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Australian or Australian-British?[edit]

My understanding is that Minogue has British citizenship through her Welsh grandmother, which makes her Australian-British. I can't find a cite, but she has received an OBE, which I think is reserved for British citizens, isn't it? Though she's usually identified as Australian, I think her British-ness is at least as notable as Australian-ness: She's considered a "national treasure" in Britain, and she's received an OBE. Her music is a product of the British pop music scene (SAW, etc.), and she's often perceived as being a British artist by Americans. I don't mean to belittle the importance of Australia in Minogue's career, as Australia has been vital to her career (Neighbours, Michael Hutchence, Nick Cave, Intimate & Live, Mardi Gras, Olympics), and Australia also considers her a "national treasure". But she really belongs to both countries, and the lead sentence should say that. (talk) 20:33, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

WP:MOSBIO says "In most modern-day cases this will mean the country of which the person is a citizen or national, or was a citizen when the person became notable." Minogue became notable first in Australia. It is her mother who is Welsh, by the way. If Americans perceive her as a British artist, that is not enough justification to refer to her as such here. The media, even in the U.S., refers to her as Australian. I think it should remain as is. Rossrs (talk) 22:41, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

During promotional duties for Aphrodite, Kylie was quizzed about the then upcoming Australian 2010 election, she revealed in her response that she possesses dual citizenship for Autralia and Britain, and hence still had to vote. Also an OBE can be awarded to anyone who is a resident and/or citizen of a member nation of the Commonwealth of Nations, the former British Empire, of which Australia is, being a former colony. She's also been awarded a French cultural order, sort of an equivilent, though not being French herself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:08, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

An OBE can be given to anyone of any nationality. However, a full OBE is reserved for those who are citizens of commonwealth realms - a nation where Queen Elizabeth II is head of state. As Australia is currently one of these Kylie's OBE is a full OBE. If the recipient is not a citizen of a commonwealth realm (which includes the majority of the Commonwealth) it is termed an honary OBE (e.g. Henry Winkler). So Kylie can write Kylie Minogue OBE, Henry will need to put Henry Winkler OBE(hon) to show the difference between the two. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:32, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Generally, Kylie live in UK, also work here. That settles the matter. This not only British citizenship, Welsh grandmother and full Order of the British Empire. In the media (depending on the state) is identified with both the Australian and/or British. I support the solution (Australian-British). Subtropical-man (talk) 15:08, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Definitely not. Kylie is an Aussie, probably the most famous Aussie in pop. As a Brit living in the UK, i have never come across Kylie referred to anything other than an Aussie.Chie one (talk) 20:12, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Actually OBE's are not available to Australians anymore. Unlike New Zealand which recently returned British honours, Australia, like Canada have their own honours system. Britney Speres has a British grandmother, is she British? America is a former British colony, are they British? I think not. (talk) 07:39, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Generally, Kylie live in UK, also work here. That settles the matter. This not "only" British citizenship, Welsh grandmother and full Order of the British Empire. Please see another example: Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold was born in Austria, but lives and works in the United States. So, please see intro about Arnold: "Arnold Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian and American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician". Rightly. Subtropical-man (talk) 17:58, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

No matter what the lead-in should be, shouldn't the article mention British citizenship somewhere?--Prosfilaes (talk) 03:41, 15 October 2014 (UTC)


Please can we have a PERSONAL INFO section for Kylie with info about her family life. Thx —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:46, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

It was decided not to have a Personal life section in this article. The Early life and career beginnings section mentions her parents and siblings. For over two years, she has been in a relationship with Andres Velencoso, which is stated and sourced on his article. It should be included in this article, but I can't work out where best to include it with the article structured as it is. Jim Michael (talk) 16:14, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Dude that is bullshit. Why do you have one for every other signer and actress but not Kylie? You should write one up there.

This article absolutely needs a personal info section. Who 'decided' that it was not needed? There is no mention of her relationship with Jason Donovan which was huge at the time or Michael Hutchson from INXS which, again, was huge - or the French model that she went out with for ages. Not having a personal section seriously compromises this article. You can't find a place to put in something about her current relationship - because there is no personal info section - which is the best place for it! Is there no personal info section because Kylie has never married and doesn't have children? If so, that is really unfair.

