Kylie Minogue

May 28, 1968
  • She was born in Melbourne Australia, of Welsh ancestry. A highly successful TV actress during her teens, she was signed to a recording contract after being spotted performing "The Locomotion" in a pub with the cast of her TV show after an awards presentation. Her cover of "The Locomotion" topped the Australian charts for 7 weeks, resulting in a UK record deal. Song went on to reach number 2 in UK and number 3 in US.
  • In May, 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but made a full recovery.
  • In 1988, she became the youngest female to top the UK album charts when her self-titled album went to #1.
  • Kylie is the only performer to place her first 13 singles in the UK top 10.
  • She is one of only two women to top the UK charts during the 80s, 90s and 00s. The other is Madonna.
  • Kylie has always emulated Madonna. Madonna repaid the compliment by wearing a Kylie Minogue T-shirt when she performed "Music" during the MTV Europe award show in 2001.
  • She played the Green Fairy in the movie Moulin Rouge, appearing in a vision after Ewan McGregor drinks absinthe. She also recorded a cover version of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" for the film but it was cut by director Baz Luhrmann. >>
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    Ross - Brisbane, Australia, for all above
  • She was nominated for her first Grammy - Dance for "Slow" - in 2004. She was beaten by Britney Spears, who won for "Toxic," a song she picked up after Ms. Minogue rejected it for her album. >>
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    Jo - Newcastle, Australia
  • Her "Kylie Minogue at Home" collection of linens, candles, diffusers, towels and other homeware was launched in 2008.
  • In October 1999 the Australian singer released a collectible art book featuring contributions from many of the world's most respected artists, on the theme of "Kylie." Demand for the book was massive with a second printing within the first month of release.
  • Asked during a Reddit AMA who her role model was when growing up, Kylie replied: "My first pop epiphany was with Grease - The Musical. I would have been about eight years old and I absolutely wanted to be Olivia Newton-John. I was crazy about ABBA and my Dad's record collection, which most importantly had The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Donna Summer's 'Bad Girls.'

    As a young teenager I was crazy about Prince. The Jacksons and a lot of the New Romantic pop coming from Europe."

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  • Becca from Devon, United KingdomKylie. Your awesome..
    Congratulations on your engagement....
    Can you bring out another song you are absolutely awasome.....
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