133 Facts About Kylie Minogue


Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress.


Kylie Minogue has been recognised for reinventing herself in music as well as fashion, and is referred to by the European press as the "Princess of Pop" and a style icon.


Kylie Minogue's accolades include a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards and 17 ARIA Music Awards.


Kylie Minogue 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.


Kylie Minogue returned to mainstream dance-oriented music with 2000's Light Years, including the number-one hits "Spinning Around" and "On a Night Like This".


The follow-up, Fever, was an international breakthrough for Kylie Minogue, becoming her best-selling album to date.


Kylie Minogue made her film debut in The Delinquents and portrayed Cammy in Street Fighter.

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


Kylie Minogue 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.


At the 2011 ARIA Music Awards, Kylie Minogue was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame.


Kylie Minogue was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2019 Australia Day Honours.


Kylie Ann Minogue was born in Melbourne, Australia, on 28 May 1968, to car company accountant Ronald Charles Minogue and his wife Carol Ann, a former ballet dancer.


Kylie Minogue is of English and Welsh descent and was named after the Nyungar word for "boomerang".


Kylie Minogue is the eldest of three children: her brother, Brendan Minogue, is a news cameraman in Australia, and her sister, Dannii Minogue, followed her steps and is a singer and television host.


The family frequently moved around various suburbs in Melbourne to sustain their living expenses, which Kylie Minogue found unsettling as a child.


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


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


Kylie Minogue appeared in another small role in Skyways.


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.


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".


Interested in following a career in music, Kylie Minogue made a demo tape for the producers of weekly music program Young Talent Time, which featured Dannii as a regular performer.


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


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


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.


Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with Donovan for three years, until 1989.

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


Producer Pete Waterman justified the highly controversial decision to re-record the latter track by claiming Kylie Minogue's platinum-selling Australian version was poorly produced, but Mike Duffy instead blamed the decision on Waterman's alleged wish to claim the prestige and royalties from the track's placement of the soundtrack of the 1988 film Arthur 2: On the Rocks.


Kylie Minogue collaborated with Jason Donovan on the song "Especially for You", after intense demand for the duet from the public, media and retailers overcame her initial reservations.


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


Kylie Minogue received the ARIA Award for the year's highest-selling single.


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


However, it failed to sell well throughout North America, and Kylie Minogue was dropped by her American record label Geffen Records.


Kylie Minogue then embarked on her first concert tour, the Enjoy Yourself Tour, in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Australia in February 1990.


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


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


Kylie Minogue's signing with Deconstruction Records in 1993 marked a new phase in her career.


Kylie Minogue's fifth album, Kylie Minogue, was released in September 1994 and was a departure from her previous efforts as it "no longer featured the Stock-Aitken-Waterman production gloss", with critics praising Minogue's vocals and the album production.


Kylie Minogue had a minor role in the 1996 film Bio-Dome starring Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin.


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


Cave had been interested in working with Kylie Minogue since hearing "Better the Devil You Know", saying it contained "one of pop music's most violent and distressing lyrics".


Kylie Minogue 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.


Mostly a dance album, Kylie Minogue countered suggestions that she was trying to become an indie artist.


Kylie Minogue 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.


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


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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Kylie Minogue then appeared in the film Sample People and recorded a cover version of Russell Morris's "The Real Thing" for the soundtrack.


NME magazine called it a "fun, perfectly-formed" record, which saw Kylie Minogue "dropping her considerable concern for cool and bouncing back to her disco-pop roots".


An elaborate art book titled Kylie, featuring contributions by Minogue and creative director William Baker, was published by Booth-Clibborn in March 2000.


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


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


In May 2002, Kylie Minogue and Gooding announced the end of their relationship after two and a half years.


Kylie Minogue 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".


In November 2003, Kylie Minogue released her ninth studio album, Body Language, following an invitation-only concert, titled Money Can't Buy, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.


In November 2004, Minogue released her second official greatest hits album, entitled Ultimate Kylie.


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


Kylie Minogue underwent surgery in May 2005 and commenced chemotherapy treatment soon after.


Kylie Minogue would continue her treatment for the next months.


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


Kylie Minogue resumed her then cancelled tour in November 2006, under the title Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour.


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".


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


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


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


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


Kylie Minogue defended Martinez, and acknowledged the support he had given during her treatment for breast cancer.

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Kylie Minogue appeared in The Kylie Show, which featured her performances as well as comedy sketches.


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


Kylie Minogue was then appointed a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the junior grade of France's highest cultural honour.


