Kylie Minogue Hints at Las Vegas Residency
Kylie Minogue is considering rolling the dice and heading for Sin City.
Australia’s Princess of Pop has put the word out that a residency in Las Vegas is on her to-do list, a campaign that could, finally, give Minogue the type of mainstream exposure that she enjoys on the other side of the Atlantic.
Minogue was a guest last week on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, where she was asked by the host about her future plans.
At one point, Billboard notes, Cohen asked if a “tour or Vegas residency” was on the cards. “Very possibly,” was Kylie’s response.
With the travel, concerts and partying now back on the menu, Vegas is roaring.
Adele, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson are currently playing to packed houses on the strip, and U2 is on their way.
If Kylie does take a punt, she’ll join countrymen Keith Urban and ARIA Hall of Famers Human Nature as bonafide Vegas residents.
Kylie is a megastar in the U.K., her adopted home, where she has landed eight No. 1 albums and seven No. 1 singles. Across her decades-long career, the Melbourne pop artist has nailed 35 U.K. top 10 singles, including her current hypnotic hit “Padam Padam,” which lifts 12-10 on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart.
In the U.S., she’s had just two top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – a No. 3 peak for Locomotion (from 1988) and a No. 7 best for “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” (from 2002). And just one of her albums has cracked the top 10 on the Billboard 200, 2002’s Fever, peaking at No. 3.
Produced by Lostboy (Griff, Anne-Marie, Tiesto), “Padam Padam” is climbing Stateside, where it recently cracked the top 10 of the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs survey, her first top tier effort on that ranking, and became her first No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.
There’s more on the way.
Kylie’s 16th studio album, Tension, is due out Sept. 22 through Liberator Music / BMG. Seven of its tracks are produced and co-written with Kylie’s long-time collaborators, Biff Stannard and Duck Blackwell.