Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s.
Minogue achieved early success with hits such as "Love and Kisses", "This is It", "Jump to the Beat" and "Baby Love", though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth.
Since 2007, Minogue has established herself as a successful talent show judge and television personality.
As a singer Minogue has had a total of nine UK Top 10 singles, 7 million records sold worldwide and six Gold certified singles in Australia.
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 own line.
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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.
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In the UK, she has achieved 13 consecutive number one dance singles, becoming the best-performing artist on the UK Dance Chart.
Minogue's debut line Dannii sold out across Australia in ten days, and was followed by three additional summer lines in 1989.
Minogue signed a recording contract with Australian-based Mushroom Records in January 1989.
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.