Kylie Minogue performing during her KYLIEX2008 tour. KylieX2008 (also known as X2008 is the tenth concert tour by Australian pop singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue OBE which is in support of her 2007
|Born||28 May 1968|
|Genre(s)||Pop, dance-pop, electro pop europop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer|
|Years active||1987–present (singer)|
Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE (pronounced /kаɪliː/ pronounced /mɪnoʊg/ born 28 May 1968) is an Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Minogue rose to prominence in the late 1980s through her role in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, before she commenced her career as a pop artist in 1987. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Neighbours is a long-running multiple Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera, which first aired in March 1985 A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a
Signed to a contract by British songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1988, she achieved a string of hit records throughout the world. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Stock Aitken Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, were a UK songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s Her popularity waned during the early 1990s, leading her to part company from Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1992. During the mid to late 90s, 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 to date. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public She returned to popularity as a pop artist in 2000, and became well-known for her elaborate music videos and expensively mounted stage shows. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics
In Australia and Europe, Minogue has become one of her generation's most recognisable celebrities and sex symbols. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention A sex symbol is a famous person of either gender typically an Actor, Musician, model, Teen idol, or Sports star In Australia, after being dismissed early in her career by some critics, she has been widely acclaimed for her many achievements. Minogue released her tenth studio album, X, on 27 November 2007, was awarded with an OBE in 2007 for services to music, and then won the International Female Solo Artist award at the Brit Awards on 20 February 2008. X is a 2007 Album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common She has now sold in excess of 60 million records. 
Kylie Minogue was born in Melbourne, Australia, the first child of Ron Minogue, an accountant of Irish ancestry, and Carol Jones, a former dancer from Maesteg, Wales. An accountant is a practitioner of Accountancy, which is the measurement disclosure or provision of assurance about financial information that helps managers investors Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic Maesteg is a town in the County Borough of Bridgend, Wales. It lies at the northernmost end of the Llynfi Valley, close to the border with the county  Her sister, Dannii, is also a pop singer, and her brother, Brendan, works as a news cameraman in Australia. Danielle Jane Minogue (born 20 October 1971 known as Dannii, is an Australian singer songwriter Television personality and occasional actress, 
The Minogue sisters began their careers as children on Australian television, and from the age of twelve, Kylie appeared in small roles in soap operas such as The Sullivans and Skyways, before being cast in one of the lead roles in The Henderson Kids. Television in Australia began as early as 1934 in Brisbane with experimental transmissions by amateur station VK4CM A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. The Sullivans was also the title of a 1944 Oscar -nominated film set during World War II and written by Eddie Doherty (later renamed The Skyways is an Australian Television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network. The Henderson Kids was an Australian Television series made by Crawford Productions for Network Ten between 1985 and 1987  She gave her first singing performance in 1983, on the weekly music programme Young Talent Time which featured Dannii as a regular performer. Young Talent Time was an Australian Television variety program screened on Network Ten, running from 1971 until 1989 Dannii's success in this program overshadowed Kylie's acting achievements, until Kylie was cast in the soap opera Neighbours in 1986. Neighbours is a long-running multiple Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera, which first aired in March 1985 
In Neighbours Minogue played the character of Charlene Mitchell, a female garage mechanic. Charlene Edna Robinson (née Mitchell) was a Fictional character in the Australian Soap opera Neighbours played by  As stated in The Guardian, "Her appeal at first lay in her unapologetic ordinariness. The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. . . she played an oil-smudged mechanic with no desire to better herself. Charlene was happy to spend her life grappling with the intestines of greasy cars. " A story arc that created a romance and eventual marriage between her character and that played by Jason Donovan culminated in a wedding episode in 1987 that attracted a large audience of 20 million viewers. A story arc is an extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media such as Television, Comic books Comic strips Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell are Fictional characters and a Supercouple from the Australian daytime drama Neighbours. Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian Actor and Singer. 
Her popularity in Australia was demonstrated when she became the first person to win four Logie Awards in one event, including the "Gold Logie" as the country's "Most Popular Television Performer", with the result determined by public vote. The TV Week Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards which have been presented annually since 1959 
During a Fitzroy Football Club benefit concert with other Neighbours cast members, Minogue performed "The Loco-Motion" and was signed to a recording contract with Mushroom Records in 1987. Fitzroy Football Club, most recently nicknamed The Lions, is an Australian rules football club formed in 1883 to represent the inner Melbourne A benefit concert is a Concert, show or gala featuring musicians comedians or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose often directed at a specific " The Loco-Motion " is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Mushroom Records is an Australian Record company formed by Michael Gudinski and Ray Evans in 1972.  Released as a single, and retitled "Locomotion", the Australian recording spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian music charts, and was the highest-selling single in Australia for the 1980s. " The Loco-Motion " is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King.  Its success resulted in Minogue traveling to London with Mushroom Records executive Gary Ashley to work with Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Stock Aitken Waterman, sometimes known as SAW, were a UK songwriting and record producing trio who had great success during the mid-late 1980s They knew little of Minogue and had forgotten that she was arriving; as a result, they wrote "I Should Be So Lucky" while she waited outside the studio. " I Should Be So Lucky " is a pop &ndash dance song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue.  The song reached number one in the UK and Australia and was a hit in many parts of the world.  Her debut album Kylie, a collection of dance-oriented pop tunes, entered at number two on the British album charts, and then went to number one and stayed in the British charts for more than a year. An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Kylie is the debut Album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. Dance-pop is a style of Electronic dance music and a subgenre of Pop music that evolved from Disco, circa 1981 that combines dance beats with a pop  It sold over seven million copies worldwide, with most sales occurring in Europe and Asia, and it contained six successful singles. In the United States and Canada, the album did not sell strongly, however the re-recorded version of "The Loco-Motion" reached number three on the U. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number one on the Canadian Singles Chart. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry The Canadian Singles Chart is currently compiled by the US-based music sales tracking company Nielsen SoundScan. "It's No Secret", released only in the U. " It's No Secret " is an pop - Ballad song written by English songwriting team Stock Aitken and Waterman for Australian singer S. , peaked at number thirty-seven in early 1989.  In late 1988 Minogue left Neighbours to concentrate fully on her music career. Jason Donovan commented "When viewers watched her on screen they no longer saw Charlene the local mechanic, they saw Kylie the pop star. Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian Actor and Singer. "
