Tag: Kylie Minogue

Monday 5/30/22 10am ET: Feature Artist: Kylie Minogue

Kylie Ann Minogue, AO, OBE (born May 28, 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian-British singer, songwriter and actress. She is the highest-selling female Australian artist of all time and has been recognized with several honorific nicknames, most notably the “Princess of Pop”. Minogue has also been known for reinventing herself in music and fashion throughout her career, being referred to as a style icon.

Born and raised in Melbourne, she has worked and lived in the United Kingdom since the 1990s. Minogue achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbors, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. She came to prominence as a recording artist in the late 1980s and released four bubblegum and dance-pop-influenced studio albums produced by Stock Aitken Waterman and released by PWL. By the time she released her fourth album in the early 1990s, she had amassed several top ten singles in the UK and Australia, including “I Should Be So Lucky”, “The Loco-Motion”, “Hand on Your Heart”, “Better the Devil You Know” and “Step Back in Time”. Minogue, however, felt alienated and dissatisfied with the little creative control she had over her music. In 1992, she left PWL and signed with Deconstruction Records, where she released Kylie Minogue (1994) and Impossible Princess (1997), both of which received positive reviews from critics, with the latter being often described as her most personal and best work. Returning to more mainstream dance-oriented music, Minogue signed to Parlophone and released her disco-influenced seventh studio album Light Years (2000), which was preceded by lead single “Spinning Around”. The follow-up, Fever (2001) became her best-selling album to date and was a breakthrough for Minogue in markets where she had little recognition previously. Its lead single, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” became one of the most successful singles of the 2000s, selling over five million units.

Saturday 11/13/21 3pm ET: Feature LP: Kylie Minogue – Disco (2021)

Disco is the fifteenth studio album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was released on November 6, 2020 by Darenote and BMG Rights Management. Following the completion of the Golden Tour and her performance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2019, Minogue sought to create a disco-influenced record and enlisted producers such as Sky Adams, Teemu Brunila and Biff Stannard. Minogue herself also gained engineering credits for vocals and synths.

Disco received positive reviews from music critics, many of whom praised its fusion of retro and modern production and cohesiveness. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 54,905 units becoming the second biggest opening week of the year. Minogue also became the first female artist to have a number-one album in five consecutive decades in the country. The album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) one month after its release for sales of 100,000 units. It also reached the summit in her native Australia, and top 10 positions in eight countries including Austria, France, Germany, Spain and New Zealand.

“Say Something” was released as the lead single from Disco on July 24, 2020. The song was a critical success and peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart. The second single, “Magic”, was released on 24 September and peaked at number 53 on the UK Singles Chart. A promotional song, “I Love It”, was released on October 23, while “Real Groove” was announced as the third single on 5 December. On 31 December 2020, a remixed version of “Real Groove” with English singer Dua Lipa, subtitled “Studio 2054 Remix”, was released onto digital platforms. “Dance Floor Darling” was serviced to radio as a promotional single on April 24, 2021. In order to promote the album, Minogue took part in interviews and television performances, appeared in several magazines, and livestreamed a concert, Infinite Disco. A reissue of the album, subtitled the Guest List Edition, was released on November 12, 2021.

At the 2021 ARIA Music Awards, the album was nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album and Minogue was nominated for Best Artist with this release.

  1. “Magic” 4:10
  2. “Miss a Thing” 3:56
  3. “Real Groove” 3:15
  4. “Monday Blues” 3:09
  5. “Supernova” 3:17
  6. “Say Something” 3:32
  7. “Last Chance” 3:03
  8. “I Love It” 3:50
  9. “Where Does the DJ Go?” 3:01
  10. “Dance Floor Darling” 3:12
  11. “Unstoppable” 3:34
  12. “Celebrate You” 3:41
  13. “Till You Love Somebody” 3:02
  14. “Fine Wine” 2:44
  15. “Hey Lonely” 3:28
  16. “Spotlight” 2:44
  17. “A Second to Midnight” 3:27
  18. “Kiss of Life” 3:13
  19. “Can’t Stop Writing Songs About You” 3:04
  20. “Real Groove” 4:22
  21. “Say Something” (Basement Jaxx remix) 5:22
  22. “Say Something” (F9 Club Mix) 6:34
  23. “Say Something” (Syn Cole Extended remix) 4:04
  24. “Magic” (Purple Disco Machine Extended remix) 5:07
  25. “Real Groove” 3:43
  26. “Dance Floor Darling” (Linslee’s Electric Slide remix) 3:55

