Kylie Minogue, OBE (born 28.5.1968) is an Australian pop singer and actress who first became famous in the 1980s when she starred in the popular Australian soap opera, Neighbours, before becoming an internationally-renowned pop artist in the late '80's.
Childhood: Kylie was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, to Ron Minogue and Carol Jones, from Wales. Her younger sister Dannii is also a well-known pop singer and her younger brother Brendan is a news cameraman in Australia.
Minogue went to Camberwell High School in Melbourne and, along with Dannii, began acting in small roles in Australian soap operas at the age of 12. Her first singing performance was on the music performance show, Young Talent Time. Her sister Dannii's success on this show overshadowed Kylie's acting work, until Kylie was cast in the soap opera Neighbours in 1986
She won four Logie Awards in one year, including the 'Gold Logie' for being Australia's 'Most Popular Television Performer.' From 1986, Neighbours was screened in the UK, with high viewing figures.
Career: Kylie performed a cover of Carole King's 'The Loco-Motion' at a benefit concert with other Neighbours cast members and was signed to a recording contract with Mushroom Records in 1987.
The song, re-titled 'Locomotion' and released as a single, spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian music charts and was the highest-selling single in Australia for the whole of the 1980s.
Kylie travelled to London to work with renowned producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
Her debut album, Kylie, went to number one in he UK charts and became the highest-selling album of the year. The album sold over seven million copies worldwide and in 1988, Kylie left Neighbours to concentrate on her music.
'Especially For You,' a duet she recorded with Jason Donovan, was a huge success in the UK, and sold over 1 million copies in the UK.
Her second album, Enjoy Yourself was released in 1989 achieved success in the UK, Europe and Australia but Kylie was dropped by her American label at the time, Geffen Records.
The Rhythm of Love album, released in 1990, was a more sophisticated portrayal of dance music than its predecessor; a rebellion against the 'girl-next-door' image that she had been tagged with.
When the single 'Shocked' was released, she became the first recording artist to have their first 13 releases in the UK Top 10.
Although the recording contract had been for three albums, she was persuaded to record a fourth, Let's Get To It in 1991. The album failed to make the UK Top Ten, but spawned two Top Five singles.
Minogue declined the offer to renew her contract after this fourth album and signed to Deconstruction Records. The album Kylie Minogue (1994) sold well in Europe and Australia, with three Top 20 hits in the UK ('Confide In Me,' 'Put Yourself In My Place,' and 'Where Is The Feeling?').
In 1995, Nick Cave invited Kylie to join him on his ballad, 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' as a part of his Murder Ballads album. The single gained widespread notoriety in Europe and Australia, where it was a number two single and won two ARIA Awards for 'Song Of the Year' and 'Best Pop Release.'
Her next album, Impossible Princess featured members of the Manic Street Preachers and comparisons were drawn with Madonna's Ray of Light album.
Kylie parted company with Deconstruction Records and signed with Parlophone, after duetting with the Pet Shop Boys on their Nightlife album. The subsequent album, Light Years featured tracks written by Robbie Williams and his writing partner, Guy Chambers. The album was well received and the single, 'Spinning Around,' became her first UK number one in 10 years.
In 2000, Kylie Minogue performed her hit 'On A Night Like This' at the Sydney Olympics closing ceremony, which was watched by an estimated 2.1 million people.
Parlophone released Fever in 2001. The lead single, 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' became number one in more than twenty countries and sold more than four million worldwide. It also debuted at number three in the US Billboard 200.
In 2003, she received a Grammy Award nomination of 'Best Dance Recording' for 'Love At First Sight' and the following year she won the same award for 'Come Into My World.'
Her next album was also released in 2003. Body Language's release was marked by an invitation-only event at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The concert was then turned into a successful TV show.
Her second greatest hits album was released in 2004. Ultimate Kylie was accompanied by a music video DVD of the same name.
