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Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter, showgirl, and actress

  • Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter, showgirl, and actress.
  • Kylie started as a child actress on Australian television and achieved recognition with television soap opera Neighbours.
  • She began as a recording artist in 1987.
  • Her first single, "The Loco-Motion", was at number one on the Australian singles chart for seven weeks.
  • The single became the highest-selling single of the decade.
  • Her debut album, Kylie (1988), and the single "I Should Be So Lucky", both performed well on international charts.
  • She returned to prominence in 2000 with the single "Spinning Around".
  • In 2009, she embarked upon her For You, For Me tour, her first concert tour of the U.S. and Canada.
  • Minogue achieved worldwide record sales of more than 68 million.
  • She won multiple ARIA and Brit Awards and a Grammy Award.
  • She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 "for services to music".
  • In the same year she was appointed by the French Government as a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
  • In 2011, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree by Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom of for her work in raising awareness for breast cancer.
  • On 27 November 2011 on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the ARIA Music Awards, she was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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