Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Ann Minogue [ mɪ'nəʉg ], AO , OBE (born May 28, 1968 in Melbourne , Victoria ) is an Australian - British singer and actress . Since the beginning of her career in 1986, she has advanced from a singing soap star to an international pop icon . With hits like I Should Be So Lucky , The Loco-Motion , Can't Get You Out of My Head and All the lovers , she made it to the top of the charts worldwide. In the UK, she is the second most successful singer in chart history after Madonna with 34 top 10 singles . So far, 82 million of their records have been sold worldwide. It has received a Grammy and several BRIT Awards , among other things .



Kylie Minogue is the first of three children. Her father Ron - a fifth generation Australian - was an accountant . Her mother Carol - who immigrated from Wales - worked as a ballet dancer until Kylie was born . Minogue has both Australian and British citizenship .

Minogue's brother Brendan (* 1970) is now a cameraman for Australian television. Her younger sister Danielle (* 1971) - called Dannii - is also a singer and actress.

Minogue was in a relationship with Australian INXS singer Michael Hutchence from 1989 to 1991 . Rumor has it that her hair dyed blonde at the time inspired Hutchence to write the INXS title Suicide Blonde . From 2002 to 2007 she was in a relationship with the French film actor Olivier Martinez . In November 2015, her relationship with British actor Joshua Sasse , who was 19 years her junior and who she met during her guest role on Galavant, became known. In February 2016, the two announced their engagement through an ad in the Daily Telegraph . In October 2016, the fiancé announced that they would not marry in Australia as long as the country did not recognize same-sex marriage . In February 2017, the couple separated.


Both Kylie and Dannii Minogue appeared on Australian television shows as children. Kylie Minogue played her first role at the age of eleven in the television series The Sullivans . The series Skyways and The Henderson Kids followed later . The role of Charlene Mitchell in the soap opera Neighbors (Neighbors) she succeeded in 1986 the big breakthrough. Kylie Minogue's popularity in Australia grew enormously through the series, but Neighbors themselves also benefited from the positive charisma of the new actress. It wasn't until the storyline about the romantic love affair between Charlene and Scott, the character played by Jason Donovan , that the soap opera, which had already been canceled, achieved higher ratings and was also broadcast in Great Britain from 1987 onwards. Minogue and Donovan were also a couple in private at this point. From 1987 to 1989, Minogue received a total of six Logie Awards , the annual award given by Australian television - including the Gold Logie in 1988 in the category of Most Popular Person on Australian Television .

As early as mid-1987, Minogue sang the Little Eva hit The Loco-Motion as part of a soccer game - in which she appeared together with other actors from Neighbors . She then received a record deal from the Australian music label Mushroom . Their cover version was released as Locomotion in the same year and made it to number 1 on the Australian charts. The song stayed there for seven weeks and sold so well that it became the most successful single not only of the year, but of the entire decade.

International breakthrough (1988–1989)

Due to the great success in Australia, the then 19-year-old Minogue was signed by the English producer team Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW for short) and their in-house record company PWL (Pete Waterman Ltd.). Their first international single, I Should Be So Lucky , became a worldwide hit in early 1988, as did The Loco-Motion, which was remixed by SAW . The successful trio of producers, who produced hits like an assembly line and consequently referred to themselves as "Hit Factory" (Eng. "Hit Factory"), helped Minogue to further chart hits in the same year with Got to Be Certain and Je ne sais pas pourquoi . Her first album, simply titled Kylie , was also very successful, selling over seven million copies worldwide - in Great Britain it was the best-selling album of 1988.

Minogue was particularly successful in Japan in the late 1980s . There she played with her Disco in Dreams tour in the largest arenas in the country. Her single Turn It into Love (late 1988), only released on the Japanese market, stayed at number 1 on the charts for ten weeks. In the USA , however, The Loco-Motion was their greatest success and made it to number 3 on the Billboard charts. In the GDR , too , Amiga released an EP with four of their greatest hits.

Minogue - mockingly referred to as "Singing Budgie" by music critics - enjoyed the sympathy of mostly young record buyers and was able to record one chart success after another. Her publications sold well, making her the most successful musical act that Stock Aitken Waterman ever produced. In order to devote himself entirely to her music career, Minogue left the series Neighbors in July 1988. However, shortly afterwards she took up the duet Especially for You with her former series colleague Jason Donovan - who was now also aiming for a pop career . With this globally successful single, the Kylie euphoria reached its peak at the turn of the year 1988/1989.

The interest in Minogue's publications then slowly waned in Europe , the USA and also in her homeland in Australia in the course of 1989. Thus, although was Hand on Your Heart in the spring of 1989 - the first single from their second album Enjoy Yourself - still a big hit, but already Would not Change a Thing and Never Too Late only managed in the UK the leap to the front ranks of the Charts. With Enjoy Yourself , she could no longer build on the success of her debut - but the album still sold four million times worldwide.

