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Taylor Swift Surpasses The Beatles, Holds Record For Most Weeks In Billboard 200’s Top 10 in Last 60 Years

On the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated March 2), Swift’s presence is felt with three albums in the top 10, elevating her cumulative total of weeks in the top 10 to 384, across all her 16 top 10-charting albums.

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TAYLOR Swift has set a new milestone on the Billboard charts, surpassing The Beatles for the most weeks spent in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart over the past 60 years, considering all her top 10-charting albums combined.

On the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated March 2), Swift’s presence is felt with three albums in the top 10, elevating her cumulative total of weeks in the top 10 to 384, across all her 16 top 10-charting albums. This week, she graces the top 10 with three former No. 1s: “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 6, “Lover” at No. 7, and “Midnights” at No. 9. Despite all three albums concurrently in the top 10, they contribute three weeks to her overall total.

Since the Billboard 200 combined its previously separate mono and stereo album charts on the August 17, 1963-dated chart, Swift now holds the record for the most weeks in the top 10. Surpassing The Beatles, who accumulated a total of 382 weeks in the top 10 across their 32 top 10-charting albums. (The Billboard 200 began publishing on a regular, weekly basis in March of 1956.)

Swift’s inaugural top 10 appearance dates back to the November 24, 2007-dated chart when her self-titled debut surged 26-8. In comparison, The Beatles first entered the top 10 on the February 8, 1964, chart, with “Meet the Beatles!” leaping 92-3. The Beatles’ most recent top 10 entry was on the November 12, 2022-dated chart, driven by a deluxe reissue of the 1966 album “Revolver” propelling its re-entry at No. 4.

Among Swift’s top 10-charting albums, “Midnights” leads with the most weeks in the top 10, tallying 68 weeks in the region. This is followed by “1989” (60), “Fearless” (58), “Lover” (54), and “Folklore” (30).

For The Beatles, their albums with the most weeks in the top 10 are “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (35), “Abbey Road” and “A Hard Day’s Night” (28 each), “Meet the Beatles!” (21), and “1” (20).

Following Swift and The Beatles in terms of the most weeks in the top 10 (since August 1963) are The Rolling Stones (309), Barbra Streisand (277), and Drake and Mariah Carey (233 each).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption. The new March 2, 2024-dated chart will be available on Billboard‘s website on February 27. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

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