Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue Biography

Date of Birth
28 May 1968, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Birth Name
Kylie Ann Minogue

5' 1¾" (1.57 m)

Mini Biography
Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours" (1985) which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began purely by accident when a record company executive heard Kylie's rendition of Little Eva's 1962 hit "The Loco-Motion". She signed with PWL Records and hit-makers Stock/Aitken/Waterman in 1987. Five albums and a greatest hits compilation followed, and she made history by having more than 20 consecutive top ten hits in the UK. Her motion picture debut came with the starring role of Lola in The Delinquents (1989). She left PWL Records in 1992 to head in a decidedly more mature musical direction, and her self-titled debut on deconstruction records was released in 1994, spawning chart hits like "Confide In Me" and "Put Yourself In My Place". Kylie's doings were always a favorite subject of the press, but she really made waves with her controversial 1995 duet with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Where the Wild Roses Grow". 1997 saw the release of Kylie's first single in more than 3 years, "Some Kind of Bliss" co-written and produced by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore of The Manic Street Preachers.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Jonathan Ruskin

Trade Mark
Sexy costumes.

Her changeable appearances.

Older sister of Dannii Minogue and Brendan Minogue.

Performed at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

1997 saw a rather alternative Kylie crop up after two years of silence. Collaborations with Manic Street Preachers and others gave the "Impossible Princess" album an indie touch. Although not a commercial success, it was acclaimed by critics as being the final proof that Kylie and her music had matured. Kylie did however return to her roots and what she knows best with her smashing comeback to pop music in the year 2000. The first single released from the album "Light Years" immediately hit the number one spot in the UK, making her one of the few artists such as Madonna and Elton John with number one hits in both the eighties, nineties and noughties. Kylie also released a duet, "Kids", with pop star Robbie Williams.

Briefly dated Michael Hutchence

Kylie Minogues father is Australian, of Irish decent. Her mother was born in Wales.

Voted best dressed female by readers of "Heat" (UK) magazine. [December 2001]

January 2002: Received the Showbusiness Personality of the Year Award at The Variety Club of Great Britain Showbusiness Awards 2002. Miss Minogue was absent from the ceremonies as she was abroad promoting her latest single so she sent a televised message.

Is to voice a character in 'The Magic Roundabout' in 2003.

'Can't Get You Out of My Head' in 2002 was her first #1 in the USA since the 80s.

Former sister-in-law of actor/producer Julian McMahon.

Measurements: 32A-21-31 (early career bra size), 34C-23-34 (in 1996; says "They're NOT implants"), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Younger brother Brendan Minogue is a television cameraman.

She has her own lingerie brand called "Love Kylie".

2001: Nominated for the prestigious 'Best International Female' Award at the Brit Awards 2001 (2001) (TV).

Febuary 2002: Won 2 of the major awards at the 2002 Brit Awards: Best International Female & Best International Album for Fever. She was also nominated for Best Pop Act and Best Video (with Robbie Williams for "Kids") and stole the show with an incredible performance of "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" mixed with "Blue Monday".

Won Best Dance Act at the 2004 Swedish NRJ Awards in Stockholm. (25th January 2004)

Nominated for Best International Female at the 1995 Brit Awards. (1995)

Nominated for Best International Female at the 1989 Brit Awards. (1989)

Winner of the 2004 Grammy for Best Dance Recording for her single "Come Into My World", beating off strong competition such as Madonna, Cher, Télépopmusik & Groove Aramada. (8th February 2004)

Single "Slow" become the most added track to U.S. radio in its first week of release. (January 2004)

Sold out 7 nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo with her "On A Night Like This Tour". (2001)

Became the first Ambassador for the NSPCC. A foundation preventing cruelty to children.

Celebrity Ambassader for Kids Help Line in Australia.

A stage musical inspired by 25 of her hits "I Should Be So Lucky", premiered in her hometown, Melbourne, Australia as part of its annual Gay Midsummer Festival. The musical contained songs spanning from her 1st single "The Locomotion" up to "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", including hits, album tracks as well as a rare song "In Denial". (January 2001)

Recorded her 9th studio album "Body Language" in London, Ireland and Spain.

"Slow" became her 7th UK #1 single and 9th Australian #1 single. The single also enabled her to enter the record books as the female solo artist to enjoy the longest duration as a UK chart topper (since January 1988 with "I Should Be So Lucky", totalling nearly 16 years). "Slow" also hit #1 on the Australian Dance Singles Chart & #1 on the Australasian Singles Chart. (9th November 2003)

September 2002: Awarded the prestigious Woman Of The Year Award at the 2002 Elle Style Awards.

