52 years old (Born on May 28, 1968)
pop singer, songwriter, actress; She is famous from Fever.January 1994: Voted #1 amongst "The 50 Most Shaggable People" by prestigious UK music magazine "Select". 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. September 2002: The Official 2003 Kylie calendar becomes the #1 Bestseller of the Year on release. 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 1990: Israeli radio vote her "#1 Female Artist of 1989".
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November 2002: The fourth and final single release from "Fever", "Come Into My World" was penned by Cathy Dennis and Rob Davis (the team behind writing the phenomenally successful "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"), and was a last minute addition to the album. The song received a subtle remix and featured newly recorded vocals for single release. It debuted at #4 on the Australian charts, and #8 in the UK. The song spectacularly opened Kylie's "Fever Tour" in 2002. A live performance video live in Manchester, UK appeared on a DVD single release along with "Come Into My World (Fischerspooner Remix)". Other chart activity includes: #1 in Mexico Airplay, Slovenian Radio Plus Maribor, MTV Poland, South Africa. #2 in Macedonia,Slovenia & Slovenian Radio Kranj Chart. #3 in Romania. #4 in Croatia Otvoreni Radio, Yugoslavia. #5 in Slovenian Airplay & Slovenian Coca-Cola Airplay Chart. #6 in Estonia. #7 in Eurochart, Israel, Israel Radio BU, Singapore. #8 on Slovenian Radio City Chart & Slovenian Radio Gama MM Chart. #9 in MTV Hit List UK, Portugal Online. #11 in Ireland, Lebanon & Slovenian Radio Fantasy Chart. #13 in Italy. #14 in Greece. #15 in Canada Sales, Denmark, Spain, United World Chart.#16 in Czech Airplay, Slovakia, World Chart Singles. #17 in Lithuania Luxembourg, Poland & Slovenian Radio Hit Chart. #18 in MTV Korea. #20 in Eurochart Official Hot 100, New Zealand, US Billboard Dance Chart. #21 in Russia. #22 in Argentina. #23 in Latvian Airplay. #24 in European Top 50, the Netherlands, World Chart Airplay. #47 in Germany. #59 in Belgium Flanders Chart. #66 in Switzerland. #78 in France. #85 in Brazil Airplay. #91 in US Billboard Chart. Certified Gold in Australia. In March 2003, it won Best Pop Video at the UK CADS Awards. In October 2003, it was nominated for Best Pop Release at the 2003 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia. On the 8th February 2004, it won Best Dance Recording at the 2004 Grammy Awards, beating off strong competition such as Madonna, Cher, Tu00e9lu00e9popmusik & Groove Aramada.
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?".
17th November 2003: Releases her ninth studio album of new material, "Body Language" in various territories. The album took its title from a reference in the hypnotic lead single, "Slow" (which became Kylie's third lead single to enter the UK charts at #1). Recorded throughout the summer of 2003 in London, Ireland and Spain, "Body Language" included collaborations with Johnny Douglas, Mantronix, 'Emiliana Torrini', Karen Poole, Dan Carey, Baby Ash, and Cathy Dennis among others. The critically acclaimed album entered the UK chart at #6 in November 2003, achieving Platinum status and was proceeded by a spectacular one-off album launch concert show entitled "Money Can't Buy", at the London Hammersmith Apollo Theatre. It also debuted at #2 in Australia, where it set a new record before it was even released by becoming the highest shipping album to retail ever by an Australian artist. On 26th November 2003, the album debuted at #31 on the France Sales Chart. On 10th February 2004, the album was released in the US and included two bonus tracks: "Cruise Control" and "You Make Me Feel"; and is enhanced with the "Slow" music video and "Can't Get You Out OF My Head (live from the Money Cant Buy concert)". US Elle magazine called the album: "The record Madonna should have made"! After selling 45,306 copies in the US, the album debuted at #41. On the 8th March 2004, the album became the highest climber on the weeks UK album chart rising 32 places to #41. In September 2004, the album was nominated for Best Pop Release at the 2004 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia. Certified Platinum in the UK, 2xPlatinum in Australia, Gold in Austria & Switzerland. Other chart activity include: #1 on Australian Sanity Albums Chart. #3 in Greece & South Africa. #6 in Argentina, #7 in India, South Korea & Slovenia Big Bang Chart. #8 in Switzerland. #9 n Portugal & Singapore. #10 on Belgium Official Chart, Belgium Flanders Chart & United World Chart. #11 in Germany. #19 in Ireland & the Netherlands. #20 in Sweden. #21 in Norway. #22 in Denmark. #23 in Austria & New Zealand. #28 in Spain. #31 in France. #32 in Finland. #33 on Belgium Wallonie Chart. #38 in Canada. #42 on US Billboard Chart. #47 in Italy. #49 in Poland. #55 in Czech Republic. The 12 track album featured the #1 single "Slow" and spawned a further two hit singles: "Red Blooded Woman" and "Chocolate", raising Kylie's tally of UK Top 10 hits to 27!.
Thursday 24th March 2005: "Made of Glass", the b-side to Kylie's new single "Giving You Up", is the #1 most added track to radio in Australia this week! The upbeat track, co-written by Kylie along with "Giving You Up" during the "Ultimate Kylie" sessions last summer, was produced by Brian Higgins & Xenomania.
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.
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.
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.
Winner of the 2007 Q Idol Award.
March 1987: The youngest star ever to win the Silver Logie for "Most Popular Actress in Australia".
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").
Radio only single "Whenever You Feel Like It", hits #1 on Australian radio and #2 on Hong Kong Radio.
October 1999: Released her first book "Kylie". The book is a collectible art book featuring contributions from many of the world's most respected artists, on the theme of 'Kylie'. Demand for the book was unprecedented with a second printing within the first month of release!.
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'.
Single "Slow" peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.
February 1989: Voted "Best International Female Artist" by a landslide at the Irish Record Industry Awards.
Currently holds the record for the biggest selling female artist in Australian concert history, with ticket sales in excess of half a million.
December 2002: Declared "The Best Body In The World" by magazine "Celebrity Bodies".
September 2002: Her manager Terry Blamey was honored Manager of The Year by The International Music Manager's Forum.
December 2002: Named "The Second Greatest Female Artist Of All Time" by music channel VH1.
'Can't Get You Out of My Head' in 2002 was her first #1 in the USA since the 80s.
22nd November 2004: Released "Ultimate Kylie", the only comprehensive collection of her greatest hits from 1987 to the present day, on Parlophone. The two CD set, the only one to feature 31 hit singles, also includes two brand new tracks, one of which, "I Believe In You", Kylie wrote and recorded with Jake Shears and Babydaddy from the Scissor Sisters. The other new song was "Giving You Up". The album featured, 31 International Top 40 Hits, 7 UK #1 singles, 25 UK Top 10 singles, and 9 Australian #1 singles. To date, Kylie's total single sales worldwide are estimated at a staggering 20 million copies, whilst album sales easily take her record sales worldwide to over 40 million. Suffice to say that in 1991, industry bible 'Music Week' declared that, in the history of the British charts, Kylie was the only act to have their first 13 releases go Top 10, a feat that The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Madonna and Michael Jackson had not achieved. On 29th November 2004, the hit-packed best of collection entered the UK album chart at #4, providing Kylie with her 10th Top 10 album. On 11th January 2005, (its 7th week in the UK Top 10), the album turned double platinum in the UK with sales in excess of 600,000 copies. In April 2005, she was presented with a Gold disc in Germany to commemorate sales of over 100,000 copies the album! The debuted at #5 on the Australian ARIA Album Chart and #2 on the ARIA Australian Artist Album Chart, where it is 4xPlatinum. Unortunately, not all of Kylie's hits could fit onto the release, and sadly hits such as "Cowboy Syle", "Finer Feeligs", "Where Is The Feeling?", "Some Kind Of Bliss", and "What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before)" amongst others were not included.
December 1997: Voted Most Fanciable Female by readers of "Melody Maker".
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").
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.
January 2001: Won "Best Pop Artist" in the Australian "Rolling Stone" magazines reader's poll.
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.
Wednesday 24th November 2004: I Believe In You hit #7 on the European Airplay Charts, and continued to rise.
September 1997: Received "The Most Stylish Award" at the 1997 Elle Style Awards.
September 2004: Voted the 2nd Sexiest Woman Of The Year by FHM Magazine (after Carmen Electra).
21st August 1998: "Greatest Remix Hits Vol. 4", the fourth chapter in the Remix series was released. The album featured rare and previously unavailable original takes and remixes of classic hits and album tracks from the PWL period, including the never-before-heard "I Am The One For You".
August 1991: The soul/jazzed tinged "Word Is Out" became the lead single from Kylie's fourth studio album "Let's Get To It". The song debuted in the UK charts in the Top 20 and peaked at #16. Other chart activity includes #4 in Slovenia. #5 in Israel. #10 in Australia. #50 in France. The song became Kylie's 14th consecutive UK Top 20 hit and her 16th Internationally. The single was backed by ballad "Say The Word - I'll Be There" recorded in May 1991 as the b-side. "Word Is Out" was available as a limited edition 12" Summer Breeze Mix featuring Kylie's autograph etched onto the b-side of the disc. The video, shot by Camden Lock, featured TV presenter Davina McCall as one of Kylie's dancers.
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.
January 1991: Originally planned as the follow up to "Better The Devil You Know", "What Do I Have To Do" was the third single release from the album "Rhythm Of Love". Although it broke Kylie's run of Top 5 singles when it peaked at #6 in the UK, it still remains one of her most popular hits of the era. This became her 12th consecutive Top 10 hit in the UK and her 14th Worldwide. Other chart activity includes #1 in Lebanon, #3 in Israel, #4 in Slovenia, #6 in South Africa, #10 in Australia, #50 in France and #81 in The Netherlands. The track was specially remixed for single release and accompanied by, arguably, one of Kylie's most controversial, yet visually stunning, video clips to date. Directed by Dave Hogan, the video featured Kylie in a variety of film star guises (including the now infamous scene of her doing the ironing in a French maid's costume) as well as a cameo from her younger sister Dannii Minogue. However, the sexual undertones running through the clip proved too much for Saturday morning TV shows who aired a censored version of the video.
November 1995: Presented the MTV Awards in Paris, France.
December 1997: Single "German Bold Italic (GBI)" with famous and acclaimed leading Japanese artist Towa Tei (of Dee-Lite fame) released in Japan where it received a fabulous critical re-action. Shot on a hand held digi-cam, the wacky video featured Kylie in full Geisha attire roaming the streets and subways of New York. The successful, cult underground dance track finally surfaced in the UK and Australia as a single a year later in October 1998, but only managed a peak position of #68 in the UK and #50 in Australia. This was due to the fact that there was no promotion. "GBI" received its live debut on Kylie's Fever 2002 Tour.
September 2000: Second single from the album "Light Years" was "On A Night Like This". The follow up single repeated "Spinning Around"'s success by debuting at #2 in the UK and followed "Spinning Around" to the top of the Australian charts debuting at #1. This gave her the honor of being the artist with the most singles to enter the chart at #1 in Australian pop history. This became her 15th UK Top 10 single. The single was awarded Gold status in Australia in pre-sales alone, and would be eventually given a Platinum certificate. The single featured non-album track "Ocean Blue" and a special remix of "Your Disco Needs You" by Almighty Definitive. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Israel, Lebanon, Moldova & on Japan Tower Records & UK Club Chart. #2 in Slovenia. #3 in Croatia, Estonia & on Finnish Dance Chart & German Dance Chart. #4 in Hungary & on Greece Avanti FM. #5 Romania & on Portugal Online. #6 in Macedonia. #7 in Lithuania. #9 in Thailand. #10 on Eurochart & Latvian Airplay. #12 on Swedish Dance Chart. #14 in Luxembourg. #15 on European Top 20. #16 in Ireland. #18 on Pan Asian Chart. #19 on Czech Airplay. #20 in Finland and on Denmark Airplay. #24 on Worldpop Global Chart. #25 on the World Chart. #27 in Russia. #29 in Belgium. #31 in Sweden. #32 in Spain. #34 in New Zealand. #51 in Switzerland. #72 in Germany. #64 on The Netherlands. #69 on France. In October 2000, fueled by her explosive performance of the song at the 2000 Olympics and massive exposure everywhere, the song reclaimed pole position and re-entered at #1 in Australia. In typical Kylie form, another record is broken with this achievement - she now holds the record for the biggest jump back into #1 from the lowest position. The previous record was held by The Bangles with "Eternal Flame" who had their song re-enter #1 from #3. Kylie did it from an impressive #5 position. The song was accompanied by a stunning video filmed in Monte Carlo co-starring Rutger Hauer.
