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->''"Am I intimidated by Kylie joining ''{{The Voice}}''? Of course I'm intimidated. In Australia, Kylie Minogue is ElvisPresley and {{the Beatles}} all rolled up into one sexy package. Who wouldn't be intimidated by that?"''\\
--'''[[GoodCharlotte Joel Madden]]'''

In the league of pop singers, a certain Australian comes second only to Music/{{Madonna}}. That woman is now old enough to be some of our tropers' mothers (well, so is Madonna, but let's not get into that). Kylie Minogue, Born 28 May 1968, (career 1984-Present) was a former ''{{Neighbours}}'' star and actress but later on became a singer, songwriter and performer world wide star.

10 Australian number one singles to her name (7 UK, 5 US Dance Play), Kylie started off as an actor, appearing in ''Neighbours'' as WrenchWench Charlene Mitchell. Her character, of course, married Jason Donovan's character.

In between her many hits and her many music videos where she doesn't wear very much, she has continued to appear in acting roles every so often. ''Film/MoulinRouge'' is one example (''Film/StreetFighter'' is another, but [[OldShame let's gloss over that]], and don't even ''start'' with ''Film/BioDome''). She managed to land a later role in LeosCarax's ''MagnumOpus'', ''Film/HolyMotors''.

In the UK she was one of the leading lights of the late-80s StockAitkenWaterman (SAW) hit factory, along with Jason Donovan and RickAstley. SAW were responsible for producing early number one singles such as "I Should be So Lucky" and "The Locomotion", with minimal input from Kylie herself. "Lucky" in particular was both popular and hugely reviled by the music press on account of its epic cheerfulness, and Minogue was a byword for naff for many years afterwards.

After a generally unsuccessful attempt to take a DarkerAndEdgier direction - including a collaboration with Music/NickCave, and her 1997 album ''Impossible Princess'', which was renamed ''Kylie Minogue'' in the UK, as it had been released just after the death of Princess Diana - she hit platinum with 2000's "Spinning Around" and "Can't Get you Out of My Head", which topped the charts worldwide and even sold well in the United States, which has never really gone for dance-pop. "Head" in particular became one of the key singles of the 2000s and remains instantly recognisable today.

The British press and public quickly decided they ''did'' like her after all, and she subsequently became something of a national treasure and style icon. Also, her 2003 lingerie calendar was a best-seller in the UK. Her sister, Dannii Minogue, has had a very similar career, although never reaching the same peaks.

She had surgery for breast cancer in 2005, interrupting her Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, but has since made a full recovery. In 2014 she did double duty for ''Series/TheVoice'' joining both the UK and Australian versions of the show as a coach.
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!!Discography
'''Albums'''
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Kylie]]'' (1988)
* ''Enjoy Yourself'' (1989)
* ''Rhythm of Love'' (1990)
* ''Let's Get to It'' (1991)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Kylie Minogue]]'' (1994)
* ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Impossible Princess]]'' (1997)
* ''[[LighterAndSofter Light Years]]'' (2000)
* ''Fever'' (2001)
* ''[[HotterAndSexier Body Language]]'' (2003)
* ''[[OneLetterTitle X]]'' (2007)
* ''Aphrodite'' (2010)
* ''Kiss Me Once'' (2014)

'''Special Releases'''
* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Ultimate Kylie]]'' (2004)
* ''Confide in Me: The Irresistible Kylie'' (2007)
* ''Boombox'' (2008)
* ''Essential Mixes'' (2010)
* ''Kylie: The Albums'' 2000-2010 (2011)
* ''K25: Best Of Kylie Minogue'' (2012)
* ''The Abbey Road Sessions'' (2012)
* ''Kylie + Garibay'' (2014)

'''Concert Tours'''
* ''Disco In Dream / The Hitman Roadshow'' (1989)
* ''Enjoy Yourself'' Tour (1990)
* ''Rhythm of Love Tour'' (1991)
* ''Let's Get to It Tour'' (1991)
* ''Intimate and Live'' (1998)
* ''On a Night Like This'' (2001)
* ''[=KylieFever2002=]'' (2002)
* ''Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour'' (2005) [[labelnote:*]]The Australian and Asian legs of the tour were cancelled due to Kylie being diagnosed with breast cancer[[/labelnote]]
* ''Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour'' (2006)
* ''[=KylieX2008=]'' (2008-2009)
* ''For You, For Me'' (2009)
* ''Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour'' (2011)
* ''Anti Tour'' (2012)
* ''Kiss Me Once Tour'' (2014)

