Artists With the Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200: Full List

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Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department tops the Billboard 200 for the third week, which ups Swift’s career total of weeks at No. 1 to 72. This extends her lead as the solo artist with the most weeks on top in the chart’s history.

Swift’s strong showing is impressive when you consider that the Billboard 200 dates back to March 1956, more than 33 years before she was born.

Swift surpassed Elvis Presley for the most weeks at No. 1 by a solo artist when 1989 (Taylor’s Version) logged its fifth week at No. 1 in the issue dated Jan. 6, 2024. That gave her 68 weeks at No. 1, one more week than Presley, who logged 67 weeks on top between 1956 and 2002. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) remained on top the following week, bringing her total to 69. Tortured Poets has brought it to 72.

The Beatles continue to lead all artists, with 132 weeks on top between 1964 and 2001.

A few quick notes: While Presley’s feats on the Billboard Hot 100 are shortchanged by the fact that his breakthrough in 1956 pre-dated the launch of Billboard’s flagship songs chart by more than two years, the Billboard 200 captures Presley’s entire career. His debut album, Elvis Presley, entered the chart at No. 11 in the issue dated March 31, 1956 – which was the chart’s second week.

If you count the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (which logged 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1978) as a Bee Gees album, the trio had 31 weeks on top. Bee Gees had six tracks on the album — five of which were No. 1 hits on the Hot 100. But Billboard counts it as a multi-artist soundtrack album.

Morgan Wallen may well be the next artist to top the Billboard 200 for 30 total weeks. He has logged 29 weeks at No. 1 so far, thanks to the combined strength of Dangerous: The Double Album (10 weeks on top) and One Thing at a Time (19 weeks). On this week’s Billboard 200, One Thing at a Time rebounds to No. 2, so it is in striking distance of returning to the top spot.

Here’s a look at all acts with 30 or more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March 24, 1956, when the chart began publishing on a consistent weekly basis. Ties are shown in alphabetical order.

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