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Kylie Minogue Biography

Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, is an Australian pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. She rose to prominence in the late 1980s through her role in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987.

Signed to a contract by English songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1987, she achieved a string of hit records throughout the world. Her popularity waned during the early 1990s, leading her to part company from Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1992. During the mid to late 1990s, Minogue distanced herself from her earlier work and attempted to establish herself as a credible and independent performer and songwriter. Her projects were widely publicised, but her albums failed to attract a substantial audience and resulted in the lowest sales of her career at the time. She returned to popularity as a pop artist in 2000, and became well-known for her elaborate music videos and expensively mounted stage shows. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Minogue returned to performing and recording in late 2006 after a period of convalescence.

Although she was dismissed by some critics during her early career, she has achieved longevity as a pop music artist. She has sold in excess of 60 million records, and has achieved her greatest successes in Australia, Europe, Asia and Latin America. She was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to music.

Sister of Dannii Minogue

Performed at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

1997 saw a rather alternative Kylie crop up after two years of silence. Collaborations with Manic Street Preachers and others gave the "Impossible Princess" album an indie touch. Although not a commercial success, it was acclaimed by critics as being the final proof that Kylie and her music had matured. Kylie did however return to her roots and what she knows best with her smashing comeback to pop music in the year 2000. The first single released from the album "Light Years" immediately hit the number one spot in the UK, making her one of the few artists such as Madonna and Elton John with number one hits in both the eighties, nineties and noughties. Kylie also released a duet, "Kids", with pop star Robbie Williams.

Briefly dated Michael Hutchence

Kylie is half Welsh, her parents are from Maesteg, Wales.

Voted best dressed female by readers of "Heat" (UK) magazine. [December 2001]

January 2002: Received the Showbusiness Personality of the Year Award at The Variety Club of Great Britain Showbusiness Awards 2002. Miss Minogue was absent from the ceremonies as she was abroad promoting her latest single so she sent a televised message.


2001: Nominated for the prestigious 'Best International Female' Award at the Brit Awards 2001 (2001) (TV).

Febuary 2002: Won 2 of the major awards at the 2002 Brit Awards: Best International Female & Best International Album for Fever. She was also nominated for Best Pop Act and Best Video (with Robbie Williams for "Kids") and stole the show with an incredible performance of "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" mixed with "Blue Monday".

Won Best Dance Act at the 2004 Swedish NRJ Awards in Stockholm. (25th January 2004)

Nominated for Best International Female at the 1995 Brit Awards. (1995)

Nominated for Best International Female at the 1989 Brit Awards. (1989)

Winner of the 2004 Grammy for Best Dance Recording for her single "Come Into My World", beating off strong competition such as Madonna, Cher, Télépopmusik & Groove Aramada. (8th February 2004)

Single "Slow" become the most added track to U.S. radio in its first week of release. (January 2004)

Sold out 7 nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo with her "On A Night Like This Tour". (2001)

Became the first Ambassador for the NSPCC. A foundation preventing cruelty to children.

Celebrity Ambassader for Kids Help Line in Australia.

A stage musical inspired by 25 of her hits "I Should Be So Lucky", premiered in her hometown, Melbourne, Australia as part of its annual Gay Midsummer Festival. The musical contained songs spanning from her 1st single "The Locomotion" up to "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", including hits, album tracks as well as a rare song "In Denial". (January 2001)

Recorded her 9th studio album "Body Language" in London, Ireland and Spain.

"Slow" became her 7th UK #1 single and 9th Australian #1 single. The single also enabled her to enter the record books as the female solo artist to enjoy the longest duration as a UK chart topper (since January 1988 with "I Should Be So Lucky", totalling nearly 16 years). "Slow" also hit #1 on the Australian Dance Singles Chart & #1 on the Australasian Singles Chart. (9th November 2003)

September 2002: Awarded the prestigious Woman Of The Year Award at the 2002 Elle Style Awards.

Sunday 25th January 2004: Won Best Dance Act at the Swedish 2004 NRJ Awards in Stockholm beating off strong competition from the likes of Room 5 and Junior Senior. She was also nominated in the categories of Best International Female and Best Pop.

Saturday 24th January 2004:Nominated for Best International Female and Best Musical Website for www.kylie.com at the French 2004 NRJ Awards in Cannes, France.

Just two months prior to the release of her duet with Jason Donovan, "Especially For You", Kylie proclaimed to Smash Hits magazine that there was no chance of a duet with Jason Donovan.

4th July 1988: The eponymous debut album "Kylie", entered both the UK & Australian charts at #2. Never before had a debut album by a female artist debuted so high on either country's charts. The album also made Kylie the youngest female and first Australian artist to top the UK album chart, reaching the summit on two separate occasions. On release it went Double Platinum in Australia, Gold in the UK, Gold in Germany and Gold in Singapore.

Nominated for Best International Female at the 2004 Brit Awards. (17th Feb 2004)

October 2000: The third single from the album "Light Years", "Kids" was originally written by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers solely for her, however Robbie was so fond of the song, he decided to turn it into a duet and also included it on his album "Sing When You're Winning".

October 2001: Won 2 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia: Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release for "Light Years".