Even if you don't write anything else about personal life, then the title "personal life" should be changed to "cancer" or something of that kind as that section does not speak much of anything else212.93.105.33 (talk) 07:24, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

That section looks odd to me starting at 2002. Other artists have fuller sections on their personal lives. There is a big gap there. -- Beardo (talk) 17:41, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
There should be a mention of her relationship with Jason Donovan and the other popular celebrities that she dated in the past.--SuperHotWiki (talk) 05:08, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

The word "most" should be removed from the phrase "most catchiest" it is a redundancy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:31, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Last paragraph needs to be rewritten[edit]

The first sentence of the last paragraph doesn't make any sense: "During after the prosession of the cancer treatment, Kylie has told the press or has been heard that Kylie still is going under treatment, but makes her upset and leaves her sad saying "I can’t stand it, get me off this stuff" as she said to the doctors." The rest of the paragraph also has grammatical problems. Since I am not an expert on Kylie Minogue, I feel I should not rewrite it myself. I hope someone else can. ChezChas (talk) 05:12, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

I removed it rather than rewrote it. It's not relevant, takes material out of context and is kind of an obvious thing to report anyway. Does anyone enjoy chemotherapy? Is it a big surprise to learn that Minogue didn't enjoy hers? Not exactly useful in my opinion, at least not the way it was presented. Rossrs (talk) 12:08, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
It is relevant that she stated this year that she is still taking medication to reduce the risk of her breast cancer returning, so I think that fact should be briefly included, but not phrased the way it is above. Jim Michael (talk) 16:14, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Sydney Olympics[edit]

I've raised this pint before. In the intro to this article, it states that Kylie performed in both the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. This is oncorrect. She only performed in the Closing ceremony where she sang ABBA's "Dancing Queen and "On a Night Like This". Cattona (talk) 05:16, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Nothing attracts my attention quite like someone raising a pint! Count me in. You're right of course. I think the confusion is that while she performed at only the closing ceremony of the Olympics, she also performed at the opening of the ParaOlympics. I'll change it, but you know, with something like this when you are sure you are right, just be bold and make the change. Nobody could fault you for that. Rossrs (talk) 11:47, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Dead external links to Allmusic website – December 2010[edit]

Since Allmusic have changed the syntax of their URLs, 1 link(s) used in the article do not work anymore and can't be migrated automatically. Please use the search option on to find the new location of the linked Allmusic article(s) and fix the link(s) accordingly. If a new location cannot be found, the link(s) should be removed. This applies to the following external links:

--CactusBot (talk) 13:16, 31 December 2010 (UTC) Fixed--Cactus26 (talk) 10:00, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

iPhone Game[edit]

See here --Cprice1000talk2me 06:00, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Reliable source? --BwB (talk) 09:36, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
[1] --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 18:45, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Other honours and awards[edit]

Kylie is also an Honorary Member of the Junior Common Room [JCR] of St Edmund Hall [SEH] [ ], a College at the University of Oxford. This occurred in 1989 when Members of the SEH JCR, somewhat cheekily, wrote to Kylie inviting her to accept the award which she duly did by turning up in person and posing for photographs! The photograph of her being hugged by a couple of our rugby-playing undergraduates can still be seen displayed on the wall of "The Well" (one of the College's two student bars).

Drseuk (talk) 10:44, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Not sure if this is Wiki material? --BwB (talk) 11:07, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Other Activity section[edit]

I note the information about her book and perfumes is placed in the Cancer section, should we have another section for these other ventures? RoyalBlueStuey (talk) 12:28, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

That seems to make scents!. --BwB (talk) 12:41, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Very good *cap doffed* RoyalBlueStuey (talk) 13:32, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

60 million records[edit]

She's sold much more than this, could somebody source and update it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:26, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

I was thinking the same, until I went through and added up all the sales from her individual album and single pages and found that it is right about 60 million records. Anyway, your request has been answered by somebody, as it has been updated to 68 million. --ĈÞЯİŒ 1ооо 20:51, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

There's been various figures that has been bandied about in the media regarding her record sales. At the 2008 Brit Awards, it was announced that she had sold 68 million records. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:15, 13 August 2017 (UTC)


The page Kylie (disambiguation) is getting quite large, my question is, when is it large enough to directly link the page Kylie to it? Or is it always going to point to this page, because it's the most probable reason someone searches for Kylie? (talk) 16:27, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 6 October 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}

Dr Kylie Minogue.

Article should be mentioned under the "Cancer" section of her Wikipedia.

