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The Australian singer-songwriter, Kylie Minogue started her career with television soap opera ‘Neighbors’

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 28, 1968
NationalityAustralian
FamousSinger-songwriter, Actresses, Singers, Pop Singers, Rock Singers
Nick namesGoddess of Pop, Princess of Pop, Queen of Pop, Disco Queen
SiblingsBrendan Minogue, Dannii Minogue
Known asKylie Ann Minogue
Universities
  • Camberwell High School
Birth Place Melbourne
Diseases DisabilitiesStammered / Stuttered
Height152cm
GenderFemale
FatherRonald Charles Minogue
MotherCarol Jones
Net Worth$90 million
Sun SignGemini
Born inMelbourne
Famous asSinger-Songwriter and Actress

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Who is Kylie Minogue?

siKylie Ann Minogue, the pride of Australia, is a renowned singer-songwriter and an actress. She started her career at a very young age with Australian television series like: ‘Skyways’, ‘The Sullivans’, ‘The Henderson Kids’ and ‘Neighbor’. It was ‘Neighbor’ that helped put her on the centre stage when an English record company decided to give her a break. She has given many hit albums to the world, like: ‘Kylie’, ‘Kylie Minogue’, ‘Fever’, ‘Rhythm of Love’, ‘Body Language’, etc. She has worked in many movies as well. Her concerts are considered to be iconic and she is a style icon all over the world. Her energy and conformability in sexually portraying herself has led people and media to constantly compare her with Madonna. Where Madonna is known as the ‘Queen of Pop’, Kylie is called the ‘Princess of Pop’. She has been a victim of breast cancer and fought with it bravely and survived. After her recovery she made it a point to talk about her fight with cancer to the media to give more courage and inspiration to the people struggling with cancer.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kylie Minogue was born on May 28, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia, to an accountant called Ronald Charles Minogue and a former stage dancer from Wales, Australia Carol Ann Minogue. She was raised in Surrey Hill in Melbourne and was sent to Camberwell High School. She was the eldest of the three children.

Kylie along with her younger sister Dannii, began their careers together as child artists on the Australian television. When Kylie was only 12, she did small time roles in soap operas like ‘Skyways’, ‘The Sullivans’ and ‘The Henderson Kids’. Her big break in the entertainment industry came with her ‘tomboy car mechanic character of Charlene’ on one of the most popular Australian soap operas called ‘Neighbors’ in 1986.

Career

With her big break in 1986 in ‘Neighbors’, kylie got noticed at one of the benefit concerts where she performed a song called ‘The Loco-motion’ along with the other cast members of the show. She got noticed by the aces of the music industry and in 1987 she signed a contract with an Australian recording company called the Mushroom Records. ‘The Loco-Motion’ spent 7 weeks at the top position at the Australian music charts and became the highest selling track in Australia in 1980s.

In 1988, the huge success of ‘The Loco-Motion’ in Australia led the British music producers: Stock, Aitken and Waterman, to sign her with their record labels in order to make her into an international star. This led to the production of her debut album called ‘Kylie’ in the same year and a particular track from the album ‘I should Be So Lucky’ became an international favorite.

In 1989, Kylie recorded another album called ‘Enjoy Yourself’ with her ‘Neighbors’ co-star and boyfriend at that time, Jason Donovan. The duets from this album instantly became chart toppers. Her popularity was spiraling up and in the year 1990, Kylie was cast in the movie ‘The Delinquents’, which effectively transformed her image from an adorable pop star into a sexy movie star.

In 1990, Kylie came up with her third album called ‘Rhythm of Love’. This time her album had more of peppy dance numbers, which changed her ‘girl-next-door’ image. She was targeting more mature audience and she herself took the charge of thedesign of her music videos. Her hit single from this album ‘Better the Devil You Know’ showcased her to be more flamboyant and sexy.

In 1991, Kylie’s fourth album ‘Let’s Get to It’ failed to reach the top ten on the UK Album Chart. Singles like: ‘If You Were with Me Now’, ‘Give Me Just a Little More Time’ and ‘Word is Out’, belonged to this album. In order to promote the album more profusely, Kylie set on the ‘Let’s Get to It’ Tour. By this time her contract was done with Stock, Aitken and Watermen and she decided not to renew it as she felt that they creatively stifled her.

