Kylie Minogue makes history as Disco tops UK's Official Albums Chart

Kylie Minogue, 52, becomes the first female artist to score a Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart in five consecutive decades as Disco beats Little Mix’s Confetti to the top spot

Kylie Minogue has become the first female artist to score a Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart in five consecutive decades.

The singer, 52, topped the album charts on Friday with her brand new album, DISCO, beating Little Mix’s Confetti to the top spot and in doing so made chart history.

Kylie has scored a number one album in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, and now the 20s, and in another new record, DISCO also marks the biggest opening week of 2020 so far in the UK, with 55,000 chart sales.

Making history! Kylie Minogue, 52, has become the first female artist to score a Number 1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart in five consecutive decades (pictured in 2014)

The impressive sales goal is also Kylie’s biggest opening week in 10 years, since 2010’s Aphrodite.

And if that wasn’t enough records to break, the princess of pop has now surpassed the likes of Sir Elton John, Sir Cliff Richard and George Michael in the all-time league of acts with the most UK Number 1 albums, with eight chart-toppers to her name.

In a statement, Kylie said of her new number one: ‘Official Charts Company, thank you so much! DISCO has entered the charts at Number 1!

‘I don’t know what to say, I’m lost for words, thank you to everyone who has supported this album and this campaign, it means the world to me. I’m so touched that it’s made it’s way to your hearts. I love it!’

Queen Kylie reigns supreme: The singer topped the album charts on Friday with her brand new album, DISCO, beating Little Mix’s Confetti to the top spot and in doing so made chart history

Icon! Kylie proved her pop princess status on Instagram on Thursday as she showed off her age-defying figure in a sparkly silver minidress

The new number one entry means last week’s top album, Ariana Grande’s Positions, has slipped down to number three, while Little Mix’s latest record, Confetti took second place.

Sam Smith’s album Love Goes has moved down from second to fourth, whilst the top five is rounded out by Dame Shirley Bassey, whose album I Owe It All To You makes her the first female artist to claim a Top 40 album in seven consecutive decades.

Meanwhile, in the single’s chart, Ariana Grande has held on to the number one spot for the third week in a row with Positions – which is taken from her album of the same name – whilst Little Mix have seen their song Sweet Melody skyrocket from 12th to third following the release of their album. 

Battle: Kylie is neck and neck with Little Mix for the Number 1 album, who also released their sixth album Confetti last week

On Thursday, Kylie proved her icon status on Instagram as she showed off her age-defying figure in a sparkly silver mini dress.

The singer looked incredible as she posed for a snap with her microphone in the air after performing her single Magic on the Colbert Late Show. 

Kylie, who released her album Disco showed off her petite frame in the strapless metallic minidress which had a daring side slit. 

She partially wore a tailored black blazer and added a boost to her height with suede heels with embellished detailing.

Kylie captioned the post: ‘Whoooop! Loved performing #MAGIC for you @colbertlateshow. Thanks for having me!’

The singer is in the midst of a chart war with Little Mix for the Number One album

According to the Official Charts, Kylie is neck and neck with Little Mix, who also released their sixth album Confetti last week. 

If the songstress beats the band to the top spot, it would be her eighth UK Number 1 album, after gaining Number 1 album with last year’s Step Back In Time and Golden in 2018. 

Meanwhile Little Mix got a Number 1 album for 2016’s Glory Days but all five of their previous albums have reached the top five.  

Bring it on: According to the Official Charts, Kylie is neck and neck with Little Mix, who also released their sixth album Confetti last week

Disco: If Kylie were to beat the band to the top spot, it would be her eighth UK Number 1 album, after gaining Number 1 album with last year’s Step Back In Time and Golden in 2018

At the time of publication, the songstress in the lead with 4,000 extra chart sales but Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards on Thursday night encouraged fans to stream Confetti to try and knock Kylie off the top spot. 

The streaming data is expecting to arrive later this week, meaning Little Mix could narrow the gap. 

Both artists have released various limited edition copies of their albums on vinyl, cassette and signed CD.

Scott Mills will announce who has gained the Number 1 spot on his BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show from 4pm.

Wow! Kylie will be the first and only female artist to have scored #1 albums every decade since the 80’s if she hits the top spot this Friday when the charts are announced

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