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Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue Cannes.jpg
Minogue at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival
Background information
Birth nameKylie Ann Minogue
Born28 May 1968 (1968-05-28) (age 52)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresPop, dance-pop, electropop, synthpop, disco
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active1987–present (singer)
1979–present (actress)[1]

Kylie Ann Minogue (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. 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

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.


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. She was on tour at the time, and the rest of it had to be cancelled.[2] Minogue had surgery for it on 21 May 2005 at a hospital in Malvern, Victoria,[3] 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.[4]


Minogue was in a relationship with Andres Velencoso from 2008[5] until 2013.



  1. Wearring, Miles (28 May 2008). "Kylie's life on screen". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 28 May 2008.,26278,23769961-10388,00.html. Retrieved 26 July 2009.
  2. International "Minogue's Cancer Shock Ends Tour", 17 May 2005, URL last accessed on November 2006.
  3. "Kylie begins cancer treatment",, 19 May 2005, URL last accessed on 25 November 2006.
  4. The Times Online "Kylie Finishes 'Successful' Cancer Treatment", Simon Freebman, 16 January 2006, URL last accessed on 25 November 2006.
  5. Kylie Minogue looks purr-fect

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