Voted the 15th greatest pop culture icon of all time in a UK poll.

Her song, "Love At First Sight", aired on the video game, "DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution".

Born at the Bethlehem Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Mother is Carol Minogue, father is Accountant Ron Minogue. Kylie grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.

In 2002, named the Biggest Selling Australian Artist of all time, with over 65 million album sales worldwide as of May 2004. She is also the winner of numerous awards including Logies, ARIAs, and a Grammy.

Nominated for Best Music Artist at the 2004 Elle Style Awards. [16th February 2004]

Saturday 10th April 2004: "Slow" music video won Best International Video at the 2004 TMF Awards at Rotterdam Arena, Rotterdam, Holland. Kylie was also nominated for Best Female Singer.

July 2004: Voted Number 1 Best Legs in Show Business by the razer company Gillette, ahead of Cameron Diaz, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

9th June 2004: "Slow" music video wins Best Pop Video at the Music Week Creative and Design Awards.

June 2004: Sued Australian magazine "People", for reportedly publishing a faked picture of her naked bottom in the January 2003 issue. The picture had Kylie's head superimposed on the body of a nude model. The magazine will also be sued for unautherised use of copyright images from her autobiography "La La La" used in the same issue.

28th June 2004: Third and final single to be lifted from the platinum-selling album "Body Language", "Chocolate" is released as a single. The single version features newly recorded vocals to that of the album version, and has a subtle remix. The seductive song, written by Karen Poole and Johnny Douglas (the team behind Red Blooded Woman), is one of Kylie's personal favorites from the album "Body Language". On 4th July 2004, the single gave Kylie her 27th UK Top 10 hit single when it entered the UK singles charts at #6. On the 7th May 2004, the single becomes the Most Added Track to Australian radio and hit #1 on the US Billboard Dance Charts. It was released in the UK on two CD formats and 12" vinyl picture disc. The 2-track CD featured a stunning live rendition of "Love At First Sight" taken from the forthcoming "Body Language Live" DVD. The enhanced CD contained mixes from the likes of Tom Middleton and EMO, and included the first airing of the much sought after "City Games", one of the first tracks that Kylie demoed for the "Body Language" album! A white label 12" promo of "Chocolate", featuring the unreleased EMO Dub Mix was also sent to DJ's. A limited edition maxi-single release of only 10,000 copies peaked at #14 on the Australian Chart. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Lebanon, Romania Mix FM Chart & Croatian Airplay Chart. #2 on Slovenian Radio Celje Chart. #3 on Eurochart Radio Sound Chart. #4 in Macedonia. #6 in Thailand & Slovenian Radio Plus Chart. #7 in Estonia, Hungary & Slovenian Radio Fantasy Chart. #8 on Croatian Otvoreni Radio Chart & Slovenian Popularnih 40 Chart. #9 on Slovenian Radio Antenna Chart. #11 on UK TV Airplay Chart. #13 on MTV Europe Top 20, Slovenian Radio Kranj Chart & Portugal Online Chart. #14 in Italy. #15 in Lithuanian M-1 Chart. #17 in Israel & Slovenian Airplay Chart. #19 on Eurochart EU Chart. #23 in Greece. #24 on Russian Airplay Chart. #26 in Ireland. #27 in South Africa. #29 on German Airplay Chart. #30 on United World Sales & Airplay Chart. #34 on UK Airplay Chart. #36 on Belgium Flanders Airplay Chart #43 in Germany. #47 on Belgium Airplay Chart #53 in Switzerland. #58 in Austria. #68 on Czech Airplay. #69 in France. #70 Norway Airplay Chart. The London filming of the enchanting video for "Chocolate" saw Kylie re-unite with award-winning director Dawn Shadforth (who directed Kylie's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" and "In Your Eyes" videos ), and acclaimed choreographer Michael Rooney (who choreographed her "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" and "Slow" videos, as well as the DVD "Body Language Live"). The hypnotic video shows Kylie as you've never seen her before, the stunning dance sequences are a nostalgic tribute to the MGM musicals of old. The video premiered on "CD: UK" on Saturday 22nd May 2004. On 17th October 2004, the video was nominated in the category of Music Video at the 10th Annual American Choreography Awards in Los Angeles. The other nominees were: Usher Raymond (Usher) "Yeah", 'Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott' "Pass That Dutch / I'm Really Hot" and Britney Spears featuring Madonna for "Me Against The Music".

Monday 18th October 2004: All tickets for the first lot of UK tour dates for her upcoming "Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour" sold out in less than two hours. Debbie Thomas, director of corporate affairs at Earl Court revealed that tickets sold out a lot faster than the tickets for the recent concerts of Madonna & Elton John.

Monday 25th October 2004: "I Believe In You" named Scott Mills' Record Of The Week on his show "Drivetime" on Radio 1 in the UK.

Thursday 28th October 2004: First Irish show for the upcoming "Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour", at The Point in Dublin (7th April 2005) completely sold out in 20 minutes.

17th October 2004: Her video for "Chocolate" was nominated in the category of Music Video at the 10th annual American Choreography Awards.