Minogue made her film actress debut in 1989 in The Delinquents - a box-office hit in Australia and the UK. The film was advertised with the Minogue interpreted song Tears on My Pillow , which made it to number one in the UK singles chart in January 1990. This is a cover version of the song by Little Anthony & the Imperials from 1958.

Change of image (1990–1992)

With the release of Better The Devil You Know in April 1990, the first single from their third album Rhythm of Love , Minogue tried to cast off her image as a "girl next door". From now on she appeared to be more adult and showed her erotic side in videos, photos and at concerts. Minogue not only took complete control of their image, but also insisted on being able to write their own pieces. But she increasingly frightened her teenage fans with her increasingly revealing appearances and the departure from bubblegum pop. Her liaison with Michael Hutchence , the singer of the Australian rock band INXS , did the rest to get the British gossip press stamped “Sex Kylie”. However, through singles such as Step Back in Time , What Do I Have to Do and Shocked - which contained reminiscences of Hi-NRG - the gay club culture became aware of Minogue and discovered the singer as an icon for herself. In addition, their songs and their remixes - thanks to a contemporary sound that was only vaguely reminiscent of typical SAW productions - were also played in hip British clubs for the first time - “Dance Kylie” was born. Under the pseudonym Angel K , Do You Dare in particular became a big club hit in December 1991.

Although sales of her records fell sharply from the beginning of the 1990s, Minogue was with Shocked in May 1991 the first artist whose first 13 singles could place in the British top 10. This series of chart successes was then interrupted in August of the same year with Word Is Out , the first single from the album Let's Get to It , released in October 1991 . However, Minogue's fourth studio album was the most complex work to date, especially musically, and it received good reviews for the first time from British music magazines such as NME and Melody Maker .

However, this was hardly appreciated by buyers, and so the album flopped even in Great Britain despite the two top 10 singles If You Were with Me Now (in a duet with the American Keith Washington ) and Give Me Just a Little More Time . Even in Australia, where at least Word Is Out was a moderate hit, the album could only appeal to a few buyers. Outside of these two of its main markets, Minogue was barely selling records at the time. Only in Israel did all of her single releases, including Finer Feelings , still make it into the top 10.

In the fall of 1992, Minogue ended their collaboration with the "Hit Factory". The last release on PWL was a greatest hits collection with three new titles that made it to number one on the UK album charts. The singles What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before) and Celebration - a cover version of the Kool - & - the-Gang classic - weren't big hits.

Creative Years (1993–1999)

After breaking up with their old record company, Minogue signed with the independent dance label Deconstruction and released the single Confide in Me in August 1994 , which became a huge hit in Australia and the UK. Her album Kylie Minogue followed a month later , to which the Pet Shop Boys and M People also contributed songs. Although it was honored with precious metal in both Great Britain and Australia and was ranked higher than the last two SAW albums, it was portrayed in the press as a commercial setback, although Minogue earned a certain respect for it in music circles. In addition, Minogue starred in two Hollywood films to little critical acclaim and with moderate success . She was next to Jean-Claude Van Damme in the 40 million US dollars expensive action film Street Fighter - The Ultimate Battle (1994) and in the barely noticed Bud & Doyle - Total Organic (1995) on the side of their short-term affair Pauly Shore to see .

According to her own statement, a turning point in her career came when she recorded the duet Where the Wild Roses Grow with Nick Cave in 1995 . This unusual collaboration made Minogue acceptable to music critics and listeners who had previously always smiled at them. The song itself received numerous awards, especially in Australia, and was Minogue's greatest success in many other countries in the 1990s.

The French photographer and music video director Stéphane Sednaoui , with whom she was dating in the mid-1990s, also had a major influence on her artistic work . At that time Sednaoui shaped her image with unglamorous photos. For her second deconstruction album Impossible Princess , now labeled "Indie Kylie" by the press, she wrote the lyrics herself and worked with the Manic Street Preachers , among others , which made an artistic development recognizable. In the European market, however, the title of the album was changed to Kylie Minogue , as it seemed inappropriate in view of the death of Princess Diana - a marketing error, since her previous album already had the same name. In addition, the publication was postponed from September 1997 to March 1998. After the singles Some Kind of Bliss , Did It Again and Breathe had already been released in Europe with no success, the album flopped. In Australia, however, Impossible Princess became their most successful release since their debut. Their Intimate & Live tour was also a box-office hit in Australia with positive reviews, so that even a live album of the same name and another single with Cowboy Style were released.

