It’s a bright, shiny new week for Kylie Minogue as the Australian pop legend’s latest album Golden bows at No. 1 in her homeland, while Drake collects an 11th consecutive week atop the national singles chart with “God’s Plan” (Republic/Universal).
Kylie’s Golden (Liberator Music/BMG), her 14th studio album, becomes her fifth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart after Light Years (2000), Fever (2001), X (2007), and Kiss Me Once (2014). It’s also the chart-leader this week in the U.K.., where the lead track “Dancing” is her 51th top 40 single.
The celebrations won't stop there for the Melbourne-raised, London-based singer. Next month, the ARIA Hall of Famer will be spinning around for her 50th birthday and in September she’ll hit the road for her Golden World Tour. Kylie joins labelmate Vance Joy (Nation of Two) as the only homegrown artists to lead the ARIA Albums Chart in 2018.
Coming in at No. 2 this week is Hillsong Worship’s live set, There Is More (Hillsong Music/Sony). It’s the Australian Christian music praise and worship group’s third top three debut after Let There Be Light (No. 2 in October 2016) and Open Heaven/River Wild (No. 1 in October 2015).
Ed Sheeran’s diamond-certified (500,000 units) blockbuster Divide (Warner) slips 3-1, while the Greatest Showman soundtrack dips 2-4 and an all-star tribute to the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Revamp (Virgin/EMI), debuts at No. 5. Revamp and its sister title Restoration should get a boost from the domestic broadcast this Wednesday (April 18) of Elton John: I’m Still Standing, A Grammy Salute on the free-to-air Nine network and digital channel 9Now.
U.S. chart champion Cardi B manages a No. 6 debut with Invasion Of Privacy (Atlantic/Warner), the Bronx rapper’s debut album, while Sydney producer and DJ Alison Wonderland snags a second top ten entry with Awake (EMI) at No. 7, the follow-up to Run (No. 6 in March 2015).
In a busy week for new releases, 30 Seconds To Mars grab a top 10 at the first attempt with America (Interscope/Universal), which starts at No. 10.
On the ARIA Singles Chart, Drake extends his reign with “God’s Plan” as the Canadian rapper picks up an eighth top 10 with “Nice For What,” new at No. 7. The next highest debut is a No. 17 entry for “One Kiss” (Columbia/Sony), a collaboration by Scottish DJ/producer Calvin Harris and English pop singer Dua Lipa. “One Kiss” is the first track lifted from Harris’ forthcoming sixth studio set and its his first stint on the ARIA Singles Chart since “Feels” hit No. 3 in July 2017.