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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.
Kylie confirmed the end of her engagement to the British actor earlier this month.
The 48-year-old singer confirmed her split from Joshua, 29, a fortnight ago, thanking fans for their support on Instagram. The breakup was reported to be due to Kylie’s suspicions that Joshua was getting close to Spanish actress Marta Milans.
Kylie Minogue has broken her silence on her split from fiancé Joshua Sasse (pictured in June 2016)
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Says Relationship With Joshua Sasse 'Wasn't Meant To Be'
The popstar apparently gets to keep her first name trademarked.
Kylie Minogue and Kylie Jenner have been locked in a bitter copyright battle ever since the latter tried to trademark just her first name, despite the former having used the mononym for almost thirty years. Now it seems that the popstar has successfully blocked the reality star's application.
Kylie Minogue wins trademark battle against Kylie Jenner
Jenner tried to apply to trademark 'Kylie' in 2014, which was just before she launched her popular lip kits for Kylie Cosmetics. Naturally, Minogue and her team immediately blocked the application to the US Patent and Trademark Office in February 2016 arguing that she was an 'internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as 'Kylie'', while her 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' counterpart was simply 'a secondary reality television personality'.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Wins Mononym Battle With Kylie Jenner
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 apparently ended their year-long engagement when Sasse "grew close" to another woman.
Nearly a year after they announcement their engagement following a whirlwind romance, Kylie Minogue has reportedly called off her marriage to fiancé Joshua Sasse amid allegations of infidelity.
The 48 year old pop princess met Sasse, 19 years her junior, on the set of his TV series ‘Galavant’ in 2015, when she made a guest appearance on the show. Months later, in February 2016, they announced that they had gotten engaged.
However, according to a report in The Sun on Thursday (February 2nd), Kylie threw Joshua out of her home in West London this week after she discovered he “grew close” to 34 year old Spanish actress Marta Milans. The report broke just a few days after she was pictured without her engagement ring.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Ends Engagement To Joshua Sasse Amid Cheating Accusations
Minogue and her fiancé have joined Australia’s Say I Do Down Under campaign.
Minogue and Sasse announced their engagement earlier this year, but have put wedding plans on hold to fight for Australia’s Say I Do Down Under campaign.
Josuha Sasse and fiancée Kylie Minogue
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
The pop princess could be swapping Las Vegas for London later this year.
Britney Spears is reportedly in talks to appear on the London stage this festive season as Cinderella. According to The Sunday People, the singer is being offered a deal thought to be worth £500,000 to swap the Vegas lights for the London stage in a very special pantomime.
Is Britney Spears set to play Cinderella in a London panto?
Continue reading: Is Britney Spears Set To Play Cinderella In London Pantomime?
It's the battle of the Kylies.
Kylie Minogue is the one and only Kylie according to her recent notice of opposition against Kylie Jenner's request to use the mononym as her trademark, and she's not letting up anytime soon. The 'I Should Be So Lucky' singer also slammed the reality star for her career and fame and is furious that anyone would consider taking her brand from her.
Kylie Jenner wants to be known as 'Kylie'
'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star Kylie Jenner is quickly becoming a hugely recognisable brand. She's branching into cosmetics, fashion, mobile apps and literature so it's no wonder that now she wants to make it official by trademarking her first name. Unfortunately for her though, it's already been done. She filed an application for the trademark because of advertising reasons, and it was released in August 2015 for opposition. It seems that Minogue has finally stepped forward to challenge it.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Vs. Kylie Jenner: Who Will Win The Kylie Trademark?
The Australian singer has been dating British actor Joshua Sasse for four months.
Kylie Minogue has sparked engagement rumours after being spotted wearing a huge diamond ring while on a night out in London. The 47-year-old singer has been dating 28-year-old British actor Joshua Sasse for just four months, but it seems the pair could be ready to settle down together.
Are Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse engaged?
Kylie was spotted with the sparkler on Thursday night as she left London’s trendy Chiltern Firehouse with Joshua. The pair are said to have recently enjoyed a two-week skiing trip together in Geneva, where Joshua may have decided to pop the question.
In a first for the show, Minogue handed one of her choices over to boyfriend Joshua Sasse.
Kylie Minogue made an emotional appearance on long running BBC radio series, 'Desert Island Discs' on Sunday, opening up about her former boyfriend INXS singer Michael Hutchence and new love, actor Joshua Sasse. Minogue picked INXS’ ‘Need You Tonight’ as one of her eight song choices and described Hutchence as the person who ‘believed’ in her during the early stages of her career.
Kylie Minogue has appeared on BBC’s Desert Island Discs.
"I met a new person and I fell in love. Yes, he was this wild guy, he was the rocker, he was all of that. But I'm always at pains to say, he was Byron-esque, he was poetic, he was cultured and hilarious and tender, he was all of these other things,” Minogue said of Hutchence.
Chrissie Hynde , Kylie Minogue - Kylie Minogue performs 'A Kylie Christmas' special one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall. She was joined on stage by sister Dannii Minogue and they turned Royal Albert Hall into a giant Christmas disco, complete with falling snow and Santa hats. at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Friday 11th December 2015
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
Date of birth
28th May, 1968
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