Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 By Title
With 37 weeks at No. 1, Michael Jackson's smash album Thriller continues to hold the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (1963-2015). Thriller clocked its first week at No. 1 on the list dated Feb. 26, 1983, and spent 37 non-consecutive frames atop the list through the April 14, 1984 chart.
Fleetwood Mac's Rumours is in second place among albums with the most weeks at No. 1, as the British/American band's set ruled for 31 weeks in 1977-78.
Tied for third place are Adele's 21, Prince and the Revolution's soundtrack to Purple Rain and the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, each with 24 weeks at No. 1.
Most weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Date
37, Thriller, Michael Jackson, 2/26/1983
31, Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, 4/2/1977
24, 21, Adele, 3/12/2011
24, Purple Rain (Soundtrack), Prince And The Revolution, 8/4/1984
24, Saturday Night Fever, Soundtrack, 1/21/1978
21, Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, M.C. Hammer, 6/9/1990
20, The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston, 12/12/1992
18. Ropin' The Wind, Garth Brooks, 9/28/1991
18, Dirty Dancing, Soundtrack, 11/14/1987
18, More Of The Monkees, The Monkees, 2/11/1967
The list of titles with the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart was compiled from the charts dated Aug. 17, 1963 through Oct. 10, 2015. (Aug. 17, 1963 is the date when Billboard's two separate pop album charts for stereo and mono recordings joined to become one all-encompassing weekly chart.)