The design of Solar
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Kylie Minogue is a phenomenon of truly
international proportions. To date she has released nine albums,
six long-play videos, in addition to the Greatest Hits double
album and video package, live album and video and 39 singles
throughout the world, all of which have been hits. She has
recently shrugged off breast
cancer and is making a come back according to reports.
Minogue on stage in Sydney 11-11-06
was a triumphant return for a singer who once feared she might never
perform again. Kylie Minogue wowed a
10,000-strong crowd in Sydney in November 2006, only 19 months after she
was forced to cancel her tour following her diagnosis with breast cancer.
38-year-old Australian singer, who learnt she was free of the potentially
life-threatening disease earlier this year, was close to tears as she told
fans: "I have thought about this moment for a long time. I practised
in my head. Would I ever get to that moment, and what would I say? I
couldn't think of anything." "I
really couldn't. So I am just going to say what comes to me." She
told the crowd at the Sydney
Entertainment Centre that punctuality had never been her weak spot. She
might be 10 minutes late, but never an hour - and certainly not 18 months.
"This is officially late," she laughed.
lesser star might have crumbled under the pressure of the public and media
fanfare that heralded this intensely emotional comeback concert. But Kylie
proved she remains an on-stage colossus - albeit diminutive in stature and
with the tiniest of waists.
the opening, the audience erupted in a roar as she rose into view on a
hydraulic platform, clad in a sequined corset and rose-pink ostrich
feather ensemble. She smiled coyly as the crowd hollered its appreciation.
by a strutting troupe of winged dancers, Kylie opened her 150-minute hit
parade with a popular crowd-pleaser, Better the Devil You Know. A serene
rendition of On a Night Like This was followed by the first of six costume
changes. A gold mini-dress and cape, topped with a strikingly choppy
blonde hairstyle, was a good match for her dance- floor hit Spinning
spectacle continued with Kylie resembling a belly dancer in jewelled
head-dress and floating veils. For Red Blooded Woman she straddled a
pommel horse, clad in a leopard-print catsuit and boxing gloves, while
behind her, muscular dancers in scanty black briefs hosed themselves down
in a surreal shower scene aimed at Kylie's considerable gay fan base.
displays an undiminished ability to wow
acrobatics from the 13-strong dance troupe provided between-song amusement
as the pit-stop costume changes took place backstage.
dance moves might have been less frenetic than in previous shows, but
there were still jaw-dropping moments, such as the sight of Kylie floating
across the stage, perched on a silver crescent moon, crooning Somewhere
Over the Rainbow.
in the guise of a sado-masochistic madam, she revisited her earliest hits.
her final encore, she emerged in a spangled camisole, culottes and trilby
away tears, Kylie asked her fans a favour: "I need you to sing with
me." And sing they did, to a pleasingly cheesy rendition of
Especially For You. As the spotlights turned on the crowd, they
illuminated 10,000 pairs of slowly waving arms.
Kylie has been the guest of Royalty in Britain and
the subject of several invitations for Royal Command
Performances as well as the Lennon Memorial Concert in Liverpool
in 1990. She has embarked on four sell-out world tours,
including the critically acclaimed “Intimate & Live”
concert tour and more recently her Fever 2002 tour which
resulted in packed arenas throughout the UK, Europe and
In June of 1991, after the release of her 13th hit single,
entitled Shocked, the British industry "bible" Music
Week magazine declared that Kylie was the ONLY act in the
history of the British pop music to have their first 13 releases
all go Top 10. Kylie now has 30 consecutive U.K. hits, none of
which failed to peak in the Top 20, 20 in the Top 10!
Today Kylie is one of the world's most successful female music
artists, but she wasn't always known as a singer. Kylie started
her career at age eleven when asked to act in the national
Australian T.V. drama series “Skyways”, this was followed by
more Australian television roles in the popular drama “The
Sullivans” and later “The Henderson Kids”.
Written by Cathy Dennis and former Mud
guitarist Rob Davis,’Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ sold an amazing
306,000 copies in its week of release to debut at No.1 on the UK chart,
a success story that would be repeated around the world. ‘Can’t Get
You Out Of My Head’ marked Kylie’s 5th Top 10 record since the
beginning of 2000 and finished the year as the U.K.’s 3rd biggest
single and the most played song of 2001! Accompanied by a
state-of-the-art video, the single remained in the 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 bar
Finland and became Kylie’s biggest U.S. hit since ‘The
Loco-motion’, peaking at No.7. With over 4 million sales widewide,
‘Can’t Get You Out of My Head’ is Kylie’s most successful single
After her seventeenth birthday Kylie left school to take up
acting as a full time profession. Her character
"Charlene" in the Australian "soap"
Neighbours is still today, arguably, one of the most popular
characters ever to come out of Australian television.
