Another day, another example of the magnificence of Kylie—the recipient of the Order of Australia and the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; Chevalier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres; member of the ARIA Hall of Fame; seller of 70+ million records worldwide; maker of 27 certified records; Guinness World Records-recognized for having the most consecutive decades with top five albums in the UK; singer of the most-played track of the 2000s; breast cancer survivor; noted philanthropist for cancer, earthquake relief, abused children, and AIDS; and undisputed Princess of Pop.
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."SourceSourceSourceWhat's your favourite song from
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!