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Kylie Minogue

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Australian

Born: May 28, 1968 (46)

From humble origins as a child actress and a star on Australian soap Neighbours, Kylie Minogue grew to become one of the most beloved, entertaining and - with record sales of over 68 million - lucrative figures in pop.

Her role as garage mechanic Charlene Mitchell landed her a contract with hit-makers Stock, Aitken and Waterman in the late '80s, who crafted her girl-next-door image with sugary classics 'I Should Be So Lucky' and 'The Loco-Motion'.

After slipping into the background somewhat during the '90s, Minogue made a triumphant comeback in the early '00s with a double blow of 'Spinning Around' and 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head'. However, Minogue was forced to step out of the limelight in 2005 upon being diagnosed with breast cancer and, after a high profile battle with the disease, made a long-awaited return in 2007 with her Showgirl: The Homecoming tour and the release of her tenth album, X.

Almost 30 years after her debut, Minogue's career continues to strengthen and in 2010, following the release of Aphrodite, she became the first and only female artist to top the UK album chart in four consecutive decades.

To celebrate her 25 years in the music industry, Minogue began a year-long celebration in 2012, known as "K25."She announced the start of her 'Anti-tour" where she will exclusively perform demos, b-sides and rare tracks. Kylie performed at Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert on 4 June 2012.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovon will be taking part in the show's anniversary celebrations next year. Neighbours: Kylie confirmed for documentary All together now: "And now we're back together, together..." 'Especially for You' hits 1m UK sales Kylie, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and more discuss the answer in our video short. What's the secret behind pop's big hits? See all the stars and what they wore to the glitzy annual ceremony. Who was a hit at the British Fashion Awards? "This is the collection agency, Bison. Your ass is six months overdue... and it's mine!" Games on Film: Street Fighter Legendary EDM producer will release his first solo album in 30 years in 2015. Britney, Sia and Kylie for Moroder album The siblings appear on the front cover of Harper's Bazaar Australia. See Kylie, Dannii Minogue's cover shoot See the famous fashion designer and the Interstellar actress 'celebrate Halloween'. Valentino & Anne Hathaway's Halloween spirit The Aussie singer features on Flight Facilities' debut album. Watch Kylie sing 'Crave You' a cappella Sir Elton John, One Direction and Pharrell lead star-filled 'God Only Knows' cover. Stars unite for BBC Music launch single Get ready to hammer that F5 button. Refresh! Refresh! How to get Glastonbury 2015 tickets The star's glamour, charisma and strong vocals made sure it didn't fall flat. Kylie live at The O2, London - review will.i.am says he's "happy" that Rita Ora is filling Kylie Minogue's red chair. The Voice: What does will.i.am think of Rita? The singer says that she is "really excited" to see Ora take her place. Kylie: 'Rita Ora will be great Voice coach' The singer debuts four new songs during her show in Liverpool. What is Kylie performing on tour? The singer reveals 'Glow', 'Wait', 'Break This Heartbreak' and 'Chasing Ghosts' on SoundCloud. Listen to four new Kylie Minogue songs Nick Cave also says that Hollywood is not ready for his Gladiator 2 script. Nick Cave: Kylie album would be fun Who were the poor acts forced to settle for No.2 during Wet Wet Wet's 15 weeks at the top? 20 years since Love is All Around: The No.2s Watch Kylie Minogue filming her guest spot in Nick Cave's new movie. See Kylie & Nick Cave behind the scenes A self-aware but enigmatic portrait of one of rock's outsiders. 20,000 Days on Earth review ★★★★ The singer and actress reveals plans to make films later in her career. Kylie Minogue wants to direct films Minogue says she won't be returning to Neighbours for the soap's 30th anniversary. Kylie rules out a return to Neighbours Sherlock star endures multiple soakings for the charity campaign. Cumberbatch's ice buckets just won't end "With a little understanding... You can find the perfect blend." Neighbours 30th: Who should return? Stefan Dennis wants Scott and Charlene back on screen for one episode. Neighbours actor hopes for Kylie return The new issues will feature bonus tracks and B-sides. Kylie's first four albums being re-released Popstar is invited to return for the 30th anniversary of Neighbours. Neighbours invites Kylie to return Have your say on whether Kylie should return to Ramsay Street for the show's 30th. Neighbours: Do you want a Kylie return? Digital Spy's showbiz columnist on the Commonwealth Games, Tulisa and more. Anna Williamson's latest Showbiz Peek Lulu, Deacon Blue and Dougie MacLean also perform at Glasgow's closing ceremony. Kylie Minogue closes Commonwealth Games Lulu and Deacon Blue will also perform at the Hampden Park closing ceremony. Kylie to headline Commonwealth gig After seeing these images, we're sure you'll agree that Olly should be rear of ALL years. Here is how Olly Murs won Rear of the Year Kylie Minogue cameos in Nick Cave's docudrama. Watch first trailer for Nick Cave's doc The star battled with a breast cancer diagnosis back in 2005. Kylie Minogue on cancer "miracle" The opening ceremony will feature several Scottish acts including Rod Stewart and Amy Macdonald. Kylie to perform at Commonwealth Games Are these really Johnny Depp, Kylie Minogue and David Beckham... or waxworks? Real celebrity or waxwork? Guess here! AC/DC, Kylie, Justin Timberlake? We run down the longlist of rumours. 38 bands who could headline Glasto 2015 Prince, Led Zep, The Stone Roses, Kylie... and obviously Cher. Acts who haven't headlined Glasto, but should Kylie Minogue admits she doesn't know if she'll do a second series Down Under. Kylie: The Voice is glitzier in Australia The singer makes a surprise appearance at the band's show in Sydney. Watch Kylie join Coldplay on stage