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Kylie Minogue 'Ecstatic' With U.K. Chart Topping Album

July 12, 2010 (7:17 am) GMT
'The euphoric heart of this album has taken flight and the response has been nothing short of incredible,' the Aussie singer says about her new release 'Aphrodite'.

New aunt has another reason to celebrate following the birth of her nephew Ethan - her latest album has shot straight to the top of the U.K. charts. The singer became a proud aunt after her little sister welcomed a son on Monday, July 5, and now she's received even more good news after claiming her fifth U.K. number one with "".

And Minogue, who pushed 's "" into second place, has thanked her fans for helping her land the achievement. She says, "I am ecstatic! 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. My thanks as always to the many talented and dedicated people with whom I work and the fans who have been so supportive all these years." The Australian pop star has previously ruled the U.K. charts with "", "", "Kylie! The Album" and a greatest hits compilation.

Meanwhile, in the singles chart, British boyband scored first place with their dancefloor anthem "The Club Is Alive", while pop star 's hit "California Gurls" was second. "Airplanes", a collaboration between rapper and 's , came third; Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" featuring was fourth, and & DCUP's "We No Speak Americano" rounded out the top five.

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