Jenjanex (talk) 01:13, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

The reuqest is not specific; what do you mean by "Article should be mentioned"? Please elaborate, and make a more specific request. This template may only be used when followed by a specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y".. Thanks,  Chzz  ►  00:24, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

points of intrets[edit]

Loves Riding horses and she loves pets especially Kittens. Has a love for Taking photos she has so many poses she could use!

School At school she loved maths and converting lengths — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:20, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Songs recorded or written by Kylie Minogue, but never released.[edit]

Is there anything of worth at User:Tlogmer/Kylie? Consider commenting at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Tlogmer/Kylie. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 04:44, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Signature for infobox[edit]

Does anyone have one to add to the infobox? It can be added to the bottom as an image just like in the Beyoncé Knowles article. Thanks Jenova20 15:03, 23 May 2012 (UTC)


In 2007, German band Planetakis had a rather successful song (in German and English) called "Pogo in the Shoes of Kylie Minogue" (or "Pogo in den Schuhen von Kylie Minogue"). I can't help but feel that this should be mentioned... somewhere. Any suggestions? DS (talk) 01:12, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

"highest selling single of the decade"[edit]

Someone with editing rights please fix the grammar by adding a hyphen: "highest-selling". It is not any "selling record" that happened to be at the top of a hill. (talk) 22:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

 Done. DS (talk) 13:11, 20 June 2012 (UTC)


I know she uses that description. But has she ever really worked in form that fits that description ? As opposed to using that style in her performances as a singer ? -- Beardo (talk) 19:13, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

I think "Showgirl" is more of a nickname or a stage name and it was the name for two of her tours. I don't think Kylie is a "showgirl" because of her tours and performances as a singer because if she is, then we should call the other female artists a showgirl too. --SuperHotWiki (talk) 05:11, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Abbey Road Sessions[edit]

Abbey Road Sessions should not be referred to and categorized as a compilation album. It's KM's 12th studio album, consisting of all new recordings. "Compilation album" denotes a collection of previously recorded/released material (such as her Best Of collection released four months prior to Abbey Road Sessions). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ananda62 (talkcontribs) 12:21, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

It is not a studio album. A lot of music websites consider the album as a compilation album. --SuperHotWiki (talk) 11:09, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Personal Life?[edit]

Hey! I was looking through many other artists including Celine Dion, Madonna and such, and I didn't come across any article citing "Personal Life". I thought it would have been more better if information in that "Personal Life" article (e.g. her relationship with Andres Velencoso) would be spread out in the primary Kylie Minogue article. And plus, I noted that most of the "Personal Life" article is only information about her cancer diagnosis. Should this be changed or keep it as personal life??? Please answer, need some help. (GirlsAlouud (talk · contribs} 01:22, 16 November 2012 (UTC)).

The Goddess of Pop[edit]

Hi. "The Goddess of Pop" shouldn't be in this article, unless it's referenced by reliable sources; clearly that's not the case. The first ref refers to her as a "Pop Goddess", and the second ref is a comment box-it is wrong in so many levels. Lordelliott (talk) 17:30, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

