Kylie Minogue is facing the first major flop of her career after her single ‘Into The Blue’ stiffed on the Australian charts.
‘Into The Blue’ had a poor debut one week ago when it entered the ARIA singles chart at no. 46 with 2,648 sales. It was the first time ever that the first single off a Kylie studio album did not debut in the Top 40.
This week the figures got even worse. ‘Into The Blue’ plummeted to no. 96 with 1,184 sales bringing total sales to 3,832 after two full weeks on sale.
‘Into The Blue’ is the lead single from the 12th Kylie Minogue album ‘Kiss Me Once’, to be released in March. The album is a high priority for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management. It is her first release via Roc Nation after her split with Terry Blamey, her manager of 25 years, in January 2013.
Since 1987, Kylie has had success with every first single from her studio albums so the failure of ‘Into The Blue’ is also a massive failure for Roc Nation.
List of Kylie Minogue album first singles
Locomotion (from Kylie) (no 1, 1987)
Hand On Your Heart (from Enjoy Yourself) (no 4, 1989)
Better The Devil You Know (from Rhythm of Love) (no 4, 1990)
Word Is Out (from Let’s Get To It) (no 10, 1991)
Confide In Me (from Kylie Minogue) (no 1, 1994)
Some Kind Of Bliss (from Impossible Princess) (no 27, 1997)
Spinning Around (from Light Years) (no. 1, 2000)
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (from Fever) (no 1, 2001)
Slow (from Body Language) (no 1, 2003)
2 Hearts (from X) (no 1, 2008)
All The Lovers (from Aphrodite, 2010) (no. 13, 2010)
‘Into The Blue’ was written by Kelly Sheehan, Mike Del Rio and Jacob Kasher. Sheehan wrote ‘Touch My Body’ form Mariah Carey and ‘Ride’ for Ciara. Del Rio wrote ‘Lotus’ for Christina Aguilera and ‘Shut Up’ for Cee Lo Green. Kasha was ‘We R Who You R’ for Ke$ha and ‘Good Girls Go Bad’ for Cobra Starship.
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