By the time Kylie was out of her teens she had won five Logies
(the Australian equivalent of an Emmy); the youngest actress
ever to do so. In 1987 she won the Silver Logie for "Most
Popular Actress" and in 1988 she was the first artist ever
to win 4 Logies on one night, including the Gold for "Most
Popular Personality on Australian Television", and another
Kylie’s recording career began in 1987 when she released her
first single, a remake of the '60's Little Eva hit
"Locomotion". The song hit No.1 nationally around
Australia and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the
biggest Australian single of the decade. The success of
“Locomotion” led to Kylie teaming up with famed British
record producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman in London.
Kylie’s eponymously titled debut album, released July 1988,
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”. It sold over 5 million copies
worldwide. Her duet with Jason Donovan, "Especially For
You" debuted at #2 and shipped silver on release bringing
Kylie's single sales in the U.K. to well over 2 million in under
In October 1989 Kylie released her eagerly awaited second album
"Enjoy Yourself" which shot to No.1 in the U.K. with
pre-sales of over 600,000 copies. The album spawned 4 worldwide
hits including the No.1 singles “Hand On Your Heart” and
“Tears On My Pillow”.
In December Kylie's first feature film “The Delinquents” was
released around the world to rave reviews and became the top
grossing movie in the U.K. Also that month, Kylie joined the
likes of Bob Geldof, Lisa Stansfield, Bananarama, Bros, Cliff
Richard, and Wet Wet Wet for Band Aid 2's 1989 recording of
"Do They Know It's Christmas" to raise money for
Two more albums - “Rhythm Of Love” and “Let’s Get To
It” – and more classic singles – “Better The Devil You
Know”, “What Do I Have To Do”, “Shocked” - followed
before the release of “Kylie's Greatest Hits” in 1992. The
album collected all 19 hits along with three new songs and
debuted at #1 on the UK charts.
On her move from PWL to the dance label Deconstruction, Kylie
effectively made the difficult transition from "Pop
Princess" to "Career Artist", a delicate move
very few artists have been able to make successfully.
September 1994 saw the release of her album simply entitled
"Kylie Minogue". Greeted with much critical acclaim
the album debuted at no. 4 in the U.K. All three singles
released from the album became worldwide hits.
Kylie's third duet "Where The Wild Roses Grow", a
"Murder Ballad" penned by Nick Cave and recorded with
Nick and his band The Bad Seeds was released internationally in
1995, becoming her 25th consecutive hit peaking at No. 2 in
Australia and 11 in Britain.
In 1994 Kylie had a lead role in the $40 million dollar epic
Streetfighter with Jean Claude Van Damme, and in 1995 she
starred in a short film entitled Hayride To Hell shot in
Australia for the European Film Festivals. 1996 saw the release
of a comedy called Bio-Dome for the producers of Dumb &
Dumber in Hollywood with Pauly Shore and Steven Baldwin and in
1998 Kylie starred in an Australian independent film called
Sample People; and alongside Molly Ringwald in Mushroom Pictures
horror film Cut. Earlier in 1999 she also found time to appear
in a Caribbean production of Shakespeare's The Tempest for which
she received rave reviews.
Kylie’s sixth studio album “Impossible Princess” (aka
“Kylie Minogue”) was released in March 1998. With all lyrics
by Kylie Minogue, “Impossible Princess”, featuring
collaborations with The Manic Street Preachers, Brothers In
Rhythm and Dave Ball (Soft Cell, The Grid), became yet another
No 1 for Miss Minogue (Australian Music Report).
Kylie’s list of collaborations extend to the successful cult
underground dance track “G.B.I.” recorded with leading
Japanese artist Towa Tei (of Dee-lite fame); a track called
“In Denial” with the Pet Shop Boys for their album, a duet
with Ben Lee on “The Reflex” for a Duran-Duran tribute
album, and the famous duet with Robbie Williams, “Kids”
which debuted at No. 2 in the UK charts!
October 1999 saw Kylie release 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
June 2000 saw the much anticipated release of “Spinning
Around” the first single from Kylie's debut studio album for
Parlophone Records. In true style she caused a sensation by
debuting at Number 1 in both the UK and Australian charts.
Spinning Around also gave Kylie the honour of being one of only
two artists (the other being Madonna) to have a number one in
the eighties, nineties and noughties!
September 2000, Kylie released the follow up single, “On A
Night Like This” repeating Spinning Around's success by
debuting in the UK charts at #2 and Australian charts at #1.
Kylie's most anticipated album yet, “Light Years”, was
released at the same time to massive critical & commercial
success debuting at #2 in the U.K. and reaching #1 in Australia
Kylie performed to her biggest audience ever at the closing
ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games! Kylie thrilled more
than 4 billion viewers with her rendition of “Dancing Queen”
and “On A Night Like This”. Less than two weeks later she
headlined the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games.
Kylie ended a phenomenal year with the release of a fourth
single from "Light Years", "Please Stay" on
December 11th, as well as a prestigious appearance at the Royal
Variety Performance. The top 10 hit "Please Stay" was
Kylie's 33rd hit single and her 20th UK Top Ten hit.
