Kylie Minogue

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Legal name: Kylie Ann Minogue


Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (/ˈkaɪliː mɨˈnoʊɡ/; born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress, working and living in London. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australia TV soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Featured in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan, and was lauded by both critics and the audience, viewed by nearly 20 million people in the UK and become one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever. Since then, Minogue became a recording artist and has achieved massive success in the entertainment industry.

Born in Surrey Hills, Victoria in Australia, Minogue has now been working and living in Chelsea, London. She signed to PWL in 1987 and released her first studio album Kylie the next year. In 1992, Minogue left PWL and signed with Deconstruction Records to broaden her musical and lyrical aspects and become inspired by several different musicians; these ideas created her self-titled studio album and Impossible Princess, two albums that have yield positive commentary from contemporary critics. Returning to more mainstream dance-oriented music, Minogue signed to Parlophone and released "Spinning Around", which was heralded as a welcome return to prominence. Her 2002 single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" became one of the most successful singles during the 2000s period, selling nearly six million units, recognized as her "signature song" and was voted as the most catchiest song ever. Her album Fever (2001) was a hit in many countries, including the US, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition. Throughout her career, Minogue has released many successful singles, including "The Loco-Motion", "Especially for You", "Better the Devil You Know", "Confide in Me", "Spinning Around", "Slow", "2 Hearts", "All The Lovers" and "Timebomb". Her most recent effort, Kiss Me Once, was released in March 2014.

Kylie Minogue's public image has became a significant aspect throughout the media. In 2005, while Minogue was on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After treatment, she resumed the tour under the title Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour, which critics viewed it as a "triumph." Minogue resumed work as an actress and appeared in films Moulin Rouge! (2001), Jack & Diane and Holy Motors (2012) which met mixed reviews. In 2014, appeared as a judge on the third series of The Voice UK and The Voice Australia. Her other ventures include product endorsements, children books and fashion. Minogue's own musical company Darenote has been registered throughout all her endorsed products, musical recordings and her own range of home ware.

Minogue has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 70 million, and has received notable music awards. She has mounted several successful and critically acclaimed concert world tours and received a Mo Award for "Australian Entertainer of the Year" for her live performances. She was appointed by the French Government as a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the junior grade of France's highest cultural honour, for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture. Minogue was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree by Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom for her work in raising awareness for breast cancer. In November 2011, on the 25th anniversary of the ARIA Music Awards, Minogue was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Kylie 5 5
1989 Enjoy Yourself 4
1990 Rhythm of Love 4
1991 Let's Get to It 3
1994 Kylie Minogue 6
1997 Impossible Princess 5
1998 The Maxis 1
2000 Light Years 5 8
2001 Fever 3.65 14
2003 Body Language 5 8
2007 X 10
2010 Aphrodite 4 7
2012 The Abbey Road Sessions 5 5
2014 Kiss Me Once 5 11

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Greatest Hits 2
1993 Kylie's Non-Stop History 50+1 1
2000 Hits + 4 3
2002 Confide in Me 1
2002 Greatest Hits '87-'92 4 1
2003 Greatest Hits 87-97 1
2003 Greatest Hits 87-99 1
2004 Artist Collection 1
2004 Ultimate Kylie 8
2007 Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie 2
2011 Hits 1
2012 The Best Of Kylie Minogue 3
2012 K25 Time Capsule 1
2014 The Best Of Kylie Minogue 1
Grand Collection 1
Megamix 1
Pop Legend 1

Album + Remix + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Kylie's Remixes, Volume 1 2

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Intimate and Live 1
2002 Kylie Fever 2002 Live in Manchester 1
2004 Body Language Live 1
2007 Showgirl: Homecoming Live 1
2009 Kylie: Live in New York 2
2011 Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Greatest Remix Hits, Volume 1 2
1993 Greatest Remix Hits, Volume 2 1
1998 Greatest Remix Hits, Volume 3 2
1998 Greatest Remix Hits, Volume 4 1
1998 Impossible Remixes 1
2001 Light Years 2
2009 Boombox 3
2010 Essential Mixes 1
Greatest Hits 1
Kylie's Remixes, Volume 2 1
Light Years Remixes by Saint Ken 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1987 Locomotion 4

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