Kylie Minogue's new studio album, Aphrodite, debuts at No 19 on the Billboard 200 this week, marking her highest U.S. chart position since 2002's Fever.
It is top 10 in such major markets as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, DC, Seattle, Miami, Chicago and Boston. Aphrodite became Kylie's fifth #1 album in the UK, hitting the top spot a full 22 years to the week since her debut album Kylie entered the chart.
The album also made Kylie the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have a #1 album in four different decades. Around the globe Aphrodite debuted in the top 10 in thirteen different countries including #1 in Mexico, #2 in Australia, Switzerland and Spain, #3 in Austria, France and Germany and top 5 in Belgium, Holland, Ireland and Taiwan.
"I've been completely overwhelmed by the reaction to 'Aphrodite' around the world and to hear that the album has got to number 19 in the U.S. is the most amazing news. I am ecstatic!" said Kylie.
Aphrodite sees Kylie celebrate her dance-floor roots and features Stuart Price as Executive Producer. The list of songwriters includes Kylie, Stuart Price, Calvin Harris, the Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Swedish House Mafia, NERVO and Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley. Critics and fans around the globe have been praising the album as one of Kylie's best. The first single "All The Lovers" has been heating up airwaves and dancefloors around world since the start of summer. It reached #1 on the UK airplay chart and is currently #6 on the U.S. Billboard dance chart. The Joseph Kahn (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Katy Perry) directed video premiered on MTV's LOGO last month and is also being played on Music Choice. Kylie recently graced the June/July cover of Blackbook Magazine and is currently on the August cover of Out Magazine which hit newsstands this week.