Kylie Minogue Crowned Australian Albums Chart Leader

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue is the new Queen of Australia’s albums chart.    

The Aussie pop star takes top spot on the national albums survey this week with Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection (BMG/Warner), which gathers all ten of her ARIA No. 1 singles, the new track “New York City” and more.   

It’s the sixth career No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for Kylie, as she’s known in these parts, after Light Years (October 2000), Fever (October 2001), X (December 2007), Kiss Me Once (March 2014) and Golden (April 2018).   

The ARIA Hall of Famer also sees her retrospective hits set bow atop the Australian Albums and Vinyl Albums charts, becoming the first artist to snag all three chart titles consecutively, and it’s the best-selling album in the U.K.

Elsewhere on the Australian chart, Billie Eilish’s monster debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope) slips from the top into second place, ahead of new releases from Chris Brown (Indigo via RCA/Sony) and The Black Keys (Let’s Rock via Nonesuch/Warner) at No. 3 and 4, respectively.  

Bruce Springsteen’s Western Stars (Columbia/Sony) rounds out the top 5. 

Meanwhile, Lil Nas X continues his ride at the top end of the ARIA Singles Chart as “Old Town Road” (Columbia/Sony) enters an 11th week at No. 1. The American rapper’s five-times platinum hit now draws level with Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do (I Do It For You),” the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and Drake’s “God’s Plan” for the most weeks spent at the summit. The all-time leader is Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” at 15 weeks.

The week’s highest debut belongs to Ed Sheeran and Khalid, whose collaboration “Beautiful People” (Atlantic/Warner) starts at No. 4. It’s the third top 10 effort from Sheeran’s forthcoming No.6 Collaborations Project, after “I Don’t Care” (No. 1 in May) and “Cross Me” (No. 5 in June).

There’s a new chart peak for Italian trio Meduza as “Piece Of Your Heart” (Neon/Universal), featuring Goodboys, rises 9-7, while former Australian Idol champ Guy Sebastian snags his first top 10 in more than five years as his new single “Choir” (Sony) rises 20-10 in its fourth week on the chart.