Taylor Swift Ties Elvis Presley For Most Weeks At No.1 On Chart

Taylor Swift’s latest Vault release, 1989 (Taylor’s Version), has returned to the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200, tying Elvis Presley’s second place record for most weeks spent at the top of the charts.

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This week marked the 67th week that Swift has had an album in the top of the charts. Due to vinyl sales during the holiday season, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has found itself back on the top of the charts alongside Midnights, which is at number three and Lover, which is at number seven. Only The Beatles have more weeks at No.1 than Swift and Presley, with 132 weeks atop the list.

Earlier this month, Swift was named TIME’s Person of the Year. In the introduction for this year’s decision, writer Sam Lamsky explained, “As a tradition, Person of the Year springs from the Great Man Theory of history, a belief that individuals have the power to transform society. The selections over the years have tended to follow certain patterns. The person chosen has typically been a ruler over traditional domains of power. He—and yes, usually it has been a ‘he’—is very often a politician or a titan of industry. Fourteen U.S. Presidents, five leaders of Russia or the Soviet Union, and three Popes have all been recognized.”

He continued: “And yet the person whose singular influence was revealed throughout 2023 has held none of these roles—or anything remotely similar. Every year contains light and dark; 2023 was a year with significant shares of darkness. In a divided world, where too many institutions are failing, Taylor Swift found a way to transcend borders and be a source of light. No one else on the planet today can move so many people so well. Achieving this feat is something we often chalk up to the alignments of planets and fates, but giving too much credit to the stars ignores her skill and her power.”

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