The pop legend released a new hits collection, Step Back In Time, last Friday – then performed at Glastonbury in the huge Legends slot on Sunday afternoon.

Monday’s sales flash from the Official Charts Company put her ahead of her closest competitor – Lewis Capaldi – by a margin of 2:1 at the halfway stage of the week.

But given that Capaldi has been leading Minogue on the likes of the iTunes and Amazon in-house rankings ever since, does she still have the overall lead?

According to Music Week, it’s good news for Minogue’s fans.

The industry publication reports that Step Back In Time still has a hefty lead over Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, although it’s not the far-and-away 2:1 ratio she had on Monday.

According to the report, Minogue is on around 27,500; while Capaldi has just cleared 15,000.

So, with two more days of sales and streams still to be counted – today and tomorrow – before the final charts are revealed on Friday, it seems Minogue remains likely to score her seventh UK number one album.

Her previous collections that went all the way were Kylie (1988), Enjoy Yourself (1989), Greatest Hits (1992), Fever (2001), Aphrodite (2010) and – just last year – the country-tinged Golden.

Glastonbury was a huge deal for the pop queen: she was booked to headline in 2005, but had to pull out due to her cancer diagnosis.

But the performance was triumphant: not only did it pull the biggest crowd of the entire festival this year, it is also rumoured to be in contention for the best-attended Glastonbury concert of all time.

She also won the TV ratings battle: three million were watching BBC One when her set was broadcast on Sunday evening; more than double the ratings for the next most-watched performance, which came from The Killers (1.4 million).

The Cure’s set managed 1.2 million viewers, Janet Jackson pulled in 1.1 million, and Stormzy managed 800,000.

Minogue is continuing to play big shows throughout the summer; including a date at the Eden Project today.

She’s then off to Poland for the Open’Er Festival on Friday, across to Barcelona for Festival Cruilla on Saturday, and then in Manchester for Castlefield Bowl next week.

On top of that, she’s playing Lytham Festival, Edinburgh Castle and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre before she becomes the jewel in Brighton Pride’s crown on August 3.

The latter event has become progressively bigger each year, with last year’s headliner – Britney Spears – drawing record crowds.

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