Breaking News: Taylor Swift’s Tortured Poets Department ties her best performance with 11 WEEKS top the Billboard 200 chart… but she still has weeks to go to break the record…

Taylor Swift's Tortured Poets Department ties her best performance with 11 WEEKS top the Billboard 200 chart... but she still has weeks to go to break the record...

 

Taylor Swift tied her personal best this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

The 34-year-old songstress notched her 11th week at number one on the chart with her latest album The Tortured Poets Department, Billboard reported on Sunday.

Taylor Swift's Tortured Poets Department ties her best performance with 11 WEEKS top the Billboard 200 chart... but she still has weeks to go to break the record...
That means Swift is tied for her longest stint atop the chart, after her earlier LPs 1989 and Fearless also spent 11 weeks at number one.

The feat was featured in the July 13 edition of the Billboard 200, and if the massively popular albums holds on it will become her longest consecutive streak at the top of the albums chart.

However, Taylor — who was booed in absentia at Ice Spice’s performance on Sunday — still has several weeks to go if she hopes to beat another music icon.

Carole King currently has the longest consecutive run atop the Billboard 200 for a female solo artist thanks to her iconic singer–songwriter album Tapestry.

That 1971 album stayed at number one for an astounding 15 weeks, according to Billboard.

According to publication, the last album by a woman to spend 11 weeks at number one was 1989, which achieved that feat in 2014 and 2015, though its stint was nonconsecutive.

But the last time a woman had the same number of consecutive weeks at the top was all the way back in late 1992 and early 1993, when Whitney Houston scored 11 straight weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with her soundtrack for The Bodyguard.

The soundtrack eventually racked up a total of 20 nonconsecutive weeks at number one

Although King holds the record for a woman with 15 weeks in a row, other woman have spent many more weeks at number one with nonconsecutive runs.

The outlet notes that, if Taylor’s latest album is number one for an additional week — after debuting on top on May 4 — she will be the first woman to spend at least 12 weeks at number one since Adele scored an incredible 24 nonconsecutive weeks with her album 21 in 2011 and 2012.

 

Taylor Swift's Tortured Poets Department ties her best performance with 11 WEEKS top the Billboard 200 chart... but she still has weeks to go to break the record...
In the week that ended with July 4, The Tortured Poets Department earned 114,000 album equivalent units, according to Luminate, which is a one-percent decrease from the previous week.

The two releases each featured the standard 16-song track listing of the single-disc standard edition, along with a different acoustic bonus track at the end, with one version including the Post Malone–featuring Fortnight, while another featured the song Fresh Out The Slammer.

Taylor recently delighted her fans on her Eras Tour by dusting off an old tune, Mary’s Song, for the first time in 16 years.

The song, which was featured as the penultimate track on her 2006 self-titled debut LP as Mary’s Song (Oh My My My), made a shocking reappearance at the hitmaker’s Amsterdam performance on Saturday.