'''{{Live Album}}s'''
* Intimate and Live (1998)
* Showgirl (2005)
* Showgirl Homecoming Live (2007)
* Kylie: Live in New York (2009)
* Aphrodite Les Folies: Live In London (2011)
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!!This media personality contains examples of:
* AbsoluteCleavage: Her infamous white 'dress' in "Can't Get You Out of My Head."
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Although Kylie ''is'' debatable. Some sources cite it as Old English ''caegan-leah'' "pasture where wood chips were obtained." She's actually been credited at popularizing the name Kylie.
* AlbumTitleDrop - Done twice:
** From 'Dreams' on ''Impossible Princess''
--> These are the dreams of an impossible princess
** From 'Slow' on ''Body Language''
--> Read my body language
* ArcWords: Sex = "Sexy Love", "Sexercise", "Les Sex" in ''Kiss Me Once''.
* BilingualBonus:
** "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi"
** "Confide In Me (French Version)"
** "Your Disco Needs You" has a spoken bridge in ''four'' different language versions - French, Japanese, Spanish and German.
* BottleEpisode: "Come Into My World" (well, the video is, at least in terms of single-location episodes).
* BreakupSong: “It’s No Secret”, “I’ll Still Be Loving You”, “Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi”, “Hand On Your Heart”, “Tell Tale Signs”, “I’m Over Dreaming Over You”, “Tears On My Pillow”, “The World Still Turns”, “Word Is Out”, “If You Were With Me Now”, “What Kind Of Fool (Heard All That Before)”, “Put Yourself In My Place”, “Where Has The Love Gone”, “Through The Years”, “So Now Goodbye”, “Dancefloor”, “Baby”, “Promises”, “Obsession”, “Someday”, “Get Outta My Way”, and “Illusion.”
* '''{{Camp}}''': Her career and live shows are built on this. The music video for "Your Disco Needs You" is especially campy.
* ChristmasCake
* CloningBlues:
** The video for "Come Into My World" features Kylie rounding the same course in [[TheOner one continuous shot]]. As she does this copies of herself and the other people in the background.
** There is also the older video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhZM9jArBkw Did It Again]]" which has [[ThereCanOnlyBeOne four Minogues cat-fighting for dominance]].
** "Your Disco Needs You" has an army of Kylie clones!
* CoverVersion: "Under the Influence Of Love", "Copacabana", "The Locomotion", "Tears on My Pillow", "Dancing Queen", "Santa Baby" (Also her ChristmasSong), "The Crying Game", "Physical", "Should I Stay or Should I Go", "Give Me Just a Little More Time", "Celebration", "Where Is the Feeling?", "There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)," and "If You Don't Love Me."
* DarkerAndEdgier:
** Her sixth album ''Impossible Princess'' was considered a lot darker than previous albums. It was even noted for its more aggressive vocal style. However, the album did poorly in sales, and it would take a few years for Kylie to fully return to prominence. ''Impossible Princess'' is now regarded as a favorite within the fanbase.
** Visually this started with "Better The Devil You Know" but "Where The Wild Roses Grow" turned it up to 11. Inverted with ''Light Years''.
** Averted with ''X'', where Kylie wanted to avoid going down the personal route and get back to business of light fluffy dance pop. Though the subsequent tour saw her riding out atop a giant metallic skull to "Like A Drug" before dancing with death during "Slow."
** The unreleased "Singing In My Sleep"
* ADayInTheLimelight: The setlist(s) of her 2012 Anti-Tour were dedicated solely to lesser-known Kylie tracks that only her diehard fans would know, like b-sides, singles that have been largely forgotten, and unreleased tracks.
* DeathByCameo: In the slasher film ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189456/ Cut]]'', where she plays a bitchy PrimaDonnaDirector who has her tongue cut out.
* DreamTeam: RobbieWilliams, Bono, Nick Cave, Jason Donovan, and Music/{{Coldplay}}... and that thing she did with the ''Series/DoctorWho'' team.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: When Kylie changes into a dress in the video for "Red Blooded Woman," the woman in the front seat adjusts her rear mirror to get a better look.
** Even The Gays Want Her: The mere rumor that [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned she was going to be]] on ''Series/DoctorWho'' had all the crew buying new shirts and smartening themselves up.
--> Creator/RussellTDavies: They all think they're going to marry her. Even the gays. ''Especially'' the gays.
* {{Fanservice}}: You've seen the picture for this article, right? Well, have you ''seen'' a Kylie video? In one, she channels a [[{{Barbarella}} certain Jane Fonda movie]].
