CULTURE Taylor Swift ties Whitney Houston for longest weeks atop Billboard 200

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Taylor Swift ties Whitney Houston for longest weeks atop Billboard 200

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15:30, September 08, 2020

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Taylor Swift performs during The 1989 World Tour's night 1 at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, June 19, 2015. (Photo: VCG)

Taylor Swift's new album "Folklore" collects its sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, making it the album with the longest weeks atop the list in nearly four years. That means she ties Whitney Houston for the most cumulative weeks at No. 1 among women.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on consumption as measured in equivalent album units.

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Taylor Swift performs on stage during "The 1989 World Tour" at LSU Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA, May 22, 2015. (Photo: VCG)

Released on July 24, "Folklore" has sold 860,000 copies of its complete album version in the U.S., counting downloads as well as its various physical versions, with about 700 million streams in the U.S. and nearly two billion steams around the world.

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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, August 26, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

Because of the pandemic, Swift canceled all her tours for the year. "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," she wrote on Twitter in April.

"Folklore" is Swift's eighth album.

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