Their European label Deconstruction canceled their record deal with Minogue because Impossible Princess was unsuccessful . Nevertheless, towards the end of the 1990s, the singer showed herself to be extremely keen to experiment. She proved this not only with her own, commercially unsuccessful releases, but also in musical collaborations. In 1997 she recorded the dance track GBI with the Japanese sound artist Towa Tei , which achieved cult status in the underground, but did not make it into the charts. Together with the Pet Shop Boys she recorded the piece In Denial (to be found on their album Nightlife ) and sang a cover version of the Duran-Duran classic The Reflex from 1984 for a Duran-Duran in a duet with the Australian singer Ben Lee - Tribute album. Minogue also had smaller roles in 1999 in the two Australian film productions Sample People and Cut , which were not very successful in the cinemas in 2000. She also played in Barbados for the first time on stage, the role of Miranda in Shakespeare -Stück The storm . With her appearance as an underwear model for the Swedish fashion chain H&M in a Europe-wide advertising campaign in 1998, Minogue received more attention than her music or other projects. This then inspired her to create her own underwear label Love Kylie , which was launched in 2001 with its first collection.

Comeback (2000-2003)

Minogue at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney

Under contract with Parlophone / EMI in Europe since the end of 1999 , Minogue made a commercial comeback in the summer of 2000 with the album Light Years . The first single from it, Spinning Around , rose not only from 0 to number 1 in the charts in Australia, but also in Great Britain, where Minogue topped the charts for the first time in ten years. This makes her the only artist alongside Madonna who can boast No. 1 hits in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. For the Light Years image , Minogue stylized itself more than ever as a sex symbol , but it also made extensive use of a camp aesthetic , which made it extremely popular, especially in the gay subculture. She also achieved worldwide attention and a wide audience with her appearance at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney . There she not only sang her Australian number one hit On a Night Like This , but also the ABBA classic Dancing Queen . Other successful singles from the Light Years album, which was reminiscent of the carefree pop songs of their early years, were the Robbie Williams duet Kids and Please Stay . In Germany , Your Disco Needs You was released as a single instead of Please Stay in early 2001 . With this song, which you also bet on Wetten, dass ..? presented, it landed a hit single in the German charts again after more than five years. For the first time, Minogue could be experienced live in Germany in spring 2001 with their On a Night Like This tour at three concerts.

At the same time as their successful return to the top of the music charts, Minogue was also able to score again on the big screen. In 2001 she had a cameo appearance as Green Fairy in Baz Luhrmann's successful musical film Moulin Rouge! . This role earned her a nomination at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards for Best Cameo Performance .

In September 2001 Minogue made a major international comeback with the single Can't Get You Out of My Head from their eighth studio album Fever . The number, written by Cathy Dennis , made it to number one in the charts in all European countries, with the exception of Finland , and Minogue also achieved a top 10 success in the USA at the beginning of 2002. But not only the first single, Fever itself became a tremendous success for Minogue with almost 7 million units sold worldwide. In the US alone, the album sold over a million times and made it to number 3 on the US album charts. In 2002 Minogue received a BRIT Award for both best international singer and best international album . With In Your Eyes and Love at First Sight , further internationally successful single releases followed in spring 2002.

Minogue started their Fever tour in April 2002 , which also took them to Germany for five concerts. In autumn 2002, Come into My World , of which the video directed by Michel Gondry and the remix by Fischerspooner are worth mentioning, the last single from Fever was released. During the Fever era, she portrayed herself as a futuristic-looking pin-up girl in music videos, photos and record covers as well as live performances . In Germany, however, this image earned her the rather unsightly nickname "Geilie".

In November 2003 Minogue released a single with Slow , which was very different from the dance pop of the successful releases from Fever . The avant-garde number, written together with Emilíana Torrini , nevertheless conquered the top of the charts in numerous countries and was received extremely positively by the critics. The album Body Language followed , with which she wanted to establish herself as a mature artist. For the corresponding visual implementation, she was inspired by the French film icon Brigitte Bardot and attempted to break away from her sex image by distancing herself from the increasing "pornography of pop culture".

For the release of the album Minogue gave a one-off concert in London's Hammersmith Apollo. Body Language was not received very positively by numerous fans due to its R&B elements. Overall, the record buyers did not honor Minogue's musical and visual changes, so that Body Language was unable to build on the commercial success of Fever . Even the last step to lasting success in the USA was largely denied to her despite - or perhaps because of - the US radio-compatible production of Body Language . The album and the otherwise globally successful single Red Blooded Woman from March 2004 flopped there. Nevertheless, Minogue was able to establish itself as a constant in the US club scene and was nominated for the Grammy in the category Best Dance Recording from 2003 to 2005 with Love at First Sight , Come into My World and Slow . In 2004 she received the coveted award for the title Come into My World .

