Kylie Minogue

May 28, 1968

Kylie Minogue Artistfacts

  • 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 Loco-Motion" in a pub with the cast of her TV show after an awards presentation. Her cover of the song topped the Australian charts for seven weeks, resulting in a UK record deal. It went on to reach #2 in UK and #3 in the 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 albums chart when her debut, Kylie, went to #1. That record stood until 2003, when Avril Lavigne, at 18, went to the top with Let Go. The title changed hands a few more times as artists got younger - 17-year-old Billie Eilish claimed it in 2019 with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  • Minogue has broad international support, but is especially strong in her native Australia and in the UK, where she is the only performer to place her first 13 singles in the UK top 10. In America, she's mostly known for her 1988 cover of "The Loco-Motion" and for her 2001 hit "Can't Get You Out Of My Head," but her disco-fied sound caught on there in the '10s when she landed a number of Dance hits.
  • She is one of only two women to top the UK singles chart during the '80s, '90s and '00s. The other is Madonna.

    Minogue is the only woman with #1 UK albums in the '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s and '20s.
  • Kylie has always emulated Madonna. Madonna repaid the compliment by wearing a Kylie Minogue T-shirt when she performed "Music" during the MTV Europe awards show in 2001.
  • She played the Green Fairy in the 2001 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."

Comments: 1

  • 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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