Saturday 30th October 2004: "I Believe In You" named JK & Joel's Weekend Anthem on their radio shows on Radio 1 in the UK.

3rd November 2004: Hosted an intimate preview of her SS '05 Love Kylie collection and launched the Love Kylie Legs hosiery line in London.

5th November 2004: The single "I Believe In You" is named Radio 2's 'Record of the Week'. UK radio stations Capital and Radio 1 have both added the track to their A-lists.

Sunday 21st November 2004: Inducted into the Smash Hits Hall of Fame when she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party held at London's Wembley Arena. Kylie, whose first appearance at the annual pop awards show was in October 1989, was honored for her 17 year contribution to music.

November 2004: Donated over 300 items of her clothing to the Victorian Arts Centre's Performing Art Collection in her home town of Melbourne, Australia. This collection became the subject of her own exciting exhibition called 'Kylie'. Featuring over 300 plus costumes and other items donated by Kylie to the Arts Centres Performing Art Collection, the free exhibition celebrated contributions made to music, television, stage and screen by one of Melbourne's favorite home-town girls. The items on show will include the infamous white muslin dress seen in the "I Should Be So Lucky" video, the pink and silver Showgirl costume from "Intimate & Live", the amazing Silvanemesis outfit from the 2002 'Fever Tour', the legendary gold hot pants from "Spinning Around" and the customized charm bracelets and 'knuckle dusters' featured in a number of performances and videos promoting her album "Fever". The collection even extends to the overalls that helped make her a household name both in Australia and the UK as the much-loved tomboy mechanic Charlene Mitchell on "Neighbours". The collection even extends to the overalls that helped make Kylie a household name both in Australia and the UK as the much-loved tomboy mechanic Charlene Mitchell on Neighbours. The exhibition opened in Melbourne at the Victorian Arts Centre (from Saturday 15th January 2005 - Sunday 24th April 2005), then toured to the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (May-August 2005), the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane (September-November 2005) and the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney (January-May 2006). Having drawn over 293,000 fans during its three-month run at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, it officially became the Arts Centre's highest attended exhibition ever.

Tuesday 23rd November 2004: Presented with the Special Jury Award at the Annual 2005 Onda Awards Ceremony in Spain, in recognition of her incredible career and contribution to popular music. This made it her second lifetime achievement award in less than a week. Two days earlier she had been inducted into the Smash Hits Hall of Fame in the UK. The Inda Awards are Spain's equivalent to the The Brit, Aria & Grammy awards.

Wednesday 24th November 2004: I Believe In You hit #7 on the European Airplay Charts, and continued to rise.

Mother is Carol Minogue (aka: Carol Jones Minogue). Father is Accountant Ron Minogue. Grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.

Thursday 10th February 2005: Nominated for Best International Female at the 2005 Brit Awards. This is the sixth time that Kylie has been nominated for Best International Female which she won in 2002 along with the prestigious 'Best International Album' award for the multi-million selling "Fever".

Diagnosed with breast cancer and canceled her tour of Australia. She also had to pull out her headlining appearance at the 2005 Glastonbury Festival. [May 2005]

November 2004: Nominated for Online Artist of the Year and Best Pop Artist at the 2004 Digital Music Awards.

March 1987: The youngest star ever to win the Silver Logie for "Most Popular Actress in Australia".

Due to the extensive media coverage of her illness, Australian doctors stated that the number of mammographies in Australia rose by 40%, which they call the "Kylie effect" (2006).

Announced that she will continue her "Showgirls: The Greatest Hits" tour at the Sydney Entertainment Center on 11 November 2006.

After the announcement of her cancer diagnosis, the Australian public's support was overwhelming. Even Prime Minister John Howard issued a statement supporting her.

February 1989: Voted "Best International Female Artist" by a landslide at the Irish Record Industry Awards.

February 1989: Japanese Phonographic Record Association presents Kylie two 1988 "Disc Awards" for The Best Selling New Artist and Best Selling Single of the Year (for "I Should Be So Lucky").

February 1989: The Mirror in London votes Kylie the "Best Actress in the World"!.

February 1989: Posed for a wax model of herself at the World famous Madame Tussaud's wax gallery in London.

March 1989: The Australian Record Industry Association nominates Kylie for five awards with "I Should Be So Lucky" picking up Biggest Selling Single of the year (1988).

March 1989: Nominated for three Logies: The Gold for "Most Popular Personality on Australian Television", the Silver for the third year in a row and "Most Popular Music Video in Australia" for "Especially For You" (with Jason Donovan).

March 1989: Receives her second "Heart Award" for Recording Artist of the Year from the Australian Variety Club.

May 1989: Voted Best Female Singer, Best Actress, Most Adorable Female and 2nd Most Masterful LP by English magazine "No 1's" readers poll.

January 1989: "Kylie's Remixes Vol.1" is originally released in Japan in 1989 and featured extended versions of hits from her debut album. The album later re-issued in Australia in 1998 as part of Mushroom Records "Classics".

December 1988: Became the first artist to ever have four consecutive #1 singles in Finland ("I Should Be So Lucky", "Got To Be Certain", "The Locomotion" and "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi").