Kylie's tenth studio album, X, was released in 2007 and included previous collaborators such as Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis, and newcomers such as Calvin Harris and Edwin Serrano.
Later that year, it was announced that Kylie, who had recently recovered from a battle with breast cancer, would be honoured on Queen Elizabeth II's 2008 New Year's Honours List.
Since leaving Neighbours, Kylie has featured in a number of film productions, including 1989's The Delinquents, 1994's Street Fighter and 2001's Moulin Rouge!
In 2007, Minogue featured in the hit UK TV show, Doctor Who.
Personal Life: Kylie has been romantically linked with a number of well-known men. In 1990, she dated Michael Hutchence, of INXS. Her most recent relationship, with Olivier Martinez has been the subject of a huge amount of gossip and speculation in the world's media.
They perform the song together for the fourth time ever.
It was quite the important moment for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds fans last night, as the frontman invited fellow Australian Kylie Minogue onto the stage during his London festival show to perform their iconic duet 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' live for the first time in five years.
Kylie Minogue leaving BBC Radio 2 studios
The rare performance took place at the All Points East festival in Victoria Park on Sunday (June 3rd 2018); the first time they had gotten together for a live sing-a-long since Nick Cave's encore at the Koko club in 2013. They had only performed the song together twice before: at Feile Festival in Cork and T in the Park back in 1995.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue And Nick Cave Reunite For Iconic Murder Ballad Duet
She's found love again just one year after her break-up.
Kylie Minogue has not had an easy ride when it comes to love, but things may be on the turn for the singer. She's recently been rumoured to be dating magazine magnate Paul Solomons, though the pair are being careful to take things slow and keep their relationship private for the time being.
Kylie Minogue at the Echo Music Awards
The 49-year-old Aussie has allegedly been getting to know GQ director Paul Solomons since they first met in February, but it's understandable that she's a little hesitant about things getting serious - after all, it's only been just over a year since she announced her break-up from fiance Joshua Sasse.
Continue reading: Is Kylie Minogue Dating Magazine Director Paul Solomons?
The pop princess was due to play her first gig in her home country since 2015
Princess of Pop Kylie Minogue has cancelled an intimate gig in Sydney due to illness. The star was set to play an invite-only set on Thursday (29 March) and has vowed to make it up to fans who were hoping to attend.
Kylie Minogue has apologised for disappointing fans in Sydney
The 49-year-old Spinning Around hitmaker hasn't performed in the city since her 2015 'Kiss Me Once' tour but told fans she was advised by a doctor to rest after a throat infection diagnosis.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Cancels Sydney Concert Due To Illness
Kylie Minogue at the 2018 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London. This year's big winners included Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Gorillaz. Ed Sheeran was the recipient of the Global Success Award - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st February 2018
The pop princess split with 30-year-old British actor, Joshua Sasse in February 2016
Pop princess and 80s queen Kylie Minogue has revealed she suffered a nervous breakdown after splitting from British actor, Joshua Sasse. The singing sensation, who has had a string of high-profile relationships, revealed she was "broken" after the engaged pair separated last February.
Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse split after three years together
The eternally youthful-looking singer, who turns 50 this year, dated 30-year-old Sasse for three years and became engaged to him in February 2016. However, a year later, the pair had split.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Suffered A Breakdown At The End Of Her Last Relationship
A weird curve in the wall behind her led to some fans accusing Kylie of photoshopping an ad for her upcoming calendar.
Kylie Minogue has come under fire from her own fanbase, after many of her Instagram followers spotted what looked like a spectacular Photoshop fail she posted earlier this week.
To make matters worse, the offending technique had to do with her famous posterior. The Australian pop star, 49, posted an image of herself on Wednesday (October 4th) wearing a T-shirt, and high-waisted bikini bottoms, with a cup of coffee and bending over what looks like a counter or a balcony.
