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In pictures: Kylie's pop career
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Pop star Kylie Minogue is launching her greatest hits world tour in Glasgow, encompassing a 17-year singing career which began with the number one hit I Should Be So Lucky in 1988. She was still playing Charlene Mitchell in soap Neighbours at the time.
Kylie Minogue
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Minogue's UK chart success continued with Got To Be Certain then The Loco-Motion, a cover of the 1962 Little Eva hit which she promoted on TV shows such as Jim'll Fix It. It became the Australian singer's first US hit.
Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue
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Minogue had a Christmas 1988 hit with Especially For You, a duet with Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan. The actor denied their off-screen relationship before Minogue had a high-profile romance with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
Kylie Minogue
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Production team Stock Aitken Waterman helped Minogue notch up 19 early hits but she changed her image during the end of their working relationship to project a more sexual persona.
Kylie Minogue and Dawn French
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By 1994 Minogue had signed up to dance label Deconstruction, marking the launch of her new self-titled album with an appearance on BBC series The Vicar of Dibley.
Kylie Minogue waxwork
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By 1999 Minogue had experimented with numerous image changes and the longevity of her pop career meant a new Minogue waxwork had to be made for London tourist attraction Madame Tussauds.
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Minogue greeted the new millennium with a new Parlophone record contract, the album Light Years and her fifth UK number one Spinning Around.
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By 2000 Minogue had developed a flamboyant stage persona, inspiring the title of her latest Showgirl tour and this Royal Variety Show performance.
Kylie and Dannii Minogue
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Minogue's music career has continued alongside that of younger sister Dannii, another ex-soap star, who has scored 15 UK hits.
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In 2001 Minogue encouraged the world to dance like robots as Can't Get You Out Of My Head topped the UK chart and revived her popularity in the US.
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Can't Get You Out Of My Head won the best international video prize at the 2002 Brit Awards, where Minogue was also named best international female.
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Before embarking on her tour Minogue played the voice of Florence in a 2005 movie adaptation of children's series The Magic Roundabout. The Showgirl tour will end with Minogue performing at the Glastonbury Festival in June.

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