March 1989: Has five singles on the Japanese International charts, in the Top 40. "Turn It Into Love" (#1 for 10 consecutive weeks), "Especially For You" (#3 with a bullet), "It's No Secret" (#4 with a bullet), "The Locomotion" (#27) and "I Should Be So Lucky" (#31). All together over the last 12 months Kylie spent 27 weeks (almost 6 months) in the No.1 spot on the Japanese International charts.
June 2000: Kylie releases "Spinning Around", the much anticipated first single from her seventh studio album (and debut studio album for Parlophone) "Light Years". This was possibly the most eagerly awaited single release of her career. In June 2000, it achieved gold status in Australia in pre-release sales alone prior to release. In true style, the single caused a sensation by propelling Kylie back to the top of the charts, debuting at #1 in both the UK and Australian charts. It became her first #1 single in Australia since "Confide In Me" in 1994, and her fifth Australian #1 single. It was also her first UK #1 since "Tears On My Pillow" in 1990, making it her 5th UK #1 single and the first of her singles to ever debut at #1 on the UK charts. When it reached #1 in the UK gave her the honor of being one of only two artists (the other being Madonna to have a #1 UK single in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. The track achieved Gold status in the UK & Platinum in Australia. The single featured two previously unreleased tracks, "Paper Dolls" and "Cover Me With Kisses". "Paper Dolls" eventually appeared on the 3rd CD soundtrack of the Australian drama series "The Secret Life Of Us". Other chart activity includes: #1 in Croatia, Greecem Hungary, Israel, Lebanon, Slovenia, & on the Pan Asian Chart. #2 in Hong Kong, Japan (Tower Records), New Zealand, Peru, Slovakia & Asia- Pacific. #3 in Estonia, Portugal, & on Eurochart & Denmark Airplay. #4 in Yogoslavia, Ireland, South Africa & on Czech Airplay & on UK Club Chart. #5 in Poland. #6 in Luxembourg and on Yugoslavia Dance Chart. #7 in Brazil. #8 in Norway & on MTV Euro Top 20. #9 on Worldpop Global Chart. #10 in Finland. #11 on Macedonian Airplay. #12 Maldova & Spain. #13 in Italy & Thailand. #16 on Latvian Airplay. #17 on World Chart. #28 in France. #30 in The Netherlands. #34 in Switzerland. #35 in Belgium. #42 in Sweden. #47 on Latin America. #62 in Germany. #71 on Radio Peru. In October 2000, it won 'Best Pop Release' at the prestigious ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia.
7th June 2006: Named 'Woman Of The Year' at the 2006 Glamour Awards.
September 2000: Her seventh album of new material "Light Years", was arguably the most anticipated album to date. Released on 25th September 2000 to massive critical & commercial success, spearheaded by the #1 hits "Spinning Around" and "On A Night Like This", the album debuted at #2 on both the UK & Australian charts and, in its third week of release, became her first Australian #1 album ever. Fueled by the success of follow-up singles "Kids" and "Please Stay", and a special tour edition of the album, it achieved platinum sales in the UK, and became 4xPlatinum in Australia. She began working on the album in April 1999, and the album featured collaborations with Robbie Williams, 'Guy Chambers', Johnny Douglas, Steve Anderson and Richard Stannard. Unashamedly pop, this was her first release on the Parlophone label. There is also a hidden track "Password" located before the start of the album. To access it the listener must hold the rewind button past the first track "Spinning Around". In October 2000, (in its third week of release), the album continues to move out of stores at rapid pace, and gives Kylie her first Australian #1 album ever. In January 2001, it achieved platinum sales in the United Kingdom and triple platinum sales in Australia. In March 2001, it was awarded 4 x platinum sales in Australia. In June 2001, it passes the 1 million sales mark In October 2001, it won Best Pop Release at the ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia. To promote the "On A Night Like This Tour", the album was repackaged as a Special Tour Edition with a bonus CD of mixes. The Australian bonus CD only featured an unreleased cover of Olivia Newton-John's "Physical", which originally had been recorded for the Moulin Rouge! (2001) soundtrack. Songs released of this album as singles include: "Spinning Around", "On A Night Like This", "Kids", "Please Stay", "Your Disco Needs You" (EU/Australia only) & "Butterfly" (US only).
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.
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.
August 1992: Featuring 19 of her videos to date, "Kylie: Greatest Video Hits" debuted at #1 on the UK Music Home Video charts.
Friday 29th October 2004: Her single "I Believe in You" takes over the airwaves in Australia, being the named the fourth most played track on Australian radio in its first week. An amazing result.
May 1989: The 1st single from her second album "Enjoy Yourself", "Hand On Your Heart" debuted at #2 on the UK charts on the week of release. This was the second time she had done this. On 7th May 1989, the week after release it hit #1 on the UK National Singles Chart, the Independent (Indie) Singles Chart and the Dance Singles Chart. The song was her 3rd UK #1 & 6th consecutive Top 2 UK single. The song debuted at #4 on the Australian charts on the week of release, where it eventually peaked at #3. In Australia it was available as Limited Edition 7" and 12" vinyl poster packs featuring different artwork to the UK release. Meanwhile in West Germany it entered the Top 40. This means that since "I Should Be So Lucky" was released in January 1988, not a day has gone by when Kylie has not had one or more singles on the German charts. Other chart activity includes #1 in Hong Kong, Lebanon & Slovenia. #2 in Finland,Israel & Japan. #8 in France. #17 in Germany & Sweden. #19 in The Netherlands & New Zealand. Recorded in February 1989, this song was released in favor of "It's No Secret". The single also was backed with a brand new song on the b-side called "Just Wanna Love You".
February 2001: The fifth single from the album "Light Years", "Your Disco Needs You" was released in Germany and several other territories in the EU (excluding the UK), and was also a limited edition single in Australia of 10,000 copies only featuring specially commissioned remixes. Arguably her most controversial non U.K. release, fans actually protested outside her U.K. record company lobbying for its UK single release to no avail! "Your Disco Needs You (Almighty Remix)" appeared on the single release of "On A Night Like This", however it was quickly discarded as a possible follow up. In the end "Please Stay" was chosen as the final UK single from "Light Years". Chart activity includes: #5 in Croatia. #6 on Slovenia Radio Kranj. #7 in Estonia. #8 on Greece Avanti FM. #9 in Ecuador. #11 on Greece Star FM. #13 in Israel. #17 on Czech Airplay. #18 in Peru. #20 in Australia. #27 in Switzerland. #28 in Luxembourg. #31 in Germany. #70 in Austria.
November 1991: Single with The VisionMasters, "Keep On Pumpin' It" peaks at #49 on the UK charts. "Keep On Pumpin' It'" started life as "I Guess I Like It Like That", the closing song on Kylie's "Let's Get To It" album. The track had been released to clubs before the album's release under the pseudonym Angel K with no-one suspecting it was Kylie. Following its huge club success the track was released just a few weeks after "If You Were With Me Now" credited to The Visionmasters and Tony King featuring Kylie.
8th July 1998: The Australian only remix album "Impossible Remixes" was remixed. The release featured mixes of tracks from her previous album "Impossible Princess", including: "Breathe (TNT Club Mix)" which was not included on the UK "Mixes" album issued by Deconstruction, as well as some new remixes of the song "Too Far".
Sold out 7 nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo with her "On A Night Like This Tour". (2001)
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.
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).
28th March 2005: "Giving You Up" released as a single in the UK and Europe. The song was written and recorded in the Summer of 2004 with Brian Higgins and Xenomania for inclusion on Kylie's greatest hits package "Ultimate Kylie". The single was released to coincide with Kylie's "Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour", which Kylie has described as: "...not only a celebration of pop songs and my career, but of a long time relationship with my audience". In the UK, the single release featured 2 CD formats and a 12" vinyl picture disc. The 2 track CD was backed by the fabulous previously unreleased "Made of Glass", which was recorded at the same time as the title track. The enhanced CD comes complete with some great mixes by Alter Ego and Riton, the sensational video and a rather wonderful fold-out poster! The cover art images were taken from a new shoot with photographer Simon Emmett. On Monday, 21st February 2005, the song was selected by Radio 1 in the UK, as their early breakfast 'Record of the Week'. On Monday 4th April 2005, the single reached #6 on its week of release in the UK bringing Kylie's tally of UK Top 10 hits to 29 and UK Top 40 hits to 38. The single was released in Australia on Friday, 8th April 2005 as a Limited Edition maxi-single release of only 10,000 copies where it peaked at #8. The song was accompanied by an offbeat video directed by Alex & Martin, responsible for U2's "Vertigo" and The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" videos. The video promised to be Kylie's 'biggest' video yet in more ways than one as it featured a giant Kylie out for a night on the town! On 18th February 2005, Radio One select the track as their early breakfast 'Record of the Week'. On 10th January 2006, it was named the #79th most broad casted song in Australia according to the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia.
April 1992: The fourth and final single release from the album "Let's Get To It", "Finer Feelings" was initially planned as the follow up to "Word Is Out" but was held back after the release of "If You Were With Me Now". Remixed by Brothers In Rhythm for the single release, the song narrowly missed out on the Top 10, debuting at #11 on the UK charts. The song was 'Music Weeks' pick of the week. Other chart activity includes: #2 in Israel. #25 in Slovenia. #60 in Australia. The song became Kylie's 17th consecutive UK Top 20 hit and her 19th Internationally. The romantic music video was once again directed by Dave Hogan (who also directed "What Do I Have To Do" and "Shocked") and shot entirely in Paris with a 1930/40's feel.
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.
22nd November 2004: Released the comprehensive career retrospective DVD, "Ultimate Kylie" on Parlophone. The DVD features 32 music videos, starting with Kylies first single "I Should be So Lucky" and ending with the current single "I Believe In You". The DVD also featured footage of when she opened the 2002 Brit Awards, with her spectacular fusion of "Cant Get You Out Of My Head" and New Order's "Blue Monday", re-christened "Cant Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head". The DVD also features on screen lyrics for every track, a dream come true for karaoke fans. On 13th April 2005, the DVD went Gold in Germany with sales of over 30,000 copies. In UK, it peaked at #4.
April 2004: Judged the 4th Sexiest Woman In The World Of Pop by UK's "Zoo" magazine!.
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.
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.
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)
May 1989: Voted Best Female Singer, Best Actress, Most Adorable Female and 2nd Most Masterful LP by English magazine "No 1's" readers poll.
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.
To celebrate Mushroom Record's 25th Anniversary in Australia, her 1990 hit, "Better The Devil You Know", had an Australian only 1998 re-release with brand new mixes by Movers & Shakers. This re-release peaked at #59 in Australia.
25th December 2005: "Over The Rainbow" (recorded live in Earls Court, May 2005), was released as a digital-only single in the UK. A Promo Only CD was also released to radio with "Santa Baby" as a bonus track. On 24th November 2005, Radio 2 chose the song as its Record Of The Week.
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 2004: Voted Number 1 Best Legs in Show Business by the razer company Gillette, ahead of Cameron Diaz, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.