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


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


Kylie Minogue then embarked on the For You, for Me tour which was her first North American concert tour.


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


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


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


Kylie Minogue was then featured on Taio Cruz's single "Higher".


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


In March 2012, Kylie Minogue began a year-long celebration for her 25 years in the music industry, which was often called "K25".


Kylie Minogue 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.


Kylie Minogue's judging and personality on the show were singled out for praise.


Ed Power from The Daily Telegraph gave the series premiere 3 stars, praising Kylie Minogue for being "glamorous, agreeably giggly [and] a card-carrying national treasure".


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


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.


Also in April, reality TV personality Kylie Jenner entered into a trademark dispute with Minogue in her attempt to establish the brand "Kylie", which Minogue has been trading under since the 1990s.


In September 2015, an extended play with Fernando Garibay titled Kylie Minogue + Garibay was released.


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

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


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.


Kylie Minogue began dating Paul Solomons, the creative director of British GQ, in 2018.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Kylie Minogue described the 11-track album as "a blend of personal reflection, club abandon and melancholic high".


Kylie Minogue said that she "wanted to be" Newton-John while growing up.


Musician Nick Cave, who worked with Kylie Minogue in some occasions, was a major influence on her artistic development.


Kylie Minogue has been known for her soft soprano vocal range.


In musical terms, Kylie Minogue has worked with many genres in pop and dance music.


Chris True from AllMusic, reviewed her debut Kylie Minogue and found her music "standard late-'80s Stock-Aitken-Waterman bubblegum", however he stated that she presented the most personality of any 1980s recording artist.


Kylie Minogue was constantly writing down words, exploring the form and meaning of sentences.


Kylie Minogue had written lyrics before, but called them "safe, just neatly rhymed words and that's that".


Kylie Minogue said that she took inspiration from "both the Brit-pop and electronica movements of the mid-'90s", saying that "Impossible Princess is the work of an artist willing to take risks".


Kylie Minogue's next effort, Light Years is a disco-influenced dance-pop record, with AllMusic's Chris True calling it "Arguably one of the best disco records since the '70s".


Kylie Minogue's ninth album, Body Language, was quite different from her musical experiments in the past as it was a "successful" attempt at broadening her sound with electro and hip-hop for instance.


Stern photographed her in Los Angeles and, comparing her to Monroe, commented that Kylie Minogue had a similar mix of vulnerability and eroticism.

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Kylie Minogue was named one of the 100 Hottest Women of All-Time by Men's Health in 2013.


Kylie Minogue has been inspired by and compared to Madonna throughout her career.


Kylie Minogue received negative comments that her Rhythm of Love tour in 1991 was too similar visually to Madonna's Blond Ambition World Tour, for which critics labelled her a Madonna wannabe.


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


Kylie Minogue is what she is and there is no attempt to make quasi-intellectual statements to substantiate it.


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


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


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


Kylie Minogue has explained that she first became aware of her gay audience in 1988, when several drag queens performed to her music at a Sydney pub, and she later saw a similar show in Melbourne.


Kylie Minogue said that she felt "very touched" to have such an "appreciative crowd", and this encouraged her to perform at gay venues throughout the world, as well as headlining the 1994 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.


Kylie Minogue has one of the largest gay followings in the world.


Kylie Minogue has been recognised with many honorific nicknames, most notably the "Princess of Pop".


Kylie Minogue has received many accolades, including a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards, 17 ARIA Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards and six Mo Awards, including the Australian Performer of the Year in 2001 and 2003.


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.


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.


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


Kylie Minogue spent a week in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami.


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.


Kylie Minogue has attended amfAR fundraising benefits in Cannes, and performed at galas for the charity in Sao Paulo and Hong Kong.


Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in May 2005, leading to the postponement of the remainder of her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour and her withdrawal from the Glastonbury Festival.

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Kylie Minogue underwent surgery on 21 May 2005 at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern and commenced chemotherapy treatment soon after.


Kylie Minogue returned to France where she completed her chemotherapy treatment at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif, near Paris.


In January 2006, Kylie Minogue's publicist announced that she had finished chemotherapy, and her treatment continued for the next months.


Kylie Minogue commented, "Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn't necessarily mean they're right", but later spoke of her respect for the medical profession.


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


Kylie Minogue has been in relationships with Jason Donovan, Olivier Martinez, Andres Velencoso, and Michael Hutchence.


Kylie Minogue was engaged to Joshua Sasse in 2016, but the relationship ended in 2017.


Kylie Minogue was in a relationship with British GQ creative director Paul Solomons from 2018 to 2023.