First: there are appropriate templates, to determination dubious sources. Second: your editing is controversial (delete of text and sources), you must first discuss it. If by consensus, content and source must be removed, will be removed. Thirdly: Google shows thousands of results (for Kylie Minogue "Goddess of Pop"), just find the respective sources. Fourth: one source describes the term "Pop Goddess", this is a different situation, in this case is can not be removed the text and the sources. Fifth: for you, this source can be a non reliable, for other users this source can be a reliable - therefore it must be earlier discussion and consensus, later - changes. Subtropical-man (talk) 18:42, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
A bit late on the name ..used for decades to describe Cher in real publication like rolling stone - Time life etc... got any refs of this caliber for Kylie Minogue? Moxy (talk) 18:58, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
The sources should be reliable for Wikipedia criteria, not for "other users". You should "find the respective sources", not me, because you are the one who's keeping the info on the article. This is a Featured Article, and these sources aren't acceptable even for a good article. Lordelliott (talk) 19:02, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Source no.1 meets of requirement of Wikipedia policy. Besides, I'm not alone on Wikipedia, if google shows thousands of results, everyone can find to add new sources. There just takes time and a willingness - no more. Subtropical-man (talk) 19:08, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
That's common sense: if YOU want to add new info, YOU should present the sources, not give the work to other users just because the sources can be found on Google. Also, the first ref calls her "a real pop goddess", NOT "The Goddess of Pop". Lordelliott (talk) 19:14, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
This text existed a long time and I did not add to the article. Yes, the first ref calls her a "pop goddess", not "The Goddess of Pop" but this is reliable source and you have called it differently. Otherwise, I'm not alone on Wikipedia, if google shows thousands of results, everyone can find to add new sources. There just takes time and a willingness - no more. I do not write directly to you, I write to each other users. Subtropical-man (talk) 19:25, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
What you're trying to say doesn't make any sense. This text was added to the article after it was promoted as a FA (obviously|, with unreliable sources. The first one is reliable, but is not a source to "The Goddess of Pop" claim actually. The latter is unreliable in all meanings. If you want to keep the information, go on and find reliable sources yourself. I tried to search for reliable sources and I just found blogs and gossip sites. Lordelliott (talk) 19:30, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
So i see an edit war over talking ...not good - 3 revert blocks may be forth coming if others see this war. That said we need to remove the guess work added = quote "indicating her presence and longevity in pop music." ..pure speculation - guess work - any-source for this bold statement.Moxy (talk) 19:55, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
I think the book is a self-published source, and I also think that it takes more than 2 references to actually "give" someone a title like that, but I will not discuss anymore, since this article was promoted as a FA six years ago and now it clearly doesn't meet FA's standards. Anyway, I've made a little adjust. Lordelliott (talk) 19:56, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
"I also think that it takes more than 2 references to actually "give" someone a title like that" - meanwhile, sufficient number of sources (2+1). New sources will be in the future, according to what I wrote earlier "I'm not alone on Wikipedia, if google shows thousands of results, everyone can find and add new (adjective) sources". In the meantime, thank you for cooperation. Subtropical-man (talk) 20:04, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
"In the future", because today there's not many reliable sources on the web calling her the "Goddess of Pop", as opposed to Cher, or MJ as the "King", etc. Since there's also not many users who are interested in maintaining the quality of this article, there's nothing I can do. Good edits. Lordelliott (talk) 20:08, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Kylie is indeed in the Goddess of Pop but this is coming from a big time Kylie Minogue fan and her Wikipedia page should be neutral as possible.--SuperHotWiki (talk) 11:10, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Kylie's sexuality?[edit]

OK, so I was doing some research, I came across this article Kylie Minogue: I'm bisexual!. Because there is a personal life part in the article, do you think it will be appropriate to add this point it? She has stated: "I fancy girls", "I have been attracted to some women. I am a sexual exhibitionist and part of me is a natural flirt [...]." GirlsAlouud (talk · contribs} 02:49, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

I've seen the interview and all comments and articles about her sexuality are totally out of context. -- (talk) 22:29, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 4 January 2013[edit]

Please remove 'Showgirl' from lists of occupations or epithets in this article. As discussed, Kylie Minogue has not worked as a 'showgirl' per se (eg. in the Moulin Rouge or at Caesar's Palace) as her chief occupation - it's an affectation or persona she took on at a particular point in her career. If there is a source or reference recording her work as a professional showgirl, it should be included and further expansion on this work included in the article. Shiniqa (talk) 23:25, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

 Done Pol430 talk to me 22:38, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Pol430, but 'Showgirl' still appearing in the list of occupations in the 'Background Information' sidebar. Can it also be removed, as in main text? Sorry to go on, but this kind of thing really lessens Wikipedia! - important that a 'featured article' is the very best it can be.

YesY Done MadGuy7023 (talk) 23:44, 4 February 2013 (UTC)


I suggest add "Teen pop" to the article, her first albums and singles it was also teen pop. Subtropical-man (talk) 15:39, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

I disagree I think she is barely thought of as Teen Pop and the current genres listed are more then adequate. Ridernyc (talk) 16:35, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
You are wrong. Teen Pop is genre which formerly was done by the artist, should be this information in the article. And also, on Wikipedia not exist words "are more then adequate". If the singer has for example 20 occupations/jobs, 20 occupations/jobs should be written in article, if the singer has for example 8 genres of music, 8 genres of music should be written in article. Wikipedia is encyclopedia, encyclopedia is base of knowledge. Kylie Minogue is (mainly) singer, you delete information about acting? because singer is more then adequate. Subtropical-man (talk) 17:08, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Life and Career[edit]

