Kylie Minogue Biography
Kylie Minogue signed with PWL records and producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman in 1987. From then on, she released five popular albums and a compilation of her greatest hits. Her portfolio included 20 consecutive top 10 hits in the United Kingdom. Her film debut came during her role in the 1989 movie, The Delinquents.
However, in the late 1990s, her popularity slowly declined, which led to her parting the company in 1992. Kylie Minogue then released her self-titled album with hits like Put Yourself In My Place and Confide in Me, attempting to establish herself as a credible performer and talented songwriter. Unfortunately, her albums failed to attract new fans and receive good reviews. Although Kylie Minogue was a media favorite, she really made a buzz in 1995 when she performed a duet with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds singing Where the Wild Roses Grow.
After more than three years from her last album, Kylie Minogue released her first single entitled Some Kind of Bliss, which was produced and co-written by James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore of the band, Manic Street Preachers. She regained popularity as a dance pop artist in 2000 and became popular for her provocative music videos.
Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery on May 21, 2005 at the private Catholic Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Australia. She received chemotherapy as part of her treatment and completed her recovery in Institut Gustave-Roussy, near Paris.
In October 2006, Kylie Minogue released a childrens book entitled, The Shower Princess, which she wrote during her recovery. The following month, she launched her line of perfume, called Darling. She returned performing and resumed her Showgirl Homecoming Tour in Sydney on November 11, 2006.
Aside from a thriving singing career, Kylie Minogue starred in a couple of film and television roles in films like Cammy, the 1994 Street Fighter, 1996 Bio Dome and 2000 Sample People and Cut, which all failed to received positive reviews. However, it was in 2001 that Kylie Minogue redeemed herself in the movie Moulin Rouge and the 2002 The Magic Roundabout.