** She did an advert for Agent Provocateur lingerie, to be shown in theatres. If ''that'' isn't enough, it was actually banned from theatres. [[spoiler:For those interested, the advert featured Kylie stripping to her lingerie, and riding a mechanical bull for around a minute. The advert ends with Kylie crouching in front of the camera and challenging all the men in the audience to stand up]].
* FascinatingEyebrow: She has a naturally crooked right eyebrow but it's become more obvious later in her career, and she has admitted to have sampled Botox in the past.
* TheFashionista: She's become a popular muse for big name fashion designers as well as upcoming fashion designers and published a lookbook about her personal style. Her costumes on her ''Aphrodite'' tour were exclusively designed for her by Dolce and Gabbana.
* FunSize: Describes herself as a [[SelfDeprecation "Little Shetland pony"]] trotting along.
** The producers on ''Series/TheVoice UK'' actually had to retrofit her chair with steps because she's so short that she had trouble getting out of it.
* FormerChildStar: Of ''{{Neighbours}}''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar[=/=]UnusualEuphemism: The opening chant of "Step Back In Time" is "I wanna funk", but repeat it fast enough, it sounds suspiciously like "I wanna fuck,"
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: "Step Back In Time" and then pretty much all of ''Light Years''.
* GratuitousFrench:
** The title of the Les Folies Tour thought it went by [[ButNotTooForeign The Aphrodite Tour]] in America.
** "Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi" which went by "[[ButNotTooForeign I Still Love You]]" in Australia and the US
* HiddenDepths: She's actually quite a well schooled piano player when she was younger, and she composed "No More Rain" and the greater ''Impossible Princess'' album on the piano.
* HotterAndSexier: Believe it or not kids, Kylie was very innocent in the beginning of her career. It wasn't until she started dating Music/{{INXS}} frontman Michael Hutchence and released her third album ''Rhythm Of Love'' that she became more sexually aware and mature.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Kylie is comically shorter than her beau, Andres Velencoso ([[http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/bg/Kylie+Andres+Spanish+Christmas+zjGU03wI0S2l.jpg A visual aid]], notice those boots have heels on them).
** Not just him, but anyone she stands next to (she is only 5'2", after all.) Her ''Doctor Who'' character actually pulls up a box to stand on so she could give the Doctor a goodbye kiss.
** While they're not dating, she intercepted and became friends with Joe Manganiello (she's promoting her album, he's promoting ''Magic Mike.'') She's 5'2", he's 6'5", and the producers of ''The Soup'' had trouble [[http://truebloodfansource.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Joe-and-Kylie-on-Es-The-Soup.jpg fitting them in frame together.]] (He's sticking his gut out as part of a joke.)
* HymnToMusic: "No More Rain", "Stars", "Speakerphone", "Better Then Today", and many many others.
* IntercourseWithYou: Her later albums has a lot of this.
** "Give It To Me" and "Nu-Di-Ty" throw all subtlety out the window...
** "Say Hey" from ''Impossible Princess'' which takes place in over the phone while in the bath. Listen closely and you can hear the splashing sound effects.
** It seems like the overall concept of ''Kiss Me Once'' is about this, especially since the staging and visuals for the album places a lot of emphasis on the body.
* LoveNostalgiaSong: “I’ll Still Be Loving You”, “Never Too Late”, “Better The Devil You Know”, “If You Were With Me Now”, “No World Without You”, “Put Yourself In My Place”, “Disco Down”, and “Soul On Fire.”
* LyricalDissonance: Her old SAW days are quite heartbreaking if you listen to the lyrics, some of her newer stuff has shades of this too.
* MaleGaze: Most infamously, the tiny gold shorts from the "Spinning Around" video. JustinTimberlake even took the opportunity to see for himself when the two performed together at the BRIT awards.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: As a guest in Towa Tei's "German Bold Italic" - Kylie as a... [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment font?]]
* [[NeverSpeakIllOfTheDead Never Speak Ill of a Breast Cancer Survivor]]: {{Averted|Trope}}. There is still extremely heavy criticism of Kylie.
* NewSoundAlbum: Her albums tend to shift in sound alongside trends in the musical landscape.