October 1999: ARIA nomination for Best Australian Female Artist.
July 1995: Third single from the album "Kylie Minogue", "Where Is The Feeling? (BIR Dolphin Mix)" debuted at #16 in the UK. This song was Kylie's 22nd UK Top 20 single and 24th internationally. This was to be the final single release from the album, after the fourth single "Time Will Pass You By" was canceled in favor of a new track "Where The Wild Roses Grow". Other chart activity includes: #6 in Israel. #31 in Australia. A club hit for Within A Dream in 1993, "Where Is The Feeling" was initially planned as the follow up to "Confide In Me", although it nearly didn't make the "Kylie Minogue" (1994) album at all. The track was originally scheduled for release in April 1995 but delayed until July while Kylie completed filming on the movie Bio-Dome (1996). Dramatically remixed for single release by Brothers In Rhythm and featuring sexy spoken word vocals Kylie had recorded for an early incarnation of the track, "Where Is The Feeling" became a casualty of the lengthy eight month gap since the last single release.
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.
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.
20th January 1997: The Japanese only compilation, originally released in 1993, "Greatest Remix Hits Vol. 1" collecting previously available mixes from the PWL period over two CDs was released in the UK. The CD was later re-issued in Australia in 1998.
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".
Music video for her #1 single "Slow" nominated for Best Best International Video at the 2004 Dancestar USA Awards in Bayfront Park, Miami. [9th March 2004]
Recorded during the summer of 1991, Kylie's fourth album "Let's Get To It" was Kylie's last studio album for PWL. Combining soul, dance, house and techno influences, "Let's Get To It" allowed Kylie to develop her songwriting even further with six tracks co-written with Mike Stock. Released on 14th October 1991 in the UK to coincide with the tour of the same name, "Let's Get To It" received rave reviews from the UK's most credible music journals but debuted at #15 on the UK charts. However, a sold out UK tour and a further two top 5 singles "If You Were With Me Now" and a cover of "Give Me Just A Little More Time" - ensured Gold status.
She launched her own range of Kylie dolls. A 3-D scanning device was used to create a mould of her face. The first two dolls launched by based on the dress she wore at the 2002 World Music Awards & the Silvanemesis segment of her Fever Tour. (26th January 2004)
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.
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.
Became the first Ambassador for the NSPCC. A foundation preventing cruelty to children.
Tuesday 26th October 2004: I Believe In You debuts on the UK Airplay chart at #40, being played over 300 times.
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).
June 2004: Voted the 3rd Most Beautiful Woman Of The Decade by FHM Magazine.
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 2002: Won "Best International Dance Act" at the Italian 2002 Dance Awards.
August 1992: Recorded specifically for her "Greatest Hits" album, "What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before)", debuted at #16 on the UK charts before moving up two notches to #14. Other chart activity includes: #3 in Israel. #17 in Australia. #28 in Slovenia. The song became Kylie's 18th consecutive UK Top 20 hit and her 20th Internationally. Recalling the sounds of her earlier PWL releases, the song was seen as a step backwards at the time. For the music video Kylie recreated scenes made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the movie Et Dieu... cru00e9a la femme (1956).
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.
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.
July 1987: After an impromptu performance of the Little Eva classic "Loco-motion" at an Australian Rules Football charity event with the cast of "Neighbours", Kylie was signed to Mushroom Records to release the song as a single. She recorded the song with Mike Duffy (a producer of Stock Aitken & Waterman). Backed with the b-side "Glad To Be Alive", her debut Australian single "Locomotion" stayed #1 nationally in Australia remained there for a staggering 7 weeks. It also became 3 x Platinum (210,000 units) in Australia alone, and became Australia's Best Selling Single of 1987, as well as the highest selling single in Australia of the entire 1980s decade. In November 1987, it became Mushroom Records first international #1 single by topping the charts in New Zealand and Hong Kong. The music video for 'Locomotion' was shot at Essenden Airport and the ABC studios in Melbourne, Australia. On 1st January 2007, it was ranked #17 on VH1 Australia's "Ultimate #1's of the 80's Countdown".
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.
September 2004: "Love Kylie" lingerie received its first nomination in the Company High Street Awards in the category of 'Best Lingerie Brand'.
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.
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".
September 1996: Once again ranked amongst the Top 20 of "The 100 Sexiest Women in The World" by Europe's "FHM" magazine .
October 1988: UK Smash Hits magazine readers vote her Most Fanciable Female and Best Female Singer.
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.
11th December 2000: The fourth single release from the album "Light Years", "Please Stay" was chosen to be the final UK single release from the album. It was chosen in favor of other album tracks "Disco Down" & "Butterfly". ("Butterfly" was later released as a limited edition maxi-single in the US only). The single was backed with a cover of Eartha Kitt's festive favorite "Santa Baby" and the previously unreleased "The Good Life". It entered the UK charts at #10 to become her 20th UK Top 10 hit. It was also her 33rd hit internationally. The song peaked at #15 in Australia. The single was awarded Gold status in Australia. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Lebanon. #2 in Asia & South Africa. #4 in Israel. #6 in Macedonia, Poland, Portugal & on UK Club Chart. #7 in Hungary & Croatia. #9 in Estonia. #12 on Eurochart. #13 on Czech Airplay. #16 in Slovenia. #21 in Romania & Slovakia. #23 in Moldiva. #29 in Lithuania. #39 in Spain & on World Chart. #47 in Sweden. #50 in The Netherlands. This Top 10 hit was a perfect end to a phenomenal year for Kylie.
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!.
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".
November 2002: "Kylie: Fever 2002 - Live In Manchester" DVD debuted at #3 on the Australian Music Home Video Chart, and peaked at #1. It also hit #1 on the UK Music Home Video charts.
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".
April 2004: Voted #1 in Maxim's Sexiest Older Female Poll.
November 2002: Nominated for two MTV Asia Awards: Best Female Artist and Best Video for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head".
Measurements: 32A-21-31 (early career bra size), 34C-23-34 (in 1996; says "They're NOT implants"), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
March 2003: Voted in the Top 5 for Best International Singer and Woman of the Year at the "Maxim" Magazine Awards.
3rd August 1998: The UK only remix album "Mixes" was released, and featured a selection of mixes from her "Impossible Princess" album. This was her final final release from the deConstruction label.
Kylie is half Welsh, her parents are from Maesteg, Wales.
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.
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.
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.
August 1998: "The Kylie Tapes 94-98" home video was released on VHS tape. The release included the videos for: "Confide In Me", "Put Yourself In My Place", "Where Is The Feeling (BIR Dolphin Mix)", "Some Kind Of Bliss", "Did It Again" and "Breathe".
Diagnosed with br**st cancer and cancelled her tour of Australia. [May 2005]
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.
January 1989: With Kylie mania taking over Japan, "Turn It Into Love" was released to meet demand and instantly shot to #1 on the Japanese International chart, where it remained unchallenged for 10 consecutive weeks. At the same time she had four other singles in the Japanese Top 40: "Especially For You" at #3, "It's No Secret" at #4, "The Loco-motion" at #27 and "I Should Be So Lucky" at #31. Over the 12 month period she spent a staggering 27 weeks (almost six months) at #1 on the Japanese International charts. This song gave Kylie her 3rd consecutive #1 Japanese single and the 6th International single from the album.
Younger brother Brendan Minogue is a television cameraman.
16th November 1992: A cover version of Kool & The Gang' s "Celebration" (which was originally recorded for inclusion on the "Let's Get To It" album), was held back and remixed for "Greatest Hits" (1992). The song debuted in the Top 20 at #20 in the UK, making it Kylie's 19th consecutive UK Top 20 hit and 21st Internationally. Other chart activity includes: #4 in Israel. #21 in Australia. #36 in Slovenia. A long time favorite of Kylie's, this was her final single release for PWL, before she signed a new record deal with deConstruction Records in 1993. The accompanying video was filmed entirely on location in Rio to recreate the spirit of the Mardi-gras.
Briefly dated Michael Hutchence
She has her own lingerie brand called "Love Kylie".
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.
Released in the UK on 11th November 1990, her third album "Rhythm Of Love" debuted at #9 on the UK charts in it's first week of release, going gold in the UK. In Australia the album peaked at #10. The album also earned Top 10 placings and gold status in several other European countries including Spain. In December 1990, the album was in the Top 10 in all of the following countries: Belgium/Luxembourg, Finland, Holland, the UK and Australia. Sales of the album in the UK reached platinum. Recorded in London and Los Angeles in the Spring and Summer of 1990, the album featured four tracks co-written by Kylie with high profile American producers Stephen Bray (Madonna), Keith Cohen ('Paula Abdul' and Michael Jay (Martika). The remaining seven tracks were written and produced by Stock Aitken & Waterman including the classic hit singles "Better The Devil You Know", "Step Back In Time", "What Do I Have To Do" and "Shocked". Seen as a somewhat radical departure from her earlier PWL work, Kylie had returned with an edgier sound and a sexier image.
Diagnosed with br**st cancer and canceled her tour of Australia. She also had to pull out her headlining appearance at the 2005 Glastonbury Festival. [May 2005]
February 1989: Posed for a wax model of herself at the World famous Madame Tussaud's wax gallery in London.
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.
January 2001: Voted the #1 Sexiest Celebrity in the World by UK's "Heat" Magazine.
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.
20th January 1997: The Japanese only compilation, originally released in 1993, "Greatest Remix Hits Vol. 2" collecting previously available mixes from the PWL period over two CDs was released in the UK. This release was noteworthy for its inclusion of the previously hard-to-find track "Getting Closer", which had been planned for Kylie's second single release in Australia prior to "I Should Be So Lucky". The CD was later re-issued in Australia in 1998.
March 1992: "Greatest Remix Hits Vol. 2" (the follow-up to the highly successful "Greatest Remix Hits Vol.1") was released. This second collection featured mixes of hits from Kylie's "Rhythm Of Love" and "Let's Get To It" albums including the rare "Better The Devil You Know (UK Mix)". The album was later issued in Australia.
June 2003: Voted the "Sexiest Pop Pin Up" in the world by viewers of music channel VH1.
November 1989: Home video VHS release "Kylie: The Videos 2" is released in the UK and goes Silver on the day of release charting at #1 on the Music Video Charts. In February 1990, it won a Top Five Video Award at The Music Week Awards in London.
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 1995: Controversial single "Where The Wild Roses Grow" (duet recorded with Nick Cave and his band The Bad Seeds) was released internationally and peaked at #2 in Australia and #11 on the UK charts. This murderous love ballad penned by Nick Cave was released as a single in place of "Time Will Pass You By", which would have been the fourth single from the album "Kylie Minogue". To date, this remains one of Kylie's personal favorite recordings, and she often reveals in interviews that she can't imagine her career without having recorded this duet. This song was Kylie's 23rd UK Top 20 single and 25th consecutive hit internationally. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Croatia, Israel & UK Indie Charts. #2 in Sweden. #3 in Belgium, Norway & on Latvian Airplay. #4 in Austria & on Slovenian Airplay. #5 in Finland & Iceland. #6 in Lithuania. #9 in The Netherlands . #10 in New Zealand. #11 in Switzerland & on MTV Euro Top 10. #12 in Denmark & Germany. #26 on German Bravo. #45 in France. In March 1996, it was nominated at the UK Music Week Awards for best video 1996. Although it was considered an unlikely pairing, in October 1996, the song won Best Single, Best Pop Release & Best Song Of The Year at the 1995 Australian ARIA Music Awards. This was Kylie's third duet.
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.
9th June 2004: "Slow" music video wins Best Pop Video at the Music Week Creative and Design Awards.
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).
