Dannii Minogue

Birth Day October 20th, 1971
Birth Place Melbourne, Victoria
Age 51 Years Old

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About Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is a well-known Australian singer, actress, and television personality. She rose to fame after appearing on the television show Young Talent Time from 1982 to 1988 and then went on to act in the soap opera Home and Away from 1989 to 1990. Although her popularity as a singer had declined after her second album, Love and Kisses, was released in 1991, Minogue reinvented herself in the late 1990s as a dance artist with her third album, Girl, and it's lead single "All I Wanna Do". Her fourth album, Neon Nights, became the most successful of her career, producing hit singles like "Who Do You Love Now?", "I Begin to Wonder" and "Put the Needle on It". She has sold over eight million records worldwide and has achieved nine UK Top 10 singles and 13 consecutive number-one dance singles in the UK, becoming the best-performing artist on the UK Dance Chart. In Australia, she has achieved twelve Top 30 singles and six Gold-certified singles. Apart from her successful music career, Minogue has also served as a judge on multiple television talent shows, including The X Factor UK, Australia's Got Talent, Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, The X Factor Australia, Let It Shine, and The Masked Singer Australia. She has also starred in her own reality series Style Queen and has presented television shows like It's Not Just Saturday, Dance Boss, and Ultimate Beastmaster.

Dannii Minogue Early Life & Family 

Dannii Minogue, who turned 51 in 2022, hails from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her date of birth is 20th October 1971. Danielle Jane Minogue is her birth name. She spent her childhood in Surrey Hills, Melbourne. Dannii's mother, Carol Ann Jones, was a dancer from Maesteg, Wales, while her father, Ronald Charles Minogue, was an accountant. She has two siblings; an older sister, Kylie Minogue, who is also a singer, and a brother named Brendan, who is a news cameraman in Australia. Her ethnicity is mixed as she is of Irish, Welsh, and English descent while her nationality is American. She attended Camberwell Primary School and later Camberwell High School. 

Dannii's career began at an early age on Australian television, appearing in several soap operas, including Skyways and The Sullivans, from the age of seven. In 1982, she joined the weekly music program Young Talent Time, where she recorded her first solo recordings, including a cover version of Madonna's hit single "Material Girl." Dannii left the show in 1988 to pursue acting, and she played the character of Emma Jackson on the soap opera Home and Away in 1989. Dannii 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, Dannii released her own fashion range, Dannii, after designing her clothing on Young Talent Time. Her debut line sold out across Australia in ten days, and she followed it up with three additional summer lines in 1989.


