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Kylie Minogue shares throwback snap for 56th birthday

Popstar Kylie Minogue shared this shot of herself as a girl to thank fans for her birthday wishes.

Popstar Kylie Minogue shared this shot of herself as a girl to thank fans for her birthday wishes. Photo: X

Kylie Minogue has thanked her fans for their birthday wishes with sweet throwback snaps of her much younger self.

The Australian-born pop superstar turned 56 on Tuesday and took to social media to thank her parents Carol and Ronald, as well as younger siblings Dannii and Brendan.

“It’s my birthdaaaaaay!! Thanks mum and dad. You’re the best! Thanks brother and sister. Also, the best! Celebrating with you,” she wrote on X.

“And thanks for all the beautiful messages from around the world. I LOOOOOOVE YOUUUU!!!”

Minogue also posted the snap on Instagram, with other celebrities piling in to send their well wishes.

Former Neighbours co-star Jason Donovan – with whom Minogue released the smash hit Especially For You in 1989 – wrote: “Happy birthday!” and emblazoned his post with a heart-eyes emoji.

Heiress Paris Hilton said: “Happy Birthday Queen!”, while Torn singer Natalie Imbruglia, radio host Zoe Ball and comedian Lewis Denny also wrote sweet messages in the comments section.

Minogue also spoke to Hello magazine in an interview to mark her birthday, revealing her highlights from the past year.

“It’s been a wild ride the last 12 months,” she said.

“I am so grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and I’m very cognisant that this is an incredible time. I’m working my socks off, but it’s really rewarding. I love sharing this new era with long-time fans and it’s been just amazing to have been introduced to a new generation of fans. I mean, wow!”

Minogue was named a Global Icon at the Brit awards earlier this year and was also listed among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2024.

The latter was an “extraordinary” honour that “probably could have made me fall off my chair”, she said.

The nods followed her return to the top of the charts with the album Tension. It features her hit single Padam Padam, which earned her her second Grammy Award in February.

Minogue's joy at second Grammy win

Source: Instagram

Minogue told Hello she was delighted – and somewhat surprised – by Padam Padam‘s global success.

“I felt that it had the potential to become a hit, but what I didn’t even start to imagine was that it would become a viral sensation and something of a pop culture moment,” she said.

“It was so much fun seeing it unfold day by day after its release and then, whilst I was in the middle of the madness, I also felt like I was on the outside looking in as it seemed to self propel itself further and further into the world.”

The Melbourne-born Can’t Get You Out Of My Head hitmaker started her acting career as a child when she accompanied Dannii, now 52, to an audition for The Sullivans.

Dannii was declared too young for the small part of Dutch girl Carla on the Australian period TV drama, so it went to Minogue.

Her big break came in 1986 when she was cast as Charlene Robinson in Neighbours and famously had a relationship with Donovan, who played her on-screen boyfriend – and then husband – Scott Mitchell.

During her time on the soap opera, Minogue recorded a cover of the Little Eva track The Loco-Motion.

She left the program to focus on her burgeoning music career, signing to 1980s industry giants Stock Aitken Waterman and releasing I Should Be So Lucky in 1987.

Since then, Minogue has released 16 studio albums and is the only female artist to top the album chart in five different decades.

-with AAP

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