December 1988: Australian Smash Hits magazine readers vote her "Most Fanciable Female" and "Best Female Singer". Whilst the readers of the Australian magazine TV Hits vote her "Hunkiest Person Alive" and "Best Female T.V. Personality".

January 1989: Kylie voted #1 in record Mirror survey of the top recording acts of 1988 in the UK, compiled from sales information of over 40,000 different records, collected by Gallup.

December 1988: In Israel, Kylie is the only artist to end the year with three singles in the Top 40, where she is also voted "Most Popular Female Singer of the Year".

December 1988: Ends the year in the UK with the biggest album of 1988 "Kylie" (6 times Platinum with sales of 1.8 million) at #2 (having been in the top 10 since its release in June 1988); #1 video "Especially For You", and #2 single, "Especially For You, both with Jason Donovan.

January 1989: Had three simultaneous International #1 singles. "The Locomotion" in Canada, "Turn It Into Love" in Japan and "Especially For You" (with Jason Donovan) in the UK.

September 1988: Readers of the London Sun voted Kylie #1 Girl Singer and the Top Newcomer.

October 1988: UK Smash Hits magazine readers vote her Most Fanciable Female and Best Female Singer.

July 1988: Is named the fastest start to a career in Europe with three Top 10 records ("I Should Be So Lucky", "Got To Be Certain" and "The Locomotion") in the first seven months of 1988 plus a platinum album ("Kylie") in just four weeks in the UK.

March 1988: Becomes the first person to ever to win four Logies (the Australian equivalent of an Emmy) on one night: the Gold for "Most Popular Personality on Australian Television", the Silver for the second year in a row, "Most Popular Personality on Victorian (State) Television" and "Most Popular Music Video in Australia" for "Locomotion". This also made her the youngest actor/actress ever to hold five Logies.

January 1990: Was voted #1 Radio Artist for 1989 in France. (Second was David Hallyday, third Madonna and fourth Phil Collins).

March 1990: Received the International Outstanding Achievement Award voted to her by the Board of Governors of the Australian Record Industry Association.

December 1989: The readers of Australian magazine TV Hits vote Kylie "Best Pop Singer for 1989" and "Sexiest Person Alive" for the second year in a row.

December 1989: In his New Year's Eve 1989 "Review of the Decade" on BBC-TV, Clive James pays special tribute to Kylie and presents her with the award for "Woman Of The Decade".

December 1989: Is voted "The Best Female Vocalist" at the 1989 Japan Radio Music Awards.

December 1989: She joins with the likes Bob Geldof, Bananarama, Bros, Cliff Richard, Lisa Stansfield, Wet Wet Wet, Jason Donovan and Sonia, among others for Band Aid 2's 1989 recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas" to raise money for Ethiopia. It debuts at #1 in the UK and holds that position over Christmas. This caused Kylie to end up starting the year of 1989 at #1 with "Especially For You" and to end the year of 1989 at #1 with "Do They Know It's Christmas". In February 1990, UK Music Week awards the song #2 Single of the Year.

December 1989: Scandecor awards her a "Gold Poster" for sales of Kylie's poster in Europe, being their biggest selling product. Kylie (along with Jason Donovan also received the "Silver Poster" for the poster of their duet "Especially For You".

December 1989: Lights the Regent St. Christmas lights, a time honored British tradition, usually performed by Royalty.

November 1989: Is honored by being only the third artist ever to have a "star" in the "Hard Rock Walk Of Fame" in Sydney, Australia.

In June 1989, she had completed filming on her debut film The Delinquents (1989). When the film premiered in London's West End in December 1989, over 20,000 fans crowded Leicester Square to catch a glimpse of Kylie. The film was released around the world to rave reviews and by January 1990, the film had become the top grossing movie in the UK and third highest in Australia. The soundtrack to the film featured Kylie's #1 UK single "Tears On My Pillow". Another Kylie song "We Know The Meaning Of Love" was inspired by the film.

October 1989: For the second year in a row UK Smash Hits magazine readers vote her "Most Fanciable Female" and "Best Female Singer in the World".

May 1989: US Smash Hits magazine readers vote her fourth "Best Female Singer" (after Siouxie, Debbie Gibson and Madonna. Meanwhile, demand for the Kylie product became so great in East Germany that a special EP was released.

January 1990: Israeli radio vote her "#1 Female Artist of 1989".

February 1990: Was named The Queen of the #2 Position in England at the UK Music Week awards with #2 Artist of the Year, #2 Album of the Year for "Enjoy Yourself", and the #2 Single of the Year for "Do They Know It's Christmas?".

February 1990: The "Enjoy Yourself Tour", her first concert tour of Australia was a resounding success. By April 1990, the tour leg of the UK, Europe and South East Asia kicked off in Birmingham where Kylie played to a full house of 12,700 screaming fans where it continued to play to capacity crowds in London, Belfast and Dublin. In May 1990, it continued on to packed houses in London, Paris and Brussels where Kylie's performances pleased both audiences and the press alike.

February 1990: The Australian Variety Industry honors her with the "Mo Award" for Ambassador to Australian Showbusiness.

November 1990: Was presented with a prestigious Diamond Award for Music Excellence in Brussels.

