SZA Equals Whitney Houston Chart Record With ‘SOS

Whitney Houston set a chart record almost 40 years ago with her song I Will Always Love You. A classic, as we all know, but now, entertainment singer SZA’s second album SOS is at the top of the Billboard 200 chart for the seventh week in a row.

In the last week, it sold about 111,000 album-equivalent units. Since Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut album Whitney in 1987 featured songs like, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and Didn’t We Almost Have It All,  SOS is the first R&B album to spend its first seven weeks at number one.

When it came out, Whitney was the first R&B album by a woman to go straight to the top of the chart. SZA’s SOS is the first album to spend seven consecutive weeks at number one since the Encanto soundtrack in March 2022, and it is the first female album to spend its first seven weeks at number one since Adele’s 25 in 2016.