Kylie Minogue is the first female artist to have a number one album in the UK in five separate decades.
Her 15th studio album, Disco, topped the charts with 55,000 sales, scoring the best opening week of any new release in 2020 so far.
It is her eighth number one, meaning she has overtaken Elton John and George Michael in the all-time chart leaderboard.
She said, “I’m lost for words. Thank you to everyone who has supported this album. I’m so touched that it’s made its way to your hearts. I love it.”
Only five other acts, including Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and Bruce Springsteen, have topped the Official Chart across five consecutive decades. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan also landed chart-toppers across five decades, though not consecutively.
Kylie’s chart-topper was made in the middle of the lockdown, with the star forced to buy recording equipment and learn computer software so she could record her vocals at home.