Taylor Swift scoops a new US chart record as her Folklore album returns to Number 1 in America for a seventh non-consecutive week at the top.
Reclaiming Number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with the album, Taylor has clocked up a total of 47 cumulative weeks at Number 1 across all of her albums in the US, surpassing Whitney Houston's 46 weeks to land a new record among female artists.
Whitney's previous chart record spanned four albums: her self-titled debut (14 weeks, 1986), Whitney (11 weeks, 1987), The Bodyguard soundtrack (20 weejs, 1992-1993) and I Look To You (one week, 2009).
Taylor's new record spans all but one of her studio albums, with her 2006 self-titled debut the only one not to top the US chart, peaking at Number 5.
Other female acts with notable cumulative stints in the states include Adele (34 weeks) and Mariah Carey (30 weeks). Overall, The Beatles top out with 132 weeks at Number 1 in the US, and Elvis Presley is the longest-reigning soloist with 67 total weeks at Number 1.
In the UK, The Beatles also top the list with 174 weeks across 15 Number 1 albums, Elvis matches his US tally with 67 weeks to be the longest-serving Number 1 soloist, and Adele is the longest reigning female act with 37 weeks across just three albums.