Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue

Born on 20 October 1971
Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer, occasional actress, and TV Personality. Minogue rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show, Young Talent Time and the soap opera Home and Away, before commencing her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s


Dannii Minogue has transformed herself several times over the years, most notably going from boring awkward teenager to sexy voluptuous blonde, to more recently a dark-haired vixen. Though her brunette look makes her look more mature, Dannii gained her sex symbol status as a blonde, and in her case, the goldilocks suit her best.

Minogue achieved early success with hits such as "Love and Kisses" and "This is It", though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to concentrate on other fields such as television presenting. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with "All I Wanna Do", her first number one UK Club hit. In 2001, Minogue further returned to musical success with the release of her biggest worldwide hit to date, "Who Do You Love Now?", while her subsequent album, Neon Nights, became the most successful of her career. In the UK, she has achieved twelve consecutive number one dance singles, becoming the best-performing artist on the UK Upfront Club Chart. Minogue is currently a judge on Australia's Got Talent and The X Factor.

Dannii Minogue Quotes

"Since I've been in Play boy myself in Australia, I love it, and I think it's really empowering and positive towards women, whi
ch is not a view that many women hold."

"There's still a long way to go and a lot to unfold. I don't know why I'm still around and still having hits
but I'm taking it day by day and hoping more things pop up, things that I would never even have thought of doing. That's the thrill and the challenge for me and that's what I love."

"There was a lot of jumping around the lounge room at home singing into a hairbrush. I would see people like Abba and think that looked like a really cool thing to do but never in a million years did I think that was something possible for someone like me"

"I can't imagine having kids. I want to meet the guy, then adore him and finally be like: I want to have kids with you. I've been calling my friends in Sydney and asking them: Where do all the hot guys hang out?"

“My main aim is heavy-fat-bass-lines, I love that thumping feeling.”

"I like nothing more than to relax at home in my pyjamas. I'm happy just to potter. When it comes to cooking, I make a really good tomato sauce from scratch and a great guacamole."

-Dannii Minogue

Minogue began her career as a child on Australian television. From the age of seven, she had appeared in several soap operas, including Skyways and The Sullivans. In 1981, she joined the successful weekly music programme Young Talent Time. Minogue recorded her first solo recordings for the programme, including a cover version of Madonna's hit single "Material Girl"; during this time, she also performed live at several sold-out nationwide concert tours. In 1988, Minogue departed from Young Talent Time to continue her acting career, appearing as the rebellious tomboyish teenager Emma Jackson on the soap opera Home and Away. Minogue remained on the programme for only a year. She proved to be popular among Australian audiences when she was nominated for a "Silver Logie" as the Most Popular Actress on Australian television.

In September 1988, Minogue released her own fashion range entitled Dannii. She became interested in fashion design while appearing on Young Talent Time. Minogue had designed the clothing she had worn on the show, and the positive response from the audience resulted in her releasing her one line. Minogue's debut line Dannii sold out across Australia in ten days, and was followed by three additional summer lines in 1989.

Minogue released Love and Kisses and..., a reissue of her debut album, in April 1992. The album, a collection of dance songs, comprised tracks and remixes from Love and Kisses. It peaked at number forty-two on the UK albums chart, and sold nearly 60,000 copies. Several remixes by producer and DJ Steve "Silk" Hurley were successful in European dance clubs. She credits these remixes for providing her with a "new image and sound to work with" on future releases. Also that year, Minogue made her feature film debut in Secrets, which co-starred Noah Taylor. The film revolved around five Australian teenagers who become stuck in the basement of a hotel in an attempt to see The Beatles. The film was not well received by audiences or critics, with Minogue's performance being described as "not all that convincing".

Minogue released her second album Get into You, which included the songs "Show You the Way to Go", "This Is It" and "This Is the Way", in October 1993. The album contained uptempo dance tracks and mature vocals, but despite her past chart success, failed to make the British top fifty. In mid-1994, Minogue returned to television as a presenter, co-hosting Channel 4's morning show The Big Breakfast in the UK. In 1995, Minogue released the singles "Rescue Me" and "Boogie Woogie", a collaboration with dance act Eurogroove. Released only in Japan, both songs reached number one on the Japanese singles chart. She began recording her third album in 1995; however, Minogue and her record label, Mushroom Records, parted ways in late 1995 following a contract disagreement.

In 1990 Dannii Minogue was asked by Queen Elizabeth II to perform at the Royal Variety Show; she sang her latest release "Success".

n October 2004, Minogue released the single "You Won't Forget About Me", a collaboration with the dance act Flower Power. Described by MSN Entertainment as a "real grower" and noted for its "snip snapping house beats and '80s flecked synths", the song peaked at number seven on the UK singles chart. "Perfection", a collaboration with the Soul Seekerz, followed in October 2005.

