Kylie Minogue has soared up the charts to land her ninth number one album with her latest dancefloor-focused release Tension.
The Australian singer’s 16th studio album secured 53,000 chart sales since its release last Friday, outselling the rest of the top five albums combined, according to the Official Charts Company.
The record features her electro dance anthem Padam Padam, which became a viral sensation on TikTok this summer and went on to spend four weeks in the UK top 10, becoming her highest-charting song in the UK in more than 10 years.
It joins her bumper list of chart-topping albums, which includes her 1988 debut Kylie, 1989’s Enjoy Yourself, 1992 collection Greatest Hits, 2001’s Fever, 2010’s Aphrodite, 2018’s Golden, 2019’s Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection and 2020’s Disco.
The success of Tension has placed Minogue, sometimes dubbed the Princess of Pop, alongside artists including Bob Dylan and Coldplay who also have nine number one albums each.
Taylor Swift and Madonna are the only female solo artists with more chart-topping albums, with 10 and 12 respectively.
Meanwhile, US singer Olivia Rodrigo has held on to the number two spot with her sophomore album Guts while Canadian singer The Weeknd remains in third with his greatest hits record The Highlights.
UK rappers Headie One and K-Trap claimed their first collaborative top five as their album Strength To Strength came in at number four.
US singer Doja Cat has also had a successful week as her newly released fourth studio album Scarlet took the fifth spot while her hit single Paint The Town Red has secured a straight month at number one.
The song was the most-streamed track of the week in the UK, with six million streams over the last seven days, according to the Official Charts Company.
She faced tough competition to hold on to the spot this week from Kenya Grace’s breakthrough hit Strangers, which has reached a new peak of number two.
Raye, Casso and D-Block Europe’s collaboration on Prada has risen one spot to third place, Rodrigo’s Vampire drops down to fourth and Canadian singer Tate McRae’s Greedy climbs up three places to fifth.