A native of Australia, Kylie Ann Minogue began her career at the age of 11 appearing in her first TV show called "The Sullivans". Her big break however would come at the age of 18 when she got the part of Charlene in the Aussie soap "Neighbours". In 1988 after 3 years on the show Kylie decided to hang up her acting shoes and concentrate on a recording career. She covered the Little Eva classic "The Loco-motion" which became her first hit single in Australia .

In 1988 Kylie travelled to England and met producers Stock, Aitken, and Waterman, (aka SAW) known also as "The Hit Factory". SAW were famous for creating songs and music for such artists as Bananarama, Rick Astley, Dead or Alive, and Mel & Kim. They decided to re-record the "Locomotion" in their style and do an entire album simply called Kylie. The rest as they say is history. Her first single "I Should Be So Lucky" became a smash around the world selling two millions copies in the UK alone. The "Locomotion hit # 3 in the USA and went gold. Here in Canada it went all the way to # 1, and stayed there for 4 weeks. Kylie went on to produce 3 more albums with SAW "Enjoy yourself", "Rhythm of Love" and "Let's Get To It". The 4 albums yielded numerous hits ("Better the Devil You Know", "Step Back in Time", "Hand on My Heart" "What Do I Have to Do" etc....) throughout Europe and Australia. Enjoy Yourself achieved little success in North America, and the next two album never materialised on our shores.

Kylie completed her last contracted PWL album with a "Greatest Hits" compilation, and then decided to leave. She signed a deal with "Deconstruction Records" and in 1994 released the album simply entitled "Kylie Minogue" or as fans call it "KM94". The first time in 6 years a Kylie album was released in Canada. The USA was slated to get the album by "Imago" but the label folded before it's release. In Australia and the UK the single "Confide In Me" became one of her biggest hits. However here in Canada the album barely made a dent. On her next effort Kylie decided to take her time and write the entire album herself. With the help of people like the Manic Street Preachers, Kylie produced a very alternative or "Indie" album. Called "Impossible Princess" (the title was deleted in England due to Princess Diana's death). It became her most successful album in Australia. In the UK her new sound seemed to alienate her dance fans and the album received a lukewarm reception. The album was never released overseas. In 1998 a very successful Australian tour called "Intimate and Live" followed.

Unsatisfied with her label Kylie left "Deconstruction" and signed with Parlophone records in 1999. In September of 2000 she released one of the biggest combacks of her career, and in my opinion her best album,"Light Years". The album was made with the help of people like Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, Don Was, and Seaman and Anderson. The first single "Spinning Around" topped the charts in the UK and Australia. She had 2 more # 2 hits "On a Night Like This" and the Robbie Williams duet "Kids". Her forth single "Please Stay" rounded out a fourth top ten hit. Lucky for us Canadians, the album was released here domestically, but again the USA was left waiting. In October Kylie was invited to close the Sydney Olympics and sang the ABBA classic "Dancing Queen". Spring 2001 gave way to Kylie's "On A Night Like This" world tour. The show sold out throughout Europe and set box office records in Australia. June brought us the film "Moulin Rouge" which opened across North America with Kylie playing the cameo part of the Green Fairy.

In 2001 Kylie released her most successful album Fever. The single "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" topped the charts all over the world including Canada and became one of the biggest songs of the year and her most successful single to date. The album debut at # 3 on the Billboard charts in the US and once again Kylie was a household name here. Follow up singles “In Your Eyes” and “Love At First Sight” were successful in Europe while the latter was a hit in North America, a fourth single “Come Into My World” wins Kylie a Grammy for Best Dance Recording, despite never getting any airplay in the USA. The Fever tour sold out throughout Europe but never sailed across the ocean.

2003’s “Body Language” album ventured Kylie into R&B territory, not as successful as Fever it yielded the huge number one “Slow”, the song and follow up singles failed to chart in North America but overseas she was still big as ever. In 2005 she releases “Ultimate Kylie” a Greatest Hits compilation, one new song penned by Jake Shears (Of the Scissor Sisters) "I Believe In You" becomes one of her biggest hits, but tragedy strikes while on tour as she is diagnosed with breast cancer and halts the Australian leg of her show.

Successfully cured Kylie on goes back on tour in 2006 which was cancelled due to her illness, while she has to cancel a few shows due to the flu “Showgirl” is a huge success and a Live album and DVD are released. In 2007 she starts writing new songs for a 10th studio album. In 2008 the album “X”, named by her fans, is released. The HI-NRG electronic album uses the talents of Calvin Harris amongst others, and produces the hits “2Hearts”, “Wow”, "In My Arms” and the underground fan favorite “The One”. In North America they release the odd song “All I See”, despite a few TV appearances the song completely flops. A few songs like the album track “Speakerphone” gets airplay but her American and Canadian labels do little promotion. She bring her new monumental tour Kylie X 2008 to Europe and South America, but once again us North American fans are left in the dust.

2009 is a year most North American Kylie fans will not forget. After almost 20 years of loyalty, Kylie does a mini tour playing 5 American cities including New York, Vegas and San Francisco and one Canadian date in Toronto. What a tour it was, combining the best parts of some of her previous European tours she out does herself. The best part was that most fans got to see her up close and personal in smaller venues, like New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, but she still does a full scale show.

2011 brought us Kylie’s Aphrodite album with contributions by Calvin Harris, Jake Shears, Xenomania and production by dance wizard Stuart Price. Hits like All The Lovers gave Kylie her 34th top ten single in the UK. The album along with Get Out Of My Way, Better Then Today, and Put Your Hands Up, gave Kylie 4 number one singles on the Billboard Dance Charts. With the success of her first North America tour she came back to visit us again while she added more US cities, she only brought her Aphrodite tour to Montreal in Canada.

This year Kylie celebrates her 25th anniversary in the music business, and has had a year full of surprises. She has already released the stand alone dance smash digital song "Timebomb", a greatest hits “Best Of” compilation. She’s done a special Anti-Tour concert for her fans featuring songs never done before in concert featuring fan favorites and B-sides, a first for any artist. She has played the prestigious Proms classical music festival in the UK and has recorded a new album of orchestral versions of her most popular hits at the Abbey Road studios, to be released at the end of October. What else can she do?