Kylie Minogue

Active - 1989 - Present  |   Born - May 28, 1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  |   Genres - Music

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  • Landed first professional acting gig at 11 on the Australian TV series Skyways.
  • Left school at 17 to pursue a full-time acting career, starring in the popular Aussie soap opera Neighbours.
  • Gave first singing performance in 1983 on a show called Young Talent Time, on which her sister Dannii was already a regular.
  • Performed a rendition of Little Eva's 1962 hit "The Loco-Motion" at a charity event featuring Neighbours cast members; executives at a local label recorded and released a single of her version, which stayed at the top of the Australian pop charts for seven weeks. Signed with PWL Records shortly after the song was released.
  • Made feature-film debut in 1989's The Delinquents; that same year, participated in the remake of the 1984 benefit single "Do They Know It's Christmas."
  • Released a self-themed art book entitled Kylie.
  • Performed a rendition of ABBA's 1977 disco hit "Dancing Queen" at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
  • Was made an Officer of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours in 2008 for her contributions to music.