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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue
Minogue performing during her Aphrodite World Tour, 2011
Personal information
Birth nameKylie Ann Minogue
GenresPop, synthpop, nu-disco
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actress, record producer, fashion designer, author, entrepreneur, philanthropist
Years active1979 present
LabelsPWL, Mushroom, Deconstruction, Parlophone, Warner Music Australia
Associated actsLeon Jackson

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Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (c-eniconˈkaɪliː_mɨˈnoʊɡ; born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian recording artist, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, "Locomotion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade. This led to a contract with songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single "I Should Be So Lucky", each reached number one in the United Kingdom, and over the next two years, her first 13 singles reached the British top ten. Her debut film, The Delinquents (1989) was a box-office hit in Australia and the UK despite negative reviews.

Initially presented as a "girl next door", Minogue attempted to convey a more mature style in her music and public image. Her singles were well received, but after four albums her record sales were declining, and she left Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1992 to establish herself as an independent performer. Her next single, "Confide in Me", reached number one in Australia and was a hit in several European countries in 1994, and a duet with Nick Cave, "Where the Wild Roses Grow", brought Minogue a greater degree of artistic credibility. Drawing inspiration from a range of musical styles and artists, Minogue took creative control over the songwriting for her next album, Impossible Princess (1997). It failed to attract strong reviews or sales in the UK, but was successful in Australia.

Minogue returned to prominence in 2000 with the single "Spinning Around" and the dance-oriented album Light Years, and she performed during the closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her music videos showed a more sexually provocative and flirtatious personality and several hit singles followed. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number one in more than 40 countries, and the album Fever (2001) was a hit in many countries, including the United States, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition. Minogue embarked on a concert tour but cancelled it when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005. After surgery and chemotherapy treatment, she resumed her career in 2006 with Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour. Her tenth studio album X was released in 2007 and was followed by the KylieX2008 tour. In 2009, she embarked upon her For You, For Me Tour, her first concert tour of the United States and Canada, and the following year released her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite.

Minogue has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 68 million, and has received notable music awards, including multiple ARIA and Brit Awards and a Grammy Award. She has mounted several successful concert tours and received a Mo Award for "Australian Entertainer of the Year" for her live performances. She was awarded the Order of the British Empire "for services to music", and an Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2008. In 2011, I Should Be So Lucky was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry.

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Kylie 101 - Boston Globe Tweet this news
Boston Globe--When -Kylie Minogue- mentioned she thought about making a “Kylie 101'' video for her new tour, it got us to thinking about some of her most memorable moments over the years, most of which were gloriously over the top and distinct - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:08:05 GMT+00:00
Will Baker talks Kylie Minogue - Tweet this news'ma big fan of William Baker, the stylist whose vision has shaped -Kylie's- career ever since he put her in THOSE gold hotpants. But he told me this week at Terry Ronald's Becoming Nancy book launch: “-Kylie's- ... - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 03:16:15 GMT+00:00
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The Guardian--The fictional wedding triggered a furore: in Australia, Time magazine featured it on the cover, while actors -Kylie Minogue- and Jason Donovan caused stampedes at local shopping malls Photograph: AFP/Getty The Vicar of Dibly wedding had tell - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:01:32 GMT+00:00
All You Can Eat: Kylie Minogue - Washington Post Tweet this news
Washington Post--Do you like -Kylie Minogue-? Really like -Kylie Minogue-? Then hit DC9 for a dance party that's playing Kylie all night long, all night strong. Next Saturday, Australian pop princess -Kylie Minogue- brings her Aphrodite Les Folies to - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:17:43 GMT+00:00
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ABC Online--Prime Minister Julia Gillard smiles with her partner Tim Mathieson and -Kylie Minogue- at a the fundraising dinner. (AFP : Yoshikazu TSUNO ) After being the guest of honour at a fundraising gala in Tokyo on Friday night, Prime Minister Julia G - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 12:40:13 GMT+00:00
Low-maintenance diva Minogue comes to town - Montreal Gazette Tweet this news
Montreal Gazette---Kylie Minogue-, after 24 years much more than just a pop star, brings her Aphrodite tour to Montreal on Thursday. Pop stars come and go. It is, almost by definition, a fickle business of ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:28:29 GMT+00:00
Kylie Minogue Glad She Didn't Cancel Japan Gigs - Tweet this news -KYLIE MINOGUE- (Picture) at Heathrow Airport to head to Japan for the next stage of her 'Aphrodite' tour London, England .... -Kylie Minogue- is glad she decided not to cancel her tour of Japan in the aftermath of las - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 13:07:07 GMT+00:00
I don't know if I'll have children: Kylie Minogue - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--WITH a new tour coming to Australia next month, a model boyfriend and devoted family, -Kylie Minogue- seems to have life all figured out. But, for the pop princess, who shows no sign of losing her edge after more than 20 years in the business, - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:09:07 GMT+00:00
Kylie Minogue 'proud to play in Japan' - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy---Kylie Minogue- has stated that she is proud of her decision to perform in Japan so soon after the natural disasters that devastated the country. The 'All The Lovers' singer took her acclaimed 'Aphrodite-Les ... - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 21:21:39 GMT+00:00
Kylie heads for SA - Independent Online Tweet this news
Independent Online--Australian singer -Kylie Minogue- performs on stage in Herning, at the start of her "Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour 2011". Photo: Reuters International pop star -Kylie Minogue- has announced South African dates for her - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:41:24 GMT+00:00

Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television

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1970sBarry Crocker and Maggie Tabberer (1970) * Gerard Kennedy and Maggie Tabberer (1971) * Gerard Kennedy (1972) * Tony Barber (1973) * Graham Kennedy and Pat McDonald (1974) * Ernie Sigley and Denise Drysdale (1975) * Norman Gunston and Denise Drysdale (1976) * Don Lane and Jeanne Little (1977) * Graham Kennedy (1978) * Bert Newton (1979)
1980sMike Walsh (1980) * Bert Newton (1981) * Bert Newton (1982) * Daryl Somers (1983) * Bert Newton (1984) * Rowena Wallace (1985) * Daryl Somers (1986) * Ray Martin (1987) * Kylie Minogue (1988) * Daryl Somers (1989)
1990sCraig McLachlan (1990) * Steve Vizard (1991) * Jana Wendt (1992) * Ray Martin (1993) * Ray Martin (1994) * Ray Martin (1995) * Ray Martin (1996) * Lisa McCune (1997) * Lisa McCune (1998) * Lisa McCune (1999)
2000sLisa McCune (2000) * Georgie Parker (2001) * Georgie Parker (2002) * Rove McManus (2003) * Rove McManus (2004) * Rove McManus (2005) * John Wood (2006) * Kate Ritchie (2007) * Kate Ritchie (2008) * Rebecca Gibney (2009)
2010sRay Meagher (2010) *

Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actress

1970sLorraine Bayly (1978) * Lorraine Bayly (1979)
1980sPaula Duncan (1980) * Paula Duncan (1981) * Val Lehman (1982) * Rowena Wallace (1983) * Rowena Wallace (1984) * Anne Tenney (1985) * Anne Tenney (1986) * Kylie Minogue (1987) * Kylie Minogue (1988) * Annie Jones (1989)
1990sRachel Friend (1990) * Georgie Parker (1991) * Georgie Parker (1992) * Georgie Parker (1993) * Sonia Todd (1994) * Lisa McCune (1995) * Lisa McCune (1996) * Lisa McCune (1997) * Lisa McCune (1998) * Lisa McCune (1999)
2000sLisa McCune (2000) * Georgie Parker (2001) * Libby Tanner (2002) * Libby Tanner (2003) * Lisa Chappell (2004) * Bec Cartwright (2005) * Kate Ritchie (2006) * Kate Ritchie (2007) * Kate Ritchie (2008) * Rebecca Gibney (2009)

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