Active since 1979 as an actress and in the music industry since 1987, Kylie Minogue for her artistic achievements is a member of the Order of the British Empire from 2008, as well as Knight of Arts and the National Show, an honor conferred by the French government; in gratitude for this recognition, Minogue, a UK resident, began her 2008 tour from Paris.
Her career is divided into three periods, linked to the record companies for which she has recorded: the first period, at the turn of the eighties and nineties, in which she produced for the PWL Pete Waterman and became known in the United Kingdom; a middle period, when she was linked to the Deconstruction Records, house specializing in contemporary dance, with which she established herself as an author, composer and producer of her albums; the Parlophone period, from 1999, in which consolidated her success as international star.
Her most successful single is the song Can not Get You Out of My Head in 2001. In March 2011 is among the 100 best-selling songs in the history of commercial music. Regarding her albums, the most sold are Kylie (1988) and Fever, the first that was more than eight million copies and became the best selling album of 1988 in the UK, the second is in excess of twelve million records sold worldwide.
She is between the Australian show business personalities who have realized major gains in 2009; in 2010 it was indicated by a poll as the most influential celebrities in the United Kingdom. During her career, which in 2012 celebrates the silver anniversary, Minogue has sold over 90 million records and has established herself among the best-selling artists of all time, getting some of the most important international awards as World Music Awards, Grammy Awards and BRIT Award.
Her acting career has continued over the years; interprets the absinthe fairy in the film Moulin Rouge!, the iconic character Cammy in the movie adaptation of videogame Street Fighter, while her final film, Holy Motors, was presented at Cannes in 2012.