With the release of her smash hit, no-skips album, DISCO, takes the top spot on the UK charts with 55,000 chart sales—the biggest opening week of 2020 so far. DISCO is the star’s eighth UK Number 1 album and Kylie’s biggest opening week in 10 years, since 2010’s Aphrodite.
This means Kylie has become the first female artist to score a Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart in five consecutive decades—in the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s, ‘10s, and ‘20s.
This new Number 1 album means Kylie also now surpasses Sir Elton John, Sir Cliff Richard, and George Michael in the all-time league of acts with the most UK Number 1 albums.
And, in case you haven't figured it out yet, even before this record-breaking news, BBC published a piece called "Why Kylie Minogue is pop’s most underestimated icon" so you'd best head over and educate yourself. As Rufus Wainwright says, "[Kylie] is the gay shorthand for joy."
What's your favourite song from DISCO?
Also, who else caught the part in the article about Dame Shirley Bassey being the first female artist to claim a Top 40 album in seven consecutive decades? Big charts week for some fantastic icons!