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Tuesday, 17th November 2015

‘Thriller’ Is Longest #1 Album On Billboard

With 37 weeks at No. 1, Michael’s hit 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 February 26th 1983, and spent 37 non-consecutive weeks atop the list through to April 14th 1984.

Here’s the top 10:

37 weeks – Thriller, Michael Jackson, 2/26/1983
31 weeks – Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, 4/2/1977
24 weeks – 21, Adele, 3/12/2011
24 weeks – Purple Rain (Soundtrack), Prince And The Revolution, 8/4/1984
24 weeks – Saturday Night Fever (Soundtrack), 1/21/1978
21 weeks – Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, M.C. Hammer, 6/9/1990
20 weeks – The Bodyguard, Whitney Houston, 12/12/1992
18 weeks – Ropin’ The Wind, Garth Brooks, 9/28/1991
18 weeks – Dirty Dancing (Soundtrack), 11/14/1987
18 weeks – More Of The Monkees, The Monkees, 2/11/1967

Source: Billboard & MJWN

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