Retrospective and Cancer Disease (2004–2006)

After the rather moderate success of Body Language , Minogue released Ultimate Kylie, their second official greatest hits album, in autumn 2004 . The 2 CD review of her previous musical work was released together with the two new songs I Believe in You and Giving You Up . I Believe in You in particular , which she recorded with the Scissor Sisters , became a hit that continued Minogue's hit streak in the international charts and earned her a Grammy nomination in the Best Dance Recording category for the fourth year in a row . The exhibition Kylie: An Exhibiton offered a very different retrospective . The traveling exhibition toured Australia in 2005 and showed costumes and outfits that have made Minogue a style icon in her almost twenty-year career.

Minogue in Paris (2005)

With Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour , Minogue went on a world tour in spring 2005 and also gave three sold out concerts in Germany. Planned as her biggest tour to date, the singer had to cancel the Australian part of the tour in May 2005 after the end of the European dates, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After the disease became known and the media coverage it triggered worldwide, the number of breast cancer preventive examinations in Minogue's home country of Australia increased enormously. Doctors therefore spoke of a “Kylie effect”, which caused 40% more women to register for a mammography than usual.

Minogue herself was successfully operated on in a Melbourne clinic on May 20, 2005 and then underwent six-month chemotherapy in Paris , the home of her then partner Olivier Martinez . A live recording of the Showgirl tour, which was recorded in May 2005 at Earls Court Arena in London, was released on DVD . At Christmas 2005 also appeared with Over the Rainbow Minogues first publication, which was only available as a download . The piece is a live version of this evergreen made famous by Judy Garland from the film The Wizard of Oz , which Minogue performed on their Showgirl tour.

New beginning (2006-2011)

Minogue (2008)

After successful chemotherapy, Minogue was back in public in the spring of 2006. In June she performed at a concert by her sister Dannii and in September 2006 she published her first children's book entitled The Showgirl Princess . Shortly afterwards she launched her first perfume, Darling ; the second fragrance creation, Sweet Darling , followed in 2007. The concert tour through Australia, which was canceled due to Minogue's cancer, was rescheduled under the title Showgirl Homecoming Tour in November and December 2006, with the concept of the show being completely revised. After the concerts in her home country, she performed on New Year's Eve and on six other dates in January 2007 at London's Wembley Arena . The concert tickets for this were sold out within a very short time. The Showgirl Homecoming Tour came to an end after another six sold-out concerts in Manchester . At the same time, the live CD Showgirl Homecoming Live was released . During the tour, Minogue was accompanied by their long-time creative director William Baker with the film camera. From backstage recordings and interviews, Baker made the documentary White Diamond , which premiered in London on October 16, 2007 and was later shown in German cinemas.

From February to June 2007 the exhibition Kylie - The Exhibition took place in London's Victoria and Albert Museum , where stage outfits and costumes of the singer were shown. The exhibition, already presented in a similar form in four Australian cities, did not go without criticism. Numerous art critics were outraged that the “clothes show of a celebrity” was exhibited in the traditional house. In May 2007, Minogue was used for the second time as an advertising character for H&M and presented a swimwear collection under the title H&M loves Kylie . Ten percent of the income from the sale of the collection went to the WaterAid organization, which helps provide people in poverty-stricken regions of Africa and Asia with clean drinking water.

In November 2007, Minogue released her tenth studio album X . The song 2 Hearts , which was composed and produced by the English underground electro formation Kish Mauve , was released as the pre-release single . Musically peppered with glam rock influences, the single only reached the top of the charts in a few countries. In Australia, at least, with the first release from her tenth studio album, she also achieved her tenth number one hit. In Germany, however, the second single In My Arms (2008) was much more successful and became Minogue's greatest success since Can't Get You Out Of My Head in the German single charts . In May and June 2008, Minogues X presented itself in six German cities as part of the extensive KylieX2008 world tour . Overall, however, sales of the album fell short of expectations. So managed X in the US charts not even made it into the Top 100 and set world only around one million units from.

Minogues Water Show Finals on their Aphrodite Les Folies Tour (2011)

Minogue released a remix album called Boombox in early 2009 . It includes remixes of Minogue's singles during their time with the record label Parlophone / EMI as well as a remix of the previously unreleased song Boombox . In July 2010, Aphrodite Minogue's eleventh studio album was released, which stylistically represented a return to dance pop from her successful albums Light Years and Fever . The first single from it was All the Lovers . With Aphrodite , Minogue managed to reach the top of the UK album charts for the first time since the release of Fever in 2001. After the also successful second release Get Outta My Way , Minogue released two singles in December 2010, the third release Better Than Today and the new song Higher , which she recorded with Taio Cruz . The song reached the top ten of the single charts in many countries. In 2011 Minogues started their biggest worldwide tour Aphrodite Les Folies and released Put Your Hands Up, their fourth and final release from the album, which was not a great success. That same year, Minogue was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame .

