Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Eclipses Carole King Classic To Become 3rd Longest-Charting Female Album

Published: Saturday 30th Jan 2021 by Rashad

Detractors who thought Taylor Swift‘s continued dismantling of monumental Billboard records was set to slow down in 2021 are already being proven wrong – and it’s just January.

In late 2020, Swift surpassed Whitney Houston‘s longstanding record for ‘most weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 (among women)’ when her eighth studio album, ‘Folklore,’ earned its 7th week atop the tally (click here to read more).

As if that wasn’t enough, just weeks later she snatched Mariah Carey‘s record for ‘most weeks inside the top 10 of the Billboard 200 (among women)’ when her albums, ‘Evermore’ and ‘Folklore,’ were both spotted in the the hit list’s #2 and #6 spots respectively.  The feat pushed the 31-year-old to a career cumulative total of 219 weeks in the top 10 at the time, blasting past Carey’s career total of 218.

This week, Swift collected yet another chart triumph.

On the refreshed Billboard 200, Swift occupies four positions: ‘Evermore’ (#4), ‘Folklore’ (#16), ‘Lover’ (#64), and ‘1989’ (#86).

As it pertains to the latter, the 9x Platinum-certified project – best known for its signature hits ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space’ – was released October 27, 2014 and remains a force on the albums’ chart over 6 years later.  Marking its 319th week of listing on the refreshed Billboard 200, it has only spent 6 weeks of its chart lifespan absent from the tally.

With its latest appearance, it booted Carole King‘s Diamond-certified LP, ‘Tapestry,’ from the #3 spot on the all-time list of ‘longest-charting albums by women.’  At writing, King’s classic has enjoyed a 318-week run on the Billboard 200.

The only two female albums to have spent more time on the chart than ‘1989’ are Adele‘s 2011-released ’21’ (498 weeks) and Lana Del Rey‘s 2012-released ‘Born to Die’ (377 weeks).

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  1. Datred23 January 30, 2021

    Rihanna Anti 253 weeks

    • Datred23 January 30, 2021

      Anti might break into top 100 next week and is close to having the 5th highest weeks off all time on billboard 200 by a female album !

      460 really won

  2. Shayla Queen 👑 January 31, 2021

    Lana Del Rey – Born to Die yassssssssss!!!

    • I hate bllaac n whyt bitchzz January 31, 2021

      Lana is riding Taylor s back… White girl wanna wear plaid like Taylor on farm Taylor went basic now Lana whoever

  3. I hate bllaac n whyyy both not sht January 31, 2021

    Y’all saying she broke a record Whitney Houston was ill. She was sick with sore throat , for longtime before she was killed.. it’s not Taylor is 18 years old and Whitney 18 years old both in their prime. …but nooooo article don’t mention Whitney being sick that is what stalled her career . . . again Taylor she’s pretty folklore but not sing for the king’s they didn’t call her …plaid wearing ass

  4. Popdem tagz January 31, 2021

    These white women

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 31, 2021

      They’re amazing, aren’t they! 😍

  5. Ghetto fabulous January 31, 2021

    Taylor is a cool white gurl. She’s getting it

  6. TRANS RACIAL QUEEN January 31, 2021

    What a legend taylor is breaking records!

  7. Fancy BISH 💎 January 31, 2021

    1989 is a certified BOP 🎶 I have it on vinyl 💯

    • Ghetto fabulous February 1, 2021

      Damn Fancy
      I knew you like Taylor since 2006
      Teardrops on my guitar was your favorite right? 😝

  8. Moose’s Wig January 31, 2021

    Say what you want, Carole King is a legend. Her catalogue is outstanding.

  9. Claude Remains January 31, 2021

    Where´s Beyonce???

    • LOL January 31, 2021

      Lmaooo who?

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