Minogue released The Hits & Beyond, a greatest hits album, in June 2006. The album consisted of new songs alongside singles from her four studio albums. It debuted at number seventeen on the UK albums chart, but dropped quickly, spending only seven weeks in the top seventy-five. In Australia, The Hits & Beyond became one of Minogue's lowest charting albums, peaking at #67. The album introduced a new single, "So Under Pressure", inspired by the cancer diagnoses of her sister Kylie as well as that of an unnamed friend. The single became her tenth consecutive song to reach number one on the UK Upfront Club chart. Minogue has described the recording of "So Under Pressure" as a "real achievement" as she was "brave enough to put all [her feelings] into words". Throughout her sister's battle with breast cancer, Dannii had been closely followed by the media, who wanted to know about Kylie's developments.[citation needed] The period left her feeling drained, but also motivated her to continue to record and compose personal lyrics. In September 2006, Minogue's cover of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" appeared on Spirit of Christmas, a compilation album of holiday songs available through the Myer department store chain across Australia.

In November 2006, Minogue performed Sister Sledge's 1979 song "He's the Greatest Dancer" on BBC One's Children in Need telethon. A studio version of the song, remixed by Fugitive, appeared on the dance compilation Clubland 10, which was released in November 2006. The following month, "He's the Greatest Dancer" was released to UK dance clubs and reached number one on the Upfront Club chart.


In 2002, the British National Party, a far right and anti-immigration political party, claimed that Minogue supported their cause following comments she had made in an interview with Britain's GQ magazine. In the interview, Minogue was quoted saying that French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen had "struck a chord with people", and that "even the street signs [in Australia] are written in Asian".Minogue responded to the British National Party's claims in Gay Times magazine saying, "I am not a racist. That is not how I live my life. I have a Jewish manager, I perform in gay clubs, I come from a multi-cultural background and I am very proud of that".

In February 2006, Minogue made headlines again when surveillance tape stills from London strip club Puss 'N Boots were published by News Of The World, a British tabloid newspaper, showing Minogue and a female lap dancer in full-contact sexual activity. A spokesman for Minogue downplayed the event and called it a "harmless girls' night out".

Which do you prefer, do you like the studio more or the touring aspect of being an artist?
Dannii: I think my two favorite things are the writing and the performing. The stuff in between is what I call the daily grind of the job, the traveling, the time it takes to sort get from A to B. But I think the creative parts, the writing and being on stage are the highlights You saw me once before, I do things off-the-cuff and I'm chatting and every time it's going to be different because I'm just going to see where the mood takes me or what the crowd's like.

So you liked the remix process, what do you think the different remixers bring to your music?
Dannii: Oh my God, it's just incredible! I find that it's so artistic, like looking at a painting. Everybody could look at an object, say an apple, and draw it in the most completely different way. It's the same with the remix, because you're listening to artists at work. Sometimes I've heard a remix because they've completely changed it and the first listen I've thought oh my God, I don't like that because I didn't, it was so totally taken away. I'm so much more lose with that now, it's like I love the fact that they will go and change it a lot.

Speaking about DJing, the video for "Put The Needle On It" was just insane with you dancing on the huge spinning turntable. What was it like having all those anonymous black hands rubbing you like that?
Dannii: We were filmed at completely different times and that was the arms of my two dancers that I know very well, I've been dancing with them like three years now. So, they had filmed all of that and the director showed me a picture of it on a computer screen to say this is where the arms are, but they couldn't even move them at that point because that had to be in postproduction. They said you'll be standing there and so you've just got to imagine it, so it was quite funny me kind of writhing around thinking OK, I'm trusting you on this one as what this is going to look like.


1. Vauxhall Crossed (2010) .... MI6 Agent Rio Ruse
2. The Porter (2004) .... Club Owner
3. Secrets (1992) .... Didi
... aka One Crazy Night
4. "Home and Away" (1988) TV series .... Emma Jackson (unknown episodes, 1989-1990)
5. "All the Way" (1988) TV mini-series .... Penny Seymour
6. "The Sullivans" (1976) TV series .... Carla (#2) (1980)
7. "Skyways" (1979) TV series (unknown episodes, 1978)


1. "Mornings with Kerri-Anne" (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode dated 17 August 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer: "So Under Pressure", "I Can't Sleep At Night (Afterlife Remix)") (performer: "So Under Pressure", "I Can't Sleep At Night (Afterlife Remix)")
2. "Sunrise" (1 episode, 2006)
- Episode dated 14 August 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer: "So Under Pressure", "Medley: Put The Needle On It/I Begin To Wonder/Who Do You Love Now (Stringer)") (performer: "So Under Pressure", "Medley: Put The Needle On It/I Begin To Wonder/Who Do You Love Now (Stringer)")
3. "So You Think You Can Dance" (1 episode, 2006)
- Top 16 (2006) TV episode (performer: "Put the Needle On It")
4. Head On (1998) (performer: "Everything I Wanted") ("Everything I Wanted")

Birth name : Danielle Jane Minogue
Born : 20 October 1971 (1971-10-20)
Origin : Melbourne, Victoria,
Genre(s) : Pop, Dance, Funky House, Electronica
Occupation(s): Singer, actress
Years active : 1978–present
Label(s) : Mushroom, MCA, Ultra, Eternal, London, All Around the World
Associated acts : Kylie Minogue, Leon Jackson, Rhydian Roberts, Ruth Lorenzo, Roselyn Della Sabina
Hookups: Julian McMahon, Jacques Villeneuve,Craig Logan
Assets: Nice fake tits, smile, piercing eyes, great figure
Sign: Libra
Height: 5'2
Job: Singer-Songwriter, Host, Actress
Hobbies: Competing with Kylie
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