Biography

Kylie Minogue is famous for her reinventions and for creating some of the world’s catchiest and most unforgettable pop songs. She made her debut on the Australian soap, Neighbours, and went on to an explosive and incredibly successful career in music, with Kylie tickets and Kylie concerts some of the most popular around.

Kylie and sister Danii already had a grounding in Australian TV programmes, with Kylie appearing in The Sullivans and Skyway at 12, and taking a lead in The Henderson Kids. She was cast in Neighbours in 1986 and this led to a record deal with Mushroom Records when she performed with the cast in a benefit concert. Locomotion was the biggest selling Australian single of the 1980s.

Kylie’s iconic smash hit of 1988, I Should Be So Lucky, from her self-titled debut album was the first fruit of her relationship with Stock, Aitken and Waterman, the British music producers who soon took her under their wing.

Topping the charts in 1989 with duets with fellow Neighbours star Jason Donovan, and the release of a second album, Enjoy Yourself, were followed by a foray into movies. It was her role in The Delinquents that marked her first transformation from apple-pie wholesomeness to sex goddess, and her affair with INXS’s slightly less than wholesome Michael Hutchence seemed designed to drive the point home.

The 1992 album Let’s Get to It was her only one not to reach the top 10 in the UK, and the early 90s saw her expanding her roles in films, working with the Manic Street Preachers and releasing the album Kylie Minogue. Her career took a definitely more focused upward turn when she joined Parlophone in 2000 after being dropped by Deconstruction. Hugely successful albums Light Years and Fever followed, as well as three number one singles and Kylie Minogue tours, as well as a role in the hit movie Moulin Rouge.

In 2005 Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to cancel the Australian leg of the Kylie Minogue: Showgirl tour. She released the digital single Over the Rainbow from that tour after undergoing chemotherapy, and wrote the children’s book Showgirl Princess.

Her tenth album, X, came out in 2007, the first in four years, and more recently she hosted the influential Brit Awards in 2009. Boombox, a remix album of her hits released in 2009, an appearance in Bollywood’s biggest-budget movie to date, Blue, and a new album for 2010 show that Kylie Minogue has no intentions of retiring just yet.

In July 2010, Minogue released her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite. The album's lead single, "All the Lovers" was a success and it became her thirty-third top ten single in the United Kingdom.

Minogue also recorded a duet with synthpop duo Hurts on their song "Devotion", which was included on the group's album Happiness. She was then featured as a featuring artist on Taio Cruz's single "Higher". To conclude her recordings in 2010, she released the extended play A Kylie Christmas, which included covers of Christmas songs such as "Let It Snow" and "Santa Baby".

In 2011, Minogue embarked on the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour, travelling to Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa. The tour became her biggest tour to date with over 100 personnel. It was greeted with positive reviews, praising the concept.

In 2012, Minogue began a year-long celebration for her 25 years in the music industry, which was often known as "K25". The anniversary started with her embarking on the Anti Tour, which featured b-sides, demos and rarities from her music catalogue.

Minogue also released the compilation album, The Abbey Road Sessions in October 2012. The album contained reworked and orchestral versions of her previous songs. The album received favourable reviews from music critics and it debuted at number-two in the United Kingdom. The album spawned two singles, "Flower" and "On a Night Like This".

In January 2013, Minogue and her manager Terry Blamey, whom she had worked with since the start of her musical beginnings, parted ways. The following month, she was signed to Roc Nation for a management deal.

In the same month, Minogue was hired as a coach in the third series of BBC One's talent competition The Voice UK, alongside record producer and Black Eyed Peas member, will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs' lead singer Ricky Wilson and pop singer, Sir Tom Jones.

Minogue's upcoming twelfth studio album Kiss Me Once is scheduled to be released in March 2014. The first single taken from album is "Into the Blue" which premiered on 27 January 2014.

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