K25 campaign (2012)

On the occasion of their 25th stage anniversary, Minogue started their project K25 in early 2012 . As part of this project, she completed the so-called anti-tour in spring 2012 , which was intended to contrast with her previous tours, which were always lavish and pompous. She gave several small-scale concerts in Australia, where she performed songs from her last albums that were rather little known but loved by her fans.

Then on May 25, 2012, their single Timebomb was released. In Australia this single reached number 12 in the official charts and number 1 in the dance charts, in Great Britain with number 31 and Germany with number 56, however, comparatively low chart positions. A greatest hits album The Best of Kylie Minogue was released on June 1st. The album did not get good positions in the charts either.

On October 24, 2012 Minogue presented their new album The Abbey Road Sessions , which was released on October 26 in Germany. The album, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, includes 15 newly recorded and orchestral versions of their greatest hits, as well as the new piece Flower , which was released as the first single on September 25th.

Time at Roc Nation (2013-2016)

Minogue on her Kiss Me Once tour (2014)

For her 45th birthday, Minogue released the song Skirt in May 2013 . This Buzz single interprets modern music styles such as dubstep and was to be understood as a foretaste of their twelfth studio album. In September 2013, Minogue continued to attract attention through a duet with Italian singer Laura Pausini . The common title Limpido reached number 1 in Italy.

At the end of the year, Minogue was hired as a juror for the talent shows The Voice UK and The Voice (Australia) , which means that the release of her new album has been postponed from November 2013 to March 2014. Minogue's twelfth studio album, titled Kiss Me Once, marked a new phase in the singer's career after she split from long-time manager Terry Blamey in January 2013 and moved to Roc Nation . On Kiss Me Once, u. a. Pharrell Williams , Stargate and Sia with. The first single Into the Blue was released in January 2014 with only moderate chart success. The second single I Was Gonna Cancel produced by Pharrell Williams could not build on earlier successes either. In May 2014, Minogue released the charity single Crystallize in aid of the One Note Against Cancer campaign .

On September 24, 2014, Minogue started a tour for the album. Four concerts were planned in Germany, which were canceled on October 17, 2014 due to the bankruptcy of the German tour operator. The Kiss Me Once tour could not keep up with the pompous previous tours. While Minogue ended the European part of the tour in late 2014, the Australian part of the tour took place in March 2015. Also in March 2015, a live recording of the concert in Glasgow was released on DVD and CD. With the release of the live album and the end of the tour, Minogue announced that it had left Roc Nation and its record label Parlophone . The reason was the failure of the Kiss Me Once album .

In January 2015, Minogue released the single Right Here, Right Now, to which Giorgio Moroder also contributed. He announced that Minogue would work on a new EP with Fernando Garibay , with whom she had already released an EP in September 2014. This EP is called "Kylie" and was released in September 2015.

In early October 2015, Minogue announced their thirteenth studio album. This was called Kylie Christmas and was released in November 2015. The album is a Christmas album. In 2016 an extended version appeared under the name Snow Queen . Both Kylie Christmas and Snow Queen were only moderately successful.

Return to BMG (2017-2019)

Minogue in Nottingham during their Golden Tour (2018)

In February 2017, Minogue announced that they had signed a recording deal with BMG and announced their 14th studio album. On January 19, 2018, the first single from the new album, Dancing, was released. The album was finally released in April 2018 under the name Golden . Shortly before the release, the second single came out with Stop Me From Falling . Golden has influences from the country genre and is the first album since Impossible Princess from 1997, in which Minogue wrote all the songs. To launch Golden, Minogue toured various clubs and bars as part of their Kylie: Presents Golden tour.

Both Dancing and Stop Me From Falling got rather low chart positions. The other releases from the album didn't even hit the charts. But while the singles were not a huge hit, the album easily achieved Minogue's old successes. Golden was able to reach the top position in Australia and Great Britain, and Minogue also reached the top 3 in the album charts in Germany.

The Golden Tour started in September 2018. Billed as a tour of Ireland and the UK, the tour expanded to include several shows across Europe due to demand. The European part of the tour ended in November 2018 with a concert in Hamburg. Shortly before that, the tour was expanded to include an Australian part. This was held in March 2019.