Dannii Minogue Career

Music Career

  • Dannii Minogue signed with Mushroom Records in 1989, releasing her debut album "Dannii" in 1990, which peaked at number 24 in Australia and number eight in the UK, under the title "Love and Kisses". 
  • Her first single "Love and Kisses" reached number four in Australia and number eight in the UK. 
  • Minogue released a reissue of the album, "Love and Kisses and...", in 1991, which featured remixes by Steve "Silk" Hurley and sold nearly 60,000 copies in the UK. 
  • In 1993, Minogue released her second album "Get into You" but failed to make the top 50 in the UK. Minogue also made her film debut in "Secrets" that year. 
  • In 1995, Minogue parted ways with Mushroom Records, and the tracks recorded for her planned third album were released in 2009. 
  • In 1991, Minogue performed at the Royal Variety Show before the Queen.
  • In the mid-1990s, she continued her co-hosting duties and briefly hosted the children's show "Disney Time", while also co-hosting the teenage Saturday morning entertainment show "It's Not Just Saturday". 
  • In 1997, Minogue hosted "Top of the Pops" before making her stage debut as Rizzo in the musical "Grease: The Arena Spectacular". Her interest in dance music and clubbing influenced her third album, "Girl", released in September 1997. Although it presented a more sophisticated and adult style of dance music, it failed to make the British top 50. However, all three singles released from the album reached number one on the UK dance chart. 
  • In November 2001, Minogue released the single "Who Do You Love Now?" which peaked at number three on the UK singles chart and marked the beginning of her six-album deal with London Records.
  • In March 2003, she released her fourth album, "Neon Nights", which was praised for its dance-pop songs and garnered some of the strongest reviews of her career. 
  • The album peaked at number eight on the UK Albums chart and produced four top 10 singles, including "Put the Needle on It", which became a top 10 hit in the UK and a top 20 hit in several countries.
  • The second single, "I Begin to Wonder", became her highest-charting single in the UK, peaking at number two, and was declared one of the "best things" on the album by Ireland's Radio Telefís Éireann. The album's third single, "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling", reached number five in the UK. 
  • The album was released in the US in late 2003, with "I Begin to Wonder" and "Don't Wanna Lose This Feeling" also becoming substantial successes on the US dance charts.
  • In 2004, Afterlife released the album "Speck of Gold", which featured Kylie Minogue on the single "Take Me Inside". The single was included in the album's Australian release in 2008. 
  • In the same year, Minogue collaborated with Flower Power on the single "You Won't Forget About Me", which peaked at number seven on the UK singles chart and the top 20 in Australia. 
  • A year later, she collaborated with the Soul Seekerz on the single "Perfection", which charted in the top 20 in both the UK and Australia. 
  • In 2006, Minogue released The Hits & Beyond, a greatest hits album, which included new songs, such as "So Under Pressure", inspired by her sister Kylie's cancer diagnosis, and a cover of "I'll Be Home for Christmas".
  • She also performed "He's the Greatest Dancer" on BBC One's Children in Need telethon, which was later remixed and released on the dance compilation Clubland 10, reaching number one on the Upfront Club chart in the UK.
  • Between October and December of 2007, Dannii Minogue released a total of five projects. Firstly, she reissued her 1997 and 2003 albums "Girl" and "Neon Nights", each containing two discs, with remixes included. 
  • Then on November 5th, she released "Unleashed", a compilation of previously unheard material, as well as "The Video Collection", featuring all of her music videos and bonus features. 
  • Her fifth studio album "Club Disco" was also released on the same day in the UK and in May 2008 in Australia, containing some previously released singles, covers of "Xanadu" and "He's the Greatest Dancer" and canceled single "I Can't Sleep at Night". 
  • Lastly, on December 3rd, "Touch Me Like That" was released as a single, which peaked at number one on the UK Dance Chart. 
  • In 2008, she performed at Australian Fashion Week and released "Club Disco" as a double album in Australia with a changed tracklisting. 
  • In 2009, "The Early Years" was released online, and "The 1995 Sessions", an album of previously unreleased recordings, came out in December of that year along with remastered editions of her first two albums with MCA Records. 
  • On June 23rd, 2010, a three-part documentary about Minogue's fashion line "Project D", The X Factor, motherhood, her partner Kris Smith, and her return to music was released.
  • In 2012, she appeared in the ITV documentary "The Talent Show Story", where she discussed her time on The X Factor UK and working on talent shows. 
  • Later that year, she unveiled a waxwork of herself at the launch of Madame Tussauds Sydney. 
  • In 2013, Minogue collaborated with Ronan Keating to record a duet of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" for department store chain Myer's The Spirit of Christmas 2013 compilation.
  • In 2014, she covered "That's How You Know" for the Australian We Love Disney album. 
  • After a hiatus, Minogue announced in 2015 that she would make her musical comeback at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and had been working on new music. 
  • She launched a mysterious online campaign on social media featuring the #pressplay hashtag and released the extended mix of "Summer of Love". 
  • In 2017, she announced that she would be a support act for Take That's first Australian tour in over twenty years and released a single titled "Holding On" with plans for more new music to be released around the time of the tour. 
  • She confirmed the release of "Galaxy" on 10 November 2017, a day before the tour was due to start.


