Friday, April 27, 2007

Kylie Minogue: a great artist in a little body

Kylie Minogue was born in 1968 in Melbourne, Australia. She is not only known as a famous singer, but also as an actress and a songwriter. She collects awards since she began her career in the eighties. She started at the age of eleven when she was asked to play a role in an Australian soap opera, called Skyways. Six years later, Kylie Minogue appeared in the series Neighbours in which she played Charlene, a character that is still today the most popular on Australian television. In 1987, she received the Silver Logie Award for her performances on television and she recorded her first song Locomotion. The next year, she was awarded the Gold Logie Award that is given to the most popular personality on Australian television. While having new interests for music, she kept shooting movies. However, in the early nineties, her popularity began to decline and she decided to separate off from the British songwriters and producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Then, in 2000, her popularity began to rise again and the success of her provocative music videos brought her back to the celebrity status she had got previously. Kylie has always been the subject of intense media interest in both the UK and Australia, even during a period of lower success. After only four years of career in music, she entered the Guinness book of Records in 1991. Moreover, she was the only artist in the history of the pop-music to have thirteen songs in the top 10. A year later, she published a disc with twenty-two of her most famous songs, which became number 1 in England on the day it came out. Another interesting thing about this incredible singer is that she is regarded as a gay icon. Indeed, she “acknowledges” the gay community by singing at gay events and by supporting AIDS and gay right causes. In her native country, Kylie is the feminine singer who has attracted most people during her tour. The number of tickets that was sold in Australia for Kylie’s concerts was the highest in the history. In England, the capacity of the concert halls had been doubled in order to receive Kylie Minogue. Kylie had met her greatest public in 2000 when she sang during the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Sidney. The same year, her fans had discovered her album Light Years, which is now double deck record in England and fourfold deck record in Australia. With 60 million albums and singles sold all over the world, Kylie Minogue succeeded in becoming one of the most recognisable celebrities and sex symbols. Because of her height (154 cm), we can say that Kylie Minogue is a great artist in a little body!

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