At the beginning of May 2019 Minogue announced Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection , a new greatest hits collection. This was released in June 2019 and includes New York City , a new song that was previously released as a single. The greatest hits collection reached number 1 on the charts in both Great Britain and Australia. To promote this compilation, Minogue toured Europe in the summer of 2019 as part of their Kylie Summer 2019 tour. The tour also included her appearance at Glastonbury Festival , which she was supposed to be performing in 2005, but with breast cancer preceded the performance. Her appearance had the highest ratings in the history of the festival. Two more Minogue songs were released later in the year. Really Don't Like You was a collaboration with Tove Lo , and On Oublie Le Reste was a collaboration with French singer Jenifer Bartoli . It was also the first single Minogue sang in French. But both Really Don't Like You and Ou Oublie Le Reste were not successful.

Return to dance pop (since 2020)

In July 2020, Minogue announced their 15th studio album, Disco . It's slated for November 2020 and will be a return to the dance sound. At the same time as the announcement, Minogue released the first single, Say Something .


Musical development

Minogue's first two record releases, Kylie (1988) and Enjoy Yourself (1989), were completely influenced both musically and in terms of lyrics by the dance-heavy style of the Stock Aitken Waterman production team . With Rhythm of Love (1990) and Let's Get to It (1991) Minogue also tried to get involved in the creative process. She did this completely, however, only after switching to the record label Deconstruction with the albums Kylie Minogue (1994) and Impossible Princess (1998) as well as the collaborations with Nick Cave, the Manic Street Preachers, Towa Tei or the Pet Shop Boys. The commercial success did not materialize, however.

After switching to the record label Parlophone / EMI, Minogue's releases were geared back towards the commercial music market with catchier pop songs. While the album Light Years (2000) was still strongly influenced by the style of the 1970s disco music , Minogue's big comeback album Fever (2001) contained more reminiscences of the electronic dance music of the 1980s and also elements of electronica . With the album Body Language (2003) aimed at the US market, Minogue also experimented with contemporary R&B. Even if the majority of the Minogue songs can be assigned to dance pop, a mix of styles is characteristic of the Minogue publications from 2000 to 2008. This is particularly evident on Minogue's tenth album X (2007), which musically has a rather inconsistent character.

Visual staging

Choreographed dance routines, video projections and unusual stage outfits are part of the tours of Minogue, here the KylieX2008 tour (2008)

In addition to the musical oeuvre , it is above all Minogue's visual productions in videos or live performances that draw her public image. After Minogue was sometimes referred to by critics as a "second class Madonna" at the beginning of her career with regard to her live appearances, she finally established herself as a successful concert artist and entertainer with Intimate & Live (1998) . Thanks to their commercial comeback, Minogue's tours became more and more complex. The designers of her stage outfits included Dolce & Gabbana , Karl Lagerfeld , John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier .

Minogue completed numerous tours:

  • 1989: Disco in Dream Tour (Japan)
  • 1990: Enjoy Yourself Tour (Europe)
  • 1991: Rhythm of Love Tour (Australia, Southeast Asia, Japan)
  • 1991: Let's Get to It Tour (UK & Ireland)
  • 1998: Intimate and Live Tour (Australia, UK)
  • 2001: On a Night Like This (Europe, Australia)
  • 2002: KylieFever2002 (Europe, Australia)
  • 2005: Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour (Europe)
  • 2006/07: Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour (Europe, Australia)
  • 2008: KylieX2008 (Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand)
  • 2009: For You for Me Tour / KylieUSA2009 (Canada, USA)
  • 2011: Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour (Europe, America, Australia, Asia, Africa)
  • 2012: Anti-Tour (Europe, Australia)
  • 2014/15: Kiss Me Once Tour (Europe, Australia, Asia)
  • 2015: Kylie Summer 2015 (Europe)
  • 2015/16: A Kylie Christmas (Europe)
  • 2018: Kylie Presents: Golden (Europe)
  • 2018/19: Golden Tour (Europe, Australia)
  • 2019: Kylie Summer 2019 (Europe)


Minogue as a wax statue in London's Madame Tussauds

Minogue is on the one hand a successful pop musician and style icon, but on the other hand has also been heavily criticized for her publications and her status over the course of her career. As the most successful act of the Stock Aitken Watermann producer team and teen star, she saw herself exposed to severe hostility from music critics and the British independent scene right from the start of her music career. Mocked as "singing budgie ", she was a downright hateful object, as she regularly topped the indie charts with her pop songs, published by the independent record label PWL .

In the twentieth year of her music career, however, Minogue received official honors. In October 2007 she was the first woman to be honored with the Music Industry Trust Award . The reason for the award stated that Minogue was one of the greatest entertainers of all time and an icon of pop and style who delighted millions with her grace, dignity and humanity. At the turn of the year it became known that Minogue had been accepted by Elizabeth II as an officer in the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because of her services to music . In July 2008, the order was officially presented to her by the heir to the throne, Prince Charles . In May 2008, Minogue had already received the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres .

"Kylie" brand

In addition to numerous advertising appearances for international fashion labels such as H&M and Agent Provocateur , Minogue has been on the market with several of its own product lines from the lifestyle area since 2001. This includes the Love Kylie brand , under which it has been successfully selling women's underwear since 2001. In 2008 she brought out a home textile collection under the Kylie at home brand . The range includes bed linen, curtains and pillows made of organza , taffeta and silk . The collection is only sold in UK department stores. In collaboration with the cosmetics manufacturer Coty, she has created and launched eight fragrance lines since 2006:

  • 2006: Darling
  • 2007: Sweet Darling
  • 2008: Showtime
  • 2008: Sexy Darling
  • 2009: couture
  • 2009: Inverse - Kylie Minogue for men
  • 2010: Pink Sparkle / Pink Sparkle Pop
  • 2011: Dazzling Darling

Since 2008 Minogue has also been promoting the Spanish fashion and jewelry label Tous. Her fashion book Kylie Fashion was published in March 2013 . According to the business magazine Forbes , Minogue also patented some rights to her first name Kylie. For example, she secured the trademark and marketing rights of her first name in connection with music, music videos and concerts. Minogue is in a trademark dispute with Kylie Jenner (reality show actress and daughter of Kris Jenner ) over the sole marketing rights of the first name Kylie.


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks / months, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sourcesTemplate: chart table / maintenance / monthly data
(Year, title, rankings, weeks / months, awards, notes)
1988 Kylie DE8th

(25 weeks)DE
AT15 (4 months)

(14 weeks)CH
Six-fold platinum
× 6
Six-fold platinum

(68 weeks)UK

(28 weeks)US
Six-fold platinum
× 6
Six-fold platinum

(28 weeks)AU
First published: July 4th, 1988
Sales: +6,000,000
1989 Enjoy yourself DE33 (13 weeks)
- CH13

(3 weeks)CH
Quadruple platinum
× 4
Quadruple platinum

(34 weeks)UK
- AU9

(16 weeks)AU
First published: October 9, 1989
Sales: + 1,500,000
1990 Rhythm of Love - - - UK9

(23 weeks)UK
- AU10

(20 weeks)AU
First published: November 12, 1990
Sales: + 200,000
1991 Let's get to it - - - UK15 (12 weeks)
- AU13

(5 weeks)AU
First published: October 14, 1991
Sales: + 70,000
1994 Kylie Minogue DE78 (1 week)
- CH33 (4 weeks)

(21 weeks)UK
- AU3

(11 weeks)AU
First published: September 19, 1994
Sales: + 135,000
1998 Impossible Princess - - - UK10 (5 weeks)
- AU4th

(35 weeks)AU
First published: March 23, 1998
Sales: + 70,000
2000 Light Years DE35 (13 weeks)
- CH28 (7 weeks)

(38 weeks)UK
- AU1
Quadruple platinum
× 4
Quadruple platinum

(41 weeks)AU
First published: September 25, 2000
Sales: + 580,000
2001 Fever DE1

(49 weeks)DE

(29 weeks)AT
Double platinum
× 2
Double platinum

(50 weeks)CH
Quintuple platinum
× 5
Quintuple platinum

(83 weeks)UK

(44 weeks)US
Seven times platinum
× 7
Seven times platinum

(74 weeks)AU
First published: October 1, 2001
Sales: + 6,000,000
2003 Body Language DE11 (16 weeks)

(8 weeks)AT

(17 weeks)CH

(30 weeks)UK
US42 (8 weeks)
Double platinum
× 2
Double platinum

(18 weeks)AU
First published: November 17, 2003
Sales: +650,000
2007 X DE15 (18 weeks)
AT16 (10 weeks)
CH9 (27 weeks)

(29 weeks)UK
US139 (1 week)

(14 weeks)AU
First published: November 23, 2007
Sales: + 490,000
2010 Aphrodite DE3 (12 weeks)
AT3 (10 weeks)
CH2 (13 weeks)

(32 weeks)UK
US19 (3 weeks)

(15 weeks)AU
First published: July 2nd, 2010
Sales: + 435,000
2014 Kiss Me Once DE9 (4 weeks)
AT16 (3 weeks)
CH8 (5 weeks)

(12 weeks)UK
US31 (1 week)
AU1 (6 weeks)
First published: March 14, 2014
Sales: + 200,000
2015 Kylie Christmas DE34 (2 weeks)
AT46 (1 week)
CH51 (2 weeks)

