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Kylie’s hugely anticipated new album ’Tension’ is out now via BMG

The record includes the global smash hit singles ‘Padam Padam’ and ‘Tension’

Kylie’s highly-anticipated new album, ‘Tension’—a record full of euphoric, empowered dance floor bangers and sultry pop cuts—is out now via BMG.

The critically-acclaimed record includes the global smash hit singles ‘Padam Padam’ and the title track ‘Tension’. Released in May, ‘Padam Padam’ quickly cemented its status as a global viral sensation and song of the summer with 157 million global streams, four weeks in the UK Top 10, Number 1 in the UK airplay chart, remixes by HAAi, Jax Jones and Absolute, and even calls for ‘Padam’ to be added to the dictionary. ‘Tension’ debuted in the UK Top 20 and Number 7 in the UK airplay chart in its first week of release, with TikTok users across the world similarly embracing the track.

Discussing ‘Tension’, Kylie says: “I started this album with an open mind and a blank page. 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.  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.

To celebrate the release of the album, Kylie has today opened a special pop-up shop in London stocked full of exclusive merchandise and products curated personally by Kylie—making it a must-do experience for all Kylie fans, collectors and music lovers. The special store, which is housed in one of the British capital’s most iconic locations at 55 Regent Street, is open to fans from today to Sunday September 24 from 10am to 6pm each day.

Last Friday, the British Fashion Council hosted the opening night of London Fashion Week served by Diet Coke, with an exclusive preview party for Kylie’s brand-new album. Kylie led the crowd at Lío London in a mass “Kylie-oke” singalong to her recent hit singles, with the weekend celebrations continuing in Leicester on Sunday where Kylie triumphantly headlined the BBC’s Radio 2 in the Park event. 

From November, Kylie will kick off her first ever run of headline shows in Las Vegas at Voltaire—The Venetian Resort Las Vegas’ new nightlife sensation. Blurring the lines between an intimate club, concert, and non-stop entertainment venue, Voltaire will usher in a new destination nightlife scene with Kylie at the forefront in an exclusive US residency. The venue’s opening on November 3 kicks off the Australian pop icon’s first Vegas Residency where she will perform tracks from her new album alongside many of her greatest hits.

2023 has already seen Kylie perform on American Idol and play a surprise set at Capital’s Summertime Ball. Next week she will perform a one-off show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and later this year will see Kylie host ITV’s An Audience With show at the Royal Albert Hall to be broadcast in December.

Kylie’s glittering career has seen her amass sales of over 80 million records worldwide, five billion streams and eight UK Number 1 albums. Her multiple awards include three BRIT awards, two MTV awards and a Grammy. Kylie is the only female artist to score a Number 1 album and Top 10 singles in five consecutive decades in the UK. 

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