March 1990: First single from album "Rhythm Of Love", "Better The Devil You Know" debuted at #5 in the UK. The following week it moved up to #2 (where is stayed for two weeks) to become her 10th Top 5 single in the UK and 12th worldwide. In June 1990, the song hit #1 in Israel, #4 in Australia & Malaysia, #5 in Finland, #11 in Spain, #13 in France, #22 in The Netherlands and Top 40 in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Sweden and Switzerland. In January 1991, the readers poll of American DJ magazine Dance Music Reports vote the song at #7. In March 1991, it was #1 on the US Dance Trax Import Chart in Hitmaker Magazine. The release of "Better The Devil You Know" marked a milestone in Kylie's career. Taking creative control over her image, Featuring a striking video which Kylie filmed in Australia (away from the constraints of PWL), Kylie took control over her image for the very first time with a new look and a new sound.
3rd November 2004: Hosted an intimate preview of her SS '05 Love Kylie collection and launched the Love Kylie Legs hosiery line in London.
December 1991: A 12" rave mix of "Do You Dare" (written by Kylie along with Mike Stock and Pete Waterman was released to UK clubs under the name of Angel K, immediately charting on the Record Mirror Club Chart.
Is to voice a character in 'The Magic Roundabout' in 2003.
The Loco-Motion peaked at #3 in a 1988 US Billboard Chart.
October 2001: Over eight million viewers in the UK alone tune into her ITV television special An Audience with Kylie Minogue (2001) (TV).
June 2002: Third single from the album "Fever", "Love At First Sight" received 3116 plays in one week on UK radio, smashing the record that "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" had previously broken just six months earlier. Hitting #1 on the UK radio airplay charts, it became her third consecutive release to top the UK radio charts. "Love At First Sight" debuted at #2 on the UK charts, and #3 on the Australian charts. The single featured the remix "Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head" (the splice of the New Order classic that Kylie performed at Brit Awards 2002 (2002) (TV)) and non album track "Baby". A remix by Ruff and Jam was released as a single in the U.S which hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Pre-release Promo hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts. The 12" Vinyl hit #1 on the UK Dance Album Chart. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Albania, Eurochart. Greece, Israel, Israel Radio BU, Latvian Airplay, MTV Hit List UK, Sinagpore, US Dance Chart. #2 in Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa. #3 in Croatia. #4 in MTV European Top 20, United World Chart, Yogoslavia. #5 in Canada Sales, Estonia. #6 in Denmark, Eurochart Official Hot 100, European Top 50, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia. #7 in Czech Airplay, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico Airplay, Spain, Worldpop Global Chart. #8 in Italy, Malaysia, Portugal Online. #9 in New Zealand, Slovenian Airplay. #11 in Lithuania. #13 in Argentina. #15 in Russia, The Netherlands. #16 in Germany, Norway Airplay. #18 in Finland. #19 in MTV Korea. #22 in Switzerland. #23 in US Billboard Chart. #25 in Belgium Flanders Chart, Luxembourg. #27 in Moldova. #29 in Austria. #33 in France. #36 in Sweden. #91 in European Airplay Chart. Top 5 hit on Slovenian radio station Radio Antenna, other Slovenian radio chart positions include #4 on Radio Plus Maribor, #5 on Radio Gama MM & Radio Kranj, #6 on Radio Hit, #9 on Coca- Cola Airplay Charts Slovenia & Top 20 on Radio Fanatsy. In December 2002, the song was named the most played radio song of the year in the UK for the 2nd year in a row. This was the first time an artist has done this twice in a row. In March 2003, it was Nominated for Most Performed Work at the 2003 Ivor Novello Awards.
28th November 2003: The Official 2004 "Kylie Pop" and "Love Kylie" calendars are outselling the likes of Busted, Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Cliff Richard and Manchester United in the run up to Christmas! The Offical "Love Kylie" calendar, published by Danilo, was the biggest selling of the year, closely followed by the Official "Kylie Pop" calendar! Kylie has been the #1 calendar in Danilo's official chart for the third consecutive year and is the biggest selling female calendar star in its 25-year history!.
December 1994: Voted amongst the top 10 Best Albums, Best Single, and Best Female Solo Singer at the Smash Hits Awards in the UK.
Voted best dressed female by readers of "Heat" (UK) magazine. [December 2001]
Kylie's first major tour in 9 years, "On A Night Like This". Tickets went on on sale in December 2000, and sell out immediately for shows in the UK (including 7 sell out nights at London's Hammersmith Apollo), Europe and Australia with many shows still being added to meet huge demand. In January 2001, with tickets still selling at an incredible rate the Australian leg of the tour becomes the most successful tour by a female artist in Australia EVER. The tour was no less successful in the UK, where the capacity doubled to accommodate the huge number of ticket applications. In May 2001, US Billboard magazine report that the Australian leg of the tour had become the biggest by a solo artist in Australia after its original six shows ballooned to 22, with a seven night run at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena and a record-breaking nine concerts at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. The Australian leg would sell over 200,000 tickets with a gross of AUD$10 million. In October 2001, it won the Best Live Concert on TV at the Australian Live Music Awards. Also in October 2001, the DVD/VHS "Kylie: On A Night Like This Tour - Live In Sydney" peaks at #1 on both the UK & Australian Music Home Video/DVD charts. In November 2001, the DVD went #1 in Germany and won Top Tour at the Top of The Pops Awards. In March 2002, it won Best Music Video at the Australian DVD Awards. The tour garnered rave reviews in the press, with the NME declaring that "the hits wheeled out tonight are pop at its most exciting" and the Guardian writing that the show was "utterly fabulous".
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". Denied the top spot in the UK by U2, "Kids" debuted at #2 on the UK charts, to become her third consecutive Top 2 hit since signing with the Parlophone label. The song was also a last minute addition to the "Light Years" album, and remains one of her personal favorite tracks from the album. In 2000, Kylie and Robbie performed a show stopping version of "Kids" at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 (2000) (TV). In Feburary 2002, the video was nominated for Best Video at the 2002 Brit Awards. The song has also featured in Kylie's "On A Night Like This Tour" and "Fever Tour" as an all girl tour-de-force duet with her backing singers Sharina and Laurine. On 12th November 2006, the famous duet was performed live on stage with Bono from U2 on her "Showgirl Homecoming Tour" in Sydney, Australia.
July 2001: Voted in the Top 5 of "The 1000 Sexiest Women Ever" in Maxim magazine.
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).
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.
February 1990: The Australian Variety Industry honors her with the "Mo Award" for Ambassador to Australian Showbusiness.
October 1997: Second single from the album "Impossible Princess", "Did It Again" was released and peaked at #14 in the UK, becoming Kylie's 25th consecutive Top 20 hit. The song was originally titled "Clever Girl (Did It Again)". Other chart activity includes: #1 in Israel. #8 in Yogoslavia. #15 in Australia. #19 in Greece. #21 in Slovenia. #29 in Macedonia. #50 in Hungary. The song was accompanied by a ground-breaking video, directed by Pedro Romhanyi featuring four different Kylie's (Indie Kylie, Cute Kylie, Dance Kylie and Sex Kylie) fighting it out for supremacy. In April 1998, the video won an award for Special Effects at the Creative & Design Awards 1998, held in London.
Announced her separation from Olivier Martinez in a statement, saying their decision was mutual and amicable (2 February 2007).
October 1989: 3rd single from album "Enjoy Yourelf", "Never Too Late" debuted at #17 on the UK charts, due to the late release of the 12" vinyl. Although it broke Kylie's impressive run of seven consecutive Top 2 hits, it quickly raced up the charts to #4 the following week (where it stayed four weeks) to become Kylie's eighth consecutive Top 5 UK hit single and her 10th single internationally. In November 1989, it went Silver with sales of over 200,000 units. The title-track to Kylie's second album, "Enjoy Yourself", was originally planned as the follow up to "Wouldn't Change A Thing" but was replaced with "Never Too Late" at the last moment. Recorded in July 1989 and backed with "Kylie's Smiley Mix" on the b-side, the single would also peaked at #14 in Australia. In March 1990, the music-video won a Logie for Most Popular Music Video in Australia. Other chart activity includes #1 in Israel. #26 in France. #29 in The Netherlands.
Nominated for Best International Female at the 1989 Brit Awards. (1989)
March 1998: The third single from the album "Impossible Princess", "Breathe" became her 28th consecutive UK Top 40 hit when it entered the UK Charts at #14. The song was released in a slightly remixed form. This was the final single release from the album "Impossible Princess" in all territories apart from Australia. Australia received a fourth single from the album "Impossible Princess" to co-incide with her "Intimate & Live" tour Australia-wide. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Israel. #3 in Russia. #9 in Greece. #11 in Slovankia & Slovenia. #13 in Spain. #20 in South Africa. #23 in Australia. Featuring mixes from club heavyweights Todd Terry and Sash!, the gently hypnotic "Breathe" was Kylie's last U.K. single release from DeConstruction Records.
Re-recorded in April 1988 and re-titled "The Loco-motion", Kylie's 3rd UK single was released in July 1988, and shot to #2 on its week of release (on 1st August 1988), giving her the record for the highest entry on the U.K. singles charts by a female artist, a record previously held by Madonna. The record was previously held by Madonna when she entered at #3. In the UK, the track also achieved Gold status (430,000 units). On 14th September 1988, the song reached #3 on the US Billboard Charts, achieving Gold Sales (with sales in excess of 500,000 copies). In January 1989, the single hit #1 in Canada (giving Kylie three simultaneous #1s internationally) achieving platinum sales (150,000). In Canada nominated for Best International Single by the Canadian Music Industry Awards. The song hit #1 on the Eurochart only three weeks after release. In November 1988, it reached #3 on the American charts, with U.S. sales in excess of 1/2 million. In March 1989, nominated as International Single of the year at The Canadian Record Industry Awards. Other chart activity for this song includes: #1 in Belgium, Finland, HK, Ireland, Israel, Japan, South Africa & New Zealand. #2 in Switzerland. #3 in Germany & Norway. #5 in France. #6 in Italy & The Netherlands. #10 in Swedan. The video for "The Loco-motion" was made up of footage re-edited from the original Australian release shot at Essenden Airport and the ABC studios in Melbourne, Australia.
Tuesday 14th September 2004: The Official 2005 Kylie calendar is released. With a stunning cover by renowned photographers Mert & Marcus, the calendar features 12 beautiful photographs of Kylie by Katerina Jebb, Tesh, Xevi and Mert & Marcus. A slimline version of the calendar was released on Friday, 1st October 2004. In January 2005, it is announced that Kylie had topped Danilo's Official Calender Chart for the 4th year in a row, which has made her the highest selling female in Danilo's 26 year history.
March 2003: Awarded a Centenary Medal by the Governor General of Australia for "Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry".
January 1990: Was voted #1 Radio Artist for 1989 in France. (Second was David Hallyday, third Madonna and fourth Phil Collins).
March 1989: Receives her second "Heart Award" for Recording Artist of the Year from the Australian Variety Club.
16th May 2001: Attended the LA premiere of the film Moulin Rouge! (2001), in which she featured as The Green Fairy.
June 1998: Embarked on "Intimate And Live", a ten date tour of Australia, extended to twenty three due to popular demand. A two and a half hour documentary of the tour, was broadcast on national television in Australia. In July 1998, "Intimate And Live" went to London for three sold out nights at the Shepherds Bush Empire. In November 1998, it was released on VHS and as a live CD (her first live album). The CD peaked at #25 in the UK & #28 in Australia.
March 1988: Her first home video VHS release "Kylie: The Videos" peaked at #1 on the Australian Music Video Charts. Released in the UK in November 1988, it debuted at #1 and sold in excess of double platinum within three weeks, staying at #1 for over three months. In April 1989, it won Top Music Award at the Music Week U.K. Awards. In November 1989, it was still #3 in the UK. In February 1990, it was awarded Top Music Video of 1989 by the UK Video Industry Awards. Also in February 1990, it won a Top Five Video Award at The Music Week Awards in London.
