Kylie Minogue, Award Winning Pop Icon, International Music, Film & TV Personality
The multi-talented enigma that is Kylie Minogue, has successfully reinvented herself frequently before our very eyes. She is known the world over as not only an award winning artiste with a string of chart topping hits behind her, but as a fashion icon, actress, entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, TV and film personality and home couture designer. Kylie is a record breaking artiste, who began her journey to musical stardom in 1987 with her remake of 'The Locomotion', which remained at No 1 of the Australian singles chart for seven weeks! The single was acknowledged as the biggest Australian single of the 80's and swiftly catapulted Kylie into the eye of the media.
The petite performer made history when her 1988 début album Kylie, became the first album by a female solo artist to experience UK sales exceeding two million. This album eventually went platinum an incredible seven times. The multi-GRAMMY Award winner, achieved the enviable status of most played female artist on UK radio, making her a pop music icon and creating an army of Kylie Minogue fans.
Chart Topping Kylie, Cover Girl, GRAMMYS, Music Awards, BRIT Awards & ARIA Hall of Fame
Kylie is not only a talented singer and song writer but with the face of an angel and a figure to die for, she has graced the covers of some of the world's leading magazines. These include Vogue (Australian Guest Editor in 2006), Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Elle, V Magazine, Glamour, Time, GQ, FHM, Cosmopolitan, Music Week, Sky, Attitude, Australian Style, Flaunt, Hello, Ministry, Cleo, The Face, Follow Me, Heat, ID, Melody Maker, OK, Paris Match, and Select.
Well known in the UK and elsewhere, she exploded onto the US market with her smash hit 'Cant Get You Out Of My Head', from the album Fever which went platinum. She has been nominated for and won several GRAMMYS in categories such as 'Best Dance Recording' [for "Love at First Sight," "Slow," and "I Believe In You"). Kylie has dominated the international awards circuit, being nominated and presented with BRIT Awards, German Bambi Awards, Ivor Novello Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Q Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Much Music Video Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV Asia Awards, NME Awards, NRJ Music Awards, Top of the Pops Awards, and a whole host of others. In 2011 she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as recognized by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) with regard to her musical accomplishments.
Kylie is a force to be reckoned with, having released eleven studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, plus her Greatest Hits and the Ultimate Kylie double album and multiple video packages. She has released 50 hit singles internationally and has received awards for her live tours. In 1991 Kylie gained yet another accolade, hailed as the only act in the history of British pop music at the time to have their first 13 releases all go Top 10. Kylie now has 46 consecutive chart-topping U.K. hits.
Kylie Minogue, Film & TV Actress, Singing Celebrity, Showgirl and Calender Girl
It is no mystery that Kylie Minogue has stayed at the top of her profession, and in the hearts of her loyal fans, when apart from her huge musical success, she has maintained her warm, sociable personality. She has embarked on a number of exciting career adventures, and has made her mark with film roles such as Lola in 'The Delinquents', Cammy in 'Streetfighter', the Green Fairy in Baz Luhrmann's critically acclaimed "Moulin Rouge", and Jean in 'Holy Motors' by surreal French film director Leox Carax.
With eight perfumes to her name, including the popular fragrances 'Darling' and 'Pink Sparkle', she has also extended into areas like writing, fashion and beauty. The Kylie Minogue At Home range of home couture has been a roaring success and has brought her a whole new audience. Her fabulously designed bedding collections are always in demand, as they beautifully echo aspects of her persona. These boudoir enhancements replicate her ability to reinvent herself, and adapt to a number of fresh persona's. Fans have seen Kylie as a fun loving girl next door, love struck romantic, steamy seducer and vivacious showgirl. Traits which can all be found in her home couture, whether its bedding, curtains, throws, cushions or candles.
Kylie Minogue Famous Outfits, Musical Collaborations, Management Deal & Reinvention
Since her early quest for a higher level of artistic freedom, Kylie has seen her credibility sky-rocket. She commenced on yet another sensational path in 2013 when she signed a management deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation, and is poised to set the world alight once again. She has also enjoyed a stint on the UK singing competition, The Voice's judging panel. Kylie is accustomed to working with big names within music and other fields, and has collaborated with Australian artist Nick Cave, James Dean Bradfield, Towa Tei, the Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Sean Moore of the Manic Street Preachers, and song writer and producer Stuart Price. Her 'pop Princess' identity is a constant theme, with best selling hits like 'Cant Get You Out Of My Head', and 'Spinning Around', Who can forget that white hooded dress or those gold hot pants? [The hot pants were apparently bought for 50p at a London market].
Fashion designers and stylists fall over themselves to work for Kylie, who has had a long working relationship with style designer William Baker". She entrusted her public image to William in around 2000 and says "You need someone that's going to challenge you". Talking about some of the costumes she has had to perform in she says, "I've felt way too exposed or trussed up in the past, half the outfits I can't breathe in and some of them I have to be cut out of. I end up having a panic attack and want to get the damn thing off."
Kylie has continued to be an inspiration to her fans, with a philosophy of being true to yourself and staying strong through adversity, which is why she is so well respected. She is reportedly one of the most undemanding stars ever, modest, fun loving and able to laugh at herself, which endears her even more to fans and the media.