Kylie Minogue – lead vocals (all tracks), backing vocals (tracks 1, 6, 11), synthesizer (track 5)
Felicity Adams – backing vocals (tracks 4, 9, 16)
Sky Adams – backing vocals (tracks 4–5, 9, 12, 16), guitar (tracks 4–5, 7, 9–10, 12, 14–15), synthesizer (tracks 4–5, 7, 9–10, 12–16), drums (tracks 4–5, 7, 9–10, 12–13, 16), drum programming (tracks 4, 7, 10, 12), programming (tracks 4–5, 7, 9–10, 12, 15), keyboards (tracks 13–15), bass (track 15)
Adetoun Anibi – backing vocals (track 6)
Fiona Bevan – backing vocals (track 11)
Duck Blackwell – keyboards (track 6, 8), bass (track 8), drums (track 8), percussion (track 8), programming (track 8)
Teemu Brunila – guitar (tracks 2–3), drum programming (tracks 2–3), keyboards (track 13)
Cherokee Campbell – synthesizer (track 5)
Linslee Campbell – bass (tracks 4, 7, 12–15), guitar (track 13)
Maegan Cottone – backing vocals (tracks 4, 7, 10, 12, 14–15)
Daniel Davidsen – guitar (track 1), drum programming (track 1)
Jon Green – backing vocals (track 6), keyboards (track 6)
Kiris Houston – bass (tracks 9, 16), guitar (track 9), strings (track 9), synthesizer (track 9), backing vocals (track 16), keyboards (track 16), synthesizer (track 16)
Ash Howes – programming (track 6)
Louis Lion – programming (track 6)
Troy Miller – backing vocals (track 11), bass guitar (track 11), clavinet (track 11), guitar (track 11), percussion (track 11), drums (track 11), programming (track 11), Rhodes piano (track 11), synthesizer (track 11)
PhD – programming (track 1)
Johny Saarde – drum programming (track 1)
Danny Shah – backing vocals (tracks 12, 16)
Nico Stadi – guitar (tracks 2–3), bass (tracks 2–3), keyboards (tracks 2–3), strings (tracks 2–3), string arranger (tracks 2–3), drum programming (tracks 2–3)
Biff Stannard – backing vocals (track 6), keyboards (track 6), drums (track 8)
Thomas Totten – guitar (tracks 4, 10, 14–15)
Peter Wallevik – rhythm guitar (track 1), keyboards (track 1), drum programming (track 1)

Thursday 8/12/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Kylie Minogue – Body Language (2003)

Body Language is the ninth studio album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was released on November 10, 2003 by Parlophone. Following the commercial success of her eighth studio album Fever (2001), Minogue enlisted a diverse group of writers and producers to aid in creating a new album, including Cathy Dennis, Dan Carey, Emiliana Torrini, Johnny Douglas, and Kurtis Mantronik among others. Influenced by the musical works of the 1980s and artists like Prince and Scritti Politti, Body Language musically differs from Minogue’s previous albums, which mainly featured disco-oriented dance-pop tracks, and instead explores genres like synth-pop, electroclash, R&B, and hip hop. Lyrically, the album touches upon themes of enjoyment, flirting, and sex.

Following its release, Body Language received generally favourable reviews from music critics, many of whom complimented Minogue for experimenting with new genres and the overall production of the album. Some critics, however, opined that many songs lacked catchy material and were not suitable for dancing. Commercially, Body Language peaked at number two on the albums chart of Australia and was certified double-platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). In the United Kingdom, the album peaked at number six and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Three singles were released from Body Language. “Slow” was released as the lead single in November 2003 and was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the singles charts of Australia, Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom. “Red Blooded Woman” was released as the second single and reached the top five in Australia and the United Kingdom. “Chocolate” was released as the final single and peaked inside the top 10 in the United Kingdom. Minogue performed at a one-off concert-show titled “Money Can’t Buy”, on November 15, 2003 to mark the release of the album. Body Language became notable for displaying another change in Minogue’s persona and is cited as an example of her numerous “reinventions”.

