The 1975 Just Set the Record for the Longest No. 1 Album Title Ever

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George Daniel, Ross MacDonald, Matthew Healy and Adam Hann of The 1975 appear during the The 1975 album release pop-up for "I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It" on Feb. 25, 2016 in New York City. 

Not only did The 1975 earn its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, but the band also claims a fun piece of chart history. With 71 characters (including spaces), it’s the longest-ever album title at No. 1.

That beats the previous record of 59 characters, by LL Cool J’s G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time and the various artists compilation P. Diddy & Bad Boy Present… We Invented the Remix.

The 1975 Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Notably, The 1975’s title lacks a colon or ellipsis, which are often used to help extend a title with additional descriptive words. For example, Garth BrooksBlame It All On My Roots: Five Decade of Influences (52 characters) or The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond (51).

After The 1975, the next-longest title without a colon or ellipsis is Limp Bizkit’s 49-character long Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water.

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The Billboard 200 albums chart began publishing on a regular, weekly basis on March 24, 1956.

While we’re discussing long titles at No. 1… what about the shortest titles that have topped the list?

There’s a six-way tie for the briefest title, with just one character each: The Beatles1, Beyonce’s 4, Foreigner’s 4, Maroon 5’s V, Omarion’s O and Ed Sheeran’s x. (A case could be made for Nas’ untitled 2008 No. 1 set as having zero characters, but the album was listed on the chart as Untitled.)