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.
Current boyfriend is French actor Olivier Martinez [2003-]
December 2002: A survey of office workers revealed that most workers would consider Kylie the "Ideal Female Boss".
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.
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.
November 1990: Was presented with a prestigious Diamond Award for Music Excellence in Brussels.
Recorded in London in October 1987, her first UK single "I Should Be So Lucky" (written especially for her) was released in December 1987 and marked the beginning of Kylie's musical partnership with Stock Aitken & Waterman. On the 9th January 1988, the song debuted at a lowly #90 on the UK Chart before soaring up the charts in the weeks that followed. It would set the record in the UK as the first single for over 10 years to stay at #1 for five weeks, and went on to become one of the biggest selling singles of the year in the UK with sales of over 675,000. It also reached #1 in 18 different countries. On 14th March 1988, the song made Kylie become the first artist ever to hold simultaneous #1's in Australia and Britain. In April 1988, the song went Platinum in Australia and was #1 in Germany for 3 weeks. Peaking at #28 on the US Billboard Top 100, it became her first Top 40 hit stateside. In May 1988, having sold over one million copies in Europe, the song stays atop of the Pan-European Charts for 3 weeks. In December 1988, it won Record of the Year at the coveted Japanese Popular Disc Awards. In February 1989, it won Bestselling Single of the Year at the Japanese Phonographic Record Association Awards. In March 1989, it won Biggest Selling Single of the 1988 Year at The Australian Record Industry Association Awards. Allegedly written in just two hours, the song is just over three minutes long and in it, Kylie says the word "Lucky" 66 times. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan (for twelve weeks), Lebanon, Slovenia, South Africa & Switzerland. #2 in Greece. #4 in Austria, Belgium & France. #5 in Denmark. #6 in Italy. #12 Sweden. #14 in The Netherlands. #25 in Canada. Also a Top 5 hit in New Zealand, Norway and Spain.
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.
Recorded in Melbourne in February 1988, and released in May 1988, Kylie's third Australian single (and second UK single), "Got To Be Certain" achieved the honor of becoming the first single to ever debut at #1 on the Australian charts, where it remained for five consecutive weeks. In June 1988, it entered the UK Charts at #15, before making a swift climb to #2, where it stayed for six weeks. Other chart activity includes: #1 Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon & New Zealand. #4 in Norway. #6 in Denmark, Germany & South Africa. #8 in Switzerland. #9 in Austria & France. #21 in Swedan. Also a Top 10 hit in Spain.
September 1988: Readers of the London Sun voted Kylie #1 Girl Singer and the Top Newcomer.
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.
March 1990: Received the International Outstanding Achievement Award voted to her by the Board of Governors of the Australian Record Industry Association.
August 1993: Was voted the World's Coolest Female in Music by London's "Select" Magazine.
March 2003: Won Best Artist at the ILMC (International Live Music Conference) and her manager Terry Blamey was awarded Manager of The Year!.
August 2002: Presented an award to 'Mary J Blige' at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in New York.
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. On 21st August 1988, the album hit #1 in the UK and was certified Platinum. The album scored Top 10 placings throughout Europe and Asia and achieving Gold status in the US, where "Locomotion" reached #3 on the Billboard chart. On 15th November 1988, the album returned to #1 in England making it a staggering eight weeks in total at #1. At this point, British sales alone pass the 1.2 million mark (quadruple platinum). The album quickly established itself as the biggest selling album of the year in the UK (6 times Platinum with sales of over 1.8 million). In December 1988, it ended the year in the U.K. at #2 (having been in the top 10 since its release in June). In February 1989, the album went Platinum in Japan. In March 1989, certified one and a half times Platinum in Canada. In April 1989, wins Top Album at the Music Week U.K. Awards. In May 1989, is voted Second Most Masterful LP in UK magazine "No.1"'s Reader's Poll. By June 1989, the album had remained in the British Top 40 for over twelve months and was still selling well. In August 1989, she was presented with an Ampex Golden Reel Award in the U.S. honoring this album. She donated her cash award to Green Peace International. The album was recorded in London and Melbourne with Stock Aitken and Waterman in the spring of 1988 and contained the hit singles "I Should Be So Lucky", "Got To Certain", a re-recorded version of "The Loco-motion" and "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi", as well as the international hits "Turn It Into Love" and "It's No Secret". In Australia, the album was repackaged as "The Kylie Collection" and featured bonus remixes of the singles. To date the album "Kylie" has sold almost 6,000,000 copies worldwide.
October 2003: Nominated for 2 Australian Aria Music Awards: Best Female Artist, and Best Pop Release for "Come Into My World".
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.
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.
May 2004: Nominated for the Australian Showbusiness Ambassador of the Year at the Australian Entertainment 29th Mo Awards.
January 1992: Third single from album "Let's Get To It", Kylie's '90s remake of the 1970 hit by the Chairman Of The Board "Give Me Just A Little More Time", is released and debuted in the Top 5 at #2 in the UK, giving Kylie her 10th UK Top 2 hit. The song became Kylie's 16th consecutive UK Top 20 hit and her 18th Internationally. The song was also certified Gold in the UK. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Israel. #4 in Slovenia. #24 in Australia. One of the last tracks to be recorded for the "Let's Get To It" album, the single release was backed by the techno influenced "Do You Dare", a nod to the growing rave culture of the time on the b-side.
Monday 15th November 2004: The video for "I Believe In You" rose 18 places to No. 2 on the UK TV Airplay Chart, and hit #2 on the UK Radio Airplay Chart after 4 weeks.
Sister of Dannii Minogue
20th January 1997: Megamix CD "50+1: Kylie's Non Stop History" was released in the UK.
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. The public, however, had other ideas. Recorded on 10 & 11th November 1988, and released just three weeks later to overwhelming public demand, the song debuted at #2 on the UK charts and shipped Silver on release, making her the first female artist to have her first five singles go Silver in the UK. This brought Kylie's single sales in the U.K. to well over 2 million in less than 12 months. Although "Especially For You' was denied Christmas #1 by Cliff Richard's "Mistletoe And Wine", it went on to become the first #1 single of 1989 in the UK. Kylie would also end up ending 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. It also became her first single to sell over a million copies. Her most successful single until 2001's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". In January 1989, the single went #1 in Belgium (giving her four Belgium #1 singles) and also Top 10 in Germany. In February 1989, the track went #1 in Hong Kong, where it stayed for 6 weeks. In March 1989, the video was nominated as Most Popular Music Video in Australia at Logie Awards. In May 1989, the song hit #1 in France. In December 1989, Scandecor awards Kylie and Jason the "Silver Poster" for the poster of this song. Other chart activity includes #1 in Greece, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon & Slovenia. #2 in New Zealand & Switzerland. #4 in Finland & Norway. #5 in Denmark. #6 in The Netherlands. #12 in Sweden.
July 2001: Voted amongst the Top 10 Sexiest Women Alive in Australia's "Who Weekly" magazine.
July 1989: 2nd single from the album "Enjoy Yourself", "Wouldn't Change A Thing" became her third single release to debut at #2 on the UK charts, where it stayed for 2 weeks. Again Kylie had created history, all of the seven singles she has released in the UK, plus both albums and the videos, had charted at #1 or #2. In August 1989, the song debuted at #10 on the Australian charts. where it peaked at #6. In January 1991, the readers poll of American DJ magazine Dance Music Reports vote "Wouldn't Change A Thing (Espagna Remix)" #60. Other chart activity includes #2 in Israel. #19 in France. #23 in New Zealand. #26 in Sweden. Recorded at the same session as "Hand On Your Heart" in February 1989, "Wouldn't Change A Thing" was accompanied by Kylie's first video to be filmed in the UK. The single was available as a limited edition 12" featuring the Espagna Remix.
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".
1st March 2004: Released the second single from the "Body Language" album, "Red Blooded Woman". Co-written by former Alisha's Attic singer Karen Poole, along with producer Johnny Douglas (who'd previously worked with Kylie on the "Light Years" project), the song debuted at #4 in her native Australia and at #5 in the UK on the 8th March 2004, becoming her 22nd UK Top 5 hit. The track debuted at #1 on the Australian Aria Dance Charts & #3 on the Australasian Top 20 Singles. It also hit #1 on the Sanity Music Download Chart. The single was released in the UK on 2 CD formats and a limited edition 12" vinyl picture disc. CD 1 included the previously unreleased track "Almost A Lover", while CD 2 featured the US "Body Language" bonus track "Cruise Control", the fantastic "Slow (Chemical Brothers Remix)", and the "Red Blooded Woman" video. The 12" picture disc carried the red hot "Red Blooded Woman (Whitey Mix)" and "Red Blooded Woman (Narcotic Thrust Remix)"; "Slow (Chemical Brothers Remix)" and the stunning artwork in all its glory. A limited edition clear 7" vinyl promo was sent out to DJ's and featured the commercially unreleased "Red Blooded Woman (Play Paul Radio Edit)". On the 11th February 2004, "Red Blooded Woman (Narcotic Thrust Remix)" debuted at #1 on the UK Upfront Club Chart. This marked only the second time in the past 12 months that there had been a #1 debut on the Upfront Club Chart. On the 7th May 2004, the song had gone to #1 on the US Billboard Dance Radio Airplay chart providing Kylie with her second Billboard chart topper. The single was Certified Gold in New Zealand. Other chart activity includes: #1 in South Africa, Macedonia, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Estonia, Croatian Airplay Chart, Slovenia Radio Hit Chart, US Dance Airplay Chart & Romainian Mix FM Chart. #2 in Moldova, Slovenia Radio Plus Chart, UK Airplay Chart & Hungarian Dance Play Top 100 Chart. #3 in Argentina, Hungary, Luxembourg, Slovenian Airplay Chart, Slovenian Popularnih 40 Chart, Slovenia Radio Antena Chart, Slovenia Radio Fantasy Chart, Slovenian Stop Pops 20 Chart & Eurochart Radio Sound Chart. #4 in Chile, Israel, Thailand, Croatian Otvoreni Radio Chart, Russian Airplay Chart, Slovenian Radio Kranj Chart, Eurochart Airplay Chart & Belgium Airplay Chart. #5 on Slovenia Radio Salomon Chart, United World Chart Sales & Airplay Chart, MTV Hit List UK Chart & Greece Radio 1 Chart. #6 on Australian Channel [V] Chart, MTV Europe Top 20 Chart, Slovenian Top 17 RA MB & Veu00e8er Chart, Latvian Airplay Chart & Denmark Airplay Chart. #7 on Austrian u00d63 Airplay Chart, Lithuanian M-1 Chart, United World Sales Chart & Eurochart EU Chart. #8in Spain, German Airplay, MTV Poland & Eurochart Hot 100 Official Chart. #9 in Ireland & Slovenian Radio Viva. #10 in Italy, Denmark & the Philippines. #11 on Poland Airplay Chart, Belgian Flanders Radio Contact Chart, Norweigian Airplay Chart & Austrian Hit FM Chart. #12 Finland, Portugal Online Chart & Hungarian Club Plat Top 100. #13 in Europe. #14 in Greece & Belgium Flanders Radio Donna Chart. #15 in Latvia & Switzerland. #16 in Germany, on the Netherlands Official Chart.#19 in Holland & New Zealand. #20 in Portugal & Belgium Wallonie Chart. #21 in Norway, the Netherlands Mega Top 100 Chart & Columbian Airplay Chart. #22 in Spanish Airplay Chart. #23 in Austria. #24 on Belgium Official Chart. #26 in Russia. #27 in Serbian Top FM Chart. #28 in Sweden. #29 Belgium Flanders Chart. #33 in France. #38 on Czech Airplay. #41 on Australian Club Chart. #48 on Spain Cadena Top 100 Chart. #55 on US Radio Airplay Chart Chr/Pop Chart. #95 on Peru Airplay Chart. Kylie flew to LA in December 2003 to film the stunning music video (shot in LA), with acclaimed director Jake Nava, whose previous credits include Kelis, Beyoncu00e9 Knowles and 'The Spice Girls'. The video sees Kylie treading new visual territory and premiered in the UK on CD: UK on 24th January 2004 on ITV.
