Taylor Swift has become only the second woman in U.S. chart history to land 10 weeks at the top of the album countdown with two releases.
The pop star’s 1989 has returned to the top spot for a 10th non-consecutive week, giving Swift a second 10-week stint at the top of the Billboard 200 – she spent 11 weeks at number one with Fearless in 2008 and 2009.
Only Whitney Houston has managed the same feat – she actually scored double-figure weeks at the top with three albums – her self-titled debut (14 weeks in 1986), her second album, Whitney (11 weeks in 1987) and The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weeks in 1992 and 1993).
Only five other acts have claimed more than one album with 10 weeks at number one, according to Billboard.com – The Beatles (four), The Kingston Trio (three), Henry Mancini (two), The Monkees (two) and Elvis Presley (three).
Swift’s return to the top keeps her pal Ed Sheeran’s X from landing at number one, while Meghan Trainor’s Title, which toppled 1989 last month, stays put at three. Last week’s number one, Fall Out Boy’s American Beauty/American Psycho, falls to six.
Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour returns to the top five at four, while Ne-Yo’s Non-Fiction debuts at five.
Meanwhile, on the U.S. singles chart, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson have scored a fifth week at number one with “Uptown Funk!”
The hit keeps Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” at number two and Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” at three, while Sir Paul McCartney lands his biggest hit in almost 30 years as his “FourFiveSeconds” collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna rockets into the top 20 at number 15.
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