Kylie Becomes First Female to Score No. 1 UK Album in Five Consecutive Decades
Kylie Minogue has become the first female artist to score a No. 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart in five consecutive decades.
The pop icon topped the album charts on Friday ( Nov. 13) with her 15th studio album, DISCO, meaning she has now had a No.1 album in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, and 20s, and in another record for the star, DISCO also marks the biggest opening week of 2020 so far in the UK, with 55,000 chart sales.
The impressive sales goal is also Kylie’s biggest opening week in 10 years, since 2010’s Aphrodite.
An eighth No. 1 means Kylie also now surpasses the likes of Sir Elton John, Sir Cliff Richard and George Michael in the all-time league of acts with the most UK Number 1 album, with eight chart-toppers to her name.
In a statement, Kylie said of her new No. 1: “Official Charts Company, thank you so much! ‘DISCO’ has entered the charts at Number 1! I don’t know what to say, I’m lost for words, thank you to everyone who has supported this album and this campaign, it means the world to me. I’m so touched that it’s made it’s way to your hearts. I love it!”
The new No. 1 entry means last week’s top album, Ariana Grande’s Positions, has slipped down to number three, and that Little Mix, who have been locked in a nail-bitingly close battle with Kylie all week, finish at No. 2 with their sixth album, Confetti. The group claim the most-streamed album of the week and their sixth consecutive Top 5 collection.
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