This month Kylie Minogue released her new album, Disco, and with it has cemented her place in pop history.
When Disco went number one in the UK, Minogue became the only female artist to have a number one album in five consecutive decades. “That sounds crazy to me. I’m 52 years old,” Minogue told Reuters about the accomplishment.
Her first chart-topping album was Kylie in 1988, followed by Enjoy Yourself (1989), Greatest Hits (1992), Fever (2001), Aphrodite (2010), Golden (2018) and Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (2019).
Disco, her 15th album, is her eighth number one album in the UK –– which means she has more chart-topping albums than Elton John and George Michael.
Minogue’s latest album was mostly recorded at her home in London during the coronavirus lockdown. “I was juggling a lot, though, because I was on my own, basically,” she told 7.30. “I felt like I was producing the whole thing. I was also dealing with other writers, and they’ve got kids, so they’d say, ‘well we can work up to 1:30pm and then it’s nap time’.”
“So it was initially very different, but we settled in.”
It turns out that this process definitely worked for Minogue. Disco had the best opening week for any UK release so far in 2020 with 55,000 chart sales.
“A lot of the best pop songs that seem so simple are the trickiest ones to do. There’s no distraction. There’s no tricks. It’s just an amazing song,” she told Reuters.