Single "Slow" become the most added track to U.S. radio in its first week of release. (January 2004)
April 1997: Was voted 6th Sexiest Females of the Decade by the readers of "Sky" magazine in the UK.
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.
February 2002: Originally penciled and set for release in January 2002, the second single from the album "Fever", "In Your Eyes" was delayed until February, due to radio's reluctance to let go of the previous single "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", which was still one of the most played tracks on the airwaves some four months after its release. In February 2002, it had hit #1 on the UK Airplay Charts and in March 2002, she officially became the most played artist of the last year after it topped the UK Airplay Chart for the 4th week in a row. The single hit Gold in Australia in pre-sales alone and entered the charts at #1, the 4th Kylie single to debut at #1 on the Australian charts since 2000! Debuting at #3 on the UK charts, it became her 22nd Top 10 UK single. The UK/EU single release featured two non album tracks, "Tightrope" and "Good Like That", whereas the Australian single featured 2 exclusive tracks, "Never Spoken" & "Harmony". A limited edition DVD single of 7,500 copies featuring the videos for "In Your Eyes" and "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" was also released in Australia. Other chart activity include: #1 in Georgia, Hungary, Israek Radio BU, Latvian Airplay, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico Airplay, MTV Hit List UK, Portugal Online, Russia, Slovenia Coca Cola Airplay Charts, Slovenia Radio Antena, Slovenia Radio Fantasy, Slovenia Stop Pops 20 & Yogoslavia. #2 in Croatia, Czech Airplay . Euro Chart, European Airplay Chart, Moldova, Slovenia, Turkey. #3 in Greece, Israel, Slovenia Radio City, Slovenia Radio Plus Maribor. #4 in Estonia, Hong Kong, Lithuania, MTV European Top 20, Slovakia United World Chart. #5 in Luxembourg, Poland, Worldpop Global Chart. #6 in Argentina, Ireland, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia Radio Hit Chart. #7 in Official Euro Chart Hot 100, European Top 50, Finland, Italy, Slovenia Radio Salomon, Spain, UK Club Chart. #8 in Portugal, Switzerland. #9 in Albania, Norway Airplay, South Africa. #10 in Denmark. #11 in Canada Sales Chart. #15 in The Netherlands. #18 in Belgium, Germany, New Zealand. #20 in Sweden #22 in Austria. #24 in France. #54 in Brazil Airplay. Certified Silver in the UK. Certfied Gold in Australia. In March 2003, it was Nominated for Most Performed Work at the 2003 Ivor Novello Awards.
November 2001: A test pressing of "Butterfly" was originally issued to UK clubs in Spring 2000, to test DJ reaction to her new material. "Butterfly" had been in the running to be the fourth single from "Light Years", but due to its strong club influences it was pulled in favor of the more radio-friendly "Please Stay". However producer of the song Mark Pichotti, remixed the track and issued it as a limited edition Maxi- Single in the US only, through his own Blue Plate Records, where it became a sizable hit on the Billboard Dance Charts. This was the sixth and final single release from the album "Light Years". "Butterfly" later ended up as a bonus track on a limited quantity first US pressing of her next album "Fever". In June 2000, Kylie performed the song along with other "Light Years" tracks and classic hits at a live showcase at London's G-A-Y club to kick start promotion for the single "Spinning Around".
November 1994: Hosted the prestigious People's Choice Awards in Sydney, Australia.
November 1998: Released only in her native Australia, the fourth (and final) single to be lifted from the album "Impossible Princess", "Cowboy Style", peaked at #31. The single included a non-album track "Love Takes Over Me", previously available on the Limited Edition EP "The Other Sides". The accompanying music video clip for the single was filmed at a dress rehearsal on the Australian leg of the "Intimate & Live" tour in July 1998. "Cowboy Style" was later reworked on Kylie's 2002 "Fever Tour" 'street style' section introducing a fresh hip hop flavor which referenced 'Eminen' and Malcolm McClaren. The accompanying video projections were influenced by the work of artist Keith Haring.
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.
March 2002: Her "Agent Provocateur" cinema commercial won Best Cinema Commercial Of The Year at the British TV Awards.
20th May 1991: When D.N.A., (who scored a huge hit in 1990 with 'Suzanne Vega''s "Tom's Diner"), requested to remix "Shocked" it became the obvious choice for the fourth single from the album "Rhythm Of Love". Featuring a rap specially written and performed by Jazzi P, "Shocked (DNA Mix)" was released where it peaked at #6 in both the UK and Australia. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Slovenia, #3 in Israel, #6 in South Africa & #50 in France. 'Music Week' also named "Shocked" the Pick Of The Week. Despite 12 Top 5 UK hits they had never picked a Kylie song before. This became her 13th consecutive Top 5 hit in the UK and her 15th Worldwide. In June of 1991, after "Shocked" became Kylie's 13th Top 10 single, the British industry "bible" 'Music Week' magazine declared that Kylie was the ONLY act in the history of the British charts to have their first 13 releases all go Top 10. The obvious rivals for this title, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Michael Jackson etc. all had early releases which didn't make the Top 10. This video was also accompanied by another striking video directed by David Hogan from Los Angeles (the same director she used for "What Do I Have To Do"). This video was shot at the legendary Pinewood Studios, England. This was released as a single in favor of "The World Still Turns".
Nominated for Best International Female at the 2004 Brit Awards. (17th Feb 2004)
1999: Recorded a duet with Ben Lee called "The Reflex" for the Duran Duran tribute album "Un-Done".
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.
September 2001: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Prince Charles, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
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".
In January 1998, her sixth studio album of new material "Impossible Princess" was embraced by Australian audiences and became yet another #1 when it debuted at top spot on the Australian Music Report and ARIA charts. Fueled by the success of "Did It Again", it went Gold in the week of its release. In the UK, the album title was changed to simply "Kylie Minogue" out of respect for the death of Princess Diana. This also led to a delay for the UK album release date. The album was eventually released in the UK on 23rd March 1998 where it debuted and peaked in the UK Top 10 at #10 with widespread critical acclaim. With all lyrics written by Kylie and recorded over the two-year period between 1995-1997, "Impossible Princess" is widely regarded as Kylie's most personal and experimental album to date. Kylie wrote nearly all the lyrics and melodies with production credits going to collaborations with Steve Anderson, Ingo Vaulk, Brothers In Rhythm, Dave Ball (from Soft Cell and The Grid) and The Manic Street Preachers. Described by Q magazine as a 'hidden gem', the album was recently repackaged in 2003 as a special edition featuring previously unreleased tracks and remixes.
Mother is Carol Minogue (aka: Carol Jones Minogue). Father is Accountant Ron Minogue. Grew up in the inner Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills.
November 1994: Second single from the album "Kylie Minogue", "Put Yourself In My Place" narrowly missed out on the Top 10 with a #11 debut in both Australia & the UK before hitting Top 10 in the UK. This song was Kylie's 21st UK Top 20 single and 23rd internationally. In September 1995, the video won Best Australian Video of 1994 at the 1995 Australian ARIA Music Awards. To this day, this remains one of Kylie's personal favorite recordings. The accompanying revolutionary music video by Keir McFarlane which saw Kylie recreate the opening sequence of the classic Jane Fonda movie, Barbarella (1968), is also one of Kylie's favorites. Other chart activity includes: #2 in Israel. #6 in Croatia. Written by New York based songwriter Jimmy Harry especially for Kylie and recorded along with "If I Was Your Lover" during the "Kylie Minogue" album sessions in 1994, "Put Yourself In My Place" is regarded as Kylie's finest down tempo moment and is a regular favorite in her live shows.
Saturday 30th October 2004: "I Believe In You" named JK & Joel's Weekend Anthem on their radio shows on Radio 1 in the UK.
November 2004: Nominated for Online Artist of the Year and Best Pop Artist at the 2004 Digital Music Awards.
September 2003: Nominated for Best Female Artist and Best Pop Artist at the 2003 MTV Europe Awards.
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.
After the announcement of her cancer diagnosis, the Australian public`s support was overwhelming. Even Prime Minister John Howard issued a statement supporting her.
Attended the 2003 MTV Europe Awards, dressed in a bright green toga and sandles.
Chosen by Australian men magazine Zoo weekly as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Babes Ever". [March 2006]
October 2003: Won "Most Played Australian Artist on Australian Commercial Radio" at the 15th Annual Commercial Radio Awards.
Red Blooded Woman (Narcotic Thrust Mix) debuted at #1 on the UK Upfront Club Chart (February 2004)
17th October 2004: Her video for "Chocolate" was nominated in the category of Music Video at the 10th annual American Choreography Awards.
November 1988: Released in the US, Japan and Canada only (as a follow up to "The Locomotion"), "It's No Secret" became her 3rd consecutive US Top 40 Hit after it charted on it's week of release. On 25th January 1989, the song entered the US Top 40 and peaked at #37. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Japan and #22 in Canada. The song was originally planned for UK and Australian single release in February 1989, but withdrawn in favor of a brand new track "Hand On Your Heart". An accompanying music video was filmed in Queensland, Australia.
September 2001: Written by singer Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis, the first single from the album "Fever", "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" sold an amazing 306,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at #1 on the UK & Australian charts, where it stayed for 4 consecutive weeks. This was a success story to be repeated around the world. It marked 5th Top 10 record since the beginning of 2000, making her the most successful female singles artist of the millennium. It finished the year as both the 3rd biggest single of 2001 in both Australia and the UK, as well as the most played song of 2001! The single remained in the UK Top 75 for 25 weeks and sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone. "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" topped the charts in every single European country except Finland and became her biggest U.S. hit since "The Loco-motion", peaking at #7. Also hit #1 on the US Billboard Dance Charts. With over 4 million sales worldwide, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" is her most successful single to date (as of Oct 2006), topping the charts in almost every territory it was released (17 countries). In September 2001, it became the first Parlophone record to hit #1 on the UK National Airplay Chart. In October 2001, (its 4th week at the top of the UK singles chart), it denied Michael Jackson of a #1 with his comeback single "You Rock My World". In this month it also received over 3000 radio plays in one week in the UK. This is the first time ever in the history of the UK Airplay Chart that a track has been played over 3000 times in a week. Also by October 2001, it had reached #1 in the UK, Australia, Germany, France, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece (where it became EMI's biggest selling single of all time), Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey. In November 2001, it was won Top Single at the Top of The Pops Awards; nominated Best Single at the Smash Hits Awards, won Best Single and Best Video at the Italian Dance Music Awards, and named the best video of the year by NME. In November 2001, it breaks another record when it achieves the most weeks at #1 in the history of the UK airplay chart after 8 weeks at the top; it also became the most played track on German radio ever within one week and the biggest selling single of the year in Norway. Can't Get You Out Of My Head is the biggest selling single of the year in Norway. In December 2001, it finished the year in the UK as the 3rd biggest single and the #1 most played song of the year. In January 2002, it won Best International Song at the NRJ Awards in Sweden and went to #1 on the Canadian charts. In February 2002, it won Single of The Year at the Dutch Edison Awards and nominated for Song of The Year at the NME Awards. In May 2002 it won major awards at the UK Creative and Design Awards including; Best Pop Video and Best Video of 2001; it was nominated for Best International Video at the Much Music Video Awards in Canada; and won 3 Ivor Novello Awards: Best International Single Hit of the Year, The Best Dance Record and Most Played Work/Record of The Year. It was also nominated at the Ivor Novello Awards for Best Selling UK Single. In August 2002, it won the Award for Best Choreography in a Video at the American MTV Video Music Awards in New York. She was also nominated in the categories of Best Dance Record and Australian Viewers Choice. In October 2002 it won Highest Selling Australian Single and Single of the Year at the 2002 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia. In November 2002, BBC includes the song in their chart of the best selling singles of all time and nominated Best Video at the MTV Asia Awards. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazian Airplay, Croatia, Czech Airplay, Denmark, Estonia, Eurochart, European Top 50, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Israel Radio BU, Latvian Airplay, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, MTV European Top 20, MTV Hit List UK, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Portugal Online, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Coca Cola Airplay Charts Slovenia, Slovenia Radio Antena, Slovenia Radio City, Slovenia Radio Fantasy, Slovenia Radio Hit Chart, Slovenia Radio Plus Maribor, Slovenia Radio Salomon, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey, United World Chart, World Pop Global Chart & Yugoslavia. #2 in Albania & Slovenia Radio Kranj. #3 on Canada Airplay. Mexico Airplay.MTV US Top 20. #4 in Russia. Thailand. #5 in Finland. Japan. #14 in Malaysia. #55 Canada Sales Chart. Certified Gold in New Zealand. Certified platinum in Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy & the UK, and 3xPlatinum in Australia. The global smash hit single was accompanied with a state of the art music video.
