Kylie Ann Minogue, AO, OBE (/mˈnɡ/; born 28 Mey 1968), an aw kent mononymously as Kylie, is an Australie-Breetish sangster, sangwriter an actress. She achieved recogneetion starnin in the Australie soap opera Neighbours, whaur she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. Appearin in the series for twa years, Minogue's chairacter mairied Scott Robinson (Jason Donovan) in an episode viewed bi nearly 20 million fowk in the Unitit Kinrick, makkin it ane o the maist watched Australie TV episodes iver.[4] Syne then, Minogue haes been a recordin airtist an haes achieved commercial success an creetical acclaim in the enterteenment industrie. Minogue haes been recognised wi several honoureefic nicknames, maist notably the "Princess o Pop". She is recognised as the heichest-sellin Australie airtist o aw time bi the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[5]

Kylie Minogue
BornKylie Ann Minogue
(1968-05-28) 28 Mey 1968 (age 56)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australie
ResidenceSouth Coogee, New Sooth Wales, Australia[1]
Chelsea, London, England
Ither names
  • Kylie
  • The Princess of Pop
EddicationCamberwell High School
  • Sangster
  • sangwriter
  • record producer
  • actress
  • author
  • entrepreneur
  • fashion designer
  • showgirl
  • humanitarian
  • film producer
Years active1979–present
Hame tounSurrey Hills, Victoria, Australie
TeleveesionNeighbours, The Henderson Kids, Doctor Who
PawrentsRonald Charles Minogue
Carol Ann Jones
KinDannii Minogue (sister)
Muisical career
Years active1987–present

Born an raised in Melbourne, Australie, Minogue haes wirked an leeved in the Unitit Kinrick syne the 1990s.[6] She signed tae record label PWL in 1987 an released her first studio album Kylie the next year. In 1992, she left PWL an signed wi Deconstruction Records whaur she released her sel-teetled studio album an Impossible Princess, baith o that received positive reviews frae creetics. Returnin tae mair mainstream dance-orientit music, Minogue signed tae Parlophone an released Light Years.[7] The follaeup, Fever, wis a hit in mony kintras, includin the Unitit States. The lead single "Can't Get You Out of My Head" becam ane o the maist successfu singles o the 2000s, sellin ower five million units. It is recognised as her "seegnatur sang" an wis named "the catchiest sang iver" bi Yahoo! Music.[8][9] Ither successfu singles bi Minogue include "I Should Be So Lucky", "The Loco-Motion", "Especially for You", "Hand on Your Heart", "Better the Devil You Know", "Confide in Me", "Spinning Around", "Love at First Sight", "Slow", "2 Hearts" an "All the Lovers".

In 2005, while Minogue was on her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After treatment, she resumed the tour under the title Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour, which critics viewed as a "triumph".[10] Minogue made her film debut in The Delinquents (1989) and portrayed Cammy in Street Fighter (1994). Minogue has also appeared in the films Moulin Rouge! (2001), Jack & Diane, and Holy Motors (2012). In 2014, she appeared as a juidge on the third series of The Voice UK and The Voice Australia. Her other ventures include product endorsements, children's books and fashion.

As o 2015, Minogue haes haed warldwide record sales o mair nor 80 million.[11][12] She haes muntit several successfu an creetically acclaimed concert warld tours an received a Mo Awaird for "Australie Entertainer o the Year" for her live performances. Minogue wis appyntit an Officer o the Order o the British Empire in the 2008 New Year Honours for services to Music.[13] She wis appyntit bi the French govrenment as a Chevalier (knicht) o the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contreibution tae the enrichment o French cultur. Minogue was awarded an honorary Doctor o Heal Science (D.H.Sc.) degree bi Anglia Ruskin Varsity for her wark in raisin awaurness for breest cancer. In November 2011, on the 25t anniversary o the ARIA Muisic Awairds, she wis inducted bi the Australian Recording Industry Association intae the ARIA Hall of Fame.[14]


  • Kylie (1988)
  • Enjoy Yourself (1989)
  • Rhythm of Love (1990)
  • Let's Get to It (1991)
  • Kylie Minogue (1994)
  • Impossible Princess (1997)
  • Light Years (2000)
  • Fever (2001)
  • Body Language (2003)
  • X (2007)
  • Aphrodite (2010)
  • Kiss Me Once (2014)
  • Kylie Christmas (2015)
  • Golden (2018)
  • Disco (2020)


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