Taylor Swift close to breaking Whitney Houston's record in the charts

Los Angeles, California - Taylor Swift's records are breaking records! At 30, she is on her way to becoming the most successful female artist of all time. Her albums have topped the US charts for 46 weeks. 

Taylor Swift has topped US charts for 46 weeks.
Taylor Swift has topped US charts for 46 weeks.  © Ben Birchall/PA Wire/dpa

This puts her level with the legendary Whitney Houston († 48), according to Billboard magazine. 

The superstar's most recent album – Folklore, a surprise July release – has been top of the US charts for six weeks. 

Houston was the first female artist to reach the 46-week milestone with several hugely popular albums, including the soundtrack to The Bodyguard (1992).

But being on top is just what Taylor Swift does best: all 16 tracks from Folklore made it into the charts. It is only a matter of time until she's claims the no. 1 spot for herself.  

Cover photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/dpa

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