Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Cee Lo Green
Ask Billboard: Katy Perry, Kylie Minogue, Cee Lo Green

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Hey Gary!

First of all, congrats of Kylie Minogue for making history with two songs in the Dance/Club Play Songs top three last week, a first for any artist!

I wanted to know how many albums and singles she has sold in America.

While regarded more as an international success, I'm sure she's still moved at least a few units stateside.


Matthew Johns
Illinois State University

Hi Matthew,

From her beginnings in the U.S. with "The Loco-Motion" more than 22 years ago, Minogue remains a force in clubs.

Here is a look at her best-selling U.S. albums and digital songs, per Nielsen SoundScan:

1,159,000, "Fever," 2002
177,000, "Body Language," 2004
50,000, "Aphrodite," 2010
50,000, "Ultimate Kylie," 2004
42,000, "X," 2008

531,000, "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
134,000, "Love at First Sight"
66,000, "Get Outta My Way"
63,000, "Slow"
56,000, "Come Into My World"

Minogue has sold 1,580,000 albums and 1,407,000 downloads since SoundScan began tracking U.S. point-of-sale data in 1991.

"Fever" is her highest-peaking Billboard 200 entry (No. 3, 2002).

On the Hot 100, Minogue has twice reached the top 10: with "The Loco-Motion" (No. 3) in 1988 and "Can't Get You Out of My Head"" (No. 7) in 2002.