Sunday 25th January 2004: Won Best Dance Act at the Swedish 2004 NRJ Awards in Stockholm beating off strong competition from the likes of Room 5 and Junior Senior. She was also nominated in the categories of Best International Female and Best Pop.

Saturday 24th January 2004:Nominated for Best International Female and Best Musical Website for www.kylie.com at the French 2004 NRJ Awards in Cannes, France.

Just two months prior to the release of her duet with Jason Donovan, "Especially For You", Kylie proclaimed to Smash Hits magazine that there was no chance of a duet with Jason Donovan.

4th July 1988: The eponymous debut album "Kylie", entered both the UK & Australian charts at #2. Never before had a debut album by a female artist debuted so high on either country's charts. The album also made Kylie the youngest female and first Australian artist to top the UK album chart, reaching the summit on two separate occasions. On release it went Double Platinum in Australia, Gold in the UK, Gold in Germany and Gold in Singapore.

Nominated for Best International Female at the 2004 Brit Awards. (17th Feb 2004)

October 2000: The third single from the album "Light Years", "Kids" was originally written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers solely for her, however Robbie was so fond of the song, he decided to turn it into a duet and also included it on his album "Sing When You're Winning".

October 2001: Won 2 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia: Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release for "Light Years".

Voted the 15th greatest pop culture icon of all time in a UK poll.

Her song, "Love At First Sight", aired on the video game, "DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution".

Born at the Bethlehem Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Mother is Carol Minogue, father is Accountant Ron Minogue. Kylie grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.

In 2002, named the Biggest Selling Australian Artist of all time, with over 65 million album sales worldwide as of May 2004. She is also the winner of numerous awards including Logies, ARIAs, and a Grammy.

Nominated for Best Music Artist at the 2004 Elle Style Awards. [16th February 2004]

Saturday 10th April 2004: "Slow" music video won Best International Video at the 2004 TMF Awards at Rotterdam Arena, Rotterdam, Holland. Kylie was also nominated for Best Female Singer.

July 2004: Voted Number 1 Best Legs in Show Business by the razer company Gillette, ahead of Cameron Diaz, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

9th June 2004: "Slow" music video wins Best Pop Video at the Music Week Creative and Design Awards.

June 2004: Sued Australian magazine "People", for reportedly publishing a faked picture of her naked bottom in the January 2003 issue. The picture had Kylie's head superimposed on the body of a nude model. The magazine will also be sued for unautherised use of copyright images from her autobiography "La La La" used in the same issue.

28th June 2004: Third and final single to be lifted from the platinum-selling album "Body Language", "Chocolate" is released as a single. The single version features newly recorded vocals to that of the album version, and has a subtle remix. The seductive song, written by Karen Poole and Johnny Douglas (the team behind Red Blooded Woman), is one of Kylie's personal favorites from the album "Body Language". On 4th July 2004, the single gave Kylie her 27th UK Top 10 hit single when it entered the UK singles charts at #6. On the 7th May 2004, the single becomes the Most Added Track to Australian radio and hit #1 on the US Billboard Dance Charts. It was released in the UK on two CD formats and 12" vinyl picture disc. The 2-track CD featured a stunning live rendition of "Love At First Sight" taken from the forthcoming "Body Language Live" DVD. The enhanced CD contained mixes from the likes of Tom Middleton and EMO, and included the first airing of the much sought after "City Games", one of the first tracks that Kylie demoed for the "Body Language" album! A white label 12" promo of "Chocolate", featuring the unreleased EMO Dub Mix was also sent to DJ's. A limited edition maxi-single release of only 10,000 copies peaked at #14 on the Australian Chart. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Lebanon, Romania Mix FM Chart & Croatian Airplay Chart. #2 on Slovenian Radio Celje Chart. #3 on Eurochart Radio Sound Chart. #4 in Macedonia. #6 in Thailand & Slovenian Radio Plus Chart. #7 in Estonia, Hungary & Slovenian Radio Fantasy Chart. #8 on Croatian Otvoreni Radio Chart & Slovenian Popularnih 40 Chart. #9 on Slovenian Radio Antenna Chart. #11 on UK TV Airplay Chart. #13 on MTV Europe Top 20, Slovenian Radio Kranj Chart & Portugal Online Chart. #14 in Italy. #15 in Lithuanian M-1 Chart. #17 in Israel & Slovenian Airplay Chart. #19 on Eurochart EU Chart. #23 in Greece. #24 on Russian Airplay Chart. #26 in Ireland. #27 in South Africa. #29 on German Airplay Chart. #30 on United World Sales & Airplay Chart. #34 on UK Airplay Chart. #36 on Belgium Flanders Airplay Chart #43 in Germany. #47 on Belgium Airplay Chart #53 in Switzerland. #58 in Austria. #68 on Czech Airplay. #69 in France. #70 Norway Airplay Chart. The London filming of the enchanting video for "Chocolate" saw Kylie re-unite with award-winning director Dawn Shadforth (who directed Kylie's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" and "In Your Eyes" videos ), and acclaimed choreographer Michael Rooney (who choreographed her "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" and "Slow" videos, as well as the DVD "Body Language Live"). The hypnotic video shows Kylie as you've never seen her before, the stunning dance sequences are a nostalgic tribute to the MGM musicals of old. The video premiered on "CD: UK" on Saturday 22nd May 2004. On 17th October 2004, the video was nominated in the category of Music Video at the 10th Annual American Choreography Awards in Los Angeles. The other nominees were: Usher Raymond (Usher) "Yeah", 'Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott' "Pass That Dutch / I'm Really Hot" and Britney Spears featuring Madonna for "Me Against The Music".

