Kylie Minogue

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Legal name: Kylie Ann Minogue

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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. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before beginning her career as a recording artist in 1987.

Minogue has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 70 million, and has received notable music awards, including multiple ARIA and Brit Awards and a Grammy Award. 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 an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 "for services to music". In the same year 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. In 2011 her hit single "I Should Be So Lucky" was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Sounds of Australia registry. The same year, 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.

Her first single, "The Loco-Motion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest-selling single of the decade in Australia. This led to a contract with the British songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single "I Should Be So Lucky", both performed well on international charts, particularly in Australia and the United Kingdom. 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 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).

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 US, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition. In 2005, in the middle of a concert tour, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to cancel the tour. After treatment, she resumed her career in 2006 with the Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour. In 2009, she embarked upon her For You, For Me tour, her first concert tour of the US and Canada.

In 2014, Minogue released her 12th album Kiss Me Once and appeared as a judge on the third series of The Voice UK and The Voice Australia.

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
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 10

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1992 Greatest Hits Compilation 2
1993 Kylie's Non-Stop History 50+1 Compilation 1
2000 Hits + Compilation 4 3
2002 Confide in Me Compilation 1
2002 Greatest Hits '87-'92 Compilation 4 1
2003 Greatest Hits 87-97 Compilation 1
2003 Greatest Hits 87-99 Compilation 1
2004 Artist Collection Compilation 1
2004 Ultimate Kylie Compilation 7
2007 Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie Compilation 2
2011 Hits Compilation 1
2012 The Best Of Kylie Minogue Compilation 3
2012 K25 Time Capsule Compilation 1
2014 The Best Of Kylie Minogue Compilation 1
Grand Collection Compilation 1
Megamix Compilation 1
Pop Legend Compilation 1

Album + Remix + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1989 Kylie's Remixes, Volume 1 Remix Compilation 2

Album + Live

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

Album + Remix

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

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1987 Locomotion 4

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