** The first two albums (''Kylie'' and ''Enjoy Yourself'') were simple freestyle/dance-pop albums.
** ''[[HotterAndSexier Rhythm of Love and Let's Get To It]]'' still had the freestyle sound, but incorporated more new jack swing into them.
** ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Kylie Minogue]]'' was a fusion of R&B, jazz ,and house. It also marked her first foray in to experimenting with her style and sound.
** ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Impossible Princess]]'' (Minogue's first release on an indie label) was [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly a combo of trip-hop, alt-rock, drum&bass, and eastern sounds]].
** ''Light Years'' (widely considered her pop comeback) was a disco album.
** ''Fever'' (one of her largest selling albums) was more of a house and synthpop album.
** ''Body Language'' was an R&B/funk/lounge album.
** ''X'' and ''Aphrodite'' have been modern edgy electropop albums, either aimed a variety/complexity (X) or cohesion/vision (Aphrodite).
** ''Kiss Me Once'' has garnered SpiritualSuccessor comparisons to ''Body Language'' and ''X''.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The albums "Impossible Princess", "Kylie Minogue", "X" and "Body Language" have extremely mixed elements of different types of sounds. Her hit single "Confide In Me" is particularly conflicted with Baroque, Classical, R&B and Pop elements all used.
* NonAppearingTitle - ''Kylie'' and ''Kylie Minogue'' but also ''X''.
** ''X'' is ZigZagged here: There is no track named "X", but, the original name of the album was supposed to be "Magnetic Electric", now, "Magnetic Electric" *does* exist as a song on ''X''... but it's only a bonus track.
** As for the songs, she has very few of these, namely "Enjoy Yourself", "Difficult By Design" and "B.P.M."
* NotSafeForWork: The video for "Sexercize".
* ObsessionSong: “I Should Be So Lucky”, “My Secret Heart”, “What Do I Have To Do”, “I Am The One For You”, “Right Here, Right Now”, “No World Without You”, “Automatic Love”, “Say Hey”, “Drunk”, “Love Takes Over Me”, “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”, “In Your Eyes”, “Your Love (Even has the line ‘you’re my obsession’ right in it!)”, “Tightrope”
* OlderThanTheyLook: Honestly, she must have a [[Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray sinister picture in her attic]].
* OneMarioLimit: Averted by two of her self-titled albums, 1988's ''Kylie'' and 1995's ''Kylie Minogue''.
* TheOner: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQCirTog0cs Come Into My World]]". It's possibly the only video of her that lacks {{Fanservice}}, but is still damn cool.
* PimpedOutDress: Her tours will feature her wearing one during a slower segment of the show. They're usually covered in feathers or sequins.
* RearrangeTheSong: She has done this a lot. She has remade various songs into ballads, jazz, and electronica.
** Her 2012 compilation album ''The Abbey Road Sessions'' contains her grand hits in orchestral form.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Exploited to its full potential in "All The Lovers" video.
* SesameStreetCred: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WgnLfjUguU She's an honorary]] [[TheWiggles Wiggle]].
* SelfTitledAlbum: First and Fifth were self titled and sixth was self titled in the UK and Europe.
* SopranoAndGravel: Her duet with Nick Cave.
* ShesGotLegs: ''Fantastic'' legs. Proven by [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1575818/Why-Kylie-Minogue-could-have-the-perfect-legs.html SCIENCE]], no less!
** In an interesting twist on this trope, she's ''short'' (nice legs are often long legs, and long legs tend to happen on tall people.) Such is the power of the Kylie.
* ShoutOut: In her song "Step Back In Time"
--> Remember the old days
--> Remember the O'Jays
--> Walkin' in rhythm
--> Life was for livin'
** In ''Kids'' there is mention of The Chairmen Of The Board, who she covered with ''Give Me Just A Little More Time''
** Act 7 on her ''Showgirl: Homecoming'' tour has her dancers dressed very similar to the [[Series/DoctorWho Cybermen]]. It's appropriately named [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Dance of the Cybermen"]]
* ShowgirlSkirt: For her "Showgirl" and "Showgirl Homecoming" tours.
* TakeThat: ''What Kind Of Fool'' is rumoured to be about her SAW days. Rumoured.
** Illusion and Obsession both mention the fact she's a celebrity and her worry that a man would want her for her fame instead of herself.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF95urSVZ7M ''Ruffle My Feathers'']] is generally seen as being about her cancer is actually about all the criticism she has faced over the years
** The performance of ''Slow'' / ''Free'' from the ''X'' tour was however about fighting and overcoming her illness
* TallPoppySyndrome: Naturally being a successful Australian pop star has been chased out of the country, a couple of times, because she got too successful and had to much determination for Australians to handle.
* ThreeMinutesOfWrithing: Especially "Slow" and "Sexercize".
* TruckDriversGearChange: "Your Disco Needs You" subverts this trope - the song goes up in the lead up to the final chorus, but then drops back down to the original key during "Cure a lonely heart".
* YourCheatingHeart: “It’s No Secret” and “Word Is Out”. “Secrets” also counts too, but it’s in the POV of the cheater.
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-->'' I'm Spinning Around''