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|MOST BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS BY ARTIST
November 25, 2015 - Billboard / Elvis Express Radio
|Elvis Presley, the King of Rock & Roll, leads all acts on the Billboard 200 with the most charted albums: 107 (between Aug. 17, 1963 through Oct. 10, 2015). Presley most recently
hit the list with the collection Elvis Presley Forever, which peaked at No. 11 on the Sept. 5, 2015-dated chart. Presley's incredible sum is dozens ahead of the next-largest total, the
73 collected by country titan Willie Nelson.
See the All-Time Charts: Billboard 200 Albums | Billboard 200 Artists | Hot 100 Songs | Hot 100 Artists
(It's important to note that many of Presley's albums were released and found popularity before Aug. 17, 1963, the first week of research for this survey.)
Most Charted Albums
107 - Elvis Presley
073 - Willie Nelson
069 - Grateful Dead
064 - Bob Dylan
062 - Frank Sinatra
058 - Barbra Streisand
057 - The Beatles
056 - Johnny Mathis
054 - Johnny Cash
053 - Neil Diamond & Neil Young
The list of acts with the most hits 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.)
Elvis Presley wasn't just the King of Rock & Roll. He remains Billboard chart royalty. On the anniversary of the Jan. 8, 1935 birthday of the late icon, who passed away on Aug. 16,
1977, here's a look back at five of his most impressive chart records.
- 108 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the most among rock artists in the chart's history. Among all acts, only the Glee cast (207) and Lil Wayne (123) have inked more charted hits.
Presley's career, however, predates the Hot 100's 1958 inception; he charted more than 30 song entries on surveys that chronicled popular music beginning in 1956. Notably,
Presley's 104th Hot 100 hit, "Way Down," originally peaked at No. 31 the weeks of Aug. 6 and 13, 1977. After dipping to No. 53, following Presley's death, the song roared
35-24-21-18, marking his last top 20 track.
- 67 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the most time spent at the top for a solo act. Garth Brooks follows with 52 frames (or, an entire year) in charge, one week ahead of
Michael Jackson (51). Presley's longest reign? The Blue Hawaii soundtrack totaled 20 weeks at No. 1, beginning in December 1961.
- Presley became the first rock artist to make two trips to the Hot 100 summit, as "Stuck on You" began a four-week command April 30, 1960. That song, recorded shortly
after Presley's discharge from the Army, followed "A Big Hunk O' Love," which led the Aug. 15, 1959, chart. Presley last perched atop the Hot 100 with "Suspicious Minds" the week
of Nov. 1, 1969. (In another sign of how much Presley and Billboard charts have been linked, that date doubles as Billboard's birthday; the magazine first published the week of Nov.
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