Her father is a fifth generation Australian , and has Irish ancestry, while her mother came from Maesteg , Wales. Jones had lived in Wales until age ten when her mother and father, Millie and Denis Jones, decided to move to Australia for a better life. After the birth of Dannii, the family moved to South Oakleigh.
She went on to Camberwell High School. In , she was cast in one of the lead roles in The Henderson Kids. Kylie was cast in the soap opera Neighbours in ,  as Charlene Mitchell , a schoolgirl turned garage mechanic.
She was subsequently signed to a recording contract with Mushroom Records in They knew little of Minogue and had forgotten that she was arriving; as a result, they wrote " I Should Be So Lucky " while she waited outside the studio.
The album was a collection of dance-oriented pop tunes and spent more than a year on the UK Albums Chart, including several weeks at number one. The single " Got to Be Certain " became her third consecutive number one single on the Australian music charts. Minogue also collaborated with Jason Donovan for the song " Especially for You ", which peaked at number-one in the United Kingdom and in December sold its one millionth copy in the UK.
Minogue was sometimes referred to as "the Singing Budgie " by her detractors over the coming years. The movie received mixed reviews by critics but proved popular with audiences. Rhythm of Love and Let's Get to It Minogue's third album, Rhythm of Love was released in November and was described as "leaps and bounds more mature" than her previous albums.
It was her first album to fail to reach the top ten. She later expressed her opinion that she was stifled by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, saying, "I was very much a puppet in the beginning. I was blinkered by my record company. I was unable to look left or right. It reached number one in the United Kingdom  and number three in Australia.
Kylie Minogue and Impossible Princess Minogue's signing with Deconstruction Records in marked a new phase in her career. As of , Anderson continued to be Minogue's musical director. Cave had been interested in working with Minogue since hearing "Better the Devil You Know", saying it contained "one of pop music's most violent and distressing lyrics". The single received widespread attention in Europe, where it reached the top 10 in several countries, and reached number two in Australia.
Mostly a dance album, Minogue countered suggestions that she was trying to become an indie artist. At the end of the year, a campaign by Virgin Radio stated, "We've done something to improve Kylie's records: The album was a collection of dance songs, influenced by disco music. The tour incorporated Burlesque and theatre and cited the style of Broadway shows such as 42nd Street , films such as Anchors Aweigh , South Pacific , the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals of the s and the live performances of Bette Midler as inspiration.
The album contained disco elements combined with s electropop and synthpop. She followed the success of the album by touring the United States with the Jingle Ball festival. Later that year, she worked in a voice role on the animated film The Magic Roundabout , which was released in in Europe. The album downplayed the disco style and was inspired by s artists such as Scritti Politti , The Human League , Adam and the Ants and Prince , blending their styles with elements of hip hop.
The album yielded two singles: Showgirl and X Minogue performing during Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour. After performing in Europe, she travelled to Melbourne, where she was diagnosed with breast cancer, forcing her to cancel the tour. Her dance routines had been reworked to accommodate her medical condition, with slower costume changes and longer breaks introduced between sections of the show to conserve her strength.
X and the lead single, " 2 Hearts " entered at number one on the Australian albums and singles charts respectively. The episode was watched by The album received favourable reviews from most music critics; Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone labelled the album Minogue's "finest work since 's underrated Impossible Princess" and Tim Sendra from Allmusic commended Minogue's choice of collaborators and producers, commenting that the album is the "work of someone who knows exactly what her skills are and who to hire to help showcase them to perfection".
Les Folies with a performance of the single " All the Lovers " Minogue recorded a duet with synthpop duo Hurts on their song "Devotion", which was included on the group's album Happiness.
The result was successful, peaking inside the top twenty in several charts and reaching number one on the US Hot Dance Club Charts. At the time, Minogue also held the third spot on the chart with " Higher ", her collaboration with British recording artist Taio Cruz , becoming the first artist to claim two of the top three spots at the same time in the American dance chart's history.
With a stage set inspired by the birth of the love goddess Aphrodite and Grecian culture and history, it was greeted with positive reviews from critics, who praised the concept and the stage production. The anniversary started with her embarking on the Anti Tour in England and Australia, which featured b-sides , demos and rarities from her music catalogue.
The album contained reworked and orchestral versions of her previous songs. It accumulated an estimated 8. Ed Power from The Daily Telegraph gave the series premiere 3 stars, praising Minogue for being "glamorous, agreeably giggly [and] a card-carrying national treasure". Dance Chart on 18 April This became her thirteenth chart topper on the U. S Dance Chart, lifting her position in the list of artists with the most U.
Minogue's album Golden was released on 6 April with " Dancing " serving as the album's lead single. Known for its "la la la" hook and sleek production-style, it is often heralded as Minogue's best single to date. Minogue has been known for her soft soprano vocal range. Dara Hickey reviewed Minogue's studio album Aphrodite and wrote that she is "singing in her highest vocal range ever.
However, her signature music has been contemporary disco music. Her first studio albums with Stock, Aitken, and Waterman present a more bubblegum pop influence, with many critics comparing her to American recording artist Madonna. Chris True from Allmusic, reviewed her debut Kylie and found her music "standard late-'80s Stock-Aitken-Waterman bubblegum", however he stated that she presented the most personality of any s recording artist.