Taylor Swift Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘1989’
Taylor Swift's star just keeps getting brighter. The singer's latest album, '1989,' which debuted at the top of the charts when it was released in October, returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, marking her 10th week in the top spot and meeting a record held by some musical greats.
'1989' is Swift's second album to spend 10 weeks or more at the top of the charts; her 'Fearless' album stayed there for 11 weeks when it was released in 2008. She is just the seventh artist in history, joining the ranks of musical greats like Elvis Presley and the Beatles, to have two albums maintain the No. 1 spot on the charts for so long.
The 'Blank Space' songstress is only the second woman to have at least two albums stay at No. 1 for at least 10 weeks. The late Whitney Houston had three albums keep stay in that position for that length of time.
'1989' became the best-selling album of 2014, beating out the soundtrack to 'Frozen' in the year-end tallies. It was also one of only four albums -- along with Jason Aldean's 'Old Boots, New Dirt' and Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' -- to be certified platinum, for sales in excess of one million units, last year.
And Swift stands to make even more money from her latest set of tunes. The 25-year-old trademarked several of '1989''s most famous phrases, including "this sick beat" from 'Shake It Off' and "never go out of style" from 'Style.'
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