Kylie Minogue is a phenomenon of truly international proportions. To date she has released seven albums, five long-play videos, in addition to the Greatest Hits double album and video package, live album and video and 34 singles throughout the world, all of which have been hits.
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.
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 Silver.
In 1989 Kylie's first feature film The Delinquents was released around the world to rave reviews. Christmas of that year it became the top grossing movie in the U.K.!
"Kylie" is literally a household name throughout the world. To date she has received dozens of awards, Gold and Platinum discs and countless international hits; over a dozen throughout Japan, Europe and South-East Asia, several in Canada and South America, three top 40 hits and a Gold album in the U.S.
Kylie's Greatest Hits (containing 22 hits) was released in 1992 debuting at #1 on the UK charts, going gold on release and accompanied by Kylie's Greatest Video Hits which reached #1 on the video charts!
She has been the guest of Royalty in Britain and Europe, and the subject of several invitations for Royal Command Performances. Three sell-out world tours, the Lennon Memorial Concert in Liverpool in 1992 and most recently her critically acclaimed Intimate & Live Concert Tour resulting in 24 packed houses throughout Australia and 3 more in London which left U.K. fans clamouring for more.
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 (both scheduled for release in early 2000).
Earlier in 1999 she also found time to appear in a Caribbean production of Shakespeare?s The Tempest for which she received rave reviews.
The 7th album Kylie Minogue (aka Impossible Princess) 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).
Recent collaborations include 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 ?99 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 release!
June 2000 saw the much anticipated release of