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News October 26, 2022

Kylie Minogue, Dean Lewis Lead Aussie Charge On Midweek U.K. Chart

Senior Journalist, B2B
Kylie Minogue, Dean Lewis Lead Aussie Charge On Midweek U.K. Chart

The Impossible Princess is about to make an improbably return.

Kylie Minogue’s style-redefining sixth studio album is poised for a top 10 return in the U.K., and, perhaps, a new peak position.

Impossible Princess bounces to No. 5 on the midweek U.K. chart, thanks to a special 25th anniversary release via BMG.

The set includes the singles “Some Kind of Bliss,” “Did It Again” and “Breathe” and originally peaked at No. 10 following its October 1997 release.

There’s no chance Kylie will take the crown, as a battle royale is rumbling on at the summit.

Currently, Taylor Swift’s Midnights (EMI) is leading the way with more than 140,000 chart sales in just three days, easily a year-best figure, the Official Charts Company reports.

Arctic Monkeys are currently at No. 2 with The Car (Domino Recordings), which, in just three days, motors to more than 105,000 chart sales.

Assuming TayTay collects her ninth U.K. No. 1 album, she’ll overtake Kylie and become the female solo artist with the second-most leaders albums on the Official Charts, trailing only Madonna, with 12.

Swift would also extend her lead for the female solo artist with the most chart-topping LPs in this century, according to the OCC.

Taylor also leads the midweek U.K. singles chart, with not one but three tracks — “Anti-Hero,” “Lavender Haze” and “Snow on the Beach,” respectively.

While Aussie DJ and producer Luude’s version of “Big City Life” (via Warner Records) is set to tumble, down 11-14, Dean Lewis is climbing with “How Do I Say Goodbye” (via Universal Music Australia), up 41-29 on the OCC’s chart blast.

Lewis has impacted the U.K. chart with three titles, his 2018 hit “Be Alright” just missing out on the top 10, peaking at No. 11.

Co-written with Jon Hume, “How Do I Say Goodbye” will appear on Lewis’ second album The Hardest Love, due out Nov. 4.

He’ll support the release with the Australian leg of his Sad Boi Winter Summer Tour, kicking off Nov. 8 at The Tivoli in Brisbane.

The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday.

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