Pop icon Kylie Minogue has made British music history with her unforgettable single Padam Padam.

Back in May, the Aussie talent blessed her expansive LGBTQ+ fanbase with the camp-as-tits electro-pop banger.

Since its release, Padam Padam has gone viral on numerous social media platforms, earned millions of streams and has been hailed as one of her most iconic singles.

However critical and fan acclaim isn’t the only thing Minogue has earned for her beloved track.

On 16 June, the beloved talent made history when Padam Padam cracked the top 10 of the UK’s Official Charts, landing in the number nine spot.

It’s her first top 10 hit since the release of her 2011 Taio Cruz collaboration Higher and her 2010 Aphrodite single All The Lovers.

With the dance track’s new chart placement, Minogue has become the fourth female singer – behind Cher, Diana Ross, and Lulu – to earn a top 10 hit across five consecutive decades (80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and 20s).

In an interview with Official Charts, the Get Outta My Way singer described her incredible feat as “truly amazing.”


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“This is truly amazing and 19 year old me would say the same thing! I am so thankful to everyone involved with Padam Padam and am astounded at how people have made it their own,” she said. “The song belongs to everyone now and I’m loving every second of it.”

This isn’t the first time the Minogue has broken an Official Charts record.

Back in 2020, the Grammy winner became the first female artist to score a chart-topping album in the UK in five consecutive decades with her record Disco.

“I don’t know what to say, I’m lost for words, thank you to everyone who has supported this album and this campaign, it means the world to me,” Kylie said at the time. “I’m so touched that it’s made its way to your hearts. I love it!”

Minogue’s recent career accomplishment comes a week after she announced her 16th studio album Tension – which is set to release on 22 September.

According to a press release, the record will contain 11 “unabashed pleasure-seeking, seize-the-moment, joyful pop tunes”.

“Unlike my last two albums there wasn’t a ‘theme’, it was about finding the heart or the fun or the fantasy of that moment and always trying to service the song,” the beloved singer explained in a statement.

“I wanted to celebrate each song’s individuality and to dive into that freedom. I would say it’s a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high.”

Check out Minogue’s new music video for the extended version of Padam Padam here or below.