Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 By Artist

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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.

Weeks at No. 1

Artist

132

The Beatles

52

Garth Brooks

51

Michael Jackson

46

Whitney Houston

39

Elton John

38

Fleetwood Mac

38

The Rolling Stones

37

The Monkees

35

Taylor Swift

34

Prince

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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