In January 2001 tickets went on sale for Kylie's first major
tour in nine years. The "On A Night Like This" tour
sold out immediately for shows in the UK, Europe and Australia,
where the tour became the most successful arena tour by a female
artist EVER. The tour was no less successful in the UK, where
the capacity doubled to accommodate the huge number of ticket
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
By now "Light Years" was platinum in the UK and 4 x
platinum in Australia, where readers voted her "Best Pop
Artist" in Australian Rolling Stone. Back in the UK, Kylie
was nominated for a prestigious Brit Award for Best
International Female. She later took time out to attend the LA
premiere of the film "Moulin Rouge", in which she
features as the Green Fairy.
In May, British Vogue put Kylie on its cover, an event that made
the evening news in Australia. Later, at Vogue's "It's
Fashion" party, Kylie was seated on the top table, next to
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'SLOW' VIDEO UP FOR A
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Kylie's video for her No.1 hit 'Slow' is
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VIDEO PREMIERE OF 'RED
Kylie's hot new video for 'Red Blooded
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KYLIE IS A RED BLOODED
Kylie's hot new single 'Red Blooded
Woman', the second track to be lifted from 'Body Language', is
unleashed on 1st March!
KYLIE LIVE AT THE NRJ
Kylie will be performing live at both the
French and Swedish NRJ Awards that are taking place in January
A MESSAGE FROM KYLIE!
Kylie took some time out of the busy
schedule to drop us a line and tell us what she's been up
September 2001 saw the Kylie phenomenon reach fever peak with
the release of her global smash hit “Can’t Get You Out Of My
Head” from the multi-platinum selling album “Fever”. The
album generated a further three smash hit singles “In Your
Eyes”, “Love At First Sight” and “Come Into My World”
and sold over six million copies worldwide.
Kylie garnered a host of major awards including Top of The Pops
Awards for Best Tour for “On A Night Like This” and Top Song
for “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”, 3 Italian Dance Music
Awards for Best International Artist, Best Song and Best Video,
an NME Award for Best Pop Act, and ‘Showbusiness Personality
of The Year’ at the Variety Club of Great Britain Awards.
Kylie stole the show at the 2002 Brit Awards with an incredible
performance of “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” and won two
major awards for Best International Female and Best
International Album. At the World Music Awards in Monaco, Kylie
delivered another show stopping performance to an world-wide
audience of a billion people and was honoured as Best Selling
Australian Artist of The Year.
In the spring Kylie embarked on her most ambitious live tour to
date. Kylie’s ‘Fever’ tour kicked off in Cardiff in April
2002 before moving on to Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield,
Glasgow, Newcastle and London. Tickets to the 25 date tour sold
out within minutes of them going on sale and 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 the
Kylie took her “Fever!” tour to Sweden, Norway, Denmark,
Germany and Holland, and then on to Australia in August where
she sold out six nights at Sydney’s Entertainment Centre and a
further six nights at the Rod Laver Arena in her native
Kylie was awarded “Woman Of The Year” 2002 at the Elle style
awards while the record-breaking “Can’t Get You Out Of My
Head” garnered 3 Ivor Novello Awards for Best International
Single, Best Dance Record and Most Played Record of The Year,
and scooped an MTV Award for Best Choreography in a Music Video.
Kylie swept the board at the ARIA’s winning 4 awards including
the first Special Achievement award! Just weeks later Kylie
triumphed at the 2002 MTV Music Awards Best Pop Act and Best
Dance Act and stole the show at Top of The Pops Awards with a
stunning performance of “Come Into My World” and a second
award for Tour Of The Year for “Fever 2002”.
November 2002 saw the highly anticipated release of the Fever
2002 Live DVD and the book “Kylie: La La La”. Written in
collaboration with her artistic director Will Baker, “La La
La” documents Kylie’s remarkable career and includes over
300 photos, most of which have never been seen before.
In 2003 Kylie’s lingerie range, ‘Love Kylie’, was launched
in the UK in Selfridges to a massive media frenzy and incredible
sales. Demand far exceeded supply with Selfridges doubling their
orders to cope.
Kylie was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Governor General of
Australia for “Outstanding Contribution to the Music
Industry” and for the third year in a row won “Australian
Performer of the Year” and “Showbusiness Ambassador of the
Year” for the second consecutive year at the 28th Annual MO
Awards in Australia.
In May 2003 Kylie appeared in the Rambert Dance Company project,
“21” choreographed by Rafael Bonachella (“On A Night Like
This Tour”, “Fever2002 Tour”) in a short black & white
In June Kylie is voted the sexiest pop pin up in the world by
viewers of music channel VH1 and her “Agent Provocateur”
commercial wins Best Cinema Commercial of the Year at the
British TV Awards.
Kylie spent the summer of 2003 recording her ninth studio album,
“Body Language” in London, Ireland and Spain. “Body
Language” was released in various territories on 17th November
2003. It was preceded by the hypnotic single “Slow”, written
by Kylie Minogue/Emiliana Torrini and Dan Carey which debuted at
number 1 in Australia and the UK.
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