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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 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 has covered Bob Dylan’s ‘This Wheel's On Fire’ for the upcoming comedy.
The upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie has just got a lot more fabulous, as Kylie Minogue has revealed she’ll be singing the film’s theme tune. Kylie will cover Bob Dylan’s 'This Wheel’s On Fire' for the film’s soundtrack, which will be released on July 1st.
The Ab Fab movie hits cinemas on July 1st.
But for eager fans Kylie’s cover is already available to pre-order on download. ‘This Wheel's On Fire’ has always been the show’s theme and was covered by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson for the sitcom.
The two popular former judges are said to be poised to return to the show when it moves to ITV.
Former ‘The Voice’ judges Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones could be set to return to the show, when it moves to ITV for it’s sixth season. According to The Mirror, the two former judges are set to join a revamped line-up which is also rumoured to include Jennifer Hudson and Will.i.am.
Kylie Minogue is rumoured to be making a return to ‘The Voice’.
A source told the newspaper that Black Eyed Peas star Will is the only current coach ITV are hoping to hang on to. “They’ve pushed the boat out to get Will to stay and are very much hoping he’ll say yes,” the source said. "He loves the show and he’s actually a bigger star here than he is in the US.”
Continue reading: Are Kylie Minogue And Tom Jones Set To Return To 'The Voice'?
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?
There'll be a Ramsay Street reunion on the set of new Australian movie 'Flammable Children', which begins filming in October.
Former ‘Neighbours’ alumni Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce are set to reunite when they star in a new movie together, marking the first time they’ve been on set together since their Ramsay Street days over nearly 30 years ago.
They’re both set to work on comedy movie Flammable Children under the aegis of director Stephan Elliott, whom Pearce has worked with before on ‘90s cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Radha Mitchell, star of London Has Fallen, is also due to feature in the film.
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 Aussie singer announced her engagement to the British actor on Friday.
Kylie Minogue and her fiancé Joshua Sasse have thanked fans for their well-wishes after announcing their engagement. The couple have been rumoured to be engaged for months now, but the news was made official on Friday with an announcement in the Daily Telegraph.
Kylie Minogue is officially engaged.
On twitter Minogue posted an image which read, ‘Huge thanks for all of your kind wishes today. Lots of love, J & K. The official announcement in the Daily Telegraph read: “The engagement is announced between Joshua, son of the late Dominic Sasse and of Mary Heale (nee Macauley), of Herefordshire, and Kylie, eldest daughter of Ronald and Carol Minogue, of Melbourne, Australia.”
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue Thanks Fans After Confirming Engagement To Joshua Sasse
It would appear that the rumours are true, six weeks after Kylie was snapped sporting a massive diamond ring on her finger.
Kylie Minogue has dropped the strongest hint yet that she’s engaged to be married, as she was heard referring to her current boyfriend Joshua Sasse as her “fiancé” at an afterparty following the recent NME Awards.
Sasse, 19 years Kylie’s junior at the age of 28, has also reportedly confirmed that they’re to wed, in a report by The Sun. A source told the paper: “Kylie may have been keeping tight-lipped, but Josh isn't as keen to keep it a secret.”
Over the last six weeks, 47 year old Kylie has been photographed sporting a sizeable diamond ring on her finger, leading to rumours that she was engaged to Sasse, a British actor famous for playing the title role on ABC’s musical comedy ‘Galavant’. The pair reportedly only started dating in September 2015, after Kylie had landed a guest role on the show.
Continue reading: Kylie Minogue's Boyfriend Joshua Sasse "Confirms Engagement"
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.
The singer and actress realised her dream of meeting Prince.
Kylie Minogue opens up getting to meet her lifelong idol Prince as a young starlet taking some of her first steps in the music industry. While the pair never collaborated together as Kylie had hoped, he did surprise her with a short demo after they had been hanging out together in Minneapolis.
Kylie Minogue opens up about meeting Prince
During her appearance on BBC Radio 4 program Desert Island Discs, she opted to play Prince's 1984 smash hit 'Purple Rain' after revealing that she saw the film multiple times at the movies as a young woman with her friends. 'I was obsessed with Prince, that's the beginning and the end of it', she revealed.
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.
Date of birth
28th May, 1968
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