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".
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".
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.
November 2002: The book, "La La La", written in collaboration with her artistic and creative director William Baker is released. The book documented Kylie's remarkable career and included over 300 photos, most of which had never been seen before. The book was critically and commercially a triumph! In October 2003, the paperback release of "La La La" entered the Top Ten book list at Number 2!.
January 1990: 4th single from album "Enjoy Yourself", a cover of Little Anthony and the Imperials's 1958 classic hit "Tears On My Pillow" debuted at #2 in the UK, but became her 4th UK #1 a week later making it her ninth consecutive Top 5 hit in the UK and eleventh internationally. In the history of British charts only five records by female artists have ever debuted at #2, and four of them were Kylie's: "The Loco-motion" (August 1988); Madonna's "Like A Prayer", "Hand On Your Heart" (May 1989), "Wouldn't Change A Thing" (July 1989) and now "Tears On My Pillow". Other chart activity includes #1 in Israel, Lebanon & Slovenia. #3 in Sweden. #19 in The Netherlands. #20 in Australia. Kylie first heard the original "Tears On My Pillow" whilst having dinner at Pete Waterman's house and was keen for it to appear in her debut movie, The Delinquents (1989). The single also features a new track: "We Know The Meaning Of Love" which was inspired by the movie.
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)
Home video VHS release "Kylie: On The Go (Live In Japan)" peaks at #1 on the Music Video Charts.
Won Best Dance Act at the 2004 Swedish NRJ Awards in Stockholm. (25th January 2004)
July 2002: Won "Best Chart Act" at the London Dancestar Awards.
3rd October 2006: stunning official 2007 calendar, featuring 13 fantastic new photographs by William Baker is released.
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.
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!.
Announced that she will continue her "Showgirls: The Greatest Hits" tour at the Sydney Entertainment Center on 11 November 2006.
November 1991: "Let's Get To ... The Videos" a collection of the video clips from the "Rhythm Of Love" and "Let's Get To It" albums was released in UK and shot to #12 on the Music Week Video Charts.
Her 4th Australian & UK single "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi/Made In Heaven" was recorded during the "Kylie" album sessions in April 1988. Originally planned as a double A-side with "Made in Heaven", "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" did so well on its own that the single was not 'flipped' as had been originally planned. In October 1988, it debuted at #11 on the UK charts, before zooming up to #2, where it remained for three weeks. Although the song missed top spot by less than 500 copies, she became the first artist in the history of the UK charts to have 4 top three singles from one album. In Australia and the US, the song was re-titled "I Still Love You (Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi)". In May 1989, the song hit #15 in France. Other chart activity for the single includes: #1 in Finland. #2 in Israel. #3 in Belgium. #4 in HK. #9 in New Zealand. #12 in Australia. #14 in Austria & Germany. #22 in Sweden.
December 1989: Is voted "The Best Female Vocalist" at the 1989 Japan Radio Music Awards.
March 1992: Was nominated for "Best Australian Female Artist of 1991" by the Australian Record Industry Association.
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".
21st September 2006: Released her first children's book "Showgirl Princess". Featuring photographs by William Baker, illustratrations by Swan Park and published by Puffin Books. The story tells of Kylie and her dog Sheeba on a quest to find Kylie's showgirl shoes.
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.
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.
Winner of the 2004 Grammy for Best Dance Recording for her single "Come Into My World", beating off strong competition such as Madonna, Cher, Tu00e9lu00e9popmusik & Groove Aramada. (8th February 2004)
Love At First Sight peaked at #11 in a 2002 US Billboard Chart.
The whole world succumbed to Kylie 'Fever' on 1st October 2001 when her eighth studio album "Fever" was unleashed. Kylie Co-wrote five of the tracks on the album including the singles "Love At First Sight" and "In Your Eyes". Preceded by the #1 global smash hit, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", the album shot straight to the top of charts when it debuted at #1 in the UK & in Australia, making her the first artist to hold a #1 album and #1 single ("Can't get You Out Of My Head") simultaneously in both countries. Upon release it was certified double platinum in the UK. Also debuted at #1 in Germany (her 1st #1 German album), Brazil and Austria and hit the Top 10 practically everywhere else. By November 2001, it had become quadruple platinum in Australia and in December 2001, awarded triple platinum in the UK. In February 2002, it won Best International Album at the Brit Awards. In March 2002, Kylie scored her highest entry yet when on the US Billboard Album Charts when it debuted at #3. It had also sold more copies in its first week of release in the US than it had in the first six months of release in Australia. In October 2002, it was certified Platinum in the USA with sales of 1 million and won Highest Selling Australian Album and Best Pop Release at the ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia. She was also nominated for Album of the Year. In November 2002, it was certified 7xPlatinum in Australia. A special edition album was issued as to coincide with the single release of "Come Into My World" in November 2002, featuring re-mixes and the previously unreleased non LP track "Whenever You Feel Like It", taken from the soundtrack to the "Scooby Doo" movie. Other chart activity include peaking at #1 in Ireland. Slovenia Big Bang Chart, South Africa. #2 in Greece. #3 in Mexico, New Zealand, Slovenia Official Chart, Switzerland. #4 in Denmark. Norway #6 in Italy. #8 in Hungary, The Netherlands. #9 in Spain. #10 in Canada, Sweden. #12 in Poland. #14 in Belgium. #20 in Finland. #21 in France. Certified Gold in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia Official Chart. Certified platinum in France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, The Netherlands & the US Billboard Charts. 2x Platinum in Canada. Spain. 4xPlatinum in South Africa. 5x Platinum in the UK (over 1,500,000 copies). 7xPlatinum in Australia. "Fever" is her most successful album to date (as of October 2006), selling over six million copies worldwide. The Australian pressing included a bonus track "Tightrope", while the Japan pressing included two bonus tracks "Good Like That" and "Baby". A limited quantity of US editions included the bonus tracks "Boy" and "Butterfly". The album generated a further three smash hit singles "In Your Eyes", "Love At First Sight" and "Come Into My World". Oozing sensuous vocals over a backdrop of techno/electronica beats and classic disco influences, "Fever" confirmed Kylie's status as an international superstar and icon.
August 2001: Her bottom was voted amongst "The World's Top 10 Butts", ahead of Caprice and Nicole Kidman by US Magazine "Celebrity Sleuth".
2001: Nominated for the prestigious 'Best International Female' Award at the Brit Awards 2001 (2001) (TV).
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.
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.
December 1989: Lights the Regent St. Christmas lights, a time honored British tradition, usually performed by Royalty.
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.
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.
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.
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), Cu00e9line Dion (4th place) and Jennifer Lopez (5th place).
August 1994: The first single release from her eponymously titled fifth studio album "Kylie Minogue", "Confide In Me" debuted at #2 in the UK Charts and #1 in her native Australia, where it remained for five weeks. The single release featured an epic 10 minute remix by Brothers In Rhythm and two cover versions recorded during the album sessions: St. Etienne's "Nothing Can Stop Us" (which was her first recording with deConstruction Records) and a haunting take on Prefab Sprout's "If You Don't Love Me". "Confide In Me" was Kylie's 20th UK Top 20 single and 22nd internationally. To date, this remains one of Kylie's personal favorite recordings. The accompanying music video is also one of Kylie's favorites. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Croatia, Finland, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Turkey. #5 in Japan. #7 in Slovenia. #9 in Macedonia & South Africa. #10 in France & Sweden. #16 in MTV European Top 20. #20 in Switzerland. #27 in Island. #38 in the Netherlands. #39 in Billboard Hot Dance / Club Play Charts. The song was also 3rd Best Pop Video & 7th Best Single by UK Smash Hits Magazine. In December 1994, it was voted best single at the Smash Hits Awards. Also winner of Best video & biggest selling Australian Single at the 1994 Australian ARIA Music Awards. Kylie has also recorded a French language version of this song. With its epic instrumentation, eastern influences and soaring vocals, "Confide In Me" was Kylie's biggest international hit of the 1990's.
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.
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".
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.
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.
October 2001: Won 2 ARIA Music Awards in Sydney, Australia: Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release for "Light Years".
15th November 2003: To promote her album "Body Language", she took to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo for a one-off, spectacular concert called "Money Can't Buy", simply because money couldn't buy tickets. The only form of entry was to either win tickets in radio competitions or on her official website. In April 2004, the concert was nominated for a Golden Rose Award at the Festival Rose D'Or held in Lucerne Switzerland. This is the world's most important and prestigious international competition for television entertainment. On 12th July 2004, the concert was released on DVD as "Body Language Live". The DVD included a brand new edit of the show created especially for DVD release (presented in 5.1 DTS Surround Sound) and restored songs omitted from the TV transmission to offer the complete 13 track set list. A host of fantastic extras and special features included multi-angle screen visuals for the songs "Slow" and "Chocolate", a behind-the-scenes documentary, music videos for "Slow", "Red Blooded Woman" and "Chocolate", and a DVD Rom section. The DVD debuted at #4 on the UK Charts and #2 on the Australian Charts. On 23rd July 2004, "Body Language Live" entered the DVD chart at #2 in Germany and #9 in Spain. It also holds at #3 [peak] for a second week on the UK chart. On 7th September 2004, the DVD was released in the US.
Nominated for Best Music Artist at the 2004 Elle Style Awards. [16th February 2004]
17th January 2005: "I Believe In You" continues to remain at #1 on the UK airplay chart for the 6th week in a row.
Topped the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart with remixes of her UK and Australian #1 single "Slow". (16th February 2004)
November 2002: Triumphed at the 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards winning Best Pop Act and Best Dance Act!.
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".
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.
December 2003: Voted Sexiest Woman of the Year by "Star" Magazine.
May 1998: Madame Tussaud's in London unveil the new updated Kylie waxwork. Kylie is one of only five subjects to be updated, the others being; Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, 'Margaret Thatcher' and Michael Jackson.
Nominated for Best International Female at the 1995 Brit Awards. (1995)
October 1990: The second single from album "Rhythm Of Love", "Step Back In Time" was released in the UK and entered the charts as the highest entry of the week at the #9 position, and raced up to #4 the next week. This became her 11th consecutive Top 5 hit in the UK and her 13th Worldwide. In December 1990, the song entered the Top 10 in several counties, including Australia at #5. The song remained at the #1 position in Israel for 3 weeks. Other chart activity includes #23 in France and #35 in The Netherlands. The lyrics to "Step Back In Time" and the accompanying video (her first to be shot in the US), paid homage to the classic songs and dance moves of the disco era.
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").
Recorded her 9th studio album "Body Language" in London, Ireland and Spain.