The image was intended as a teaser for Kylie’s 2018 calendar, with the star writing “#Lovers, you can pre-order your 2018 #KylieCalendar now!” However, it ended up attracting publicity for the wrong reasons, as an apparent bend in the wall just above Kylie’s bottom prompted fans to speculate that there was digital deception afoot.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Accused Of Photoshop Fail
Five stars that have raised millions to help keep our children safe.
Most superstars have charities that they support or even charities that they have foundered themselves, but perhaps one of the causes many of them can relate to most is that of preventing child abuse. We're all children at some point in our lives and most of us have children of our own. So when it comes to fighting abuse in young people, the battle is a particularly passionate one.
Here are five stars who have put their all into preventing child abuse:
David Beckham celebrating UNICEF's 70th Anniversary at the Empire State Building in 2016
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Ten brave stars that lived through cancer.
Cancer is a foul disease that leaves suffering and death in its wake far too often. No amount of money or fame can protect you from it, but very often it can be beaten. When a celebrity overcomes such a hurdle in their lives, it's an inspiration to regular people everywhere.
Here are just a few stars who have been struck and struck back at cancer and survived:
Mr T snapped out and about in 2012
Family friend Peter Ford said Kylie had at one point shelled out for her former fiance's hair implants.
In the wake of Kylie Minogue dumping her fiancé Joshua Sasse last week, a family friend has revealed that the singer at one point made an “ultimate sign of love and dedication” and spent £8,000 on his hair implants.
Veteran entertainment reporter Peter Ford, a friend of Kylie’s for many years, revealed a number of inside secrets from the relationship to Australian radio station KIIS FM hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O on Monday (February 6th) – saying that Kylie was desperate for the relationship to work out.
Joshua Sasse and Kylie Minogue in 2016
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Paid £8,000 For Ex-Fiance Joshua Sasse's Hair Implants
Kylie Minogue at the World Premiere of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley's new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016
Kylie Minogue and her beau at the World Premiere of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley's new film 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' held at the Odeon Leicester Square. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016
Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this earthquake action adventure is preposterous enough to just about work as a guilty pleasure. Everything else about the film is simply absurd, from the fake science to the simplistic family dynamic that strains to hold the story together. But it's definitely a big-screen spectacle, and Dwayne Johnson was made to fill the big screen.
He plays Los Angeles Fire & Rescue chopper pilot Ray, who is going through a divorce from Emma (Carla Gugino) after the death of his young daughter. Now his older daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) needs help moving up the coast, but Ray has been called to respond to a freak quake in Nevada. So she travels instead to San Francisco with her mother's millionaire boyfriend (Ioan Gruffudd). Then jittery Cal Tech scientist Lawrence (Paul Giamatti) works out that this temblor is heading for L.A. and will move up the coast to San Francisco, perhaps creating the biggest seismic event the world has ever seen. As he issues urgent warnings, Ray rescues Emma from a collapsing L.A. skyscraper, and they both head north to save their daughter. Meanwhile, Blake has teamed up with sexy Brit Ben (Hugo Johnstone-Burt) and his perky little brother Ollie (Art Parkinson) to survive the chaos in San Francisco.
Despite the filmmakers' stated goal to recreate a classic disaster epic like The Poseidon Adventure (1972) or Earthquake (1974), this film doesn't bother to feature an ensemble cast with complex intertwined storylines. Instead, it heaps all of the drama onto Johnson's beefy shoulders. He has more than enough charisma to hold it together, even if his one big emotional scene feels a bit, well, stony. Everyone else provides a masterclass in panic-stricken acting, running and screaming and fearing for everyone's lives even though it's clear from the start that very few characters will die. Hundreds of thousands of anonymous digitally rendered victims perish, but the movie doesn't bat an eyelid about them.
Continue reading: San Andreas Review
Maisie Williams, the actress best known for her role in 'Game of Thrones', will guest star in 'Doctor Who'.
Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who.
Date of birth
28th May, 1968
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