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Kylie Minogue Biography

Kylie Minogue, OBE (born 28.5.1968)

Kylie Minogue 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.

Kylie Minogue: 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.

Kylie Minogue: Musical 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.

Kylie Minogue: Film and television

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.

Kylie Minogue: 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.

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Kylie Minogue Picture Gallery

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The Latest Kylie Minogue News

Ricky Wilson Unsure Of 'the Voice' Return, Would Be "weird" Without Kylie

22nd April 2014

Ricky Wilson, a popular coach on The Voice UK, has revealed he hasn’t yet been signed on to return to...

Mollie King 'checks Out' Women More Than Men

13th April 2014

Mollie King prefers checking out women to men.The Saturdays beauty admitted while she doesn't like to compare herself to other...

Stars Support Baz Luhrmann At Strictly Ballroom Premiere

12th April 2014

Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby star Joel Edgerton and pop singer Kylie Minogue were among the famous faces who supported...

Kylie Minogue Blames Voice Exit On Tour Times

12th April 2014

The Voice may have been given a popularity boost via a certain Australian popstar, but it’ll have to source a...

Kylie Minogue Quits 'the Voice', Leaving Bbc In A Pickle

11th April 2014

Signing up Kylie Minogue for The Voice was the BBC's way of proving that this singing contest - with its...

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Kylie Minogue Reviews

A Week In Movies 21st September 2012 Feature

21st September 2012

Kylie Minogue turned up in London on Tuesday night for the red carpet premiere of...

Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite Les Folies (Live In London) Album Review

13th December 2011

It's probably fair to say that the longer an artist is in the music business,...

Kylie Minogue - Better than Today Single Review

18th January 2011

Kylie's had a stellar year. A worldwide number-one album and a comeback that would make...

Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way Single Review

7th September 2010

Successful in having been the only female artist to have number one albums across four...

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Kylie Minogue Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Holy Motors 2012, Review by Rich Cline

Indescribably insane, this outrageously inventive French drama is so bracingly strange that we can't help...

Doogal 2006, Review by Christopher Null

I'm a little ashamed to say this, but here goes: I didn't know what Doogal...

Moulin Rouge 2001, Review by Christopher Null

When a red curtain opens and an orchestra conductor emerges to "direct" the unmistakable 20th...

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The Latest Kylie Minogue Press Releases

Kylie Adds Two Further Dates To Her Autumn 2014 UK Tour

4th April 2014

Kylie adds two more dates to the Kiss Me Once tour in Nottingham and London....

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jl parry

Hi.Kylie . Sorry this is the only way we can contact you ... x Please can you help in anyway .... We live in Llantwit Major ,South Wales UK . we have a 15 year old son who has Auditory Processing Disorder , another family in our Village have a 9 year old son also with Auditory Processing Disorder .. Every day the children struggle with school and social life skills ... we aren't looking for money ..just support on spread the word . All we want is for people to understand ... it's like ADHD ,ADD .. 20 YEARS AGO ... when you say but my child has ADHD /ADD people understand but when you say my child has APD they still class it as misbehavior .. school will put your child in a class for behavior problems .even when we had letters from Great Ormond Street Children Hospital that children with APD need quiet and calm . environment it has taken us nearly 3 years for the school to understand but a lot of heartache ... I don't want other children to have to suffer like my 15 year old has ..... We have contacted our local MP and hoping to have support from her ... THE MORE WE SHOUT FROM THE HILL TOPS THE LOUDER THE WORD SPREADS ... thank you xx From Janet Louise Parry,Louise Alison Morgan

3 months 2 weeks ago
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Fanof kylies08

Kylie I am a new fan of yours and I have to say I have not heard a more beautiful vioce in years. I am one picky individual when it comes to what I listen to. Music (GoodMusic)has not only got to hit me in the ears, but most important I have to feel it from the heart. Your music has inspired me, it has raised me up. I hope that someday we can chat abit. I am so sorry about the split. I have a pretty good Idea what you are going through. I just went through a divorce,it still stings some. For me, it`s going to take some time. I hope everything works out for you. if ever you feel you need someone just to chat with, I am all ears. I am 49, and I have been there, done that, I know what is going on out there. I have had some experiences of my own both good and bad that I feel have made me a better person. I have been told my many that I am a very good listener and that I have helped them alot just being there and lending my ear. Please feel free to contact me`No strings Attatched gauranteed` I do hope the very best for kylie and my thoughts and prayers will always be with you.

7 years 2 months ago
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teresa moutinho

hi, kylie i`m from Portugal i live in uk, first of all i hope that you get better every day, more and more because you are a beautifful personthan i`d like to know where can i get you workout video pleasei love you

8 years 1 month ago
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wow kylie i love yr music and i have watched you on the tv a lot you are the best .i live in the uk and am marred with three children 2 boys one girl .ive added 2 of your fans on to myspace,they are truly a big fan of yours .

6 years 5 months ago
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dute in bloed ....old and stupid nobody....likes youi......old fashion......go to bloed.......

6 years 4 months ago
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Hi Kylie!I have been a fan of you since I saw you on Neighbours. And I still am a very big fan of you. Love your music...I love your new single and can't wait till your new album comes out.

3 years 11 months ago
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Hi Kylie,One year ago I couldnt run however in a few months time I will be running the New York Marathon for Breast Cancer Care. I am sure you will be unindated with requests however if you would like to sponsor me the site address you wellDawn

7 years 9 months ago
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I just wanted to say how proud I was that Kylie is wearing my home countries brand of clothes. It is so nice :) pietro filipi is not long in UK and I hope now they will have store in london where I live soon. Kylie is an amazing person and she looks so cool :) I hope one day she will go to prague and tell everyone how beautiful my country is!Keep up all the great songs Kylie and I wish you the best in your long life :)

6 years 5 months ago
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you are just great....y lone you...CLAUDIA DUMITRESCU....WALLES.....DICAPRIO

6 years 11 months ago
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Kylie, you're simply the best. I love to you, Kylie.

8 years 1 month ago
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