A duet with Donovan, titled "Especially for You" was a major success in the United Kingdom in early 1989. " Especially for You " was the fifth international single released from singer Kylie Minogue in time for the Christmas 1988 market and is a duet with Jason  "Especially for You" was also the first Kylie Minogue single to sell over 1 million copies in the UK (The second was "Can't Get You Out of My Head"). " Can't Get You out of My Head " is a pop-dance song recorded by Australian Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album The critic Kevin Killian wrote that it was "majestically awful. . . makes the Diana Ross, Lionel Richie "Endless Love" sound like Mahler. Diana Ross (born March 261944 is an American twelve-time Grammy and Oscar -nominated singer Record producer and actress whose musical repertoire Lionel Brockman Richie Jr (born June 20 1949 is an Academy Award and Grammy award-winning American Singer, Songwriter, " Endless Love " is a song originally recorded as a duet between soul singers Diana Ross and Lionel Richie, who wrote the song " She was sometimes referred to as "the Singing Budgie" by her detractors over the coming years. The budgerigar ( Melopsittacus undulatus) commonly called parakeet, shell parakeet, budgie, or common pet parakeet in US English  Chris True's comment about the album Kylie for All Music Guide suggests that Minogue's appeal transcended the limitations of her music, by noting that "her cuteness makes these rather vapid tracks bearable. allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. " Her follow up album Enjoy Yourself (1989) was a success in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, and contained several successful singles, but it failed throughout North America, and Minogue was dropped by her American record label Geffen Records. Enjoy Yourself is the second album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Geffen Records is an American Record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operated as one third of UMG's Interscope-Geffen-A&M label  She embarked on her first concert run, the Enjoy Yourself Tour, in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Australia, where Melbourne's The Herald Sun wrote that it was "time to ditch the snobbery and face facts — the kid's a star. The Enjoy Yourself Tour was Kylie Minogue 's first world tour after the success of her second studio album Enjoy Yourself. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those The Herald Sun is a morning Tabloid Newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia " Rhythm of Love (1990) presented a more sophisticated and adult style of dance music from Minogue and also marked the first signs of rebellion against her production team and the "girl-next-door" image. Rhythm of Love is the third Album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue.  Determined to be accepted by a more mature audience, Minogue took control of her music videos, starting with "Better the Devil You Know", and presented herself as a sexually aware adult. " Better the Devil You Know " is a Dance-pop Song written by Stock Aitken & Waterman for Australian pop singer Kylie Pete Waterman reflected that the song was a milestone in her career and that it made her "the hottest, hippest dance act on the scene and nobody could knock it as it was the best dance record around at the time. Peter Alan Waterman OBE (born 15 January 1947) is an English Record producer, occasional Songwriter, Radio and "
The singles from Rhythm of Love sold well in Europe and Australia and were popular in British nightclubs where Minogue started to be regarded as fashionable by the older audience she had targeted. When "Shocked" reached the British Top 10 in 1991, she became the first recording artist to place their first thirteen single releases in the Top 10.  In May 1990, 22-year-old Minogue performed her band's arrangement of The Beatles's "Help!" before a crowd of 25,000 at the John Lennon: The Tribute Concert on the banks of the River Mersey in Liverpool. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 " Help! " is a song by The Beatles that served as the title Song for both the album Help! and the film Help!. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born See also Mersey River (Tasmania and Mersey River (Nova Scotia. Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon offered Minogue their thanks for her support of The John Lennon Fund, while the media commented positively on her performance. born in Tokyo on February 18 1933 is a Japanese Artist and Musician. Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born 9 October 1975 is an American singer songwriter musician and actor The Sun wrote "The soap star wows the Scousers — Kylie Minogue deserved her applause". The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary 
After recording a fourth album, Let's Get to It (1991), Minogue had fulfilled the requirements of her contract and elected not to renew it. Let's Get to It is the fourth Album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue.  She had often expressed the viewpoint that she was stifled by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, and later compared the experience to her time with Neighbours, saying all they wanted her to do was "learn your lines. . . perform your lines, no time for questions, promote the product". 
Minogue's subsequent signing with Deconstruction Records was highly touted in the music media as the beginning of a new phase in her career, but the eponymous Kylie Minogue (1994) received mixed reviews. Deconstruction Records was a Record label founded in 1987 by Pete Hadfield and Keith Blackhurst in the United Kingdom. See Impossible Princess for the 1998 album released in the UK as Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue is the title of a 1994 album by  It sold well in Europe and Australia (where the single "Confide in Me" spent five weeks at number one. " Confide in Me " is a dance &ndash pop song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and written by Steve Anderson, ) Subsequent singles, "Put Yourself in My Place" and "Where Is the Feeling?" were top twenty hits in the UK. " Put Yourself in My Place " is a song by Kylie Minogue, released as the second single from her 1994 album Kylie Minogue. " Where Is the Feeling? " is a song by Kylie Minogue, released as the third and final single from her 1994 album Kylie Minogue.
|The music video for "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (1995) (left) was inspired by John Everett Millais' Ophelia (1851/52) (right). Sir John Everett Millais 1st Baronet, PRA ( June 8, 1829 &ndash August 13, 1896) was an English painter Ophelia is a painting by British Artist Sir John Everett Millais, completed in 1852|
Australian artist Nick Cave had been interested in working with Minogue since hearing "Better the Devil You Know", saying it contained "one of pop music's most violent and distressing lyrics" and "when Kylie Minogue sings these words, there is an innocence to her that makes the horror of this chilling lyric all the more compelling". Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957 in Warracknabeal, Victoria) is an Australian Musician, Songwriter, Author  "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (1995), was a brooding ballad whose lyrics narrated a murder from the points of view of both the murderer (Cave), and his victim (Minogue), and its success demonstrated that Minogue could be accepted outside of her established genre as a pop artist. " Where the Wild Roses Grow " is an alternative - rock song written by Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave for Nick Cave and the It received widespread attention in Europe, where it reached the top 10 in several countries, and acclaim in Australia where it reached number two, and won ARIA Awards for "Song of the Year" and "Best Pop Release". The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA is a Trade group representing the Australian recording industry Following concet appearances with Cave, Minogue recited the lyrics to "I Should Be So Lucky" as poetry in London's Royal Albert Hall "Poetry Jam", at the suggestion of Cave, and later credited him with giving her the confidence to express herself artistically, saying: "He taught me to never veer too far from who I am, but to go further, try different things, and never lose sight of myself at the core. The Royal Albert Hall is an Arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known For me, the hard part was unleashing the core of myself and being totally truthful in my music". 
