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Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Elvis & More Artists With the Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200: Full List

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As Taylor Swift‘s Midnights logs its fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200,  Swift becomes just the third artist in the history of Billboard‘s flagship album chart to log 60 or more weeks at No. 1. That’s pretty impressive when you consider that the chart dates back to March 1956, more than 33 years before Swift was born.

Elvis Presley was the first artist to log 60 weeks at No. 1. He reached that milestone in the Billboard issue dated April 14, 1962, when his Blue Hawaii soundtrack was in its 18th of 20 weeks on top. He has since spent seven additional weeks at No. 1, for a career total of 67.

The Beatles were the second artists to log 60 weeks at No. 1. The Fab Four reached that milestone in the issue dated Feb. 12, 1966, when Rubber Soul was in its sixth and final week at No. 1. Incredibly, at that point the group wasn’t even halfway through its commanding tally of weeks at No. 1, which currently stands at 132.

The Fine Print: If you count the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (which logged 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1978) as a Bee Gees album, the trio had 31 weeks on top. Bee Gees had six tracks on the album — five of which were No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. But Billboard counts it as a multi-artist soundtrack album.

Here’s a look at all acts with 30 or more weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since March 24, 1956, when the chart began publishing on a consistent weekly basis. Ties are shown in alphabetical order:

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