Monday 18th October 2004: All tickets for the first lot of UK tour dates for her upcoming "Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour" sold out in less than two hours. Debbie Thomas, director of corporate affairs at Earl Court revealed that tickets sold out a lot faster than the tickets for the recent concerts of Madonna & Elton John.

Monday 25th October 2004: "I Believe In You" named Scott Mills' Record Of The Week on his show "Drivetime" on Radio 1 in the UK.

Thursday 28th October 2004: First Irish show for the upcoming "Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour", at The Point in Dublin (7th April 2005) completely sold out in 20 minutes.

17th October 2004: Her video for "Chocolate" was nominated in the category of Music Video at the 10th annual American Choreography Awards.

Saturday 30th October 2004: "I Believe In You" named JK & Joel's Weekend Anthem on their radio shows on Radio 1 in the UK.

3rd November 2004: Hosted an intimate preview of her SS '05 Love Kylie collection and launched the Love Kylie Legs hosiery line in London.

5th November 2004: The single "I Believe In You" is named Radio 2's 'Record of the Week'. UK radio stations Capital and Radio 1 have both added the track to their A-lists.

Sunday 21st November 2004: Inducted into the Smash Hits Hall of Fame when she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party held at London's Wembley Arena. Kylie, whose first appearance at the annual pop awards show was in October 1989, was honored for her 17 year contribution to music.

November 2004: Donated over 300 items of her clothing to the Victorian Arts Centre's Performing Art Collection in her home town of Melbourne, Australia. This collection became the subject of her own exciting exhibition called 'Kylie'. Featuring over 300 plus costumes and other items donated by Kylie to the Arts Centres Performing Art Collection, the free exhibition celebrated contributions made to music, television, stage and screen by one of Melbourne's favorite home-town girls. The items on show will include the infamous white muslin dress seen in the "I Should Be So Lucky" video, the pink and silver Showgirl costume from "Intimate & Live", the amazing Silvanemesis outfit from the 2002 'Fever Tour', the legendary gold hot pants from "Spinning Around" and the customized charm bracelets and 'knuckle dusters' featured in a number of performances and videos promoting her album "Fever". The collection even extends to the overalls that helped make her a household name both in Australia and the UK as the much-loved tomboy mechanic Charlene Mitchell on "Neighbours". The collection even extends to the overalls that helped make Kylie a household name both in Australia and the UK as the much-loved tomboy mechanic Charlene Mitchell on Neighbours. The exhibition opened in Melbourne at the Victorian Arts Centre (from Saturday 15th January 2005 - Sunday 24th April 2005), then toured to the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (May-August 2005), the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane (September-November 2005) and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney (January-May 2006). Having drawn over 293,000 fans during its three-month run at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, it officially became the Arts Centre's highest attended exhibition ever.

Tuesday 23rd November 2004: Presented with the Special Jury Award at the Annual 2005 Onda Awards Ceremony in Spain, in recognition of her incredible career and contribution to popular music. This made it her second lifetime achievement award in less than a week. Two days earlier she had been inducted into the Smash Hits Hall of Fame in the UK. The Inda Awards are Spain's equivalent to the The Brit, Aria & Grammy awards.
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