Only 8 artists have topped the Billboard chart with 10 different albums — here they all are

Only 8 artists have topped the Billboard chart with 10 different albums — here they all are
  • The Billboard 200 is the definitive all-genre chart for album sales in the US.

  • Eight acts in Billboard history have topped the chart at least 10 different times.

  • The Beatles have the most No. 1 albums with 19, followed by Jay-Z and Taylor Swift with 14 apiece.

Since its official launch in 1956, the Billboard 200 has tracked best-selling albums in the US.

Today, it's still an impressive feat to reign atop the chart, especially with several different albums.

Only a handful of artists have crossed into double-digit No. 1s, including modern superstars like Taylor Swift and Drake. All eight are listed below in ascending order.

Eminem — 10

Eminem performs during the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

"The Marshall Mathers LP" by Eminem sold over 1 million copies in its debut week when it was released in 2000, easily earning a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200.

Two decades later, "Music to Be Murdered By" debuted at No. 1, becoming Eminem's historic 10th chart-topper.

Kanye West — 11

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Kanye West performs during Sunday Service at Coachella in 2019.Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella

Ye, who still releases music under the name Kanye West, topped the Billboard 200 for the first time in 2005 with "Late Registration."

He recently logged his 11th consecutive No. 1 with "Vultures 1," a collaborative album with Ty Dolla $ign.

Bruce Springsteen — 11

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Bruce Springsteen performs with The E Street Band in 2023.Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images

Bruce Springsteen's 11 chart-topping albums span over three decades, from 1980's "The River" to 2014's "High Hopes."

Barbra Streisand — 11

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Barbra Streisand performs at Madison Square Garden in 2019.Kevin Kane/Getty Images for BSB

Barbra Streisand logged her first No. 1 entry on the Billboard 200 with "People" in 1964.

Fifty-one years later, she set a record for the longest span between No. 1s when "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway," her 2016 studio album, topped the chart.

Streisand previously had the most No. 1 albums among female artists until Taylor Swift broke her record in 2023.

Drake — 13

Drake performs at the Wireless Festival in 2021.Joseph Okpako/WireImage

Drake has racked up 13 No. 1 albums in the same number of years, from 2010's "Thank Me Later" to 2023's "For All The Dogs."

His grand total also includes one mixtape ("Care Package"), two collaborative albums ("What A Time To Be Alive" with Future and "Her Loss" with 21 Savage), and one project mysteriously billed as a playlist ("More Life").

Taylor Swift — 14

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Taylor Swift performs during the Eras Tour in 2023.Natasha Moustache/TAS23/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management

Taylor Swift has only released one album that didn't top the chart: her self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 5 in 2008.

Swift earned her first No. 1 later that same year with "Fearless," which has since been ranked the fourth-biggest album in Billboard 200 history.

Most recently, "The Tortured Poets Department" launched atop the chart with Swift's biggest sales week to date. It marked her 14th No. 1 album, tying Jay-Z for the most among solo artists and extending her record for the most among women.

Swift has also broken Elvis Presley's record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 among all solo artists.

Jay-Z — 14

Jay-Z performs at Something in the Water in 2019.Brian Ach/Getty Images

Jay-Z began collecting No. 1s in 1998 with his third studio album, "Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life." In 2017, he extended his total to 14 with "4:44," setting a record among solo artists.

Jay-Z is also one of the most-awarded artists in Grammy history with 24 wins.

The Beatles — 19

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The Beatles gave their final performance together in 1969.Apple Corps Ltd

The Beatles hold both Billboard records for the most No. 1 songs and the most No. 1 albums. The latter group includes classics like "Revolver" (1966), "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967), "Abbey Road" (1969), and the post-breakup compilation "1" (2000).

As a solo musician, Paul McCartney has topped the chart eight more times, while John Lennon managed the feat thrice before he died in 1980.

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