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.
Miley Cyrus and Benee add to this wonderfully eclectic array.
We're entering into the final month of the year and it feels like we're moving forward into a new era of hope. Nothing gives us more optimism than some of the albums that have presented themselves this year, and November in particular has been a rush of uplifting sounds. Here are some of our favourites.
Ólafur Arnalds - Some Kind Of Peace
If you're looking for "some kind of peace", that's exactly what you'll get with this Icelandic producer's latest classical-electronic album; it's a unique blend of melancholy and tranquility with minimal vocals and a vulnerable edge that makes it the perfect record to wrap up a difficult year. Plus, while it is a timeless record, it very much feels representative of the here and now as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter.
Kylie, AC/DC and Miley Cyrus are ones to watch this month.
This month there really seems to be something for everybody be it hard rock or disco-pop. We're looking forward to a genre-bending journey with some long-awaited returns as well some new faces; quite the voyage of discovery for many of our favourite artists. But then playing it safe in 2020 hasn't been easy in any respect.
Disco - Kylie Minogue
Stormzy, Kylie and Billie Eilish were among the most memorable shows.
Another edition of Britain's most spectacular festival has once again come and gone, and while we're sad to see it go as we get back to mundane reality, we do at least have many incredible memories. For those who witnessed it first hand, this will be one Glastonbury they won't ever forget.
Stormzy at Glastonbury 2019 / Photo Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images
Continue reading: Glastonbury Highlights: The Most Iconic Performances At Glasto 2019
The week's music news rounded up, including more Ariana Grande dates, Neil Young's streaming archives and a new PJ Harvey film.
Ariana Grande ADDS UK TOUR DATES
Ariana Grande has given fans a little Sweetener, announcing extra dates for the UK and Ireland leg of her arena tour next summer.
Originally, the ‘thank u, next’ chart-topping star announced a brace of London shows in August 2019, before returning to the UK the following month for gigs in Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and Dublin.
Kylie will perform the fabled Sunday afternoon 'legend' slot at Worthy Farm next year.
The 50 year old singer is set to perform in the heritage act slot on the Sunday afternoon (June 30th) of the 2019 edition of Glastonbury, a gig which traditionally draws the biggest crowd of the weekend. It’s a slot that has previously been filled by the likes of Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Jeff Lynne’s ELO.
Kylie was supposed to have headlined the festival in her own right back in 2005, but a breast cancer diagnosis forced her to pull out with just weeks to go, with sub-headliners Basement Jaxx stepping in to perform the Pyramid Stage closer instead. She eventually returned to Glastonbury in 2010 to make a guest appearance with Scissor Sisters, but to date has never played a full set at Worthy Farm.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Confirmed For Glastonbury 2019 'Legend' Slot
Speculation has reached fever pitch about the Pop Princess' inclusion in the famous festival's line-up
It's the only festival in the world where tickets sell out in a matter of minutes - without attendees even knowing who they're going to see. Glastonbury 2019 already has thousands of people due to camp on its farm for its 36th festival but, as yet, it has no confirmed headliners.
Kylie Minogue has been a strong rumour for Glastonbury 2019 for some time
What it does have, however, are plenty of rumours and chief among those is Pop Princess Kylie Minogue.
Continue reading: Has Kylie Minogue's Tour All But Confirmed Her Glastonbury Performance?
The Pop Princess has bounced back 18-months after her last engagement ended in heartbreak
Kylie Minogue has often been described as unlucky in love but the Princess of Pop has recently spoken out about her new man and explained it as a relationship that 'doesn't compare' to any of her previous romances.
Kylie Minogue has spoken out about her new boyfriend, Paul Solomons
The 50-year-old singer has gushed about her 'lovely' new man - GQ boss, 43-year-old Paul Solomons.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Has Spoken Out Her New Man
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 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
Kylie Minogue draped in a beautiful yellow full length dress arriving at the Victoria and Albert Museum Summer Party - Held at the V&A in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd June 2016
Kylie Minogue - Kylie Minogue leaving The Chiltern Firehouse - London, United Kingdom - Friday 30th January 2015
Date of birth
28th May, 1968
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