks (52).”

As we extend our congratulations to Taylor, look below to see who joins her on TGJ’s newest Chart Check:  Billboard 200.


Billboard 200 This Week

[photo sources:  Getty Images/AP Images/Billboard]

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  1. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 16, 2021

    Well done Taylor, you deserve this!
    I bet this is gonna get some people made though hahaha

    • Highbrowthis January 16, 2021

      I don’t think anyone intelligent enough to understand the pop landscape, the low record sales and the lack of real competition can be mad. These artist are in completely different eras, completely different playgrounds and in completely different stages of the ever evolving music industry. The way things are going artist will keep eclipsing each other in less concentrated eras of a struggling industry which is why artist of today have to stretch themselves far and inbetween in order to stay relevant. Kudos to Taylor because she has proven herself to be phenomenal in this market however her breaking records is only a symptom of the struggling industry.

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 16, 2021

      Way too Overrated 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿Think about she put out 2 boring asssssss albums last year 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 None of her albums can ever compared to MJ’s off the wall & thriller 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿Not even her 1989 (which is a rip- off of Lorde & carly rae jepsen’s Sound, Lana Del Rey’s Imitation)

  2. Susan January 16, 2021

    The charts mean nothing now. Hell, the worst single of Ariana Grandes career is about to hit #1 because of a flop remix and payola. Billboard next to get this 💩 under control. Anyone can buy a #1 album/single these days. OVER IT

  3. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 16, 2021

    Shame! Taylor Swift is Just a basic white gurl 💇🏼‍♀️💇🏼‍♀️ Even she put out crappy music and still go straight to #1. Massive digital download is not equal to good quality music. 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿Taylor ain’t got 💩 On MJ. Bet she will crack her leg when she was trying to do some moonwalk. Mj is always an King of pop icon. 🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿

    • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 16, 2021

      Micheal didn’t create the moonwalk anyways… And she has passed him.. And with ease on weeks at number 1. So she does indeed have s*** on him. Deal with it

  4. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 16, 2021

    Taylor has now claimed the top-selling album of the year five times  — becoming the first act to earn the honor dating to MRC Data’s first full year of tracking in 1992.

    In nearly 20 years and no one has done that but Taylor swift. This is her impact. Think about that. 5 separate years, she’s had the biggest selling album that year in the States. Amazing.

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 16, 2021

      That doesn’t mean anything. This farm girl only popular in US💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 She only had one U.K. #1 hit. 😂🤣😂🤣 Also, she hasn’t achieved any worldwide international #1 hit yet (ex, Havana, señorita)💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

      • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 16, 2021

        She’s an album artist. That’s the difference, and to say that having the biggest album in USA in five separate years doesn’t mean anything is just dumb.
        BTW. She was just number 1 in the album chart with evermore in the UK, same for every album since red.

  5. Susan January 16, 2021

    At this juncture, if you were alive when charts actually meant something, it’s time for a night cream and your second marriage.

  6. Magii Chill January 16, 2021

    You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
    I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
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  7. Doja Cat Say So January 16, 2021

    Congratulations Queen of Music Taylor 🎶

  8. OOPS January 16, 2021


    • Taylor Swift 1989 January 16, 2021

      Never say never

  9. Taylor Swift 1989 January 16, 2021

    Congrats Queen Taylor Swift!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  10. eric January 16, 2021

    None of these ties and comparisons are valid. You can’t match up two things with completely different standards for certification. It would be like changing the game of basketball to make it easier to get points and then having a number of players tie or break records set 25 years earlier. It means nothing.

  11. Jake January 16, 2021

    This comparison makes no sense!! MJ is from a different musical era where streaming didn’t exist. People had to go out and buy albums. Also if MJ was still alive I’m sure he would release more albums and it would go to NUMBER 1. Why compare the two, when Taylor obviously will continue to make records and more than likely hit number one. Make it make sense!!! Duh!!

    • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 17, 2021

      Actually taylor is only 31, Micheal was jn his 40s
      So youre right, taylor is way younger and has passed Michael

  12. Justmeeeee January 16, 2021

    B**** Bye…..
    They are giving this untalented heffa false praise.
    To even consider her to be on the level of MJ musically is insane.
    Every other week they are trying to say that she has tolled either Nicki Minaj and now MJ….
    It is a bunch of LIES
    They are playing with the numbers

    • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 17, 2021

      No. She’s had more weeks at number 1 than Micheal. Deal with it.

    • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 17, 2021

      Actually taylor is only 31, Micheal was jn his 40s
      So youre right, taylor is way younger and has passed Michael

    • REALTALK January 17, 2021

      If Taylor was of color she would be considered on the same level as Ashanti!!!! To even mention Taylor’s name with Michael’s is BLASPHEMY!!!!! Are people that tonedeaf!!!!!

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