Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Raise your hand if you thought Kylie was headed for a top 20 US album anytime soon. Us either - read the chart update now!

Congrats are very much in order for Miss Minogue, who, 22 years to the week after her very first album stormed the charts, clocks her fifth number 1 album in the UK.  This makes her the only artist in history to have a chart topping record in the 80's, 90's, 00's and 10's.  You'd think that would be the best news she could hear at the moment - indeed we thought so too - but we were all wrong.  It appears Kylie may actually break the US, as 'Aphrodite' has officially muscled its way to #19 in its debut week on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.  This is virtually without any promotion whatsoever, and with 'All The Lovers' largely ignored by radio.  Next up as a single is 'Get Outta My Way,' which has been threatening to bust into the iTunes top 100 downloads without an official release or promotion.  With K-mo reportedly planning to hop over the ocean and sell the heck out of both GOOMW and the album later this summer, 'Aphrodite' could actually wind up the big U.S. breakthrough she needed.  Stay tuned.  You know we'll keep you updated.