Taylor Swift’s ‘folklore’ is No. 1 for Sixth Straight Week, Tying Whitney Houston’s Record

Taylor Swift’s “folklore” album leads the Billboard 200 chart for a sixth week at No. 1, according to Billboard. The surprise released album now tops the list in almost four years, and it ties Whitney Houston for the most cumulative weeks at No. 1 among women. Swift postponed her tour planned for this year due to the pandemic, leaving fans thirsty for her hits.

“I’m so sad I won’t be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision,” Swift wrote on Twitter earlier this year, according to The New York Times.

“folklore” earned around 90,000 album units, which is a combination of sales and streaming numbers. That’s up from 87,400 album units the week before, according to Variety. The full-album sales in the sixth week amounted to 42,900, an increase from 38,900 in the fifth week. In both of these weeks, independent record shops got shipments of autographed “folklore” CDs, as a gesture to help boost traffic for the stores during the pandemic. Streams for “folklore” in the sixth week were tallied at 47 million.

“folklore” now has the most weeks at No. 1 since Drake’s “Views” album. It ruled for 13 nonconsecutive weeks on the charts four years ago. The leader with the most weeks in history at No. 1 is The Beatles with 132 weeks.