Pop and rock music covers a wide variety of genres, styles, and influences. From Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber to Aerosmith and the Dave Matthews Band, pop and rock music are collectively the most successful types of music out there today. Want to see Kylie Minogue in concert? View the listings below for upcoming dates and Kylie Minogue tickets.
In 1968, Kylie Ann Minogue was born in Melbourne, Australia. Taking lessons in dance and piano, she dreamed of becoming an actress as her sister, Dannii, began a singing career. Soon, Kylie won the role of the girl next door, Charlene Mitchell, in the soap opera Neighbors with Jason Donovan and Russell Crowe. When she sang the Little Eva song, "The Loco-Motion," for a charity event, the young artist tumbled into the music industry with a record contract. Also covered by other bands, including Grand Funk Railroad, the song was a sensation and her concert tickets sold out in no time. At the age of twenty, she hit the European pop music scene with her 1988 debut album, Kylie.
Although it was written in a rush, "'I Should Be So Lucky" was a number one hit in the UK. During the next few years, Minogue worked on dance pop music in Rhythm of Love, Impossible Princess, and other albums. Duets with the Pet Shop Boys and Nick Cave impressed European fans, but most American audiences did not get the chance to listen to her music. The singer's collaboration with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Where The Wild Live Roses Grow," stirred up some controversy with its morbid but haunting lyrics, yet even critics agreed that the girl had talent. In 2000, Paula Abdul and Kara DioGuardi wrote Kylie Minogue lyrics for "Spinning Around" from the album Light Years, and the song became one of her greatest hits.
Capitol Records released Fever in 2001, and the single "Can't Get You out of My Head" sold over four million copies. In 2003, Kylie celebrated the release of Body Language with a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, performing songs like "Confide in Me" and "What Kind of Fool." Like Madonna, she changed up her style many times, always keeping fashion reporters guessing. Her music videos featured sexy outfits and creative concepts, and tickets for Kylie Minogue concerts were hard to find. In addition to her music career, the Aussie girl appeared in films like Moulin Rouge and television shows such as Doctor Who, and sometimes she dreamed of becoming a Hollywood actress.
In 2005, life threw the pop princess a curveball. Scheduled to play Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, treatment was successful and she returned to the concert circuit after a year off with Showgirl: The Homecoming Tour. She released her latest creation, X, in 2007. Her tenth studio album, X inspired a tour called KylieX2008 and scored a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album.