“Love and Kisses”, “Jump to the Beat”, “Baby Love” and “This is it”. These are some of the hits of the Australian singer and dancer Dannii Minogue. She is the younger sister of pop superstar Kylie Minogue who recorded the pop hits “Can’t Get You out of my Head” and “The Loco-motion”.
Dannii Minogue began her career as a pop singer in the 1990s and has dominated charts all over the world. Let’s get to know Dannii better.
Dannii Minogue was born on October 20, 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. She is the youngest of the three children of Ronald Charles Allan Minogue, an Irish accountant, and Carol Jones, an American dancer. Her sister Kylie has become a pop superstar, while her brother pursued news operations in Australia.
At an early age, Dannii enrolled in singing and dancing lessons. By the time when she was seven, she appeared in several soap operas on Australian television, including Skyways and The Sullivans.
Dannii signed a recording contract in January 1989 with Mushroom Records. She released her first album, Dannii in Australia which topped album charts. Outside Australia, the album has been renamed to Love and Kisses which became a top hit. Her first single Love and Kisses peaked at number four on Australian charts and was certified gold.
In October 1993, she released her second album Get Into You with upbeat dance tracks Show You the Way to Go, This is It and This is the Way.
In 1997, Dannii released her third album Girl which featured adult-oriented dance music. She released her three singles All I Wanna Do, Everything I Wanted and Disremembrance which all peaked number one on the UK dance chart. In June 1998, Dannii began her The Unleashed Tour in the United Kingdom.
In 2003, she released her 4th album, Neon Nights which consisted of 1980’s-themed dance-pop songs which include Put the Needle on it and I Begin to Wonder.
In 2006, she released a compilation of all her greatest hits on the album The Hits & Beyond. In 2008, Dannii released her fifth studio album which includes unreleased and canceled singles from previous albums.
Apart from music, Dannii also spent her years as a TV actress. She became a judge on The X Factor UK, The X Factor Australia, and Australia’s Got Talent.
She has also been a fashion design and model. She has been a Style Icon in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She also became an ambassador for 2011’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Her creations were applauded by fashion line. She also has an online store featuring her works.
Apart from fashion, she is an active gay rights activist.
Where is she now?
After her hiatus in the music scene, she announced in 2015 that she is planning to make a comeback. In August 2017, she announced a new single Holding On and promises a new album. She also became a judge on a British talent Show Let it Shine.
She is now currently working on her greatest musical comeback and has also been appearing in various TV and theater works.