Suggestion for change:

2013: Upcoming twelfth studio album

In January 2013, Minogue and her manager Terry Blamey, who has worked with her since the start of her musical beginnings, have parted ways.[120] The next month, she was signed to Roc Nation for a management deal while her label Parlophone was finally sold to Warner.[A] Minogue is currently recording on her twelfth studio album since the spring of 2012 and the lead single is slated to be released soon.[121] She will also play a lead role in the upcoming musical film Walking on Sunshine alongside English actress Gemma Arterton.[122]

A - Warner Music buys Parlophone label - -- (talk) 22:40, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Filmography (Film & Television)[edit]

Why are so many films missing in her filmography? It should be give all movies IMDb has. -> -- (talk) 21:52, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Error in 1.2[edit]

Where is says Minogue's debut album, Kylie was released in July 1998 -- should be 1988. (talk) 23:08, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

YesY Done MadGuy7023 (talk) 16:59, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Update main picture[edit]

The main article picture needs to be updated to one from 2013. Might I suggest this one?

Let's go through the ritual... (talk) 05:26, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Go for it!--SuperHotWiki (talk) 06:50, 24 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, please! The one used right now is at least 6 years old. Artists like her, Rihanna or Katy Perry change their look way more than 3 times a year. -- (talk) 21:28, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

This is the file could someone please check that everything is correct and then put it at the top of the article. Thanks. Let's go through the ritual... (talk) 07:27, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

I like that the picture will be changed but is there some other picture options we can look into? ErdoS (talk) 15:25, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps we should wait until the new album era begins? Let's go through the ritual... (talk) 03:44, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Nah you can just change it again. I think some images here explain her new situation well ErdoS (talk) 06:12, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

This is a nice picture - could someone do it for me because I did it incorrectly last time as I'm not sure of the correct rights and licences so that it isn't deleted. Let's go through the ritual... (talk) 00:54, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

I did it, not sure if correct. Please correct it if there's any issues [[2]] Let's go through the ritual... (talk) 07:35, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Photographs from photo agencies like Bauer Griffin are almost always under copyright and not released under free licenses. This is true for pretty much any image you'll come across through a Google image search. --Mosmof (talk) 04:10, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 May 2013[edit]

There is a problem with this part: "On May 28, one of the producers of the album, Nom De Strip revealed a new track by Minogue entitled "Skirt", which was released on her 45th birthday. The song is rumored to be on her studio album.[1]"

The last sentence is too much of a fanboy reaction than a rational info. I would expect more of a semi-protected page! The protection should insure fact quality instead of being a rumor mill.

It's not clear if the song is part of the new album or if it is an early rejected song who the producer has the liberty to release without him being sued.

The easiest way to fix this is to delete the last sentence: The song is rumored to be on her studio album. (talk) 16:45, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Done --ElHef (Meep?) 18:47, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
It should also be known that the released song is actually a club mix by Chris Lake. This has not been directly verified but has been suggested and should be noted ErdoS (talk) 19:01, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
No, please stick with the facts. Chris Lake played a club (dub?) mix in a Ibiza club on Saturday and on Tuesday the producer Nom de Strip released the orignal version on his Soundcloud account. Chris Lake tweeted the proof:

<script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script> BTW, the song "Skirt" is based on "Shake & Bake" by Bones & Nom the Strip. [2] -- (talk) 21:21, 28 May 2013 (UTC)


Record sales[edit]

The 68 million figure, regarding her record sales, is often noted whilst describing her. The figure has been used for at least the past five years as this 2009 article from four years ago demonstrates. As a result, the figures do not seem to take into account subsequent worldwide sales, and considering that Minogue released a studio album (Aprodite) in 2010, a live album (Aprodite Les Folies: Live in London) in 2011, and two compilation albums (The Best of Kylie Minogue) and (The Abbey Road Sessions), both in 2012; judging by this, and her numerous singles sales, the figure therefore seems slightly redundant.

Music magazine Billboard in June 2013 described her as "more than 70 million records" [3] which, for obvious reasons, is more accurate. This needs to be updated.

Patyo1994 (talk) 00:02, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Photo restored to 2007 version[edit]

Hello chaps, I've taken the liberty of restoring the 2007 photo as the lead image in the old infobox what! The one of her in the gold dress was blurred and out of focus and made it dashed hard to see what this rather tiny (though perfectly formed!) young lady actually looks like! For reference here are the three images we've had recently and my assessment.