May 1991: At the 1991 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, she was the personal guest of Prince Albert of Monaco, along with Elton John, Rick Astley, Lisa Stansfield, and many other of the world's top artists and was presented with the award for "Best Selling Australian Artist". In May 1992, she was once again invited by Prince Albert to attend the 1992 World Music Awards.

October 1991: Embarked on the "Let's Get To It Tour", her second concert tour of the UK arenas, once again playing to packed houses. In April 1992, the eighty minute video cassette "Kylie Live: Live In Dublin", the film of a recent "Let's Get To It Tour" concert filmed in Dublin, Ireland was released around the world. On the week of release in the UK, it debuted in the Music Week video charts at #2.

March 1992: Was nominated for "Best Australian Female Artist of 1991" by the Australian Record Industry Association.

June 1992: At the personal request of Sting, she participated in the "Rhythm Of Life Fashion Charity Gala" at London's Grosvenor Hotel, to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation. Kylie held her own on the catwalk alongside the world's top models including Claudia Schiffer, Yasmin Le Bon and Naomi Campbell.

November 1992: Received the award for "Sexiest Person On The Planet" from both DMC and Mix-Mag magazines, the world's most credible dance music authorities.

February 1993: Signed her second worldwide record deal with deConstruction Records through RCA/BMG in the UK; Imago through BMG in the US, Mushroom Records in Australia/NZ, and BMG throughout the rest of the world.

May 1993: Was invited by Prince Albert of Monaco (for the third time) to present at the 1993 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, hosted by Michael Douglas and attended by the worlds leading names in music including Michael Jackson, Tina Turner and Rod Stewart.

August 1993: Was voted the World's Coolest Female in Music by London's "Select" Magazine.

July 1993: Herself and her sister Dannii Minogue broke the record as the most successful sisters ever on the British charts, after Dannii had her sixth Top 40 hit in the UK: "This Is It".

May 1993: Together with her sister Dannii Minogue, her mother Carol Minogue and some of her closest friends, was invited to "Breakfast At Tiffany's" to celebrate her 25th birthday over a private breakfast in the board-room of the world famous jewelery store.

October 1993: Was invited by Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director of Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) to pose at Universal Studios in Los Angeles for Bert Stern, the photographer responsible for the world famous Marilyn Monroe sessions. This resulted in an unprecedented 21 page "60's style" spread in the January 1993 edition of Australian "Vogue".

May 1994: For the fourth consecutive year His Serene Highness 'Prince Albert of Monaco' invited her to the 1994 World Music Awards. This year the awards were attended by Prince, Whitney Houston and Ray Charles amongst others.

June 1994: Became only the third person ever to appear twice on the cover of Europe's taste setter magazine, "The Face". She was also selected as the cover girl for "Who Weekly's Most Beautiful People In The World 1994" issue in Australia. In July 1994, she also made her second "i-D" magazine cover.

June 1994: Commenced filming her second film; the Jean-Claude Van Damme $40 million movie Street Fighter (1994) in Thailand and Australia. In December 1994, on its US release, the film scored the second highest box office nationally grossing US$100,000 in its first month, making it the most successful movie ever, based on a game.

December 1994: Voted amongst the top 10 Best Albums, Best Single, and Best Female Solo Singer at the Smash Hits Awards in the UK.

November 1994: Hosted the prestigious People's Choice Awards in Sydney, Australia.

January 1994: Voted #1 amongst "The 50 Most Shaggable People" by prestigious UK music magazine "Select".

June 1995: Appeared on the cover of the July issue of "Loaded" magazine in the UK. It became their biggest selling issue ever, selling almost 150,000 as compared with their average figure of approximately 110,000!.

September 1995: "FHM" magazine in Europe, ranked her 14th among "The World's 100 Sexiest Females Ever" ahead of the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Elle Macpherson and Kim Basinger.

November 1995: Presented the MTV Awards in Paris, France.

September 1995: Won Best Australian Video of 1994 (for "Put Yourself In My Place") at the Australian Record Industry Association Awards. She was also nominated for Best Female Artist and Highest Selling Record.

April 1997: Was voted 6th Sexiest Females of the Decade by the readers of "Sky" magazine in the UK.

November 1996: The readers of "Sky" magazine voted Kylie (and her sister Dannii Minogue) amongst the Top 10 Women Readers Would Most Like To Spend The Night With.

September 1996: Once again ranked amongst the Top 20 of "The 100 Sexiest Women in The World" by Europe's "FHM" magazine .

July 2001: Voted amongst the Top 10 Sexiest Women Alive in Australia's "Who Weekly" magazine.

June 2001: Was awarded the Silver Clef Nordoff Robbins "International Award". Previous winners of this prestigious accolade include; U2, INXS, AC/DC, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and The Corrs.

June 2001: Attended Vogue's "It's Fashion" party, a celebration of fashion in aid of cancer research. She was invited to sit next to Prince Charles at the head table.

May 2001: Appears on the cover of British "Vogue" magazine. This event headlined the evening news in Australia.

16th May 2001: Attended the LA premiere of the film Moulin Rouge! (2001), in which she featured as The Green Fairy.

