Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue

pop singer, songwriter, actress
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  • August 2002: Presented an award to 'Mary J Blige' at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in New York.
  • June 1992: At the personal request of Sting, she participated in the "Rhythm Of Life Fashion Charity Gala" at London's Grosvenor Hotel, to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation. Kylie held her own on the catwalk alongside the world's top models including Claudia Schiffer, Yasmin Le Bon and Naomi Campbell.
  • September 1995: Won Best Australian Video of 1994 (for "Put Yourself In My Place") at the Australian Record Industry Association Awards. She was also nominated for Best Female Artist and Highest Selling Record.
  • June 2001: Was awarded the Silver Clef Nordoff Robbins "International Award". Previous winners of this prestigious accolade include; U2, INXS, AC/DC, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and The Corrs.
  • September 2004: "Love Kylie" lingerie received its first nomination in the Company High Street Awards in the category of 'Best Lingerie Brand'.
  • Recorded in Melbourne in February 1988, and released in May 1988, Kylie's third Australian single (and second UK single), "Got To Be Certain" achieved the honor of becoming the first single to ever debut at #1 on the Australian charts, where it remained for five consecutive weeks. In June 1988, it entered the UK Charts at #15, before making a swift climb to #2, where it stayed for six weeks. Other chart activity includes: #1 Belgium, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon & New Zealand. #4 in Norway. #6 in Denmark, Germany & South Africa. #8 in Switzerland. #9 in Austria & France. #21 in Swedan. Also a Top 10 hit in Spain.
  • Radio only single Fever hit #1 on Australian radio and #3 on South Africa Radio. (August 2002)
  • Topped the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart with remixes of her UK and Australian #1 single "Slow". (16th February 2004)
  • September 2001: Attended the Royal Premiere of Moulin Rouge! (2001) alongside Prince Charles, Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
  • February 1990: The Australian Variety Industry honors her with the "Mo Award" for Ambassador to Australian Showbusiness.
  • Tuesday 26th October 2004: I Believe In You debuts on the UK Airplay chart at #40, being played over 300 times.
  • 9th July 2001: Awarded "Performer Of The Year", (the highest accolade) as The 26th Annual Mo Awards Presentation Ceremony held at the Sydney Town Hall in Sydney, Australia. First presented in 1976, with the late Johnny O'Keefe as the inaugural chairman, the Mo Awards are the longest running awards for excellence in live performance in Australia.
  • January 2001: Won "Best Pop Artist" in the Australian "Rolling Stone" magazines reader's poll.
  • July 1993: Herself and her sister Dannii Minogue broke the record as the most successful sisters ever on the British charts, after Dannii had her sixth Top 40 hit in the UK: "This Is It".
  • 7th June 2006: Named 'Woman Of The Year' at the 2006 Glamour Awards.
  • February 1989: Japanese Phonographic Record Association presents Kylie two 1988 "Disc Awards" for The Best Selling New Artist and Best Selling Single of the Year (for "I Should Be So Lucky").
  • August 2001: Named Australia's Most Beautiful Export by "Australian Trade Magazine".
  • 30th January 2005: Attended the charity premiere of The Magic Roundabout (2005) in London's Leicester Square in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
  • March 1992: "Greatest Remix Hits Vol. 2" (the follow-up to the highly successful "Greatest Remix Hits Vol.1") was released. This second collection featured mixes of hits from Kylie's "Rhythm Of Love" and "Let's Get To It" albums including the rare "Better The Devil You Know (UK Mix)". The album was later issued in Australia.
  • 8th Sept 2005: The "Official 2006 Kylie Calendar", featuring 13 fabulous Kylie shots, was published by Danilo and became the highest selling calendar of the year. This is the fourth year in a row Kylie has done this.
  • November 1994: Second single from the album "Kylie Minogue", "Put Yourself In My Place" narrowly missed out on the Top 10 with a #11 debut in both Australia & the UK before hitting Top 10 in the UK. This song was Kylie's 21st UK Top 20 single and 23rd internationally. In September 1995, the video won Best Australian Video of 1994 at the 1995 Australian ARIA Music Awards. To this day, this remains one of Kylie's personal favorite recordings. The accompanying revolutionary music video by Keir McFarlane which saw Kylie recreate the opening sequence of the classic Jane Fonda movie, Barbarella (1968), is also one of Kylie's favorites. Other chart activity includes: #2 in Israel. #6 in Croatia. Written by New York based songwriter Jimmy Harry especially for Kylie and recorded along with "If I Was Your Lover" during the "Kylie Minogue" album sessions in 1994, "Put Yourself In My Place" is regarded as Kylie's finest down tempo moment and is a regular favorite in her live shows.
  • 15th November 2003: To promote her album "Body Language", she took to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo for a one-off, spectacular concert called "Money Can't Buy", simply because money couldn't buy tickets. The only form of entry was to either win tickets in radio competitions or on her official website. In April 2004, the concert was nominated for a Golden Rose Award at the Festival Rose D'Or held in Lucerne Switzerland. This is the world's most important and prestigious international competition for television entertainment. On 12th July 2004, the concert was released on DVD as "Body Language Live". The DVD included a brand new edit of the show created especially for DVD release (presented in 5.1 DTS Surround Sound) and restored songs omitted from the TV transmission to offer the complete 13 track set list. A host of fantastic extras and special features included multi-angle screen visuals for the songs "Slow" and "Chocolate", a behind-the-scenes documentary, music videos for "Slow", "Red Blooded Woman" and "Chocolate", and a DVD Rom section. The DVD debuted at #4 on the UK Charts and #2 on the Australian Charts. On 23rd July 2004, "Body Language Live" entered the DVD chart at #2 in Germany and #9 in Spain. It also holds at #3 (peak) for a second week on the UK chart. On 7th September 2004, the DVD was released in the US.
  • November 2002: The book, "La La La", written in collaboration with her artistic and creative director William Baker is released. The book documented Kylie's remarkable career and included over 300 photos, most of which had never been seen before. The book was critically and commercially a triumph! In October 2003, the paperback release of "La La La" entered the Top Ten book list at Number 2!.
  • 28th November 2003: The Official 2004 "Kylie Pop" and "Love Kylie" calendars are outselling the likes of Busted, Robbie Williams, Jennifer Lopez, Cliff Richard and Manchester United in the run up to Christmas! The Offical "Love Kylie" calendar, published by Danilo, was the biggest selling of the year, closely followed by the Official "Kylie Pop" calendar! Kylie has been the #1 calendar in Danilo's official chart for the third consecutive year and is the biggest selling female calendar star in its 25-year history!.
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