  1. “Slow” 3:15
  2. “Still Standing” 3:40
  3. “Secret (Take You Home)” 3:16
  4. “Promises” 3:17
  5. “Sweet Music” 4:11
  6. “Red Blooded Woman” 4:21
  7. “Chocolate” 5:00
  8. “Obsession” 3:31
  9. “I Feel For You” 4:19
  10. “Someday” 4:18
  11. “Loving Days” 4:26
  12. “After Dark” 4:10

Kylie Minogue – lead vocals, backing vocals
Ash Thomas – backing vocals, extra chorus “pops” (track 2)
Alexis Strum – backing vocals (track 2)
Lion – extra chorus “pops” (track 2)
David Billing – backing vocals (track 4)
Miriam Grey – backing vocals (track 4)
Johnny Douglas – all instruments, backing vocals (tracks 6, 7)
Dave Clews – keyboards (track 6); programming (tracks 6, 7)
Karen Poole – backing vocals (tracks 6, 7)
A. Guevara – MC (track 7)
Green Gartside – additional vocals (track 10)
Richard “Biff” Stannard – keyboards, backing vocals (track 11)
Julian Gallagher – keyboards, programming (track 11)
Dave Morgan – keyboards, guitars (track 11)
Alvin Sweeney – programming (track 11)
Simon Hale – string arrangements, conducting (track 11)
London Session Orchestra – orchestra (track 11)
Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader (track 11)
Chris Braide – all instruments, backing vocals (track 12)
Cathy Dennis – all instruments, backing vocals (track 12)
Dave McCracken – programming (track 12)

Friday3/5/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Kylie Minogue – Fever (2002)

Fever is the eighth studio album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was released on October 1, 2001 internationally by Parlophone and later launched in the United States on February 26, 2002 by Capitol Records. Minogue worked with writers and producers such as Cathy Dennis, Rob Davis, Richard Stannard, Julian Gallagher, TommyD, Tom Nichols, Pascal Gabriel and others to create a disco and Europop-influenced dance-pop album. Other musical influences of the album range from synth-pop to club music.

Upon its release, Fever received positive reviews from music critics, many of whom praised its production and commercial appeal. The album was a commercial success, peaking at number one in Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, and the UK. In the US, the album peaked at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming Minogue’s biggest album in the country; it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Fever was also certified seven-times platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), and five-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). It won the International Album accolade at the 2002 Brit Awards ceremony.

Four singles were released from the album. The lead single, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” was released in September 2001 and became a massive commercial success, peaking atop the charts of 40 countries and selling more than six million copies worldwide. The song, which is often recognised as Minogue’s signature song, is her highest-selling single and one of the best-selling singles of all time. Follow-up singles “In Your Eyes” and “Love at First Sight” also performed well on charts internationally. The last single “Come into My World” won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in 2004. To promote the album, Minogue embarked on her seventh concert tour, the KylieFever2002 tour.

1. “More More More” 4:40
2. “Love at First Sight” 3:57
3. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” 3:49
4. “Fever” 3:30
5. “Give It to Me” 2:48
6. “Fragile” 3:44
7. “Come into My World” 4:30
8. “In Your Eyes” 3:18
9. “Dancefloor” 3:23
10. “Love Affair” 3:47
11. “Your Love” 3:47
12. “Burning Up” 3:59

Kylie Minogue – lead vocals (all tracks); backing vocals (tracks 1–6, 8–12)
Ash Howes – programming (tracks 2, 8, 10); keyboards (track 2)
Alvin Sweeney – programming (tracks 2, 8, 10)
Martin Harrington – programming, guitars (tracks 2, 8); keyboards (track 2)
Julian Gallagher – Rhodes (track 2); keyboards (tracks 8, 10)
Rob Davis – keyboards, drum programming (tracks 3, 6, 7); electric guitar (track 3); guitars (tracks 6, 7)
Greg Fitzgerald – keyboards, programming, guitar (tracks 4, 12)
Phil Larsen – additional programming (track 6)
Bruce Elliott-Smith – additional programming (track 6)
Anders Kallmark – additional programming (track 6)
Cathy Dennis – additional keyboards (track 7); backing vocals (tracks 7, 9)
Steve Lewinson – bass (track 8)
Steve Anderson – arrangement, programming, keyboards (track 9)
John Thirkell – flute, trumpet (track 9)
Gavyn Wright – strings lead (track 9)
Richard “Biff” Stannard – guitars (track 10); backing vocals (tracks 2, 8, 10)
Billie Godfrey – backing vocals (track 4)
Nat’ B. – backing vocals (track 12)

Thursday 12am ET: Feature LP: Kylie Minogue – Step Back In Time (2019)

Step Back in Time: The Definitive Collection is the fourth major greatest hits album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue. It was released on June 28, 2019 by BMG Rights Management. The compilation was made available in a variety of formats, including a two-disc edition, a picture disc vinyl and five limited edition cassette formats. The album includes “New York City”, a previously unreleased song written during sessions for her fourteenth studio album, Golden (2018). The album debuted atop the charts in Australia and the United Kingdom. An expanded version of the original album was released on November 22, 2019, including an extra disc with eight more singles from Minogue’s career and a megamix produced by Freemasons.

1. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” 3:50
2. “Spinning Around” 3:27
3. “Love at First Sight” 3:58
4. “Dancing” 2:58
5. “In Your Eyes” 3:17
6. “Slow” 3:13
7. “All the Lovers” 3:20
8. “I Believe in You” 3:20
9. “In My Arms” 3:31
10. “On a Night Like This” 3:32
11. “Your Disco Needs You” 3:32
12. “Please Stay” 4:05
13. “2 Hearts” 2:53
14. “Red Blooded Woman” 4:20
15. “The One” 4:04
16. “Come into My World” 4:06
17. “Wow” 3:12
18. “Get Outta My Way” 3:39
19. “Timebomb” 2:57
20. “Kids” (with Robbie Williams) 4:20
21. “Stop Me from Falling” 3:01
22. “New York City” 3:20

1. “Step Back in Time” 3:05
2. “Better the Devil You Know” 3:52
3. “Hand on Your Heart” 3:50
4. “Wouldn’t Change a Thing” 3:12
5. “Shocked” 3:08
6. “Especially for You” 3:58
7. “I Should Be So Lucky” 3:22
8. “Celebration” 3:57
9. “The Loco-Motion” 3:13
10. “Give Me Just a Little More Time” 3:06
11. “Never Too Late” 3:20
12. “Got to Be Certain” 3:20
13. “Tears on My Pillow” 2:28
14. “Je ne sais pas pourquoi” 4:02
15. “What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)” 3:44
16. “What Do I Have to Do” 3:34
17. “Confide in Me” 4:26
18. “Breathe” 3:40
19. “Put Yourself in My Place” 4:13
20. “Where the Wild Roses Grow” 3:57

Artist Countdown: Kylie Minogue Top 50 6pm ET @kylieminogue

Kylie MinogueKylie Ann Minogue, OBE (born 28 May 1968), often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress, working and living in London. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before beginning her career as a recording artist in 1987.

Minogue has achieved worldwide record sales of more than 70 million, and has received notable music awards, including multiple ARIA and Brit Awards and a Grammy Award. She has mounted several successful and critically acclaimed concert world tours and received a Mo Award for “Australian Entertainer of the Year” for her live performances. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 “for services to music”. In the same year she was appointed by the French Government as a Chevalier (knight) of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the junior grade of France’s highest cultural honour, for her contribution to the enrichment of French culture. In 2011 her hit single “I Should Be So Lucky” was added to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Sounds of Australia registry. The same year, Minogue was awarded an honorary Doctor of Health Science (D.H.Sc.) degree by Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom for her work in raising awareness for breast cancer. In November 2011, on the 25th anniversary of the ARIA Music Awards, Minogue was inducted by the Australian Recording Industry Association into the ARIA Hall of Fame. – Wikipedia 

1 Can’t Get You Out of My Head
2 Locomotion
3 I Should Be So Lucky
4 Especially for You (w/Jason Donovan)
5 All the Lovers
6 Where the Wild Roses Grow (w/Nick Cave and Bad Seeds)
7 In Your Eyes
8 I Believe in You
9 Slow
10 2 Hearts
11 Love at First Sight
12 Better the Devil You Know
13 Red Blooded Woman
14 Higher (w/Taio Cruz)
15 Hand on Your Heart
16 Got to Be Certain
17 Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi
18 In My Arms
19 Confide in Me
20 Step Back in Time
21 Never Too Late
22 Spinning Around
23 Come into My World
24 Into the Blue
25 Wow
26 Kids (with Robbie Williams)
27 Wouldn’t Change a Thing
28 Giving You Up
29 Timebomb
30 On a Night Like This
31 Chocolate
32 Get Outta My Way
33 Tears on My Pillow
34 What Do I Have to Do
35 Give Me Just a Little More Time
36 If You Were with Me Now (w/Keith Washington)
37 Shocked
38 Please Stay
39 What Kind of Fool (Heard All That Before)
40 Word Is Out
41 Your Disco Needs You
42 Celebration
43 Finer Feelings
44 Some Kind of Bliss
45 Put Yourself in My Place
46 Did It Again
47 Breathe
48 Where Is the Feeling?
49 It’s No Secret
50 Cowboy Style