Often known simply as Kylie, Minogue is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress, who throughout her career, became best known for reinventing herself in fashion and music. She is described as a style icon and has been recognised with several honorific nicknames, most notably the "Princess of Pop". Minogue is also recognised as the highest-selling female Australian artist of all time. Born and raised in Melbourne, she has worked and lived in the United Kingdom since the 1990s. 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.
Minogue’s earned a net worth of $100 million dollars as a pop starlet. Kylie Minogue rose to fame in Australia as a child actor and achieved international success with her hit song, "Locomotion" in 1987. Fans and critics alike have cited Kylie Minogue as a positive role model. She released her 13th studio album in 2015 and her 14th studio album in 2018.
Kylie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36, in May 2005, leading to the postponement of the remainder of her Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour and her withdrawal from the Glastonbury Festival in England. Since her 2005 diagnosis, she has been an avid sponsor and ambassador for the cause of cancer. Her philanthropic efforts expanded into other areas as well: British charities Childline and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; American Foundation for Aids Research; Breakthrough Breast Cancer.