Kylie Ann Minogue was born on the 28th May 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. She is the eldest child of Ron and Carol Minogue. Kylie also has two siblings Brendan and Dannii; Dannii also being a famous singer. Kylie grew up in suburbian Melbourne and attended Camberwell High School.

Kylie began acting at the age of eleven, when she appeared in television progams 'The Sullivans', 'Skyways' and 'The Henderson Kids'. After making an appearance on Dannii's 'Young Talent Time', Kylie was cast as Charlene Mitchell in Australian soap-opera 'Neighbours' alongside fellow cast member Jason Donovan. Her popularity on the show scored Minogue a Golden Logie. The show was also extremely successful in Britain where it attracted a total of 20 Million videos.

During a football benefit concert in Melbourne, Minogue and the cast of Neighbours performed 'The Loco-Motion'. Minogue subsequently recorded a demo of the song before it landed in the hands of Michael Gudinski, the head of Mushroom records Australia. The song was released in 1987 and became the highest selling single of the 1980's in Australia. The song's success resulted in Minogue travelling to England and meeting with hitmaker's Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Here Minogue recorded her debut album which was released in July 1988 with 'I Should Be So Lucky' as it's lead single. A string of number ones followed with songs such as 'Got To Be Ceratin', 'The Loco-Motion' and 'Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi'. At which time Minogue was dating her Neigbours co-star Jason Donovan. The two recorded a duet together, 'Especially For You' which was included on his album, Too Many Broken Hearts.

Minogue's follow up album, Enjoy Yourself was just as successful and it's lead single, 'Hand On Your Heart' reached number one in UK. Minogue also appeared in her first major film, 'The Deliquents'. In 1989 Minogue began dating INXS lead Michael Hutchence. With the release of her third album, Rhythm Of Love, Kylie presented herself with a more sophisticated, grown-up musical style and image. She was determined to be accepted by a more mature audience and break away from the 'singing budgie' 'girl-next-door' persona. Minogue began to take charge of her music videos. She presented herself as a sexually-aware adult in the video for Better The Devil You Know, which became a huge milestone in her career. Equally suggestive videos followed throughout the era as seen in What Do I Have To Do and Shocked. Many speculated this new image was at the influence of Michael Hutchence. In fact, the INXS song 'Suicide Blonde' was written about Kylie. 

Minogue then released her fourth album Let's Get To It and a Greatest Hits compilation before ending her contract with PWL. "I was very much a puppet in the beginning. I was blinkered by my record company. I was unable to look left or right.", Kylie on her first record company.

Minogue signed with deConstruction in 1993 with the intention of presenting herself as a serious musical artist. The eponymous 'Kylie Minogue' album was released in September. This presented her music in a mature dance style which was advantageous to her reputation as an artist. Minogue then starred in her next film 'Bio-dome' which received lukewarm success at the box office. In 1995, Minogue teamed up with Nick Cave in the murderous ballad 'Where Wild Roses Grow'. Minogue began writing for next album. The album took two years to record and Impossible Princess was finally released in January 1998. At the end of that year Minogue embarked on the Intimate & Live Tour to rave reviews from fans and critics. The show saw Minogue wear her, now signature, showgirl costume.

After the release of 'Breathe', Minogue's contracted ended with deConstruction. And in 1999 Minogue signed with Parlophone Records. Light Years was Minogue's first album with Parlophone and was an international success. Spinning Around, the album's lead single became one of Minogue's biggest tracks and signature hits. The album also received huge promotion with Minogue performing On A Night Like This at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics. The following year, Minogue released the hugely successful Fever album and it's lead single Can't Get You Out Of My Head reached number one in over forty countries becoming one one the higghest selling singles of all time. Minogue also made a cameo in the 2002 Baz Luhrmann film 'Moulin Rouge' as 'the green fairy'. Minogue also one her first Grammy, best dance recording for Come Into My World. Before the release of 2003's Body Language, Minogue lauched her first ever lingerie line 'LoveKylie'.

Minogue released her second greatest hits compilation titled 'Ultimate Kylie' in 2004. The album was the first compilation to include songs from Minogue's entire back catalogue. The album featured two new songs 'I Believe In You' and 'Giving You Up'. To support the compilation Minogue embarked on the Showgirl Tour in 2005. The tour was abruptly ended before the Australian leg due to Minogue being dignosed with breast cancer. Minogue then spent the next year undergoing chemotherapy before an announcement was made in mid 2006 that Minogue would resume her, now titled, Showgirl Homecoming Tour at the end of the year. Her return to the stage marked a huge triumph in her career. This was documented in Minogue's first ever documentary titled 'White Diamond: A Personal Portrait Of Kylie Minogue' which received a cinematic release. After the tour Minogue began work on her tenth studio album X.

Upon the release of X in 2007, the album's lead single '2 Hearts' was released as Minogue's 'comeback' single. The song reached number one in several countries including Australia. In 2008, Minogue was awarded an OBE for her services to music which was presented by Prince Charles. Later that year she embarked on the X2008 tour. During the recording of her eleventh album, Minogue embarked on her first ever North American tour in 2009. The show received rave reviews and significantly boosted her popularity there after previously only being known for hits such as 'The Loco-Motion' and 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head'. 

In 2010, Minogue relesed 'Aphrodite', her eleventh studio album. Proceeded by the single 'All The Lovers', the album topped the charts in the UK which gave Minogue the honour of being the first person to have number one albums in the 1980's, 1990's, 2000's and 2010's. Three more singles were released incuding 'Get Outta My Way'. In 2011, Minogue embarked on her biggest world tour to date in support of the album. The show which visited Europe, North America, Oceania, Asia and Africa, was titled the 'Aphrodite Les Folies Tour'. It was the first show to ever include mechanical water effects. The show was filmed at London's O2 arena and released as a 3D film. 

In late 2011, Minogue was inducted by Australia's Prime Minister into the ARIA Hall Of Fame for 25 years in the music industry. In 2012, Minogue celebrated this milestone by recording an acosutic album at the infamous Abbey Road studios in London. Minogue was also paid tribute to at the 2012 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras at which she performed. Minogue also performed a string of shows titled the 'Anti Tour'  in which the setlist featured rare and unreleased tracks from throughout her career. Minogue also released a compilation to coincide with her appearance at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee titled 'The Best Of Kylie Minogue'. Kylie released her new single Timebomb in May. It is the first single from her forthcoming twelfth studio album.

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