Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite: number one album!

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: PREMIUM RATES APPLY Kylie Minogue performs on stage at G-A-Y in the early hours of July 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Christie Goodwin/Getty Images)

Kylie Minogue has topped the UK album chart with Aphrodite, 22 years to the week since her debut – Kylie! The Album – was released and reached the same position.

Aphrodite, the pint-sized popstrel’s eleventh studio album, pushed rapper Eminem and his album Recovery into the number two spot.

The first single from the 12-track album, All The Lovers, is sitting at number nine in the singles chart.

Kylie has revealed that the single was one of the last tracks to be written for the album, but she knew it had to be the first single since it ‘sums up the euphoria of the album perfectly’.

Kylie commented, ‘I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the reaction to Aphrodite and to hear that the album has gone to number one is the most amazing news. I am ecstatic,’ she said of her latest chart-topper.

‘My hopes for this album were that people would be moved, that the songs could bring about emotion.

‘The euphoric heart of this album has taken flight and the response has been nothing short of incredible.’