Radio only single Fever hit #1 on Australian radio and #3 on South Africa Radio. (August 2002)
1999: Recorded a track called "In Denial" with the Pet Shop Boys for their album, "Night Life". The track would make it tour debut in Kylie's 2005 "Showgirl Tour".
February 1989: The Mirror in London votes Kylie the "Best Actress in the World"!.
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!.
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".
Released on the 9th October 1989 in the UK, her eagerly awaited 2nd album "Enjoy Yourself" became double platinum upon release with pre-sales of over 600,000. The album debuted at #1 on the UK charts and secured top 10 entries worldwide. In November 1989 in its first week of release in Australia, the album goes gold and debuts top #10 nationally. It would peak at #5. In December 1989, after only 10 weeks of release, it reaches the one million sale mark in the UK, going well over triple platinum, and by the end of 1989 has reached the 1.2 million mark in the UK alone. In February 1990, the song was voted #2 album at the UK Music Week Awards. In May 1990, the album was certified Gold in France and Belgium after outstanding sales. Other chart activity includes #1 in Hong Kong & Ireland, #2 in Greece, #3 in Belgium #4 in Norway, #5 Japan, #10 in Denmark. Recorded at the PWL studios in London with Stock Aitken & Waterman during sessions in February, April and July 1989, "Enjoy Yourself" mixed infectious pop tunes and nostalgic ballads. Released to coincide with her first live shows in the UK and spawning four worldwide hits, "Enjoy Yourself" produced two UK #1 singles, "Hand On Your Heart" and "Tears On My Pillow". Other single releases from the album include "Wouldn't Change A Thing" and "Never Too Late".
February 2002: Awarded the Golden Otto Award at the German Bravo Awards.
March 2003: Voted in the Top 5 for "Sexiest Woman On The Planet" by "Ralph" Magazine, Australia.
January 1998: Hosted "MTV Snowball: World Snowboard Championships" in Austria.
October 1991: Originally unplanned as a single, "If You Were With Me Now" (duet with leading American singer Keith Washington), was released as the second single from "Let's Get To It" after a favorable reaction from radio. The heart felt duet peaked in the UK Top 5 at at #4, where it was certified Gold. This became Kylie's first single release in which she received a song writing credit for. The song became Kylie's 15th consecutive UK Top 20 hit and her 17th Internationally. Other chart activity includes: #2 in Israel. #3 in Slovenia. #4 in the UK. #23 in Australia. Kylie and Keith recorded their vocals separately and only met briefly on the set of the video.
Released on 22nd August 1992, her first retrospective "Greatest Hits" neatly tied up her five year musical partnership with Stock Aitken Waterman and the PWL label. Released alongside a long form video of the same name, the album collected all 19 worldwide hits singles along with 3 new songs, "What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before)", "Where In The World" and a cover of the Kool & The Gang classic, "Celebration". Both the album and the video debuted at No.1 in the UK charts giving Kylie her 3rd UK #1 album. In Australia the album featured different artwork to the UK release and was available as a limited edition digi-pack.
November 2001: Nominated for two Smash Hits Awards: Best Female and Best Single (for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head").
Performed at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Ranked #27 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
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.
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.
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.
Her song, "Love At First Sight", aired on the video game, "DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution".
August 2001: Named Australia's Most Beautiful Export by "Australian Trade Magazine".
3rd November 2003: A perfect slice of minimalist electro pop, Kylie releases "Slow", the first single release from her ninth studio album "Body Language". This song was chosen as the lead single in favor of another track "Secret (Take You Home)". The hypnotic track was written by Kylie, along with Dan Carey and Emiliana Torrini who also produced the track. The song became her seventh #1 single in the UK (her third lead single to enter the UK charts at #1) and ninth #1 hit in Australia, after entering the charts at pole position on the week of release in both countries the following Sunday. Aside from being Certified Platinum in Australia, Kylie would enter the record books as the first person in the ARIA Charts 20 year history to have nine #1 singles. The #1 success of "Slow" meant that with this single, Kylie entered the record books as the female solo artist to enjoy the longest duration as a UK chart topper! She scored her first UK #1 with "I Should Be So Lucky" way back in January 1988 which means she has been delivering #1 singles in the UK for over 15 and a half years. It also went straight to the top of the charts in Finland (after a #3 debut) and Spain, as well as debuting in the Top 10 in major European countries. "Slow (Chemical Brothers Remix)" was released as a promo only 12" yellow vinyl limited to 500 copies. The Chemical Brothers Remix of "Slow" would feature on the forthcoming single release of "Red Blooded Woman" on 1st March 2004, as well as on the soundtrack to the hugely popular US TV show "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" on 10th February 2004. On 2nd December 2003, "Slow" is released in France as a wallet CD single, along with a limited edition DVD single. Also in December 2003, it was was voted Best Song and Best Video by the Sun Newspaper readers in the UK. In January 2004, it became the most added track on US Radio, in its first week of release. On the 29th January 2004, the video was up for the MTV Viewer's Pick Video in the US. On the 11th February 2004, it rises up the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart to a new high of #2 and then on the 16th February 2004, it finally hits #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart. On 9th March 2004, the "Slow" video is nominated for Best Video in the Dance Star USA 2004 Awards at Ocean Drive on Miami's South Beach. On 25th March 2004, "Slow" is nominated for two prestigious Ivor Novello awards in the categories of Best Contemporary Song and International Hit of the Year. On Saturday, 10th April "Slow" wins Best International Video at the TMF Awards at Rotterdam Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Holland. On 9th June 2004, the video won Best POP Video at the Music Week Creative and Design Awards Other chart activity includes: #1 in Denmark, Spain, Israel, Home Kong, Australasian Chart, Australian Dance Chart, Australian Sanity Singles Chart, Belgium Airplay Chart, Brazilian Dance Chart, Croarian Airplay Chart, Croatian Otvoreni Radio Chart, Eurochart Hot 100, Eurochart Top 100 Dance Traxx Chart, Greece Radio1 Chart, Slovenian Airplay, Slovenian Popularnih 40 Chart, Slovenia Stop Pops 20 Chart, Slovenia Radio Plus Maribor Chart, Slovenia Radio Kranj, Slovenia Radio Velenje, Slovenia Top 17 RA MB in Veu00e8er Chart, Slovenian Coco-Coca Airplay Chart, US Dance Club Play Charts, United World Sales Chart & UK Dance Chart. #2 in Estonia, South Africa, Macedonia, Portugal Official Chart, Romanian Mix FM Japan Inter FM Chart, MTV Poland Chart & Hungary Dance Play Top 100. #3 in Greece, Denmark Airplay Chart, MTV Hit List UK Chart, Serbia Top FM Chart, Slovenia Radio Hit Chart, UK Airplay Chart & Eurochart Hot 100 Airplay Chart. #4 in Hungary, Taiwan, Norway, Singapore, Lebanon, Australian Channel [V] Chart, United World Sales & Airplay Chart, Belgium Flanders Radio Contact Chart & Eurochart Radio Sound Chart. #5 in Ireland, Portugal Online Chart & Columbian Airplay Chart. #6 in Canada, Italy, Moldova, Latvian Airplay, MTV Europe Top 20, Slovenia Radio Antenna Chart, & Greece Avanti FM Chart. #7 in Luxembourg, Austrian u00d63 Airplay Chart, Belgium Flanders Radio Donna Chart, US Dance Airplay Chart, Spain Airplay Chart & Slovenian Radio City Chart. #8 in Germany, Austrian Hit FM Chart, The Netherlands Official Chart, German Airplay Chart, Serbia B92 Chart & Czech Airplay Chart. #9 in Chile, New Zealand, Israelian Radio Bu Chart & Belgium Flanders Chart. #10 on Australian Club Chart, Slovenian Radio Fantasy Chart & Romainia Kiss FM #11 on Hungarian Club Play Top 100 Chart. #13 on Belgium Official Chart, the Netherlands Wanadoo & the Netherlands Mega Top 100. #15 on Peru Airplay Chart. #16 in Sweden. #18 in Switzerland. #19 o Norweigian Airplay Chart. #20 in Austria Poland Airplay Chart, Spain Cadena Top 100 & Russian Airplay. #23 UK on Club Chart. #24 on German Antenne Thu00fcringen Chart. #26 on Belgium Wallonie Chart & Japan Tokio Top 100. #27 on Japan Osakan Top 100. #33 US Radio Airplay Chart Chr/Pop. #41 on German DJ Play List Chart. #45 in France. #48 on French Airplay Chart. #61 on Mexican Airplay Chart. #91 US Billboard Chart. #95 in Brazil. The stunning music video was shot in Barcelona in September 2003 with director Baillie Walsh. The innovative video for "Slow" features Kylie poolside surrounded by a host of sexy bods whose synchronized movements create the illusion and impression of a kaleidoscope. In 2005, the song was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2005 Grammy Awards. In December 2006, it was voted among the Top 10 Songs To Get Couples In The Mood For Love in a poll by Yahoo.
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".
October 2002: Cleans up at the 2002 ARIAs after winning 4 out of 6 ARIA awards at the 16th Annual ARIA Music Awards, as well as the first ever special Outstanding Achievement Award. Awards won include: Highest Selling Single for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head", Highest Selling Album for "Fever", Best Pop Release for "Fever" & Single of the Year for "Can't Get You Out Of My Head". She was also nominated for Best Female Artist and Album of the Year for "Fever".
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.
Former sister-in-law of actor/producer Julian McMahon.
Voted the 15th greatest pop culture icon of all time in a UK poll.
May 2001: Appears on the cover of British "Vogue" magazine. This event headlined the evening news in Australia.
21st August 1998: "Greatest Remix Hits Vol. 3", the third chapter in the Remix series was released. The album featured rare and previously unavailable original takes and remixes of classic hits and album tracks from the PWL period.
December 2003: Voted the Hottest Girl Star Of The Year by the "Daily Express".
March 2003: Voted "The Most Desirable Australian Female" by "FHM Magazine", Australia.
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.
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.
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").
September 1997: Recorded in 1997, "Some Kind Of Bliss" (the first single from her 6th studio album "Impossible Princess") was released in the UK unfortunately the same week as the death of Princess Diana. This was a week that no-one bought music and consequently the single peaked at #22 in the UK, and it is to date her only UK single to not reach the Top 20, although it was a substantial airplay hit. Other chart activity includes: #1 in Israel. #3 in Hungary. #7 in Greece. #15 in Estonia. #17 in Italy. #20 in Russia. #22 in the UK. #24 on the Eurochart. #27 in Australia. #36 in Slovenia. #46 in New Zealand. The sweeping guitar based track was written by Kylie with James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore of the Manic Street Preachers but its undeniable indie influence ultimately cast a shadow over the upcoming album which was actually more danced based.
Following a two year hiatus, during which time Kylie and a whole host of collaborators set about fashioning the songs that would make up her fifth studio album of new material, Kylie's debut release for the Deconstruction label entitled simply "Kylie Minogue" was unveiled in September 1994. Released in the UK on 19th September 1994 and greeted with much critical acclaim, it debuted at #3 in Australia, and #4 in the UK, repositioning Kylie in the public eye and redefining her direction. The album instantly attained Gold status, and went on to sell over 500,000 copies worldwide. This self-titled album is often referred to as "KM-94". In December 1994, it was voted amongst the 10 best albums at the Smash Hits Awards. She wrote and recorded this album from March 1993 through May 1994 at deConstruction Records. The album showcased a diverse collection of contemporary pop/dance tracks and included collaborations with the likes of the Rapino Brothers, St. Etienne, Brothers In Rhythm, Pet Shop Boys, M People and Farley & Heller in London and Jimmy Harry in NY. All three singles released from the album: "Confide In Me", "Put Yourself In My Place" and "Where Is The Feeling?" became worldwide hits.
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.
September 2002: Awarded the prestigious Woman Of The Year Award at the 2002 Elle Style Awards.