Kylie Minogue to Return with Aphrodite This Summer

Kylie Minogue to Return with <i>Aphrodite</i> This Summer
Pop diva Kylie Minogue is set to return this summer with her 11th studio album, which is set to feature quite the host of songwriters.

As Billboard reports, 41-year-old Minogue will release Aphrodite on July 6 in North America (July 5 in the UK) via Parlophone, but will treat fans to first single "All the Lovers" a week earlier, on June 29.

"The single was one of the last tracks to be written for the album. As I was recording it I knew that 'All the Lovers' had to be the first single; it sums up the euphoria of the album perfectly," Minogue explained in a statement.

"It gives me goose-bumps, so I'm really excited to hear what everyone thinks of it."

Aphrodite features executive producer Stuart Price (Madonna, the Killers, Gwen Stefani) and a nice stack of songwriters who contributed songs to the album, including dance auteur Calvin Harris, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot and Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley.

The album will mark Minogue's first album since 2007's X.