By this time Kylie adopted a more ‘indie’ style. In 1994, she signed a contract with the Deconstruction Records and released her fifth album called ‘Kylie Minogue’, which did very well in Europe and Australia. This was the time when she made a friendly appearance in the hit comedy of that time ‘The Vicar of Dibley’. She appeared in Australia’s Who Magazine amongst ‘the 30 Most Beautiful People in the World’, which impressed director Steven E. de Souza and he cast her opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in ‘Street Fighter’.

In 1996, she collaborated with the Manic Street Preachers and recorded an album called ‘Impossible Princess’ but she retitled it ‘Kylie Minogue’ in the UK after the sad demise of Diana, Princess of Wales. It was the lowest selling album of her career. But in Australia alone the album was a hit and it remained 35 weeks on the album chart.

In 2000, she was dropped by her recording company Deconstruction Records and was taken up by Parlophone. The same year she released her seventh album ‘Light Years’, which featured a collection of various disco dance numbers. This album did very well in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The hit single from the album ‘Spinning Around’ became her number one track in the UK in 10 years. The album also featured a duet with Robbie Williams called ‘Kids’.

In 2001, she came up with her eighth album ‘Fever’. The album sold 8 million copies throughout Australia, Europe and the United States. The single ‘Can’t Get You Out of My head’ became the biggest successful single of her entertainment career. In 2002, she toured the world with her concert ‘KylieFever2002’. It turned out to be her biggest production till date.

In 2005, Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer, which led to the cancellation of the Australian leg of her hugely popular tour called ‘Showgirl’. She had to go into an immediate medical treatment. After this she went through surgery and then chemotherapy. During this time she and her representatives urged the media and to her fans to help her keep her privacy.

In 2005, Kylie released her digital single ‘Over the Rainbow’ and after that media started reporting that her health was improving and she was recording material for her next album. She started preparing for her upcoming tour called ‘Showgirl Homecoming’. In 2006, her children’s book called ‘The Showgirl Princess’, which she wrote during the time of her recovery, was released. This was the time when she released her fragrance called ‘Darling’.

In 2007, Kylie released an album called ‘X’ after a gap of four years. This was her 13th album and contained 13 tracks that were recorded in London, Stockholm, and Ibiza. This was also the year when Kylie acted in a documentary called ‘White Diamonds’ directed by her friend and her stylist William Baker. The documentary was the behind the scenes from her ‘Showgirl’ tour in 2006.

In 2009, Kylie along with English comedians James Corden and Mathew Home hosted the Brit Awards 2009. It was said at the time that she added glamour and charm to the award function. This was the year when she also appeared in a Bollywood movie called ‘Blue’ in an item number called ‘Chiggy Wiggy’.

In 2010, Kylie released her studio album called ‘Aphrodite’. The album was executively produced by Stuart Price who also participated in the song writing process of the album along with Kylie, Calvin Harris, Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Pascal Gabriel, Lucas Secon, Tim Rice-Oxley and Kish Mauve. In 2011, she got on her tour ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ and travelled to Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This was the biggest tour of her life.

In 2012, Minogue she began "K25" - a year-long celebration for her 25 years in the music industry.

In October 2012, she released the compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. The album contained reworked and orchestral versions of her previous songs.

Awards & Achievements

Released in 2001, ‘Fever’ (with the biggest hit single of Kylie’s life ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’) got her four ARIA Awards including the ‘Most Outstanding Achievement’ award and two Brit Awards for the ‘Best International Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Best International Album’.

Kylie received an order of the British Empire (OBE) for her excellence in music and entertainment industry. She told the media that she felt very touched and honored to receive an accolade like this.

In 2007, the fourth waxwork of Kylie was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. It is said that only Queen Elizabeth II has more models created, just like Kylie. A bronze cast of her hand was also added to Wembley Arena’s ‘Square of Fame’ in London.

Personal Life & Legacy

Kylie was in a romantic relationship with the French actor Olivier Martinez since 2002 and broke up with him in the year of 2007. She highly regarded and appreciated him in the media for supporting her during her breast cancer days. She entered into a relationship with model Andres Velencoso in 2008 and is still in a strong relationship with him.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of her worldwide tour, ‘Showgirl’. She had to cancel the tour in order to get into immediate surgery and subsequent chemotherapy. During the time of her hospitalization, the then Prime Minister of Australia John Howard issued a public statement supporting Kylie in her battle with cancer. She has been appreciated worldwide for sharing her experience with cancer diagnosis and treatment with the media to make people more aware of it.

