Kylie Minogue

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Legal name: Kylie Ann Minogue

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Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (/ˈkl mɨˈnɡ/; born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition by starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearing in the series for two years, Minogue's character married Scott Robinson, played by Jason Donovan in an episode viewed by nearly 20 million people in the United Kingdom and become one of the most watched Australian TV episodes ever worldwide. Since then, Minogue has been a recording artist and has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. Minogue has been recognised with several honorific nicknames and has been referred to as the "Princess of Pop" and "Goddess of Pop".

Born in Melbourne in Australia, Minogue has for many years worked and lived in London, United Kingdom. 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 and where she created her self-titled studio album and Impossible Princess, two albums that received positive reviews from critics. Returning to more mainstream dance-oriented music, Minogue signed to Parlophone and released "Spinning Around", which was considered a return to prominence. Her 2001 single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" became one of the most successful singles during the 2000s period, selling over ten million units, recognized as her "signature song" and was named "...the catchiest song ever" by Yahoo! Music. 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". Kiss Me Once was released in March 2014.

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 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, she 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.

As of 2013, Minogue had 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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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Kylie 5 6
1989 Enjoy Yourself 4
1990 Rhythm of Love 4
1991 Let's Get to It 3
1994 Kylie Minogue 6
1997 Impossible Princess 5
2000 Light Years 5 9
2001 Fever 3.65 14
2003 Body Language 5 8
2007 X 11
2010 Aphrodite 3 7
2012 The Abbey Road Sessions 5 5
2014 Kiss Me Once 11

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Greatest Hits 2
1993 Kylie's Non-Stop History 50+1 1
1998 The Maxis 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 9
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
2015 Kiss Me Once Live at the SSE Hydro 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

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