Impossible Princess (named after a poetry collection by artist Billy Childish) featured collaborations with musicians such as James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore of the Manic Street Preachers. Impossible Princess is the sixth Album by Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue. Billy Childish (real name Steven John Hamper) or William Charlie Hamper (born December 1, 1959) is an English artist author Poet James Dean Bradfield is the lead Guitarist and vocalist for the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. Sean Anthony Moore is the Writer, Drummer / Percussionist and sometime Trumpet player of the Welsh Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the " Manics " or " MSP " are a Welsh rock band consisting of James  Largely a dance album, its style was not represented by its first single "Some Kind of Bliss", and Minogue countered questions that she was trying to become an indie artist. " Some Kind of Bliss " is an pop song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. In Popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie, is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous She told Music Week, "I have to keep telling people that this isn't an indie-guitar album. I'm not about to pick up a guitar and rock. " Billboard magazine described the album as "stunning" and concluded that "it's a golden commercial opportunity for a major [record company] with vision and energy [to release it in the United States]. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry A sharp ear will detect a kinship between Impossible Princess and Madonna's hugely successful album, Ray of Light". Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American Ray of Light is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on March 3 1998 by Maverick Records.  In the UK, Music Week gave a negative assessment, "Kylie's vocals take on a stroppy edge . . . but not strong enough to do much". 
It became the lowest-selling album of her career in the UK (where it had been hastily retitled Kylie Minogue in the wake of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales), but was her highest-selling album in Australia since her debut album, with sales boosted by a highly successful live tour. In reviewing her show, The Times wrote of her ability to "mask her thin, often nondescript voice with musical diversity and brittle charisma and genuinely great pop songs by any standard", and a live album recorded during her tour, titled Intimate and Live, was successful in Australia. The Times is a daily national Newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1785 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. Intimate and Live is the title of a Live album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released in 1998
She maintained her high profile in Australia with live performances, including the 1998 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney in 1999, where she performed Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", and a Christmas concert in Dili, East Timor in association with the United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces. The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is an annual Gay pride parade and festival for the LGBT community in Sydney, Australia, and is the largest Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma " Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend " is a song introduced by Carol Channing in the original Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Dili, also spelled Díli, is the Capital and largest city of Timor Leste (formerly called East Timor. East Timor, also known as Timor-Leste (officially the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste) is a country in Southeast Asia. Peacekeeping, as defined by the United Nations, is "a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace
Minogue and Deconstruction Records parted company and following a duet with the Pet Shop Boys' on their Nightlife album, she signed with Parlophone in April 1999. The capitalisation of song titles in this article is disputed Nightlife is the eleventh Album, the seventh of entirely new music by the UK Electronic music group Pet Shop Boys. Parlophone is a Record label, founded in Germany in 1896 by the Carl Lindström Company. Her album Light Years (2000) was strongly influenced by 1970s disco artists, such as Donna Summer and Village People and included several songs written by Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams who imbued their lyrics with humour. Light Years is the seventh album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and was released in 2000 Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines December 31, 1948) is an American Singer-songwriter and Musician who gained Village People are a concept Disco group formed in the late 1970s Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English Songwriter and Record producer best known for his long partnership Robert Peter Maximilian Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer New Musical Express wrote: "Kylie's capacity for reinvention is staggering" and summarised the album as "sheer joy" and "what she does best". The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been  It generated career-best reviews for Minogue and quickly became a success throughout Asia, Australia and Europe and sold over two million copies worldwide. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The single "Spinning Around" became her first UK number-one in ten years, and its accompanying video, which featured Minogue in revealing gold hot pants, received widespread television airplay. " Spinning Around " British and Australia is a dance &ndash pop song produced by Mike Spencer and written by Ira Shickman Osborne Bingham The subsequent single releases were hits, including "Kids", a duet with Robbie Williams. " Kids " is a song by Robbie Williams, featuring Kylie Minogue, released as the second single from Sing When You're Winning, Robbie's Robert Peter Maximilian Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer
In 2000 Minogue performed a cover version of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" and her single "On a Night like This" at the 2000 Sydney Olympics closing ceremony, an event watched by an estimated 2. " Dancing Queen " is the biggest hit single recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA, and as such is considered by many to be their Signature song " On a Night like This " was written by Steve Torch Graham Stack, Mark Taylor, Brian Rawling "I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games ever 1 billion people in 220 countries. Afterwards, she embarked upon a concert tour, On A Night like This Tour, which played to sell-out crowds in Australia and the United Kingdom, where she sold over 200,000 tickets and set an Australian record for a female artist. On A Night Like This Tour is a Kylie Minogue concert tour in support of her seventh studio album Light Years that began in March 2001 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.  Her six initial planned shows were increased to twenty-two due to public demand. Minogue was inspired by the style of Broadway shows such as 42nd Street and films such as Anchors Aweigh, South Pacific and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals of the 1930s. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located 42nd Street is a musical with a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, lyrics by Al Dubin, and music by Harry Warren Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 Musical comedy film directed by George Sidney in which two sailors go on a four-day shore leave in Hollywood accompanied by music This article is about the 1958 film. For the stage musical see South Pacific (musical. Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 &ndash June 22, 1987) was an American Academy Award Ginger Rogers ( July 16, 1911 &ndash April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award -winning American film and stage actress Describing Bette Midler as a "heroine", she also incorporated some of the "camp and burlesque" elements of Midler's live performances. Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is anAmerican Singer, Actress and Comedian, also known (as her informal stage name as  The show directed and choreographed by Luca Tommassini featured elaborate sets such as the deck of an ocean liner, an Art Deco New York City skyline, and the interior of a space ship, and Minogue was praised for her new material and her reinterpretations of some of her greatest successes, turning "I Should Be So Lucky" into a torch song and "Better the Devil You Know" into a 1940s big band number. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial The City of New York " I Should Be So Lucky " is a pop &ndash dance song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. Torch Song was a British Synthpop and dance band of the early 1980s consisting of William Orbit, Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert " Better the Devil You Know " is a Dance-pop Song written by Stock Aitken & Waterman for Australian pop singer Kylie A big band is a type of Musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late She won a "Mo Award" for Australian live entertainment as "Performer of the Year". Following the tour she was asked by a Seattle Post-Intelligencer journalist what she thought was her greatest strength, and replied, "That I am an all-rounder. If I was to choose any one element of what I do, I don't know if I would excel at any one of them. But put all of them together, and I know what I'm doing. "
