Golden Album is by Kylie Minogue. The fourteenth studio album was released by the singer on the 6th of April 2018.
Kylie recorded most of the album in Nashville, Tennessee, with some material recorded in London, England and Los Angeles, California.
All the tracks on Golden are co-written by Kylie; the overall feel is pop with influences of country and dance music. Lyrically the album covers a range of different themes from relationship breakdowns, dancing, enjoyment and even death. Kylie has described the writing process as one of her most personal yet and found it to be a type of therapy.
Music critics gave positive reviews once the album had been released, although some had reservations about the overall composition and the album’s country-pop style.
Golden is Kylie’s first album with record label BMG ( Bertelsmann Music Group ), who distributed it in various formats including digital, CD, vinyl and cassette, which is growing in popularity.
The interest in cassettes is such in the United Kingdom that the album has to date become the fastest-selling cassette of 2018 in the country, outselling the 2017 best-seller on that format, For Crying Out Loud by Kasabian.
Kylie has also enjoyed healthy sales for Golden on vinyl, as of the 15th of March 2018, the total sales have passed 6,400 making it the fastest-selling album on vinyl so far in 2018.
The lead single, ” Dancing “, was released on the 19th of January 2018 on both 7″ vinyl and digital download. The single, which had critical acclaim from music reviewers, is a move away from Kylie’s usual pop music style into more country-pop.
The single had moderate success commercially. It peaked inside the Top Forty in the United Kingdom, Croatia, Belgium ( Wallonia ), Denmark, Hungary, Japan, Poland and Spain. In her native Australia, ” Dancing ” reached number forty-six on the mainstream singles chart and eight on the country’s dance chart.
The Golden album has been a successful release for Kylie. In the United Kingdom, it debuted at the top of the UK Albums Chart, beating the previous Number One, The Greatest Showman Soundtrack, by 13,000 units.
In Kylie’s native Australia, Golden made its debut at Number One on the chart, making it her fifth studio album to top the ARIA Albums Chart.
To date, the album has charted inside of the Top Ten of the albums chart in Belgium ( Flanders ), Germany, Ireland and Scotland. It entered inside the Top Twenty in Italy, Belgium ( Wallonia ), Japan ( international ) and New Zealand.
About Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue is an Australian Singer and songwriter. Born in Melbourne, Australia, on the 28th of May 1968, Kylie started out in showbusiness by having small roles in soap operas like The Sullivans and Skyways, a series about the people who worked at a fictional Pacific International Airport.
Kylie became better known to the public when playing tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson in Neighbours, the Australian soap opera. Neighbours gained one of the biggest television audiences ever in the United Kingdom ( 20 Million ) when Charlene married Scot ( played by Jason Donovan ).
Kylie has since gone on to become an award-winning recording artist. In 2008 she was presented with an OBE ( Order of the British Empire ) by Charles, the Prince of Wales.
To date, Kylie’s Album releases are thirteen studio, eleven compilations, six live, eleven remixes, ten extended plays and two box sets. She has also released sixty-three Singles, eight singles as the featured artist and twelve Promotional singles.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist she has won, seventeen ARIA Music Awards, three Brit Awards, one Grammy, two NME and two BT Digital Music Awards.
As of 2015, her record sales have exceeded 80 million.
Golden Track Listing:
2. Stop Me from Falling
4. A Lifetime to Repair
5. Sincerely Yours
6. One Last Kiss
7. Live a Little
8. Shelby ’68
9. Radio On
11. Raining Glitter
12. Music’s Too Sad Without You ( with Jack Savoretti )