Trivia

Her sister Danni Minogue is a pop singer like herself and a judge at Australia’s got talent called and her brother Brendan Minogue works as a news cameraman in Australia.

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Kylie Minogue awards

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Grammy Awards

2004Best Dance RecordingWinner

Kylie Minogue biography timelines

  • // 28th May 1968
    Kylie Minogue was born on May 28, 1968, in Melbourne, Australia, to an accountant called Ronald Charles Minogue and a former stage dancer from Wales, Australia Carol Ann Minogue. She was raised in Surrey Hill in Melbourne and was sent to Camberwell High School. She was the eldest of the three children.
  • // 1986
    Kylie along with her younger sister Dannii, began their careers together as child artists on the Australian television. When Kylie was only 12, she did small time roles in soap operas like ‘Skyways’, ‘The Sullivans’ and ‘The Henderson Kids’. Her big break in the entertainment industry came with her ‘tomboy car mechanic character of Charlene’ on one of the most popular Australian soap operas called ‘Neighbors’ in 1986.
  • // 1986 To 1987
    With her big break in 1986 in ‘Neighbors’, kylie got noticed at one of the benefit concerts where she performed a song called ‘The Loco-motion’ along with the other cast members of the show. She got noticed by the aces of the music industry and in 1987 she signed a contract with an Australian recording company called the Mushroom Records. ‘The Loco-Motion’ spent 7 weeks at the top position at the Australian music charts and became the highest selling track in Australia in 1980s.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, the huge success of ‘The Loco-Motion’ in Australia led the British music producers: Stock, Aitken and Waterman, to sign her with their record labels in order to make her into an international star. This led to the production of her debut album called ‘Kylie’ in the same year and a particular track from the album ‘I should Be So Lucky’ became an international favorite.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, Kylie recorded another album called ‘Enjoy Yourself’ with her ‘Neighbors’ co-star and boyfriend at that time, Jason Donovan. The duets from this album instantly became chart toppers. Her popularity was spiraling up and in the year 1990, Kylie was cast in the movie ‘The Delinquents’, which effectively transformed her image from an adorable pop star into a sexy movie star.
  • // 1990
    In 1990, Kylie came up with her third album called ‘Rhythm of Love’. This time her album had more of peppy dance numbers, which changed her ‘girl-next-door’ image. She was targeting more mature audience and she herself took the charge of thedesign of her music videos. Her hit single from this album ‘Better the Devil You Know’ showcased her to be more flamboyant and sexy.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, Kylie’s fourth album ‘Let’s Get to It’ failed to reach the top ten on the UK Album Chart. Singles like: ‘If You Were with Me Now’, ‘Give Me Just a Little More Time’ and ‘Word is Out’, belonged to this album. In order to promote the album more profusely, Kylie set on the ‘Let’s Get to It’ Tour. By this time her contract was done with Stock, Aitken and Watermen and she decided not to renew it as she felt that they creatively stifled her.
  • // 1994
    By this time Kylie adopted a more ‘indie’ style. In 1994, she signed a contract with the Deconstruction Records and released her fifth album called ‘Kylie Minogue’, which did very well in Europe and Australia. This was the time when she made a friendly appearance in the hit comedy of that time ‘The Vicar of Dibley’. She appeared in Australia’s Who Magazine amongst ‘the 30 Most Beautiful People in the World’, which impressed director Steven E. de Souza and he cast her opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in ‘Street Fighter’.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she collaborated with the Manic Street Preachers and recorded an album called ‘Impossible Princess’ but she retitled it ‘Kylie Minogue’ in the UK after the sad demise of Diana, Princess of Wales. It was the lowest selling album of her career. But in Australia alone the album was a hit and it remained 35 weeks on the album chart.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she was dropped by her recording company Deconstruction Records and was taken up by Parlophone. The same year she released her seventh album ‘Light Years’, which featured a collection of various disco dance numbers. This album did very well in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. The hit single from the album ‘Spinning Around’ became her number one track in the UK in 10 years. The album also featured a duet with Robbie Williams called ‘Kids’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, she came up with her eighth album ‘Fever’. The album sold 8 million copies throughout Australia, Europe and the United States. The single ‘Can’t Get You Out of My head’ became the biggest successful single of her entertainment career. In 2002, she toured the world with her concert ‘KylieFever2002’. It turned out to be her biggest production till date.