In 2001 Parlophone released Fever, which retained some disco elements and combined them with 1980s electropopthe idea came from another Australian singer songwriter Roselyn Della Sabina, who wanted to create "gorgeous dance music". Fever is the eighth album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released in late 2001 in Europe and Australia 2002 in North America by Its lead single "Can't Get You out of My Head" became the biggest success of her career and reached number one in over twenty countries. " Can't Get You out of My Head " is a pop-dance song recorded by Australian Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album  The album's success was equally widespread, selling 6 million copies worldwide, and following extensive airplay by North American radio, Capitol Records released it in the United States in 2002. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as 
The album debuted on the U. S. Billboard 200 albums chart at number three, and the single reached number seven on the Hot 100. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard  Fever peaked at number ten on the Canadian albums chart and the single reached the BDS airplay top three. Jam! is a Canadian website which covers entertainment news It is part of the CANOE online portal owned and operated by Quebecor through its Sun Following singles "In Your Eyes", "Love at First Sight" and "Come into My World" were substantial successes throughout the world, and Minogue established a presence in the mainstream North American market, achieving particular success on the club scene. " In Your Eyes " is a pop &ndash dance song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and written by Minogue Richard Stannard Love at first sight is an emotional condition whereby a person feels romantic attraction for a stranger on the first encounter with the stranger " Come into My World " was the fourth and final single from Kylie Minogue 's 2001 Album, Fever, released in 2002 A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark In 2003 she received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Dance Recording" for "Love at First Sight", and the following year won the same award for "Come into My World". The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences 
Minogue's former stylist and creative director William Baker explained that the music videos for the Fever album were inspired by science fiction films—specifically those by Stanley Kubrick—and accentuated the electropop elements of the music by using dancers in the style of Kraftwerk. William Baker (born 1973 in Manchester, England) is a Fashion designer, Stylist and Author and Theatre director, best known Science fiction Film is a Film genre that uses speculative, Science -based depictions of imaginary phenomena such as extra-terrestrial Kraftwerk (ˈkʁaftvɛɐk German for " power plant " or " Power station " is an influential Electronic music band from Alan MacDonald, the designer of the 2002 KylieFever tour, brought those elements into the stage show which was based around a framework of seven iconic female images, drawing from Minogue's past incarnations. The show opened with Minogue as a space age vamp, which she described as "Queen of Metropolis with her drones", through to scenes inspired by Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, followed by the various personas of Minogue's career. A femme fatale (plural femmes fatales) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire often leading them into Metropolis is a silent Science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and Thea von Harbou. A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 Satirical Science fiction Film adaptation of a 1962 novel of the same name, by Anthony A persona, in the word's everyday usage is a social Role or a character played by an Actor. Minogue said that she was finally able to express herself the way she wanted, and that she had always been "a showgirl at heart". 
Her next album, Body Language (2003), was released following an invitation-only concert, titled Money Can't Buy, at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. Body Language is a 2003 album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, her ninth studio album Money Can't Buy was a one-off invitation only concert in support of Kylie Minogue's 2003 album Body Language held at the The Hammersmith Apollo is a major entertainments and concert venue located in Hammersmith, London, England. The event marked the presentation of a new visual style, designed by Minogue and Baker, inspired in part by 1960s icon Brigitte Bardot, about whom Minogue commented: "I just tended to think of BB as, well, she's a sexpot, isn't she? She's one of the greatest pinups. Brigitte Bardot ( (born 28 September 1934 is a French actress, former fashion model, Singer and animal welfare/rights activist But she was fairly radical in her own way at that time. And we chose to reference the period, which was . . . a perfect blend of coquette and rock and roll. "
The show attracted mixed reviews, with the main criticisms being that nothing substantially new was presented, and that the new songs did not match the appeal of her previous hits. Despite this, the concert was made into a successful television special that drew high ratings.
The album downplayed the disco style and Minogue said she was inspired by 1980s artists such as Scritti Politti, Human League, Adam and the Ants and Prince, blending their styles with elements of hip hop. Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1978 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American musician Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with  It received some of the most positive reviews of her career with Billboard Magazine writing of "Minogue's knack for picking great songs and producers".  All Music described it as "a near perfect pop record. . . Body Language is what happens when a dance-pop diva takes the high road and focuses on what's important instead of trying to shock herself into continued relevance"
Minogue released her second official greatest hits album in November 2004, entitled Ultimate Kylie, along with her music videos on a DVD compilation of the same title. Ultimate Kylie is the title of Australian-born dance-oriented pop singer&ndashsongwriter Kylie Minogue 's Greatest hits Album DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is The album introduced her singles "I Believe in You", co-written with Jake Shears and Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters, and "Giving You Up". " I Believe in You " is a pop - dance song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue and written by Kylie Minogue and Scissor Sisters Jake Shears (born Jason Sellards, 3 October 1978, Arizona) is the male lead Vocalist for the American music group For a real life "babydaddy" see Father Scott Hoffman (born September 1, 1976 in Houston, Texas The Scissor Sisters is a Grammy Award -nominated American band that formed in 2001 " Giving You Up " is a Dance pop song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her Greatest hits album Ultimate Kylie Both songs reached the British top ten, and with a tally of twenty-nine top ten singles, Minogue became the second most successful woman on the British singles charts, behind Madonna. Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American  "I Believe in You" reached the U. S. Hot Dance Club Play top three and attained dance and rhythmic radio airplay nationwide. Billboard 's Hot Dance Club Play chart (also known as Club Play Singles, and formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco  Minogue was nominated for a Grammy Award for the fourth consecutive year when "I Believe in You" was nominated in the category of "Best Dance Recording". 
Early in 2005, "Kylie : the Exhibition" opened in Melbourne. The free exhibition featured costumes and photographs spanning Minogue's career and went on to tour Australian capital cities receiving over 300,000 visitors.  It was then exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in February 2007. The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design housing a permanent collection 
Minogue released her Ultimate Kylie greatest hits album, and commenced a tour, Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour, which was intended to be the most extensive of her career, and anticipated a total audience of more than 700,000.  The show was a success in the United Kingdom, however shortly after Minogue arrived in Melbourne to begin the Australian shows, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. 
In November 2006, Minogue resumed her Showgirl - Homecoming Tour with a performance in Sydney. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 She had told journalists prior to the concert that she would be highly emotional, and she cried before dedicating the song "Especially for You" to her father, a survivor of prostate cancer. " Especially for You " was the fifth international single released from singer Kylie Minogue in time for the Christmas 1988 market and is a duet with Jason Although her dance routines had been reworked to accommodate her medical condition, and slower costume changes and longer breaks being introduced between sections of the show to conserve her strength, the media reported that Minogue performed energetically, with the Sydney Morning Herald describing the show as an "extravaganza" and "nothing less than a triumph". 
