Greatest of All Time

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 By Artist

Garth Brooks
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With a whopping 132 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, The Beatles easily rank as the act with the most weeks atop the chart. Remarkably, of the band's 19 No. 1 albums, just three of them spent a singular week atop the list (The Beatles 1967-1970, Anthology 2 and Anthology 3). The rest all spent multiple weeks in the penthouse, with four of hitting double-digits: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (15 weeks at No. 1), A Hard Day's Night (14 weeks), Meet the Beatles! (11 weeks) and Abbey Road (11 weeks).

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Country kingpin Garth Brooks is second with 52 weeks at No. 1, followed closely by Michael Jackson, with 51. Brooks broke out of a tie with Jackson when the former's 2013 album Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences spent a week at No. 1.

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The Beatles


Garth Brooks


Michael Jackson


Whitney Houston


Elton John


Fleetwood Mac


The Rolling Stones


The Monkees


Taylor Swift



The list of acts 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.)

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