A quick gander at [4] suggests the 2007 image is still the best visual representation of the lass in my book! We could possibly use a more up to date image, but only if it's going to be of comparable quality and composition methinks!. Quintessential British Gentleman (talk) 01:56, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

I've changed it to File:Kylie Minogue (6805219672).jpg, as it is clear, not unflattering, shows her full face, and is the most recent photo in a decent resolution.—Ryulong (琉竜) 16:44, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
I reverted this change, to infobox not add pictures of people in unusual costumes, Wikipedia is encyclopedia, not freakshow (no offense to anyone, especially for the wonderful Kylie :). Besides, the picture has many drawbacks: poor quality, too dark and also in the frame there are other people. Please not change pictures, before consensus (Wikipedia:Consensus). Subtropical-man (talk) 17:31, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

I searched all photos in the Commons. Generally, today - 28 November 2013, only two pictures are suitable for infobox (below). Both pictures has the advantages and disadvantages:

which better? Subtropical-man (talk) 17:51, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

I have no idea what the hell you mean by "to infobox not add pictures of people in unusual costumes". As an encyclopedia, we should provide a photo that most accurately depicts the subject in the infobox, and Kylie has in her career donned several strange costumes as part of her performances, as have other artists such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kesha, and Little Boots, all of whom feature non-standard wardrobes in their infobox photos. And no one participated in this discussion and I found a suitable alternative.—Ryulong (琉竜) 19:34, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

The Cannes shot is so much better. The quality of picture looks better. The subject can be seen clearly, not like the Nobel Prize Concert (orange dress) photo. It's to blurry and her actual facial expressions seem distorted slightly. The Cannes photo is old but by far the better of the two, and the subject has not changed in appearance to much over the elapsed time. Alternatively, this photo might be of use:

Personally however, I still believe the best and most accurate photograph is the Cannes photo. The 2012 photo is from afar and seems like one that would be used in lieu of the availability of any photograph actually documenting the subject's face. Patyo1994 (talk) 01:53, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

  1. pictures of Lady Gaga and Kesha has good quality, Nicki Minaj slightly worse, your picture of Kylie is poor quality, too dark and also in the frame there are other people
2. also Lady Gaga style is 100% cosmic/freak disguise, Kesha and Nicki Minaj is bitc* style, this is normal for them. Kylie is not, Kylie use non-standard wardrobes only in concerts (not all); in film, TV, life etc - not. For Lady Gaga, Kesha, Nicki Minaj non-standard wardrobes is standard, so photos in infobox no one is astonished. Moreover, the clothes of Lady Gaga, Kesha, Nicki Minaj are not tragic but Kylie in panache (1/3 of picture) is scandal in infobox.
3. also, nearly whole Wikipedia use standard pictures, only few scandalous stars has in infobox non-standard wardrobes.
Patyo1994, also User:Quintessential British Gentleman support Cannes shot, I support both: Cannes and "orange dress", so - restore to 2007 (Cannes) version, until done better images and a new consensus. Subtropical-man (talk) 14:41, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Just wondering if it's possible to use a photo from The Voice UK launch under any sort of licence? Is it possible someone has a free use one? Let's go through the ritual... (talk) 04:46, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Natalia Jayden[edit]

Does anyone know this young lady? She is a Dutch-Polish singer-songwriter, and you can find information that she wrote some songs for Kylie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:25, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 April 2014[edit]

Article refers to Sir Tom Jones as a "pop singer" I think he is a bit more than that :)

Cymplecy (talk) 23:09, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. (tJosve05a (c) 23:16, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Reception content[edit]

I have reinstated a statement from Guardian critic Michael Cragg, in accordance with the "Reception" content of other artists' pages.--Soulparadox (talk) 01:31, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 August 2014[edit]

On Friday, August 15, PWL announced that it would be reissuing special editions of Kylie Minogue's first four albums, in tandem with fellow UK independent record label Cherry Red. Each release will be digitally remastered from the original studio tapes - Kylie (1988), Enjoy Yourself (1989), Rhythm Of Love (1990) and Let’s Get To It (1991) - and will be reissued on October 27.