January 2001: Was one of the most downloaded artists on Napster, running an amazing numbers of downloads (almost 17 million) under her name in the last year.

January 2001: Was named the second most searched Female Artist after Madonna of the previous year (2000). She beat other 'strong' female artists like Mariah Carey (3rd place), Céline Dion (4th place) and Jennifer Lopez (5th place).

January 2001: Won "Best Pop Artist" in the Australian "Rolling Stone" magazines reader's poll.

January 2001: Voted the #1 Sexiest Celebrity in the World by UK's "Heat" Magazine.

October 1999: ARIA nomination for Best Australian Female Artist.

April 1999: Signed a major recording deal with Parlophone Records, part of the EMI Group, and commenced work on her seventh studio album "Light Years".

July 2001: Voted in the Top 5 of "The 1000 Sexiest Women Ever" in Maxim magazine.

9th July 2001: Awarded "Performer Of The Year", (the highest accolade) as The 26th Annual Mo Awards Presentation Ceremony held at the Sydney Town Hall in Sydney, Australia. First presented in 1976, with the late Johnny O'Keefe as the inaugural chairman, the Mo Awards are the longest running awards for excellence in live performance in Australia.

August 2001: Her bottom was voted amongst "The World's Top 10 Butts", ahead of Caprice and Nicole Kidman by US Magazine "Celebrity Sleuth".

August 2001: Named Australia's Most Beautiful Export by "Australian Trade Magazine".

September 2001: Received the award for "Services To Mankind", at the prestigious GQ Awards in London. Other winners on the night included; Sir Elton John, U2, Benicio Del Toro, Tony Blair and Robbie Williams. Kylie would also grace the cover of "GQ" magazine for their special award winner's edition.

September 2001: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Prince Charles, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

October 2001: Over eight million viewers in the UK alone tune into her ITV television special An Audience with Kylie Minogue (2001) (TV).

November 2001: Won two major awards at the 2001 Top Of The Pops Awards; Top Tour (for the "On A Night Like This Tour") and Top Song (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"). She was also nominated for Top Pop Act.

November 2001: Nominated for two Smash Hits Awards: Best Female and Best Single (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head").

November 2001: Won four Italian Dance Music Awards: Best International Dance Artist, Best Single (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"), Best Video (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head") and Best Album (for "Fever").

February 2002: Awarded the Golden Otto Award at the German Bravo Awards.

February 2002: Won Best Pop Act at the 2002 NME Awards! She was also nominated for Song Of The Year (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head") and Best Solo Artist.

March 2002: Attended the 2002 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco, at the invitation of His Serene Highness 'Prince Albert of Monaco' for the fifth time. At the award show, she was named Best Selling Australian Artist of The Year and delivered another show stopping performance of "Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head", to an world-wide audience of a billion people!.

March 2002: Her "Agent Provocateur" cinema commercial won Best Cinema Commercial Of The Year at the British TV Awards.

May 2002: The Manchester Evening News presented Kylie with a plaque in recognition of having the most number of shows by a solo artist to sell out at the Manchester Arena ever!.

July 2002: Won "Best Chart Act" at the London Dancestar Awards.

August 2002: Presented an award to 'Mary J Blige' at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in New York.

September 2002: Won "Best International Dance Act" at the Italian 2002 Dance Awards.

September 2002: The Official 2003 Kylie calendar becomes the #1 Bestseller of the Year on release.

September 2002: Her manager Terry Blamey was honored Manager of The Year by The International Music Manager's Forum.

March 2003: Awarded a Centenary Medal by the Governor General of Australia for "Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry".

March 2003: Voted in the Top 5 for Best International Singer and Woman of the Year at the "Maxim" Magazine Awards.

March 2003: Voted in the Top 5 for "Sexiest Woman On The Planet" by "Ralph" Magazine, Australia.

April 2003: Along with Kids Help Line and Optus, Kylie won an award for excellence from the Fundraising Institute of Australia for the 2002 "Kids Help Line" fund raising campaign in Australia.

June 2003: Voted the "Sexiest Pop Pin Up" in the world by viewers of music channel VH1.

June 2003: Won two of the most prestigious accolades at the 28th Annual MO Awards in Australia: "Showbusiness Ambassador of the Year" (for the second consecutive year) and "Live Australian Performer of the Year" (for the third year in a row).

September 2003: Nominated for Best Female Artist and Best Pop Artist at the 2003 MTV Europe Awards.

March 2003: Voted "The Most Desirable Australian Female" by "FHM Magazine", Australia.

March 2003: Won Best Artist at the ILMC (International Live Music Conference) and her manager Terry Blamey was awarded Manager of The Year!.

February 2003: Her lingerie range, "Love Kylie" was finally launched in the UK in Selfridges to a massive media frenzy and incredible sales results. Demand far exceeded supply with Selfridges who doubled their orders to cope.

December 2002: Her waxwork at Madam Tussaud's in the UK is voted "Top Pop Star" and "Most Beautiful Woman" in the Madame Tussaud's 2002 Annual Popularity Poll.

December 2002: A survey of office workers revealed that most workers would consider Kylie the "Ideal Female Boss".

