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News July 3, 2019

Kylie Minogue ruled Glastonbury and she’s about to be crowned U.K. chart leader

Kylie Minogue ruled Glastonbury and she’s about to be crowned U.K. chart leader

As the Brits soak up the best mid-summer weather in recent memory, Kylie Minogue is in the sunniest position of them all.

The Aussie pop princess is sprinting to the U.K. albums chart crown with Step Back In Time – The Definitive Collection (BMG/Rhino) off the back of her “legends slot” performance at Glastonbury Festival on the weekend.

Kylie is creaming it. Her career retrospective is No. 1 on the Official Chart Update, outpacing the second placed Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI), by a ratio of 2:1, according to charts compiler the OCC.

Kylie’s U.K. chart record is the stuff of legend. She already boasts six No. 1 albums, including 2018’s Golden, and seven No. 1 singles, all of which are on Step Back In Time.

All told, she’s nabbed 34 Top 10 singles and landed 51 in the Top 40.

Kylie’s performance at Glastonbury Festival made the evening news on both sides of the globe, and was a ratings blockbuster for BBC One, drawing 3 million viewers in its Sunday night primetime block.

Kylie Minogue and Chris Martin perform at Glastonbury 2019

Kylie’s Glastonbury show was 14 years in the making. The 51-year-old former Neighbours star was originally meant to play the famous festival in 2005 but was forced to cancel as she underwent treatment for breast cancer. “Circumstances meant I didn’t’ make it, but I was watching (Glastonbury) from Australia. I wished so much things were different, but life is what is it, right?,” she told the audience.

Also during her set, Nick Cave made an appearance for a duet on “Where The Wild Roses Grow” and Chris Martin teamed up with Kylie for a performance of “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.”

Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave perform at Glastonbury 2019

“I’ve never seen a crowd like it. Ever. Everybody loves Kylie. You could feel it,” BBC Music presenter Lauren Laverne said after the singer came off stage.

Her Glastonbury appearance, enthuses the BBC’s Simon Browning in a story published until the title ‘Kylie Minogue: How our obsession is driving her success,‘ was “just her latest reinvention.”

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

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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