  • // 2002 To 2007
    Kylie was in a romantic relationship with the French actor Olivier Martinez since 2002 and broke up with him in the year of 2007. She highly regarded and appreciated him in the media for supporting her during her breast cancer days. She entered into a relationship with model Andres Velencoso in 2008 and is still in a strong relationship with him.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer, which led to the cancellation of the Australian leg of her hugely popular tour called ‘Showgirl’. She had to go into an immediate medical treatment. After this she went through surgery and then chemotherapy. During this time she and her representatives urged the media and to her fans to help her keep her privacy.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Kylie released her digital single ‘Over the Rainbow’ and after that media started reporting that her health was improving and she was recording material for her next album. She started preparing for her upcoming tour called ‘Showgirl Homecoming’. In 2006, her children’s book called ‘The Showgirl Princess’, which she wrote during the time of her recovery, was released. This was the time when she released her fragrance called ‘Darling’.
  • // 2005
    She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 in the middle of her worldwide tour, ‘Showgirl’. She had to cancel the tour in order to get into immediate surgery and subsequent chemotherapy. During the time of her hospitalization, the then Prime Minister of Australia John Howard issued a public statement supporting Kylie in her battle with cancer. She has been appreciated worldwide for sharing her experience with cancer diagnosis and treatment with the media to make people more aware of it.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, Kylie released an album called ‘X’ after a gap of four years. This was her 13th album and contained 13 tracks that were recorded in London, Stockholm, and Ibiza. This was also the year when Kylie acted in a documentary called ‘White Diamonds’ directed by her friend and her stylist William Baker. The documentary was the behind the scenes from her ‘Showgirl’ tour in 2006.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, the fourth waxwork of Kylie was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. It is said that only Queen Elizabeth II has more models created, just like Kylie. A bronze cast of her hand was also added to Wembley Arena’s ‘Square of Fame’ in London.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, Kylie along with English comedians James Corden and Mathew Home hosted the Brit Awards 2009. It was said at the time that she added glamour and charm to the award function. This was the year when she also appeared in a Bollywood movie called ‘Blue’ in an item number called ‘Chiggy Wiggy’.
  • // 2010 To 2011
    In 2010, Kylie released her studio album called ‘Aphrodite’. The album was executively produced by Stuart Price who also participated in the song writing process of the album along with Kylie, Calvin Harris, Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Pascal Gabriel, Lucas Secon, Tim Rice-Oxley and Kish Mauve. In 2011, she got on her tour ‘Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour’ and travelled to Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. This was the biggest tour of her life.
  • // 2010
    Released in 2001, ‘Fever’ (with the biggest hit single of Kylie’s life ‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’) got her four ARIA Awards including the ‘Most Outstanding Achievement’ award and two Brit Awards for the ‘Best International Female Solo Artist’ and ‘Best International Album’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, Minogue she began "K25" - a year-long celebration for her 25 years in the music industry.
  • // Oct 2012
    In October 2012, she released the compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions. The album contained reworked and orchestral versions of her previous songs.

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Kylie Minogue's FAQ

  • What is Kylie Minogue birthday?

    Kylie Minogue was born at 1968-05-28

  • Where is Kylie Minogue's birth place?

    Kylie Minogue was born in Melbourne

  • What is Kylie Minogue nationalities?

    Kylie Minogue's nationalities is Australian

  • What is Kylie Minogue nick names?

    Kylie Minogue's nickNames is Goddess of Pop, Princess of Pop, Queen of Pop, Disco Queen

  • Who is Kylie Minogue siblings?

    Kylie Minogue's siblings is Brendan Minogue, Dannii Minogue

  • What was Kylie Minogue universities?

    Kylie Minogue studied at Camberwell High School

  • How tall is Kylie Minogue?

    Kylie Minogue's height is 152

  • Who is Kylie Minogue's father?

    Kylie Minogue's father is Ronald Charles Minogue

  • Who is Kylie Minogue's mother?

    Kylie Minogue's mother is Carol Jones

  • What is Kylie Minogue's sun sign?

    Kylie Minogue is Gemini

  • How famous is Kylie Minogue?

    Kylie Minogue is famouse as Singer-Songwriter and Actress