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Kylie Minogue – The DISCO Queen wants the World to Dance Again

In 2020, amidst the COVID-19 lockdown, Kylie Minogue recorded at her London home, DISCO her fifteenth official album that contained “Say Something” and “Magic.”. Talk about becoming creative in times of coronavirus. It all began when Kylie Minogue the highest-selling female Australian artist landed on television screens as a child star at the age of 12. But it was the popular television serial Neighbours that catapulted her to stardom in 1986. Not only did Australia, fall in love with Charlene the character she played but it also won her numerous awards. Britain gave her more exposure. Neighbours became UK’s most watched show and Kylie’s talents as an actor and singer emerged. This led to Mushroom Records signing her for a contract in 1987. She launched her debut single, “The Loco-Motion” which rose to No1 on the charts and since then there has been no turning back. In the late 1980s, Kylie became a global pop icon. She has won a Grammy Award, 3 Brit Awards and 17 Aria Music Awards.

The Eighties and Nineties

With newly found fame Kylie Minogue headed to UK and partnered with Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Her first track produced by SAW and released by PWL, “I Should Be So Lucky,” entered the Australian and U.K. charts, and hit the Top 40 in the US. In 1989, Kylie sang a duet with Jason Donovan, “Especially for You” which sold over a million copies. What followed in the same year was the release of “Enjoy Yourself”, and few more singles that began to dominate Australian, European and American charts.

Her 1990 release, Rhythm of Love, its worldwide hit single, “Better the Devil You Know,” and its follow-up, “Shocked,” was inspired by her relationship with the late frontman of INXS, Michael Hutchence. It not only changed her music but Kylie’s teen bubble gum pop image gave way to a more mature and sexy Kylie. In 1993, Kylie signed up with Deconstruction Records and released her debut album, “Kylie Minogue” (1994) which topped the charts. She followed it up with “Impossible Princess” (1997). Her fame grew when the electro-pop single “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” from the album Fever released in 2001 opening up the floodgates in markets where Kylie was previously little known.

Movies

Kylie Minogue has acted in 16 films. While she enjoyed fame as a pop singer she went back to act in her first feature film, The Delinquents (1989) a movie based on a Deirdre Cash novel. She acted in other films including Street Fighter (1994), Sample People (2000), Jack and Diane (2012), San Andreas (2015), A Christmas Star (2016) and Swinging Safari (2017).

She has also featured in the Hindi movie ‘Blue’ performing on A.R. Rehman’s song.

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Awards

2012

  • Glamour Award for Outstanding Contribution.

2009

  • Glamour Award for Woman of the Year.

2008

  • NME Award for Hottest Woman.
  • Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist.

2003

  • Grammy for Best Dance Recording.

2002

  • Best Choreography award for “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”.
  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Electronic.
  • Brit Award for International Album.
  • Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist.
  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Pop.
  • World Music Award for World’s Best Selling Australian Artist.
  • NME Award For Best Pop Act.

1998

  • International Viewer’s Choice Award by MTV Australia for “Did It Again”.

1996

“Where the Wild Roses Grow” won 3 Aria Awards for best Pop release, Single of the Year, and Song of the Year.

1995

  • NME Award for Most Desirable Person.

1991

  • Won World Music Award For World’s Best Selling Australian Artist.

1990

  • Logie Award Most Popular Music Video for “Never Too Late”.

1988

  • Logie Award for Most Popular Actress for “Neighbours”.
  • Logie Award for Most Popular Music Video award for “Locomotion”.
  • Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television series “Neighbours”.
  • “The Loco-Motion” and “I should be so Lucky” won Aria Awards

1987

  • Logie Award for Most Popular Actress for “Neighbours”.

Philanthropy

Kylie Minogue has supported 18 charities and 21 causes. They include:

  • AIDS LIFE
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research
  • Breast Cancer Campaign
  • Cahonas Scotland
  • ChildLine
  • Children in Need
  • Disasters Emergency Committee
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • WaterAid
  • Wellbeing of Women

(Information credits: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/kylie-minogue

Image credits: Metro

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Ann Minogue, AO, OBE has sold 70 million records worldwide. She was appointed by the French government as a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and by the British government as officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2008.

Born in Melbourne on May 28, 1968, Kylie grew up to become a singer, songwriter, film actress, record producer and a television judge. Her net worth is estimated at AUD 109 million. She has worked with various labels including Astralwerks, BMG, Capitol, PWL, Deconstruction, Mushroom and Warner.

In 2005, after she performed in Europe in the Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, she was diagnosed with cancer. She underwent surgery in May 2005. During that time she released a digital single “Over the Rainbow”. Also while recuperating from cancer, she wrote the children’s book The Showgirl Princess which was published in 2006 and in the same year launched her perfume named Darling.

She came back on the stage in November 2006 in Melbourne, with Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour.

Minogue is now immortalized in a bronze statue at the Waterfront City, at Melbourne Docklands. She also has a Star on the Melbourne’s Walk of Stars and handprints and signature in Olympia Park, Munich.

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