Taylor Swift’s “1989” Makes History Yet Again

Published on February 5, 2015.

To say Taylor Swift’s first full-pop album “1989” was a success would be an understatement, even calling it a massive success would be an understatement as the album has smashed chart records from sales right down to number of weeks on the charts.

This past Sunday (Feb. 1) the album officially earned its tenth week in the number one spot on the Billboard 200 list, putting Swift in a very elite group of chart toppers.

With “1989” having ten weeks and Swift’s second album “Fearless” sitting at the top for an impressive eleven weeks in 2008/2009, Swift joins only one other woman, the legendary Whitney Houston, to have multiple albums with at least ten weeks at number one.

While that is a very impressive achievement, Swift is going to have to knock it out of the park with her next album to match Houston, who did it with three albums.

First in 1986 with her self-titled debut album “Whitney Houston” which sat at the top for 14 weeks, then in 1987 with “Whitney” which had 11 weeks and finally her soundtrack to the film “The Bodyguard” which she also starred in and that album earned an incredible 20 weeks in the top spot from 1992-1993.

While Swift and Houston are the female powerhouses to dominate the charts, they are two of only seven musical acts to have ever done it and are in company with The Beatles who had four albums at number one, Elvis Presley and the Kingston Trio had three, and finally Henry Mancini as well as the Monkees both had two.

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