70 Facts About Kylie Minogue

1. Kylie Minogue's gained prominence as a recording artist in the late 1980s and released four bubblegum and dance-pop-influenced studio albums produced by Stock Aitken Waterman.

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2. Kylie Minogue continued reinventing her image and experimenting with a range of genres on her subsequent albums, which spawned successful singles such as "Slow", "2 Hearts", "All the Lovers", "Santa Baby", "Timebomb" and "Dancing".

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3. Kylie Minogue made her film debut in The Delinquents and portrayed Cammy in Street Fighter (1994).

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4. Kylie Minogue was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2008 New Year Honours for services to music.

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5. Kylie Minogue's was appointed by the French government as a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture.

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6. Kylie Minogue's got her HSC with subjects including Arts and Graphics and English.

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7. Kylie Minogue described herself as being of "average intelligence" and "quite modest" during her high school years.

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8. Kylie Minogue's appeared in another small role in Skyways.

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9. Kylie Minogue took time off school to film The Henderson Kids and while Carol was not impressed, Kylie Minogue felt that she needed the independence to make it into the entertainment industry.

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10. Kylie Minogue was dropped from the second season of the show after producer Alan Hardy felt the need for her character to be "written off".

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11. Kylie Minogue gave her first television singing performance on the show in 1985 but was not invited to join the cast.

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12. Kylie Minogue was cast in the soap opera Neighbours in 1986, as Charlene Mitchell, a schoolgirl turned garage mechanic.

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13. Kylie Minogue became the first person to win four Logie Awards in one year and was the youngest recipient of the "Gold Logie" as the country's "Most Popular Television Performer", with the result determined by public vote.

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14. The success of "Locomotion" resulted in Kylie Minogue travelling to London to work with record producing trio Stock Aitken Waterman in September 1987.

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15. Kylie Minogue collaborated with Jason Donovan for the song "Especially for You", which peaked at number-one in the United Kingdom and, in December 2014, sold its one millionth copy in the UK.

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16. Kylie Minogue was sometimes referred to as "the Singing Budgie" by her detractors over the coming years.

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17. Kylie Minogue won her second consecutive ARIA Award for the year's highest-selling single, and received a "Special Achievement Award".

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18. From 1989 to 1991, Kylie Minogue dated INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

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19. The making of the "Better the Devil You Know" music video was the first time Kylie Minogue "felt part of the creative process".

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20. Kylie Minogue's said: "I wasn't in charge but I had a voice.

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21. In 1995, Kylie Minogue collaborated with Australian artist Nick Cave for the song "Where the Wild Roses Grow".

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22. Kylie Minogue's drew inspiration from the music of artists such as Shirley Manson and Garbage, Bjork, Tricky and U2, and Japanese pop musicians such as Pizzicato Five and Towa Tei.

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23. Kylie Minogue's gave several live performances in Australia, including the 1998 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and the opening ceremonies of Melbourne's Crown Casino, and Sydney's Fox Studios in 1999 as well as a Christmas concert in Dili, East Timor, in association with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces.

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24. Kylie Minogue's played a small role in the Australian-made Molly Ringwald 2000 film Cut.

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25. In 1999, Kylie Minogue performed a duet with the Pet Shop Boys' on their Nightlife album and spent several months in Barbados performing in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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26. In October, Kylie Minogue performed at both the closing ceremonies of 2000 Sydney Olympics and in the opening ceremony of the Paralympics.

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27. In September 2001, Kylie Minogue released "Can't Get You Out of My Head", the lead single from her eighth studio album, Fever.

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28. Kylie Minogue's received four accolades at the ARIA Music Awards of 2002, including Highest Selling Single and Single of the Year for "Can't Get You Out of My Head".

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29. In March 2005, Kylie Minogue commenced her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour.

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30. In December 2005, Kylie Minogue released a digital-only single, "Over the Rainbow", a live recording from her Showgirl tour.

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31. The media reported that Kylie Minogue performed energetically, with the Sydney Morning Herald describing the show as an "extravaganza" and "nothing less than a triumph".

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32. Kylie Minogue's voiced Florence in the animated film The Magic Roundabout, based on the television series of the same name.

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33. Kylie Minogue's finished her voice role back in 2002, before it was released in 2005 in Europe.

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34. Kylie Minogue began a relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez after meeting him at the 2003 Grammy Awards ceremony.

