Kylie Minogue, in full Kylie Ann Minogue, (born May 28, 1968, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), Australian singer who in the late 1980s became a pop superstar in Australia and Europe and who continued to enjoy success into the 21st century.
Minogue, who had been acting since she was a child, first garnered fame in Australia and Great Britain for her role (1986–88) on the popular soap opera Neighbours. She subsequently left television for a singing career, making her recording debut in 1988 with the album Kylie—as part of the London hit factory Stock, Aitken & Waterman—and registering her first number one single, “I Should Be So Lucky.” Her cover of Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion” introduced her to an American audience, although she would not return to the top 10 of the Billboard pop singles chart for another 14 years. With media savvy and a strong work ethic, the diminutive Minogue saw her career skyrocket in Europe. Her attractive appearance sparked further publicity, and she soon became a favourite of the tabloids.