The following night, Minogue was joined by Bono, who was in Australia as part of U2's Vertigo tour, for the duet "Kids", but Minogue was forced to cancel a subsequent planned appearance at U2's show, because of exhaustion.  During her last two shows, she was joined on stage by sister Dannii Minogue for the duet, their first performance together since the late 1980s. Danielle Jane Minogue (born 20 October 1971 known as Dannii, is an Australian singer songwriter Television personality and occasional actress,  Minogue's shows throughout Australia continued to draw positive reviews, and after spending Christmas with her family, she resumed the European leg of her tour with six sold-out shows in Wembley Arena, before taking her tour to Manchester for a further six shows. Wembley Arena is a famous Entertainment venue located in Wembley, London, UK. On 31 December 2006, she saw in the new year with an extra sell-out show at London's Wembley Arena, where she was supported by ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Wembley Arena is a famous Entertainment venue located in Wembley, London, UK. Björn Again is an ABBA Tribute band, taking their name from Björn Ulvaeus, a member of ABBA and a pun on the phrase " Born again " 
Minogue released X, her tenth studio album and her first in four years, in November 2007. X is a 2007 Album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. It was recorded in London, Stockholm and Ibiza, and producers include previous collaborators such as Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis, and Richard Stannard alongside newcomers such as Bloodshy & Avant, Calvin Harris and EMI hit songwriter Edwin "Lil' Eddie" Serrano. Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963 in London) is an English Songwriter and Record producer best known for his long partnership Cathy Dennis (born Catherine Roseanne Dennis, March 25 1969 Norwich, England) is a Grammy award-winning dance-oriented pop Richard "Biff" Stannard His credits include "What U Got" and "Angel" Singles as well as album tracks "Lovers Rock" "Roll Bloodshy and Avant are Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg a music production and songwriting team from Sweden. Calvin Harris (born January 17 1984) is a Scottish Edwin Serrano ( July 12 1984) better known by his songwriter/stage name Lil' Eddie, is an R&B/Soul Singer-songwriter.  In Australia and the UK, X attracted average sales at first, which were attributed to the Kish Mauve-produced single "2 Hearts", and the album was criticised for its subject matter in light of Minogue's experiences with breast cancer. Kish Mauve are an Electronica group formed in London, England. " 2 Hearts " is a Pop rock song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album X (2007 Minogue said in response, "My conclusion is that if I'd done an album of personal songs it'd be seen as Impossible Princess 2 and be equally critiqued. " The album did however, debut at number 4 in Britain and number 1 in Australia in the charts. 
Minogue announced she would promote X with a European tour, called KYLIEX2008, which began in France on 6 May 2008. KylieX2008 (also known as X2008 is the tenth concert tour by Australian pop singer and songwriter Kylie Minogue OBE which is in support of her 2007 Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  The £10 million production will continue throughout Europe until August 2008.  It was reported that tickets for the UK event for all the eight shows scheduled sold out in just 30 minutes after opening.  In December 2007, Minogue participated on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway with a variety of artists, and later performed on The X Factor final with the eventual winner, Leon Jackson, whose mentor was Dannii Minogue. Each year on the date of death of Alfred Nobel, December 10th the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place in The City Hall of Oslo, Norway. (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional For the original UK version see The X Factor (UK Leon Jackson (born 29 December 1988 is a Scottish Singer who won the fourth series of the British Television Talent show 
It was announced in late December that Minogue was to be among those honoured in Queen Elizabeth II's 2008 New Years Honours list, with an OBE for services to music. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.  Minogue commented "I am almost as surprised as I am honoured. I feel deeply touched to be acknowledged by the UK, my adopted home, in this way. " She later won the International Female Solo Artist award at the 2008 BRIT Awards, and performed "Wow" at the concert. The 2008 BRIT Awards was the 28th edition of the biggest annual Music awards in the United Kingdom. " Wow " is a Dance-pop song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album X (2007  She also received the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2008, this being France's highest cultural honour. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Literature is an Order of France, established on May 2, 1957 by the Minister 
X was released in April 2008 in the U. S. , where it features a new version of "All I See" featuring rapper Mims as a bonus track. " All I See " is a pop &ndash R&B song performed by Australian singer Kylie Minogue for her tenth studio album X Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981) popularly known as Mims, is an American rapper  Despite heavy promotion, including performances on Dancing with the Stars, X was a commercial failure in America, debuting outside the top 100 on the albums chart, coming in at #139. Dancing with the Stars is a Reality show airing on American Broadcasting Company in the United States.  Critics blamed the low sales on the choice of the single, "All I See", which has not been tested in Britain where Minogue has had much success.  Minogue had called the U. S. market "notoriously difficult" in an interview on Today, saying "You have so many denominations with radio. Today, also referred to as The Today Show, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. To know where I fit within that market is sometimes difficult. " 
In 1989, Minogue starred in The Delinquents, which told the story of a young girl growing up in Australia during the late 1950s. This page includes the filmography of Australian singer-actress Kylie Minogue. David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971 is a Scottish Actor. " Voyage of the Damned " is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Its release coincided with her popularity in Neighbours, and while both the film and Minogue's performance received poor reviews, it was a commercial success.  She appeared as Cammy in the action film Street Fighter (1994), based on the fighting game series of the same name. is a Video game character in the Street Fighter series. She first appeared in the Fighting game Super Street Fighter IIThe New Challengers For the unrelated 1974 Sonny Chiba film see The Street Fighter. A fighting game (also referred as a versus fighting game, competitive fighting game, tournament fighting game or head-to-head fighting game) The film received poor reviews by critics, with The Washington Post's Richard Harrington calling her "the worst actress in the English-speaking world. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D "
Australian film director Baz Luhrmann, cast Minogue in Moulin Rouge! (2001) where she played the part of Absinthe, the Green Fairy, singing a line from The Sound of Music. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on 17 September 1962 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated Australian Film director, Screenwriter This article is about the 2001 Motion picture. For other uses see Moulin Rouge (disambiguation Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Musical film Absinthe is traditionally a distilled, highly alcoholic (45%-75% ABV) beverage A fairy (also fay, fey, fae, faerie; collectively wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay  In 2002, Minogue provided the voice of a young girl named Florence in the animated film The Magic Roundabout, released in 2005. The Magic Roundabout (released in France as Pollux le manège enchanté and in North America with an amend form She also sang the title song in the movie and was one of the two starring actors not replaced when the film was released in North America.
