Saturday, July 28, 2012

25 Great Music Moments of Kylie Minogue

On the 25th anniversary of the release of Kylie Minogue's debut single 'Loco-Motion,' we take a look at 25 great music moments that showcase Kylie's career that has made her a music legend and a fashion icon.

Kylie's first two songs released from her self-titled debut album went straight to number one in the UK and Australia, with the song Got To Be Certain becoming Minogue's third consecutive number one single in the Australian music charts. In that month, Minogue was awarded with two gold discs for her No.1 singles. Not a bad start in the music industry!

Let's not forget this great music moment, because everyone enjoyed it! Kylie made those shiny gold hotpants iconic and firmly shook off her girl-next-door image!

 More awards for the pop star! Kylie Minogue triumphed at the 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards winning Best Pop Act and Best Dance Act!

At the 2003 Brit Awards, Justin Timberlake and Kylie made everyone hot under the collar with a sexy performance. Rumour is he partied with Kylie and her sister in their hotel room until the early hours...

In November 2004, Kylie was inducted into the Smash Hits Hall of Fame when she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Smash Hits T4 Poll Winners Party held at London's Wembley Arena. Kylie, whose first performance was in October 1989, was honored for her 17 year contribution to music.

In 2005, Kylie was nominated for the prestigious Best International Female Award at the Brit Awards. It was the sixth time Kylie had been nominated which she won in 2002.

Kylie and her sister Dannii Minogue broke the record as the most successful sisters ever on the British charts!

All tickets for the first lot of UK tour dates for Kylie's upcoming Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour sold out in less than two hours! That beat the ticket sales of both Elton John and Madonna!

Kylie resumed her Showgirl Homecoming tour and her performance in 2006 in Wembley area was amazing for two reasons. It was described as 'nothing less than a triumph' and she resumed her European tour just after surviving breast cancer. Letting nothing stop her show, Kylie had reworked the dance routines to accommodate her medical condition, a real-life showgirl who embodies the saying, The show must go on!

Kylie was the winner of the 2004 Grammy for Best Dance Recording for her single Come Into My World. She beat off competition such as Madonna, Cher, and Groove Aramada.

Kylie is the first, and the only, female recording artist in UK chart history to have a number one album in four consecutive decades, achieving this in the 1980s, 90s, 00s and 10s!

In early 1989, Kylie recorded her duet with good friend and Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan. Especially For You sold almost one million copies in the UK!

In July 2008, Kylie was honoured with an OBE for services to music. Minogue commented 'I am almost as surprised as I am honoured. I feel deeply touched to be acknowledged by the UK, my adopted home, in this way.'

During her smashing comeback to pop music in the year 2000 Kylie also released a duet, Kids, with pop star Robbie Williams. What a pairing!

An amazing honour for the pint-sized pop star! Kylie performed at the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

In 2001, Over eight million viewers in the UK alone tuned into her ITV television special An Audience with Kylie Minogue where she performed her smash hits and even a duet with Kermit the Frog!

In 2003, Kylie received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for Love at First Sight, and the following year won the same award for Come into My World.

Kylie won the Best International Album award in 2002 for the multi-million selling album, Fever.

Her single Can't Get You Out Of My Head was nominated several times for numerous awards, including Song of the Year. She won Top Song at the Top of the Pops awards, Best Single at the Italian Dance Music Awards and at the 2002 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo Kylie performed the song to an audience of a billion people!

February 2002 became Kylie's biggest month in her career for winning awards. She won Best International Female Artist and Best International Album for Fever at the 2002 Brit Awards. Single of The Year for Can't Get You Out Of My Head at the Dutch Edison Awards and Best Pop Act at the German Bravo Awards! That's a lot of wins!

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