Kylie Minogue Tension Tops Billboard Dance/Digital Albums Chart

Kylie Minogue’s ‘Tension’ Tops Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

Kylie Minogue collects her second No. 1 on Billboard’s High Dance/Digital Albums chart as her new studio launch Pressure opens atop the tally (dated Oct. 7). She beforehand led the 22-year-old record with 2020’s Disco.

The brand new album’s chart-topping debut comes after its lead single, “Padam Padam,” turned a viral hit over the summer season, and went on to turn into her first high 10 hit on the 10-year-old Sizzling Dance/Digital Songs chart in June.

Pressure, launched Sept. 22 through Darenote/BMG, earned 24,500 equal album items within the U.S. within the week ending Sept. 28, in accordance with Luminate. That marks Minogue’s greatest week, by items, because the business started measuring by that metric in December 2014. On the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, Pressure debuts at No. 21, her highest-charting album in over a decade, since Aphrodite hit No. 19 (July 24, 2010-dated chart).

Additional, of Pressure’s first-week items, album gross sales comprise 19,500 – the pop star’s largest gross sales week for an album in practically 20 years. She final offered extra in a single week with an album when Physique Language debuted with 43,500 (Feb. 28, 2004-dated chart). Of Pressure’s 19,500 offered, bodily gross sales comprise practically 14,000 (7,000 on vinyl – her largest week on vinyl since Luminate started monitoring music gross sales in 1991; 6,000 on CD and 1,000 on cassette) and digital album gross sales comprise about 5,500.

Pressure was issued as an ordinary 11-song album, a 14-track deluxe version (on CD, digital obtain and streamers) and in a 16-song version (offered as a digital obtain solely via Minogue’s webstore). Gross sales of the album had been bolstered by greater than 15 bodily codecs, together with seven vinyl variants (all with the identical customary 11-song tracklist, with many in several colours with different covers – together with some retailer-exclusive choices), 5 cassettes (4 with the album’s customary tracklist, and one with the 14-song tracklist – all in several colours) and 5 CDs (together with a signed version offered via Newbury Comics, and variations in different collectible packaging).

Pressure was ushered in by the No. 7-peaking “Padam Padam” on Sizzling Dance/Digital Songs in June. (The chart ranks the week’s hottest songs of the style within the U.S., by mixing streams, gross sales and airplay.) The observe additionally turned her first entry on the Dance/Digital Streaming Songs chart (peaking at No. 14) and spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Dance/Digital Digital Music Gross sales chart and two weeks atop the Dance/Combine Present Airplay chart.

The viral hit went on to earn 34.19 million on-demand official audio and video streams within the U.S. – making it Minogue’s third-biggest streaming track ever in America. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” launched in 2001, is her most-streamed hit within the U.S. (176.66 million) and her seasonal cowl of “Santa Baby,” launched in 2000, is in second place (44.62 million). (Minogue made her Billboard chart debut in Could of 1988, bowing on the Billboard Sizzling 100 with “I Should Be So Lucky.”)

Following “Padam,” the brand new album has spun off a second dance hit with the title observe, which hit No. 18 on Sizzling Dance/Digital Songs in September, No. 1 on Dance/Digital Digital Music Gross sales and debuts at No. 7 on Dance/Combine Present Airplay on the Oct. 7-dated chart. Plus, concurrent with the album’s debut on the charts, the set’s “Hold On to Now” bows at No. 32 on Sizzling Dance/Digital Songs and No. 10 on Dance/Digital Music Gross sales.

Outdoors of the dance world, “Padam Padam” gave Minogue her first entry on the Pop Airplay chart since 2004’s “Slow,” and her first hit on the Grownup Pop Airplay chart since 2002’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.”

The Billboard 200 and High Dance/Digital Albums charts rank, respectively, the week’s hottest total albums, and dance/digital albums, within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items, compiled by Luminate. Items comprise album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks offered from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. High Album Gross sales ranks the week’s top-selling albums by conventional album gross sales (CD, vinyl, cassette, digital obtain album, and so forth.).

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