In April 2007, News of the World reported that Minogue had been cast as a 'sexy Cyberwoman' in the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special episode entitled "Voyage of the Damned". The News of the World is a British Tabloid Newspaper published every Sunday The Cybermen are a Fictional race of Cyborgs who are amongst the most persistent enemies of the Doctor in the British Science fiction television Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. " Voyage of the Damned " is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who.  This was denied by the show's executive producer, Russell T Davies, in the magazine Ariel, but a statement by Minogue indicated that she would be in the episode, but not as a villain as previously reported. Motion Pictures An executive producer of a Motion picture is typically a producer who is sometimes involved in creative or technical aspects of production Russell T Davies, OBE (born Stephen Russell Davies, 27 April, 1963) is a critically acclaimed British Television producer Ariel is the in-house Magazine / Newspaper of the BBC, published weekly on Tuesdays and named after the statue of Shakespeare 's  It was officially announced by the BBC on 3 July 2007 that Minogue was to feature in the episode as Astrid Peth, a waitress on a spacefaring version of the Titanic, following rumours in the press and sightings of her filming. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Astrid Peth is a Fictional character played by Kylie Minogue in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor  The episode aired on 25 December 2007, with 13. Events 274 - Roman Emperor Aurelian Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 31 million viewers, the show's highest viewing figures since 1979. 
In another television venture, The Kylie Show was broadcast in the UK on ITV1 on 10 November 2007. The Kylie Show is a one-off television special from Australian artist Kylie Minogue that aired on ITV on 10 November 2007 and This article deals with the ITV1 brand name as it is broadcast at present Events 1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The programme featured highly stylised set-piece song performances from Minogue as well as sketches showing her backstage, most notably ones featuring Jason Donovan failing to recognise Minogue, and a catfight sequence with her sister, Dannii Minogue. Jason Sean Donovan (born 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian Actor and Singer. Danielle Jane Minogue (born 20 October 1971 known as Dannii, is an Australian singer songwriter Television personality and occasional actress,  The show secured strong viewing figures of 5. 03 million.  Minogue was also featured in the film documentary, White Diamond, which she made with friend and stylist, William Baker during August 2006 and March 2007. White Diamond A Personal Portrait of Kylie Minogue is a 2007 Documentary film directed and produced by William Baker. William Baker (born 1973 in Manchester, England) is a Fashion designer, Stylist and Author and Theatre director, best known White Diamond documents Minogue's return to the world stage with her 2006 Showgirl Homecoming Tour. White Diamond premiered at Vue cinemas across the UK on 16 October 2007, with a DVD release in December 2007. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
She has appeared in guest roles in television series such as The Vicar of Dibley and Men Behaving Badly in the UK, and Kath & Kim in Australia, which capitalised on her celebrity status and image for comedic effect. The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for its lead actress Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Men Behaving Badly is a British comedy --created and written by Simon Nye--that follows the lives of beer-guzzling flatmates Gary Strang and Tony Smart Kath & Kim is a Logie Award -winning character-driven Australian Television Comedy series created by Jane Turner and In the latter she played a Melbourne teenager on her wedding day, referencing her role as Charlene in Neighbours. Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell are Fictional characters and a Supercouple from the Australian daytime drama Neighbours. Neighbours is a long-running multiple Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera, which first aired in March 1985 
In 1990 Minogue was in a relationship with INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence, which furthered her attempts to gain acceptance as a mature performer, with Hutchence saying his favourite hobby was "corrupting Kylie", and writing the INXS hit song "Suicide Blonde" in reference to her. INXS (pronounced "in excess" are an Australian rock and New Wave group Michael Kelland John Hutchence ( January 22 1960 &ndash November 22 1997) was an Australian Singer-songwriter, most famous " Suicide Blonde " was the name of the first single from the INXS album X. 
By 1997 Minogue got involved in a relationship with French photographer Stephane Sednaoui, who described her as a combination "geisha and manga superheroine". This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Stéphane Sednaoui (born in Paris, France) is a French Photographer and director. or are traditional female Japanese Entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance ˈmɑŋgə is the Japanese word for Comics (sometimes called komikku コミック and print Cartoons In their modern form manga date from shortly He began taking photographs of her that downplayed her glamour, with the aim of attracting a more 'rocky' and discerning audience, and she drew inspiration from artists such as Shirley Manson and Garbage, Björk, Tricky and U2, and Japanese pop musicians such as Pizzicato Five and Towa Tei (with whom she would later collaborate on the singles "GBI: German Bold Italic" and "Sometime Samurai"). Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966 is a Scottish Musician, Actress, and the lead vocalist of the band Garbage. Garbage is an American rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994 Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965 is an Icelandic Singer-songwriter, Composer, actress and music producer. Tricky (born Adrian Thaws 27 January, 1968) is an English musician For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Pizzicato Five (often known simply by the initials P5 is a Japanese pop group best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo is a Japanese born DJ of Korean descent He moved to New York City in the late 1980s to be an art student but soon dropped out as he became involved in the New " Sometime Samurai " is a dance &ndash pop song written and performed by Japanese musician Towa Tei and Australian pop
Her relationships, including her now finished relationship with French actor Olivier Martinez, have been extensively reported. Olivier Martinez (born January 12, 1966) is a French film Actor.  In February 2008, there was much media speculation about the relationship between Minogue and Martinez when they were seen together in Paris.  The couple reportedly talked about reuniting and starting a family but the singer later dismissed the reports. Minogue was later quoted as saying "I had dinner with my ex-boyfriend and next thing I know there's a debate about whether we're having a family. We didn't even talk about that. "
Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis in 2005 led to the postponement of the remainder of the her Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour and her withdrawal from the Glastonbury Festival. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The 
Her hospitalisation and treatment in Melbourne resulted in a brief but intense period of media coverage, particularly in Australia, where the Prime Minister John Howard issued a statement supporting Minogue. This article is about the government position For other uses see Prime Minister (disambiguation. See also Howard Government John Winston Howard AC (born 26 July 1939 was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March  As media and fans began to congregate outside the Minogue residence in Melbourne, the Victorian Premier Steve Bracks warned the international media that any disruption of the Minogue family's rights under Australian privacy laws would not be tolerated. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 Stephen Philip Bracks (better known as Steve Bracks (born 15 October, 1954) is a former Australian politician and the 44th Premier of Victoria  His comments became part of a wider criticism of the media's overall reaction, with particular criticism directed towards paparazzi. Paparazzi is a plural term ( paparazzo being the singular form for Photographers who take unstaged and/or candid photographs of Celebrities 
Minogue underwent surgery on 21 May 2005 at the private Catholic Cabrini Hospital in Malvern. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Malvern is a Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the Local Government Area of the City of Stonnington  Friends such as Olivia Newton-John (who had overcome her own battle against the illness several years earlier) urged the media and fans to respect Minogue's privacy. Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE (born September 26 1948) is a Grammy Award -winning and Golden Globe -nominated English-born  Soon after, Minogue commenced chemotherapy as part of her treatment regimen. Chemotherapy, in its most general sense refers to treatment of disease by chemicals that kill cells specifically those of micro-organisms or Cancer.
