Shortest gap between new No.1 albums on the US Billboard 200 (female)
Taylor Swift
140 day(s)
United States ()

Just 140 days separated the No.1 debuts of Taylor Swift’s (USA) surprise albums folklore (8 August 2020) and evermore (26 December 2020) on the US Billboard 200 albums chart.

Previously, Australia’s Olivia Newton-John held the female record for her chart-topping releases If You Love Me Let Me Know (12 October 1974) and Have You Never Been Mellow (15 March 1975) – a gap of 154 days. The male (and absolute) record lies with rapper Future with his self-titled album (11 March 2017) and HNDRXX (18 March 2017) – a gap of seven days! The albums are part of an ongoing sequence of six consecutive US No.1 studio albums (2015-20) for the artist otherwise known as Nayvadius Wilburn.

The Billboard 200 (then known as Best-Selling Popular Albums) became a regularly published weekly chart on 24 March 1956. This record takes into account all newly recorded US No.1 albums since that date. Compilation albums (such as best-of collections) or albums containing previously recorded material released years later are excluded.