George Michael has caused a rocky start for Kylie Minogue ‘Kiss Me Once’ in the UK despite a number one debut and in Australia the album had lukewarm first week sales.
George Michael’s ‘Symphonica’ debuted at number one in the UK today outselling Kylie’s ‘Kiss Me Once’ by more than 20,000 copies.
George thanked fans via Official Charts Company for the achievement. “Thank you so much!,” George told OfficialCharts.com upon hearing the news earlier today. “Symphonica is at this moment sitting at Number 1 in the UK, and it’s so nice to be able to savour this wonderful moment. I am a lucky man!”
‘Symphonica’ is Michael’s first album in nearly 10 years. The album was the last recording producer Phil Ramone worked on before he died in March last year.
Kylie Minogue did make it to number one in Australia but with only 8166 sales. ‘Kiss Me Once’ is one of the lowest selling number one debut albums of the year.
The figure suggests Kylie may be struggling to score Platinum (70,000) for this album and may crawl to Gold (35,000). An upcoming appearance at The Logies and her role in The Voice should boost sales.
Kylie did manage to block Pharrell Williams ‘G I R L’ from maintaining the top spot of the album chart despite the album price dropping to $11.95 for the week. Pharrell Williams dropped from no 1 to no 3 with 6571 sales. It was beaten by INXS ‘Very Best Of’ at no. 2 with another 7329 sales, pushing the INXS title to over 35,000 sales of the equivalent of one Gold record since the broadcast of the INXS bio-drama on television.
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