Minogue issued a public statement, thanking her fans for their support and urging them not to worry. On 8 July 2005, she made her first public appearance after her surgery, when she visited a children's cancer ward at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. She returned to France where she completed her chemotherapy treatment at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif, near Paris. Chemotherapy, in its most general sense refers to treatment of disease by chemicals that kill cells specifically those of micro-organisms or Cancer. Villejuif is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. 
In December 2005, Minogue released a digital-only single, "Over the Rainbow", a live recording from her Showgirl tour. " Over the Rainbow " (sometimes mistakenly known as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is a Song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E During the early months of 2006, media began reporting Minogue's upcoming projects and the general improvement in her health. In June 2006, she was reported to be recording material for a new album, collaborating with Scissor Sisters, Steve Anderson, Richard Stannard, Johnny Douglas, Ash Thomas, and Teddy Riley while also making preparations to continue her newly renamed Showgirl Homecoming tour. The Scissor Sisters is a Grammy Award -nominated American band that formed in 2001 Steve Anderson may refer to Steve Anderson (music, musician and songwriter Stephen J Richard "Biff" Stannard His credits include "What U Got" and "Angel" Singles as well as album tracks "Lovers Rock" "Roll John "Johnny" William Henry Tyler Douglas ( 3 September 1882 &ndash 19 December 1930) was an English Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley) is an American, R&B and hip hop Singer-songwriter, Musician, and Record
Her children's book, The Showgirl Princess, written during her period of convalescence, was published in October 2006, and her perfume, "Darling", was launched in November. The Showgirl Princess is a Children's book written by Kylie Minogue. Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view October 2006 was a month that began on a Sunday The month was marked by a nuclear test by North Korea that prompted that passing of Resolution 1718 Perfume is a mixture of fragrant Essential oils and Aroma compounds Fixatives and Solvents used to give the human body animals objects and living On her return to Australia for her concert tour, she likened her cancer battle and chemotherapy to experiencing a nuclear bomb, and expressed her determination to resume her career.  Whilst appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show in the United States, Minogue spoke of how her cancer had originally been misdiagnosed, and stated "Because someone is in a white coat and using big medical instruments doesn't necessarily mean they're right", but she later spoke of her respect for doctors. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, also called Ellen The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is an Emmy Award winning 
Throughout her professional life, Minogue has been the subject of intense media interest in both the United Kingdom and Australia, which remained constant even while her success as a recording artist had temporarily fluctuated. List of awards and accolades awarded to Australian Singer Kylie Minogue. Her efforts to be taken seriously as a musician have sometimes been hindered by her high profile as noted by The Australian, who wrote in 1997, "When you have to lug around an image the size of Kylie's, it's difficult for any music you produce to match the hype—especially in a country that gives scant credibility to pop". The Australian, also referred to as The Oz, is a Broadsheet Newspaper published in Australia Monday through Saturday each 
Minogue is regarded as a gay icon, which she encourages with comments such as "I am not a traditional gay icon. A gay icon or LGBT icon is a historical figure Celebrity or public figure who is embraced by many in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and There's been no tragedy in my life, only tragic outfits. " While part of her appeal lies in her flamboyant costumes and her confident sexual posturing, she acknowledges the gay community throughout the world by performing at gay venues and events, and by openly supporting AIDS charities and gay rights causes. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. Her male dancers have often displayed overt homosexual attires and attitudes, like wearing high-heeled women's shoes, heavy makeup, dancing with other males, etc. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. She has said that she believes gay fans responded to her apparent distress when the news media began heavily criticising her in 1989, and that those fans have remained loyal, explaining, "My gay audience has been with me from the beginning. . . they kind of adopted me". 
After playing the "girl next door" in her early music videos, Minogue began to touch on adult themes: a mature relationship in "Better the Devil You Know", lesbian posturing and drag queens in "What Do I Have to Do", telephone sex in "Confide in Me", and prostitution in "On a Night like This". For other uses see Girl Next Door. The cultural and sexual stereotype of the girl next door is invoked in American contexts A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women A drag queen is a person usually a man who dresses (or "drags" in female clothes and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing and entertaining Phone sex is a type of Virtual sex that refers to sexually explicit conversation between two or more persons via telephone especially when at least one of the participants Prostitution is the act of performing Sexual activity in exchange for Money. She performed a slow strip tease in the Barbarella-inspired "Put Yourself in My Place" and wore revealing costumes in many of her videos, most notably "Spinning Around" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head". Barbarella is a 1968 erotic sci-fi film directed by Roger Vadim and based on the French Barbarella comics She satirised her image in the video for "Did It Again", in which the four major incarnations of her career, "Indie Kylie", "Dance Kylie", "Sex Kylie", and "Cute Kylie" battled for supremacy. Her evolving image and often overt sexuality led to some critical comparisons to Madonna. Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16 1958 known as Madonna, is an American 
In 1993, Baz Luhrmann introduced Minogue to the photographer Bert Stern, notable for his work with Marilyn Monroe. Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on 17 September 1962 is an Oscar and Golden Globe -nominated Australian Film director, Screenwriter Bertram Stern (born 3 October 1929) is an American Fashion and Celebrity portrait Photographer. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma Stern photographed her in Los Angeles and, comparing her to Monroe, commented that she had a "similar vulnerability and awareness of the camera". Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
During her career she has chosen photographers who attempt to create a new "look" for her, and the resulting photographs have appeared in a variety of magazines, from the cutting edge The Face to the more traditionally sophisticated Vogue and Vanity Fair, making the Minogue face and name known to a broad group of people. The Face was a Magazine started in May 1980 by Nick Logan out of his publishing house Wagadon Vogue is a Fashion and lifestyle Magazine published in eighteen countries by Condé Nast Publications. Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. Stylist William Baker has suggested that this is part of the reason she has entered in the mainstream pop culture of Europe more successfully than many other pop singers who concentrate simply on selling records. William Baker may refer to William Baker the fictional real name of Sandman (Marvel Comics William Baker (theologian, controversial Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — 
Despite her commercial success, and her acceptance by a large audience as a contemporary sex symbol, her critics describe her willingness to display her body as an attempt to disguise a lack of talent. A sex symbol is a famous person of either gender typically an Actor, Musician, model, Teen idol, or Sports star Her detractors, such as those discussed in the book La La La, have described her as a "one dimensional performer" and "pretty, but mindless and talentless". Miki Berenyi of the group Lush said "I have a massive problem with her because she epitomises the acceptable role . . . it's a shame she gets so much credibility when there are so many women worth a hundred times that. It's war—you shouldn't stick up for Kylie, she should be fought at every turn".  At the 2007 Q Music Awards, at which Minogue won the Q Idol Award, Ian Brown, former lead singer of the Stone Roses savaged Minogue, saying "I don't know what Kylie's doing at a music awards to be honest. Ian George Brown (born 20 February 1963) is an English musician and former lead singer of the Alternative rock band The Stone Roses The Stone Roses were an English Alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984 I don't think she's cute. I don't think she's good looking. Her music's rubbish - she makes music for little kids. I'm sorry if it sounds like I'm putting her down, but there's a lot of great minds out there making music and she's not one of them. "
Minogue has often spoken of the stability of the team she works with. Her parents, Ron and Carol Minogue, are actively involved in her career; her father, an accountant, is her financial advisor and her mother has joined her on each of her tours. She has been managed by Terry Blamey since 1987 and the close network, along with her Stock, Aitken and Waterman origins, have led to comments that she is "manufactured", an assessment which Minogue has admitted is partly accurate, saying, "if you're part of a record company, I think to a degree it's fair to say that you're a manufactured product. You're a product and you're selling a product. It doesn't mean that you're not talented and that you don't make creative and business decisions about what you will and won't do and where you want to go. . . Ultimately, yes, it's my name and I have to deliver the goods. But it doesn't happen without a team. So I try and work with the best people I can and take from them what I can. Hopefully I enhance what they do as well" William Baker has described her status as a sex symbol as a "double edged sword" observing that "we always attempted to use her sex appeal as an enhancement of her music and to sell a record. But now it has become in danger of eclipsing what she actually is: a pop singer". 
