Kylie Minogue Says She’s Enjoying Success After ‘Lifetime of Work’: ‘Feels Like It Was Meant to Be’

Kylie Minogue attends the Perfect X Valentino LFW party supported by Belvedere Vodka at 1 Hotel Mayfair on September 18, 2023
Kylie Minogue in London in September 2023.Photograph:

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Kylie Minogue is not taking her profession resurgence without any consideration.

The Australian famous person’s newest album Pressure lately turned her highest-charting on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart since 2010, and he or she opened up about its success throughout an occasion on the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Each veteran and brand-new Minogue listeners have loved the album and its singles “Padam Padam” and “Pressure,” and on the occasion, the 55-year-old performer instructed Billboard reporter Keith Caufield she finds that component “extraordinary.”

Kylie Minogue performs onstage during KTUphoria 2023 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on June 17, 2023
Kylie Minogue in New York in June 2023.

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“I did not even cease to consider that making this album, and even when it was the primary single — as a result of there’s earlier than ‘Padam’ and after ‘Padam,'” stated Minogue, who merely hoped to “higher what I’ve performed earlier than” with Pressure. “To have this second the place it feels prefer it was meant to be, nevertheless it wasn’t one thing that I used to be aiming for, feels so refreshing and superb to, as soon as once more, like within the ’80s, have this multigenerational second. It is actually stunning and heartwarming.”

Following its Sept. 22 launch, the brand new album reached No. 21 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking her highest entry since Aphrodite hit No. 19 in 2010. The success of Pressure is partially attributed to “Padam Padam” going viral earlier this yr on social media — particularly TikTok, which Mingoue admitted she was hesitant towards adopting into her life.

“That is not the place I reside. I can say that I lastly get it, which is nice,” she stated, recalling a pre-release Pressure listening celebration the place she met just a few TikTok stars in attendance. “I simply stated, ‘I do not know if it is for me.'”

Weeks later, nevertheless, her tune was blowing up on the platform, the place it is since been utilized in over 38,000 movies. “None of us might even think about that, so it was such a pleasant shock,” stated Minogue.

Later within the occasion, the “Cannot Get You Out of My Head” singer spoke candidly about feeling very happy with the renewed fanfare she’s seen as of late. “It has been a lifetime of labor. There’s lots of people, a number of love, ups and downs and every thing in between,” she stated. “I believe I like it greater than I’ve ever liked it.”

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Kylie Minogue ‘Pressure’ Album Cowl.

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Minogue has a long time of expertise and success underneath her belt, however even at this level, she stated it feels “actually superb” — particularly after engaged on Pressure for greater than a yr.

“Now that we have ‘Padam”d, and we have broke the ‘Pressure,’ that is simply bonus, as a result of I felt so fulfilled and challenged and all kinds of feelings by making the album,” she stated. “I am tremendous, tremendous grateful, and I am having fun with this journey very, very a lot, so thanks.”

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