Journovampire (talk) 10:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Where in the article should this go? (Please change the "answered" field back to "no" when you've replied). Stickee (talk) 02:49, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


Should the "Legacy" section be renamed something like "Influence"? "Legacy" makes it sound like Minogue has died or that she's no longer influential. – Acdx (talk) 04:01, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Leaving Label Parlophone and Management Roc Nation[edit]

After only a couple of years Kylie is leaving her management at Jay Z's Roc Nation. In like manner Ms. Minogue parts with Parlophone, her label of 16 years. Kylie Minogue LEAVES Jay Z’s label after 'two years of professional disappointment' -- (talk) 14:08, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Young & Hungry[edit]

Kylie Minogue will be on two episodes of the US comedy series "Young & Hungry". The upcoming second season will premiere on March 25, 2015. "Minogue will guest star as 'Shauna', a charming and quick-witted tech reporter who hits it off with Josh (Jonathan Sadowski)." Kylie Minogue to Guest Star on ABC Family's 'Young & Hungry' -- (talk) 14:20, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for the information. The information was entered into the table in Kylie_Minogue_filmography#Television. Subtropical-man talk
19:06, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for adding the guest appearance. She did 2 episodes though. Her 2nd episode "Young & Ferris Wheel" is missing. -- (talk) 19:32, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Discography page needs to be protected too.[edit]

There's an IP who infalted Kylie's sales all the time. I can't stand him anymore!--88marcus (talk) 16:21, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Crystallize; 4 July 2015[edit]

Ok, I just wanted to add a link to Crystallize (Kylie Minogue song) right here:

  • Member's of the public are asked to donate money by buying a musical note from eBay site from Minogue's charity single "Crystallize".

As her last single, I think it would be right to add link like this: Crystallize. What you say?

Sueño1989 (talk) 09:22, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

 Done - Arjayay (talk) 15:17, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Trivial info and neutrality issues in lead[edit]

The current lead is an absolute mess. There's a lot of trivial information that doesn't belong in an introductory section, peacock wording, and puffery. It's pretty obvious that this was written by a fan. I'd try to clean it up, but I don't know enough about Minogue to determine what should stay and what should go. Can a more knowledgeable editor please take a look at this? In the meantime, I will be adding a neutrality tag until these issues are addressed. Chase (talk | contributions) 04:54, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

I'm not convinced this meets the FA criteria based on neutrality and lead concerns from a glance. Sourcing also needs work. Let's see if anyone can fix it up. Snuggums (talk / edits) 02:21, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 August 2015[edit]

Spelling mistake - please change "desert" to "dessert".

Timinuk (talk) 23:29, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 23:36, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Des nouvelles de Kylie Minogue[edit]

Bonjour Je suis Crescent15. Je suis française aussi. S'il vous plaît ajouter "Kylie On Stage" - l'exposition au Arts Centre Melbourne ( et aussi les nouvelles de sa nouveau film "Flammable Children" qui va filmés bientôt en Australie avec Guy Pearce ( 29 septembre 2016) Merci beaucoup Crescent15 (talk) 13:02, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 December 2016[edit]

I would like to change the information about Kylie Minogue being known simply as Kylie and replace it with her using it as a pseudonym which has become her stage name in recent times. LobsterLover (talk) 22:43, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. - Mlpearc (open channel) 22:47, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Prince Andrew[edit]

She is reportedly now dating Prince Andrew. Section on relationships thus requires update. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 11:27, 26 May 2017 (UTC)


This is incorrect: Minogue during the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Summer Paralympics, where she performed a cover of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" and her single "On a Night Like This".[69]

She actually performed Waltzing Matilda, Spinning Around and Celebration. The songs stated were performed at the Olympics Closing.


Semi-protected edit request on 8 November 2017[edit]

Please add the following info below by adding a trivia section:

  • Kylie Minogue’s body mass index (BMI) is calculated to be 20.
  • Her weight is at a marginally lower level; in’s view, it still should still be fine for her health. By classification of the WHO, she is "normalweight". KylieStarzz (talk) 13:46, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 16:14, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Best-selling artists[edit]

In the introduction to Kylie's page, it mentions how she has sold over 80 million records worldwide. And yet, whenever I go to the page "List of best-selling music artists", which lists the artists who ahve sold 75 million or more, Kylie's name never appears. It might be because enough references can't be found to back up the claim for a biography page, but I think both pages need to be updated for Kylie's inclusion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GillettD (talkcontribs) 20:02, 1 July 2018 (UTC)