December 2002: Declared "The Best Body In The World" by magazine "Celebrity Bodies".

December 2002: Named "The Second Greatest Female Artist Of All Time" by music channel VH1.

December 2002: Voted "The Female Celebrity With The Sexiest Voice" in a survey carried out by a mobile phone company. 'Sean Connery (I)' topped the male category!.

November 2002: Stole the show at the 2002 Top of The Pops Awards with a stunning performance of "Come Into My World (Fisherspooner Mix)" and a second award for Tour Of The Year for "Fever Tour 2002".

November 2002: Triumphed at the 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards winning Best Pop Act and Best Dance Act!.

November 2002: Nominated for two MTV Asia Awards: Best Female Artist and Best Video for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head".

February 2002: Became her biggest month in her career for winning awards: Winning Best International Female Artist and Best International Album for "Fever" at the 2002 Brit Awards; Single of The Year (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head") at the Dutch Edison Awards, the Golden Otto Award at the German Bravo Awards; and Best Pop Act at the German Bravo Awards.

Saturday 18th September 2004: Made her first appearance as an NSPCC ambassador at the Matalan Ball at Knowsley Hall, the home of the Earl and Countess of Derby.

June 2004: Voted the 3rd Most Beautiful Woman Of The Decade by FHM Magazine.

June 2004: "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" comes in at #1 in the Top 100 Ultimate Party Anthems as compiled by MTV Dance.

May 2004: Nominated for the Australian Showbusiness Ambassador of the Year at the Australian Entertainment 29th Mo Awards.

April 2004: Voted #1 in Maxim's Sexiest Older Female Poll.

April 2004: Judged the 4th Sexiest Woman In The World Of Pop by UK's "Zoo" magazine!.

April 2004: Ranked highest placed female on Phonograph Performance Ltd's list of the most played artists on UK radio over the last 20 years and 4th over all. This was compiled using data from all 600 national and local radio stations across the UK. Kylie, who smashed airplay records with hits like "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" and "Love At First Sight", was only one of two female artists in the Top 10, and ranked two places above Madonna at #6.

Saturday 13th March 2004: Honored with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Pop at the Bravo Supershow Awards in Hanover, Germany. The awards were voted by readers of German pop magazine Bravo.

17th February 2004: Nominated for Best International Female at the 2004 Brit Awards at Earls Court, London. This was the fifth time she was nominated for this award, having been nominated in 1989, 1995, 2001 and winning in 2002.

December 2003: Voted Sexiest Woman of the Year by "Star" Magazine.

December 2003: Voted the Hottest Girl Star Of The Year by the "Daily Express".

December 2003: Voted the #1 Sexiest Woman of the Year, #1 Best Dressed Celebrity and 4th Best Solo Artist in "Okay" magazine's 2003 Readers Poll!.

September 1997: Received "The Most Stylish Award" at the 1997 Elle Style Awards.

December 1997: Voted Most Fanciable Female by readers of "Melody Maker".

January 1998: Hosted "MTV Snowball: World Snowboard Championships" in Austria.

April 1998: Won two awards at the 1998 Creative and Design Awards, held in London: Best Artist Website (for the website Kylie Ultra) and Best Special Effects Awards (for the music video "Did It Again").

October 2003: Won "Most Played Australian Artist on Australian Commercial Radio" at the 15th Annual Commercial Radio Awards.

October 2003: Nominated for 2 Australian Aria Music Awards: Best Female Artist, and Best Pop Release for "Come Into My World".

June 2006: Made a surprise appearance at G-A-Y to present her sister Dannii Minogue with a bouquet of flowers after her live greatest hits set at the infamous London club night.

Becomes sponsor and patron of Sri Lankan theatrical troupe "Children Of The Sea". "Children Of The Sea", brainchild of the award winning English director and producer Toby Gough, was formed in the aftermath of the tsunami. It is a group of 27 Sri Lankans, mostly children, performing a version of Shakespeare's "Pericles" adapted to apply to the tragedy left behind by the tsunami. In August 2005, the production won first prize at the Edinburgh Festival. In March 2006, Kylie visited the children in Sri Lanka.

7th June 2006: Named 'Woman Of The Year' at the 2006 Glamour Awards.

September 2004: Voted the 2nd Sexiest Woman Of The Year by FHM Magazine (after Carmen Electra).

September 2004: Nominated for 2 Australian ARIA Music Awards in the categories of 'Best Pop Release' (for her album "Body Language"), and 'Best Female Artist'.

September 2004: "Love Kylie" lingerie received its first nomination in the Company High Street Awards in the category of 'Best Lingerie Brand'.

30th January 2005: Attended the charity premiere of The Magic Roundabout (2005) in London's Leicester Square in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Currently holds the record for the biggest selling female artist in Australian concert history, with ticket sales in excess of half a million.

15th February 2005: Dressed in a stunning Chanel dress, she stole the show at the 2005 Elle Style Awards held at London's trendy Spitalfields Market. Kylie was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Britain's annual 'Style Oscars' and posed for photos with fellow Aussie and award winner, Cate Blanchett.

