As the Brits soak up the best mid-summer weather in recent memory, Kylie Minogue is in the sunniest position of them all.
The Aussie pop princess is sprinting to the U.K. albums chart crown with Step Back In Time – The Definitive Collection (BMG/Rhino) off the back of her “legends slot” performance at Glastonbury Festival on the weekend.
Kylie is creaming it. Her career retrospective is No. 1 on the Official Chart Update, outpacing the second placed Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI), by a ratio of 2:1, according to charts compiler the OCC.
All told, she’s nabbed 34 Top 10 singles and landed 51 in the Top 40.
Kylie’s performance at Glastonbury Festival made the evening news on both sides of the globe, and was a ratings blockbuster for BBC One, drawing 3 million viewers in its Sunday night primetime block.
Kylie Minogue and Chris Martin perform at Glastonbury 2019
Back in 2005, @kylieminogue missed out on playing @glastofest because of breast cancer.@coldplay played for Kylie back then, and today she returned the favour.#Glastonbury2019 pic.twitter.com/wM2IHecZqt
— BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) June 30, 2019
Kylie’s Glastonbury show was 14 years in the making. The 51-year-old former Neighbours star was originally meant to play the famous festival in 2005 but was forced to cancel as she underwent treatment for breast cancer. “Circumstances meant I didn’t’ make it, but I was watching (Glastonbury) from Australia. I wished so much things were different, but life is what is it, right?,” she told the audience.
Also during her set, Nick Cave made an appearance for a duet on “Where The Wild Roses Grow” and Chris Martin teamed up with Kylie for a performance of “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.”
Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave perform at Glastonbury 2019
"When he knocked on my door and entered the room, my trembling subsided in his sure embrace" 🌹
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“I’ve never seen a crowd like it. Ever. Everybody loves Kylie. You could feel it,” BBC Music presenter Lauren Laverne said after the singer came off stage.
Her Glastonbury appearance, enthuses the BBC’s Simon Browning in a story published until the title ‘Kylie Minogue: How our obsession is driving her success,‘ was “just her latest reinvention.”
The Official U.K. Albums and Singles Charts are published late Friday.