Swedish pop icons ABBA have made chart history in the U.K. by having the first album to log 1,000 weeks in the albums countdown with their greatest hits release, Gold.
The project hit number one upon its original release in September, 1992, and in the years since, it's enjoyed eight non-consecutive weeks atop the Official Albums Chart, and racked up cumulative sales of 5.61 million – all while remaining in the top 100.
Its continued popularity has now earned ABBA a spot in the record books.
Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company, says, "To have racked up 1,000 weeks on the Official Albums Chart, a solid 20 years of chart presence, is quite remarkable. It not only highlights their incredible popularity, but just how closely they have connected with a succession of new generations."
ABBA likely won't be the only artists to boast the impressive feat for long – Bob Marley & The Wailers' career retrospective, Legend, is just behind with 984 weeks to date, while Queen's Greatest Hits has been a staple in the U.K. countdown for 952 weeks.