Pop icon Kylie Minogue has debuted her new album Golden at No. 1 in the U.K.، which is something she’s managed to do before...many times، in fact. The Australian legend’s latest studio offering kicks off with 48،000 equivalent units، which is an incredible 13،000 units ahead of the No. 2 record، according to the Official Charts Company، forbes reported.
Golden is Minogue’s sixth leader on the all-encompassing listing of the most popular full-lengths in the U.K.، and she has now been collecting No. 1s for decades. This latest album is tinged with country twang، though she hasn’t forgotten that it’s dance-pop her fans want، and the two styles are perfectly mixed. While the album might be a huge success، so far، it hasn’t produced any major hit singles. Lead cut “Dancing” has only peaked at No. 38، barely breaking into the important Top 40 tier. Follow-up “Stop Me from Falling” has yet to chart، though now that Golden is going strong، the song may have a chance at becoming more popular.
Minogue first made it all the way to the peak with her self-titled debut album back in 1988، which became an international sensation thanks to the success of singles like "I Should Be So Lucky،” "Got to Be Certain" and perhaps most famously، "The Loco-Motion." Her immediate follow-up album Enjoy Yourself also rose all the way to No. 1 in 1989.
It would be over a decade before she ruled the albums chart again، though during that time she did churn out plenty of hits، and the five full-lengths she dropped all performed fairly well. 2001’s Fever introduced her to a new generation of music lovers، and her profile grew once again as singles like "Can't Get You Out of My Head" and "Love at First Sight" took over the world. Fever hit No. 1 and jump-started her career، as did her 2010 critically-acclaimed record Aphrodite، which became her fourth No. 1 studio album in the U.K.
In addition to Kylie، Enjoy Yourself، Fever، Aphrodite and Golden، Minogue’s first compilation، Greatest Hits، also sat atop the throne in 1992، just a few years after she broke out and became a household name.
On top of her half-dozen No. 1s، Minogue has racked up an impressive 10 additional top 10 albums between proper studio full-lengths، compilations featuring her most successful singles and even more than one live recording.