TV Career

  • In 2007, Kylie Minogue joined the judging panel of "The X Factor UK", mentoring the Boys category and leading Leon Jackson and Rhydian Roberts to the final two, with Jackson eventually winning the competition.
  • She returned for the fifth series, mentoring the Over 25s category, but faced criticism from some in the entertainment industry. 
  • During a live broadcast, Minogue broke down in tears and later expressed her dissatisfaction with the experience. However, she returned for the sixth series, mentoring the Girls' category and guiding Stacey Solomon to a third-place finish. 
  • In the seventh series, she took a break from the audition episodes due to her pregnancy but returned for the judges' houses stage and mentored the Boys category, with Matt Cardle ultimately winning. 
  • Minogue did not return for the eighth series, citing scheduling conflicts with Australia's Got Talent.
  • She later appeared as a judge on Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model and Let It Shine.
  • In 2007, she became a judge on Australia's Got Talent alongside Red Symons and Tom Burlinson. Her success on the show led Simon Cowell to offer her a role as a judge on The X Factor UK for seasons two and three in 2008 and 2009. 
  • She also returned to Australia's Got Talent for several seasons and joined the judging panel of The X Factor Australia for three seasons from 2013 to 2015, mentoring the Over 24s category and the Girls category. 
  • In 2019, she joined the judging panel of The Masked Singer Australia for its first three seasons. However, in June 2022, it was announced that Minogue, alongside two other judges, would not be returning for the show's fourth season, as she was busy filming a new show in the UK.

Other Ventures

  • In 1999, Minogue acted in Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving mixed reviews. 
  • Two years later, she starred as Esmeralda in Notre-Dame de Paris in London's West End, which received poor reviews. She won "Best Stage Performance" at the 2002 Maxim Awards for her role. 
  • In 2001, she also appeared in The Vagina Monologues alongside Kika Markham and Meera Syal.
  • In 2003, Minogue hosted her own radio program called "Dannii Minogue's Neon Nights", where she played music by emerging DJs and her own music. 
  • She left London Records after they offered her a choice to depart the label or wait a year to release her partially recorded next album. 
  • She collaborated with several producers and some of these tracks were released on her album "Unleashed". 
  • She later signed a new contract with the independent dance label All Around the World Records.
  • Dannii designed a fashion range sold in Target Australia in the late 1980s.
  • Since her appearances on The X Factor and Australia's Got Talent in 2007, she has become a style icon in Australia, Ireland, and the UK, receiving critical acclaim from various fashion designers and magazines.
  • Minogue's sense of fashion and different hairstyles have been noticed by the press, especially in Britain, often comparing her with Cheryl Cole. The praise she received from the tabloids on The X Factor led her to set up her own fashion label, Project D, as well as a fragrance. 
  • In late July 2011, Minogue was announced as the ambassador for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. 
  • In 2014, she launched her own e-commerce store, fashion saga, and a petite clothing line through Target Australia, with six Dannii For Target Petites Collection ranges released along with a range of shoes and accessories.
  • In 2010, Minogue released her autobiography, "My Story. The following year she released a fashion book titled "My Style".


Dannii Minogue Awards and Achievements

Awards Won:

  • 2011 Glamour Women of the Year - TV Personality of the Year
  • 2010 No.1 Celeb of the Year - Celeb of the Year
  • Elle Style Awards 2010 - Best TV Star
  • 2009 Cosmopolitan Awards - Ultimate TV Personality of the Year
  • 2008 No.1 Celeb of the Year - Celeb of the Year
  • 2007 Glamour Awards - TV Personality
  • 2007 National Television Awards - Most Popular Talent Show (The X Factor)
  • 2003 Disney Channel Awards - Best Female Artist
  • 2001 Maxim Awards - Best Stage Performance (Notre-Dame De Paris)
  • 1998 BRMB Music Awards - Best Video ("All I Wanna Do")
  • 1991 TV Hits Magazine - Best Female TV Star
  • 1991 Smash Hits Poll Winners Party - Best New Artist
  • 1991 BIG Magazine - World's Best Female Pop Star
  • 1991 Radio One & Flash Forward Magazine - #1 Woman of the Year
  • 1990 The Variety Club of Australia - Young Variety Award

