Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue

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Minogue performing at The Queen's Birthday Party in 2018
Kylie Ann Minogue

(1968-05-28) 28 May 1968 (age 51)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
ResidenceChelsea, London, England
CitizenshipAustralian, British[1]
  • Singer
  • actress
Years active1979–present
TelevisionNeighbours, The Henderson Kids, Doctor Who, The Kylie Show
RelativesDannii Minogue (sister)
Musical career
Years active1987–present
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Kylie Ann Minogue, AO, OBE (/mɪˈnɡ/; born 28 May 1968) is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress, sometimes known simply as Kylie. She became popular in the late 1980s, because of her role in the Australian television soap opera Neighbours, before becoming a dance-pop singer.

Early life[change | change source]

Minogue was born in Melbourne to a Welsh immigrant mother and Irish-Australian father. Her sister Dannii Minogue is also a singer and actress, and her brother Brendan works as a cameraman.

Career[change | change source]

She was signed to a contract by British songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman, she got hit records throughout the world. Her popularity began to decline by the early 1990s and she left Stock, Aitken & Waterman in 1992. For years she tried to become an independent performer and songwriter. Her projects were widely talked about, but her albums resulted in the lowest sales of her career.

In 2000, Minogue became popular again as a dance-pop singer and became well known for her sexual music videos and elaborate concerts. She has one of the longest and most successful careers in pop music, and she has become one of the most recognisable celebrities and sex symbols. In Australia, she holds the record for the highest concert ticket sales for a woman, and has had nine singles at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart.

Personal life[change | change source]

Breast cancer[change | change source]

On 17 May 2005, Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was on tour at the time, and the rest of it had to be cancelled.[5] Minogue had surgery for it on 21 May 2005 at a hospital in Malvern, Victoria,[6] and started chemotherapy soon afterwards. She finished her chemotherapy treatment in January 2006 but still needed six more weeks of radiotherapy to stop any new cancerous tumours from growing.[7]

Relationships[change | change source]

Minogue was in a relationship with Andres Velencoso from 2008[8] until 2013.

Minogue began a relationship with Joshua Sasse in 2015. The couple became engaged in February 2016.[9] They said in February 2017 that they had split up.

Discography[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Music Rich List 2015: Where are Paul McCartney, Kylie and One Direction placedDigital Spy, 2016
  2. Shuker, Roy (2012). Understanding Popular Music Culture (4th ed.). Routledge. p. 99. ISBN 978-0-41551-713-3.
  3. Cairns, Dan (1 February 2009). "Synth pop: Encyclopedia of Modern Music". The Times. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  4. "Kylie Minogue – Aphrodite (Review)". Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  5. International "Minogue's Cancer Shock Ends Tour", 17 May 2005, URL last accessed on November 2006.
  6. "Kylie begins cancer treatment",, 19 May 2005, URL last accessed on 25 November 2006.
  7. The Times Online "Kylie Finishes 'Successful' Breast Cancer Treatment", Simon Freebman, 16 January 2006, URL last accessed on 25 November 2006.
  8. Kylie Minogue looks purr-fect
  9. Kylie Minogue announces engagement

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