(12 weeks)UK
US184 (1 week)
AU7 (11 weeks)
First published: November 13, 2015
Sales: + 140,000
2018 Golden DE3 (6 weeks)
AT5 (3 weeks)
CH4 (6 weeks)

(27 weeks)UK
US64 (1 week)
AU1 (6 weeks)
First published: April 6, 2018
Sales: + 100,000

Filmography (selection)

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  • 1976: The Sullivans (TV series, episode)
  • 1979: Skyways (TV series, an episode)
  • 1985: The Zoo Family (TV series, episode)
  • 1985: The Henderson Kids (TV series, four episodes)
  • 1986: Piano, Piano ( Fame and Misfortune , television multipart)
  • 1986–1988: Neighbors ( Neighbors , TV series)
  • 1994: The Vicar of Dibley (TV series, episode)
  • 1997: Men Behaving Badly (TV series, episode)
  • 2004: Kath & Kim (TV series, one episode)
  • 2007: Doctor Who (TV series, episode)
  • 2015: Young & Hungry (TV series, two episodes)
  • 2016: Galavant (TV series, one episode)

movie theater

Awards (selection)

Amadeus Austrian Music Award

  • 2001 International Single of the Year Can't Get You Out of My Head

ARIA Award

  • 1988 Highest Selling Single Locomotion
  • 1989 Highest Selling Single I Should Be So Lucky
  • 1990 Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 1995 Best Video (Keir McFarlane) for Put Yourself in My Place
  • 1996 Best Australian Pop Release Where the Wild Roses Grow
  • 1996 Best Australian Single Where the Wild Roses Grow
  • 1996 Song of the Year Where the Wild Roses Grow
  • 2000 Best Pop Release Spinning Around
  • 2001 Best Female Artist
  • 2001 Best Pop Release Light Years
  • 2002 Best Pop Release Fever
  • 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2002 Single of the Year Can't Get You Out of My Head
  • 2002 Highest Selling Single Can't Get You Out of My Head
  • 2002 Highest Selling Album Fever
  • 2011 Hall of Fame


  • 2001 comeback of the year

Bravo Otto

  • 1988 bronze Otto
  • 1989 bronze Otto
  • 2001 Golden Otto
  • 2003 Ehren Otto: Outstanding Contribution to Pop

BRIT Award

  • 2002 Best International Female Artist
  • 2002 Best International Album Fever
  • 2008 Best International Female Artist

Golden camera

  • 2008 international music

Grammy Award

  • 2004 Best Dance Recording Come into My World

MTV Europe Music Award

  • 2002 Best Pop Act
  • 2002 Best Dance Act

MTV Video Music Award

  • 2002 Best Choreography in a Music Video Can't Get You Out of My Head

NRJ Music Award

  • 2008 Honorary Award

red! Star Award

  • 2010: in the category “Hottest Music Video” All the Lovers

Smash Hit Award

  • 1988 Best Female Artist
  • 1989 Best Female Artist
  • 1989 Most Fanciable Female
  • 2002 Best Female Artist
  • 2002 Best Single Can't Get You Out of My Head

World Music Award

  • 1991 Best Selling Australian Artist
  • 2002 Best Selling Australian Artist


  • 2011 I Should Be so Lucky is named a Cultural Property of Australia.

On October 6, 2011, Anglia Ruskin University awarded Minogue an honorary doctorate in health sciences for its education and awareness-raising work against breast cancer.



Numerous books have appeared about Minogue, most of them biographies. She herself first became a writer with Kylie (1999), a large-format illustrated book in which numerous stars from the music industry, including Bono , Shirley Manson and Neil Tennant , express their admiration for Minogue. After her brilliant comeback with Fever , Minogue and her stylist William Baker followed up the book Kylie - La La La (2002). This is less of a conventional autobiography than an illustrated book with a few details from Minogue's personal life. In 2006 Minogue also published their first children's book, The Showgirl Princess .

  • 1999: Kylie Minogue: Kylie. Booth-Clibborn, London 1999, ISBN 1-86154-137-6 .
  • 2002: William Baker, Kylie Minogue: Kylie - la la la. Hodder & Stoughton, London 2002, ISBN 0-340-73439-6 .
  • 2006: Kylie Minogue: The Showgirl Princess. Puffin, London 2006, ISBN 0-14-138319-4 .


  • Sean Smith: Kylie Minogue. Translated from the English by Charlotte Lyne. Krüger, Frankfurt am Main 2002, ISBN 978-3-8105-1922-1 .
  • Bryony Sutherland, Lucy Ellis: Kylie Showgirl. Translated from the English by Juliane Waltke. Heel, Königswinter 2002, ISBN 978-3-89880-124-9 .

Web links

Commons : Kylie Minogue  - Collection of Images


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