Taylor Swift Returns to No. 1 for Tenth Week With “Tortured Poets”

    Taylor Swift at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2024
    Taylor Swift at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2024. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (14325203sl)

    It’s been a while since Taylor Swift shared her album The Tortured Poets Department with the world, but that’s not stopping her from ruling the charts. Over two months since its release, her latest LP returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for its tenth consecutive week.

    Tortured Poets earned 115,000 equivalent album units during its latest weeks on the chart, defeating The Secret of Us by Gracie Abrams to hit No. 1 for its tenth week. She thus extended her record for most weeks at No. 1 for a solo artist with 79 weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart.

    She also becomes the first artist this century with three albums to spend at least ten weeks at No. 1, having previously done so with 1989 and Fearless. Whitney Houston, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Kingston Trio are the only acts to achieve this feat before Swift.

    The Tortured Poets Department was released on April 19, and she promoted its release with the music video for the lead single “Fortnight” ft. Post Malone. Its chart domination continued after Swift released several more variations featuring limited-edition bonus tracks, and this strategy significantly boosted its sales and kept it on top.