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28 May - Kylie Minogue. Australian Famous TV & Music Artist

Unread postby Max ADU » Tue May 28, 2013 2:58 pm

Australian Birthday Today
28th May

** see video below (Kyle and Dannii in Young Talent Time)

Kylie Ann Minogue OBE often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress.

In the beginning
Kylie Ann Minogue was born 28 May 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. Minogue's sister, Dannii Minogue, is also a pop singer as well as a judge on Australia's Got Talent,

The Minogue sisters began their careers as children on Australian television. From the age of 11, Kylie appeared in small roles in soap operas such as The Sullivans and Skyways, and in 1985 was cast in one of the lead roles in The Henderson Kids.

Dannii was a regular performer was featured in the weekly music programme Young Talent Time. Kylie gave her first television singing performance on the Young Talent Time show in 1985 but was not invited to join the cast.

Dannii's success overshadowed Kylie's acting achievements until Kylie was cast in the soap opera Neighbours in 1986, as Charlene Mitchell, a schoolgirl turned garage mechanic.

Her popularity in Australia was demonstrated when she became the first person to win four Logie Awards in one event, and the youngest recipient of the "Gold Logie" as the country's "Most Popular Television Performer", with the result determined by public vote.

Kylie turns to music.
Her first single, "The Loco-Motion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian music charts and it became the highest-selling single of the 1980s winning the ARIA Award for the year's highest-selling single.

Its success resulted in Kylie travelling to England with Mushroom Records and recorded "I Should Be So Lucky"

The song reached number one in the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Israel and Hong Kong.. Kylie won her second consecutive ARIA Award for the year's highest-selling single, and received a "Special Achievement Award"

Later in the year, she left the show Neighbours to focus on her music career. Kylie also collaborated with Jason Donovan for the song "Especially for You". It peaked at number-one in the United Kingdom and sold almost one million copies
Director Steven E. de Souza was intrigued by Kylie's cover photo in Australia's Who Magazine as one of "The 30 Most Beautiful People in the World", and offered her a role opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the film Street Fighter.

The movie received poor reviews with The Washington Post's where Richard Harrington saying “Minogue was the worst actress in the English-speaking world".

The show must go on.

In March 2005, Kylie commenced her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour.

After performing in Europe, she travelled to Melbourne, where she at age 36 was diagnosed with breast cancer and was forced to cancel the tour. Her hospitalisation and treatment in Melbourne resulted in a brief but intense period of media coverage, particularly in Australia, where Prime Minister John Howard issued a statement supporting Kylie Minogue.

She resumed the tour in November 2006 with a performance in Sydney.

Kylie is currently recording on her twelfth studio album since the spring of 2012 and the lead single is slated to be released soon.

Kylie has been touring and performing concerts from 1989 to 2012 with great success

Achievements in Kylie's career
ARIA Music Awards1639
Brit Awards313
Grammy Awards13
NME Awards24
BT Digital Music Awards24

Totals Awards won 90 Nominations 160

Logies - 1986–1989 - Neighbours - Charlene Robinson
  • 1987 Logie Awards for Most Popular Actress
  • 1988 Logie Award for Most Popular Personality
  • Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Victorian Television'
  • Logie Award for Most Popular Actress
  • Nominated-Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent
  • Nominated-Logie Award for Most Popular Personality

Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame 2011

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