Aphrodite

Album: Aphrodite (2010)
  • When initial sessions for Aphrodite began in April 2009, Minogue was paired with U.K. singer/songwriter Nerina Pallot. Both this song and "Better Than Today" were penned during that time. In December 2009, Stuart Price was enlisted as executive producer and he set about retooling the record with Kylie. Both of Pallot's tracks ended up on the album, albeit in funked-up incarnations. Nerina Pallot is best known for her 2005 UK hit single, "Everybody's Gone to War."
  • In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the goddess of love, beauty and sexuality. Greek keyboard virtuoso Vangelis and vocalist Demi Roussos were both in a band called Aphrodite's Child in the late 1960's who had a number of European hits including "Rain and Tears."
  • Aphrodite debuted at #1 on the UK album charts making Kylie the first Solo Female to have UK chart-topping albums in four different Decades - 1980's, 1990's, 2000s and 2010s.
  • Aphrodite was the second UK #1 album to be named after an ancient god. The first was Wings' Venus & Mars in 1975. Aphrodite's Roman name was Venus whilst Mars was the Roman God of War.
    Another chart topping set to be named after a mythological character was Annie Lennox's Medusa (1995). Medusa was one of the three Gorgon Sisters and any person who looked into her eyes had the misfortune of being turned into stone.
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