In January 2007 Madame Tussaud's in London unveiled a new waxwork of Minogue. This is her fourth waxwork and only Queen Elizabeth II has had more models created. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II  On 23 November 2007 a bronze statue of Minogue by sculptor Peter Corlett was unveiled at Melbourne Docklands for permanent display. Events 800 - Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Melbourne Docklands is a Coastal area within Melbourne, Australia.  The sculpture took 3 months to create with the assistance of a waitress with the same dimensions as Minogue. 
Minogue has gained credibility by her association with people such as fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, photographer Stephane Sednaoui, and designer John Galliano, who described her as a "blend of Lolita and Barbarella". Fashion design is the Applied art dedicated to Clothing and lifestyle Accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time Jean-Paul Gaultier (born April 24 1952, in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne) is a French Fashion designer and past television Stéphane Sednaoui (born in Paris, France) is a French Photographer and director. Juan Carlos Antonio Galliano Guillén, CBE, RDI (born November 28 1960) professionally known as John Galliano, is a Gibraltarian Lolita (1955 is a Novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first written in English and published in 1955 in Paris, later translated by the author Barbarella is a 1968 erotic sci-fi film directed by Roger Vadim and based on the French Barbarella comics 
In 2001, Minogue launched her "Love Kylie" underwear line in Australia. More recently, she inspired a limited edition beachwear range for the company H&M and appeared in advertisements promoting it. Hennes & Mauritz AB (operating as H&M) is a Swedish clothing company known for its inexpensive and fashionable clothing offerings for women men teenagers and children The range went on sale in May 2007, and includes bikinis, scarves and swimsuits. A bikini or two-piece is a type of women's Swimsuit, characterized by two separate parts &mdash one covering the Breasts (optionally in the case of Uses and types In cold climates a thick Knitted scarf often of Wool, is tied around the Neck to keep warm A swimsuit, bathing suit or swimming costume is an item of Clothing designed to be worn for Swimming.  In 2000 Minogue performed at the Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony. "I am proud and happy to proclaim that you have presented to the world the best Olympic Games ever Designed by Michael Wilkinson, Minogue's costume featured a pink silk beaded corset and diamante headdress. It is now housed at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney, the other being the historic Sydney Observatory. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 
It has been confirmed that Minogue will be the face of the Spanish luxury brand TOUS, and that she will be the image for the company until 2010. 
Known for her fashion flair, Minogue was added to PETA’s "Worst-Dressed Celebrities of 2008" after being seen carrying a python skin purse. Common names pythons Python Πύθων is a Genus of non-venomous pythons found in Africa and  In February 2008, Minogue launched her third perfume "Showtime", in addition to her own home furnishing range, "Kylie at Home". 
Best international female 2008'
for Days Go By
Best Dance Recording 2004'
for Come into My World
Best international female 2002'
for Can't Get You Out Of My Head
for Try This
Not Presented in 2001
Best international Album 2002'
for The Eminem Show. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2 1978 is a Canadian Singer-songwriter, record producer actor and instrumentalist, who also holds Portuguese The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards X is a 2007 Album by Australian recording artist Kylie Minogue. Dirty Vegas were a Grammy Award -winning British House music trio made up of Ben Harris and Paul Harris (no relation on instruments and production and " Days Go By " is a song by the band Dirty Vegas from their eponymous album. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences " Come into My World " was the fourth and final single from Kylie Minogue 's 2001 Album, Fever, released in 2002 Britney Jean Spears (born December 2 1981 is an American recording artist and entertainer " Toxic " is a Grammy Award -winning Dance-pop song written by Bloodshy & Avant, Cathy Dennis, and Henrik Jonback for Britney Spears Music is the eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Madonna, released on September 19 2000 by Maverick Records. The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards " Can't Get You out of My Head " is a pop-dance song recorded by Australian Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album Alecia Beth Moore (born September 8 1979 known professionally as P!nk is a two-time Grammy -winning American Singer-songwriter who gained prominence Try This is the third Album by pop singer Pink, released on November 11, 2003 (see 2003 in music) The BRIT Awards, often simply called The BRITs, are the British Phonographic Industry 's annual pop music awards Fever is the eighth album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released in late 2001 in Europe and Australia 2002 in North America by Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17 1972 known as Slim Shady and his primary Stage name Eminem, is an Academy Award -winning The Eminem Show is the fourth Studio album by Eminem, released in 2002.
|' Gold Logie Award|
Most Popular Personality on Australian Television 1988'
for Hey Hey It's Saturday
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Minogue, Kylie Ann|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||pop singer, songwriter, actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1968-05-28|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Melbourne, Australia|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|
Ray Martin (born 20 December 1944, in Richmond, New South Wales) is a well known Australian Television Journalist The Gold Logie Award has been awarded annually to the Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the TV Week Logie Awards since 1960 Neighbours is a long-running multiple Logie Award -winning Australian Soap opera, which first aired in March 1985 Daryl Paul Somers OAM (born Daryl Scroltch August 6, 1951 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia) sometimes referred Hey Hey It's Saturday was a long running variety television program on Australian television. Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 585 BC - A Solar eclipse occurs as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.