Awards Nominated:

  • 2010 Max Factor 2010 - World's Most Glam Celeb 2010 (Runner-Up)
  • 2004 WMC International Dance Music Awards - Best Hi-Energy / Euro Release ("I Begin to Wonder")
  • 2004 Dancestar 2004 Awards - Best Worldwide Single ("I Begin to Wonder")
  • 2003 ARIA Awards - Best Pop Release (Neon Nights)
  • 2003 Capital FM Awards - Capital Rhythm Award
  • 1998 MO Award - Best Female Musical Theater Performer (Rizzo in Grease: The Arena Spectacular)
  • 1990 Logie Awards - Most Popular Female Talent (Home and Away)
  • 1989 Logie Awards - Most Popular Female Talent (Home and Away)

Dannii Minogue Husband & Boyfriend

Dannii Minogue is currently in a relationship with Adrian Newman, a Swiss musician whom she started dating in January 2014. They have been together for several years now and seem to be very happy together. Dannii is enjoying her life with Adrian and often shares pictures of them together on social media.

In the past, Dannii was married to actor Julian McMahon, whom she dated for three years before tying the knot on January 2, 1994. However, their marriage lasted only a year and a half, and they got divorced on August 12, 1995. After that, Dannii dated Canadian auto-racing driver Jacques Villeneuve from 1999 to 2001. They got engaged in October 1999 but split up two years later. Dannii also had a brief fling with British entrepreneur Stelios Haji-loannou in 2001. In 2007, she dated Simon Cowell, the English reality TV judge, and entrepreneur. Her most significant relationship was with English model and ex-professional rugby league player Kris Smith, whom she started dating in 2008. They had a son together named Ethan Edward Minogue Smith in July 2010 but separated in April 2012.

Dannii Minogue Net Worth

Dannii Minogue, an Australian musician and TV personality, has a net worth of $25 million. She has earned her wealth primarily from the music industry, with a secondary source being the entertainment industry, earning an annual income of over $2 million. Minogue leads a luxurious lifestyle and is content with her earnings. She has gained immense popularity from her acting and singing career, having acted in successful movies and TV shows. Her TV shows have been commercially successful, bringing in millions of dollars. 

Minogue has been an ambassador for Etihad Airways since 2008. She has also been the face of Marks and Spencer's Spring campaign in South Africa, alongside other models such as Twiggy and Lisa Snowdon. Additionally, Minogue has been a former face of the cosmetics brand, ModelCo, and was announced as the 2015 Style Ambassador for Westfield Australia. In January 2017, she was named an ambassador for L'Oréal Australia.

Dannii Minogue Height & Weight

Dannii Minogue is a slim and petite singer with a height of 5 ft 2 in (157 cm) and a weight of 53 kg (117 pounds). She has dark brown hair and striking blue eyes, which are her distinctive features. Her body measurements are 35-25-34 inches (89-63.5-86 cm) and she wears a dress size of 6 (US) or 38 (EU). Her bra size is 32C and she wears a shoe size of 6.5 (US) or 4 (UK) or 37 (EU).


Dannii Minogue follows a strict fitness regime to maintain her slim figure and healthy lifestyle. She prefers swimming as her favorite cardio workout and also does power plate workouts to stay in shape. The singer is very disciplined and doesn't like to have cheat days in her diet. She mostly eats healthy foods and is a fan of Gwyneth Paltrow's slow-roasted tomato soup and white bean soup. Minogue believes that good sleep, drinking plenty of water, and regular exercise are the secrets to her beauty and fitness.

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