Wednesday 23rd March 2005: Nominated in the category of London's Favourite International Artist at the 2005 Capital Radio Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

8th Sept 2005: The "Official 2006 Kylie Calendar", featuring 13 fabulous Kylie shots, was published by Danilo and became the highest selling calendar of the year. This is the fourth year in a row Kylie has done this.

23rd October 2005: Nominated for Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release (for her smash hit "I Believe In You"), at the 2005 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia. This brings her ARIA nominations total to 34, 15 of which she has won to date.

10th January 2006: Named the most broadcast artist on radio and television in Australia in 2005. This is Kylie's third time atop the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia's 'Most Broadcast Artist' list in the last five years, having previously secured the honor in 2002 and 2003. Kylie also had two tracks make the top 100 most broadcast songs: "I Believe In You" at #18 and "Giving You Up" at #79.

Announced her separation from Olivier Martinez in a statement, saying their decision was mutual and amicable (2 February 2007).

Chosen by Australian men magazine Zoo weekly as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Babes Ever". [March 2006]

Ranked #27 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.

Winner of the 2007 Q Idol Award.

28 October 2007: Won the UK's Music Industry Trusts' Award. She is the first woman ever, in the 16-year event, to win this prestigious award.

October 1993: Was invited by Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director of Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Moulin Rouge! (2001) to pose at Universal Studios in Los Angeles for Bert Stern, the photographer responsible for the world famous Marilyn Monroe sessions. This resulted in an unprecedented 21 page "60's style" spread in the January 1993 edition of Australian "Vogue".

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for her services to music.

Personal Quotes

"I never say never about a lot of things. Whatever you want, then more power to you. If someone feels they have to live up to a certain image, then I can kind of understand that pressure because I'm considered to be one of those images, and I know how unreal they are."

"People see me as Kylie the singer. It would be a dream for me to be taken seriously as an actress."

"I don't have to try to be a sex bomb, I am one!"

"I'm totally shattered. Everything has been so crazy. I've been trying to get my act together, but I am so exhausted I can barely string a sentence together. Making this album has really taken its toll." (on recording the Fever album).

"When I was eight, my pals and I went up to my bedroom, put on our party frocks and mimed to ABBA records using broom handles as microphones."

"I especially enjoy the period with 'Shocked', 'What Do I Have To Do' and 'Better The Devil You Know', so maybe something from there." (when asked what earlier hits she would re-release if given the oppurtunity)

"That's always a difficult question. Still being here!!! The point of my job is to entertain and make it look easy, so I guess it's the parts you don't often see which make me feel proud. All the behind the scenes work, the fears and insecurities I have to face and overcome to improve myself as a person and performer, all of the people who believe in me and encourage me. As you can see the list starts to go on and on. My sense of achievement is a study in motion and there's much I wish to accomplish in the future, professional and personal." (on her biggest achievement; 2004)

"Since my first hit, I can't believe how quickly time has passed. This collection is very dear to me and holds a lifetime of memories. There is nothing like time to give you a sense of perspective and I hope the listener gets as much enjoyment out of these tracks as I do. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to experiment throughout the years and that my fans have embraced the need in me to try new approaches. I am just as excited about the new tracks featured here as I am about all the others on the record. At this point in my career, I am happy to celebrate the past and look forward to the future." (on her 2004 greatest hits compilation Ultimate Kylie)

"I nearly killed myself in rehearsals, but the outcome is classy, I hope. It's a lot different from any other videos I've done before. I really wanted to do some ballet in my next video and luckily I've been able to. I normally have three or four hours to practise the choreography for my clips, but this time I had four days to get it right." (on her music video Chocolate)

"I'm so happy that my costumes have found a home here in Melbourne, my home town, where I know they will be cared for and preserved. Its just such an honour that the Performing Arts Collection wanted it all. What I imagine people will want to see is the wear and tear, the ingrained make-up after fifty shows, where the audio-pack rubs these are things that for me, bring costumes to life."

I am so excited to be performing once again at GAY. There's an atmosphere there that is unlike anywhere else. Last time I performed there they had a huge clock counting down the minutes until the show and by the time I came on the crowd was at fever pitch. It's a special venue for me and I have some amazing memories of gigs gone by. So many of the audience go to great lengths to make special outfits and they know the lyrics to the songs better than I do.

Cruelty to children is an everyday occurrence, which must be stopped. The work undertaken by the NSPCC is essential and I fully support its mission to end child cruelty. I support its vision of a society in which all children are loved and valued. The levels of abuse in this country are shocking. Without charities like the NSPCC, they would be worse. Together, we hope to improve the lives of children within the UK.

The band have been rehearsing for the last five weeks, the dancers for the just over three weeks, and me whenever I could, so I'm the last bit! It has been pretty intense. I'm trying to look really calm but it has been an intense few weeks leading up to today! Not very oldies though; we are stepping marginally back in time! It's always difficult choosing - for a start choosing which new songs to perform from the album and then what's gonna work with the old ones. But, yeah, there's a couple of surprises in store and also some real trainspotter surprises too. (on her Money Can't Buy show)

I have been in L.A. for a week and the town has been full of Grammy fever, to actually be a recipient is incredibly special. I am thrilled and cannot wait to bring it home. (on winning a Grammy)
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