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35. Kylie Minogue was reported to have been "saddened by false [media] accusations of [Martinez's] disloyalty".

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36. Kylie Minogue's co-starred in the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special episode, "Voyage of the Damned", as Astrid Peth.

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37. Kylie Minogue's won the "Best International Female Solo Artist" award at the 2008 BRIT Awards.

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38. In 2009, Kylie Minogue hosted the BRIT Awards with James Corden and Mathew Horne.

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39. Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with model Andres Velencoso from 2008 to 2013.

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40. In July 2010, Kylie Minogue released her eleventh studio album, Aphrodite.

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41. Kylie Minogue recorded a duet with synthpop duo Hurts on their song "Devotion", which was included on the group's album Happiness.

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42. Kylie Minogue embarked on the Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour in February 2011, travelling to Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and Africa.

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43. Kylie Minogue's performed at various events around the world, including Sydney Mardi Gras, Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert, and BBC Proms in the Park London 2012.

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44. In March 2014, Kylie Minogue released her twelfth studio album, Kiss Me Once.

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45. In January 2015, Kylie Minogue appeared as a guest vocalist on Giorgio Moroder's single "Right Here, Right Now" providing her 12th number one hit on the US Dance Chart on 18 April 2015.

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46. In December 2015, Kylie Minogue was the guest on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs.

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47. In November 2015, Kylie Minogue confirmed she was dating British actor Joshua Sasse.

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48. In February 2017, Kylie Minogue signed a new record deal with BMG Rights Management.

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49. In 2017, Kylie Minogue worked with writers and producers for her 14th studio album, including Sky Adams and Richard Stannard, and recorded the album in London, Los Angeles and Nashville, with the latter profoundly influencing the record.

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50. Kylie Minogue released a greatest hits compilation Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection on 28 June 2019, featuring "New York City" as the lead single.

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51. On 30 June, Kylie Minogue made her debut at the Glastonbury Festival, fourteen years after her breast cancer diagnosis forced her to cancel her 2005 headlining slot.

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52. Work continued on Disco during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, with Kylie Minogue using a home studio to record throughout lockdown.

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53. Disco was released on 6 November 2020, reaching number one in her native Australia and in the UK, where Kylie Minogue became the first female solo artist to achieve a number one album in five consecutive decades from the 1980s to the 2020s.

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54. On 28 July 2022, Kylie Minogue returned as Charlene to Neighbours for a one-off cameo appearance for the show's final ever episode.

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55. Kylie Minogue explained that she first became interested in pop music during her adolescence: "I first got into pop music in 1981, I'd say.

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56. Kylie Minogue's told The Guardian: "He's definitely infiltrated my life in beautiful and profound ways.

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57. Kylie Minogue said of her third album Rhythm of Love, from the early 1990s, "The songwriting is stronger, the production dynamic, and Kylie seems more confident vocally.

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58. Kylie Minogue acknowledged this viewpoint, saying, "If you're part of a record company, I think to a degree it's fair to say that you're a manufactured product.

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59. Self-knowledge is a truly beautiful thing and Kylie Minogue knows herself inside out.

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60. Simply, Madonna is the dark force; Kylie Minogue is the light force.

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61. In 2007, a bronze statue of Kylie Minogue was unveiled at Melbourne Docklands for permanent display.

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62. In March 2010, Kylie Minogue was declared by researchers as the "most powerful celebrity in Britain".

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63. Mark Husak, head of Millward Brown's UK media practice, said: "Kylie Minogue is widely accepted as an adopted Brit.

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64. Kylie Minogue is the most successful Australian female recording artist of all time and, in November 2011, on the 25th anniversary of the ARIA Music Awards, she was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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65. In January 2011, Kylie Minogue received a Guinness World Records citation for having the most consecutive decades with top five albums in the UK, with all her albums doing so.

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66. Kylie Minogue sells a range of wines bearing her name, including Britain's top-selling rose prosecco.

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67. Kylie Minogue's spent a week in Thailand after the 2005 tsunami.

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68. In 2008, Kylie Minogue pledged her support for a campaign to raise money for abused children, to be donated to the British charities ChildLine and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

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69. Kylie Minogue's spoke out in relation to the cause, saying: "Finding the courage to tell someone about being abused is one of the most difficult decisions a child will ever have to make.

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70. Kylie Minogue was acknowledged for the impact she made by publicly discussing her cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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