Dannii Minogue continues her long standing relationship with Seven Network by returning to Series 5 of Australia's The X Factor this year. As a three time winning judge, twice on The X Factor UK and in her first year in Australia in 2013, she again joins judges Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaite and Redfoo. Last year, the series was the most successful yet for Seven Network and Dannii thrived in this seat, mentoring her act Dami Im, to ultimately win the competition. Dannii finished off the year hosting a UK television special for ITV1 ‘Boyzone at 20: No Matter What’. The primetime show covered Boyzone’s career path, intimate insights into each band member and the group sang some of their best known songs live in studio.
This year, Dannii is thrilled to announce her new design venture, ‘Dannii Minogue for Target’ - Petites Collection. This Petites Collection is designed around solutions for the petite woman who struggles to find clothing that tailors to their body shape. The first drop in August will be in approximately 100 Target stores across the country as well as online. The range launched to a wonderful response at Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival in March this year.
With Dannii’s television judging roles on Australian and UK television taking up much of her career space for the most part of the last decade, she has been overwhelmingly embraced by her audiences. Always at the forefront in regard to social media, and passionate about engaging with her fans, Dannii has become a leading influencer, showing this with her 1.2 million twitter followers, 450,000 Facebook fans and over 100,000 current followers on Instagram.
In 2007 Dannii first stepped into the judging chair, launching Australia’s Got Talent where she completed 6 series, remaining as the only original judge on the panel during her tenure. Later that year, having proved to be enormously popular and a natural in the judge’s seat, Dannii was offered a role to judge and mentor on the UK’s highest-rated television show, The X Factor. In 2010, four years later, alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole, Dannii decided it was to be her final series and certainly finished on a high. Matt Cardle won the million-pound recording contract, up against One Direction and Rebecca Ferguson, becoming ‘Team Minogue’s’ second victory. Her final series of The X Factor UK remains the most successful with an incredible final audience peak of 19.4 million viewers. That year the show also won a National TV Award for Most Popular Talent Show and Best Entertainment Show at the Royal Television Awards. Heat Magazine voted Dannii the nations Number 1 Best Judge and Best Dressed Judge while Metro named her Celeb of the Year. Furthermore, Dannii was bestowed with the Best TV Star accolade at the prestigious Elle Style Awards, presented by her sister Kylie. In 2013, Dannii joined the on-screen team on Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model for Sky Living in the UK. She was thrilled to work with Elle Macpherson and Tyson Beckford for Season 9 of the worldwide phenomenon. Again, able to demonstrate her skill and passion at mentoring in a whole new genre. Sky Living hailed this as the biggest shake-up of the UK show ever, and ratings were the highest the series had ever achieved.
Having been embraced by the UK, Dannii was thrilled to have been a part of the British institution Marks and Spencer nationwide advertising campaigns during 2010, 2011 and 2012; alongside one of her fashion idols, Twiggy.
Following Dannii’s appearance on ITV1’s Piers’ Morgan Life Stories in 2009, her autobiography, My Story was published by Simon & Schuster. Personal, contemplative and passionate, it marked a brave and exciting phase for both artist and audience, with sales exceeding 300,000 copies in the UK alone.
In September 2011, following her best-selling autobiography, Dannii expanded her writing portfolio with My Style, a 250-page fashion bible, as well as contributing editor for AOL's my daily.co.uk. For the past two years she also enjoyed contribution editor status at UK’s biggest-selling glossy monthly Glamour, where she was the first female to grace the cover twice in the same year.
Being selected as one of Vogue’s Top 3 most stylish women in the world in 2011 cemented Dannii’s reputation and expertise as a worldwide fashion icon. Dannii’s fashion label Project D London (2010-2013), grabbed world-wide attention and was acclaimed for its high-profile fans including Kate Middleton, Pippa Middleton, Elizabeth Hurley and her sister Kylie Minogue. Dannii has dedicated much of her time these past few years to the fashion industry and was honoured to be the Ambassador for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011. Dannii teamed up with Holster to release the ‘Dannii Minogue for Holster Rockstar’ collection, becoming exclusive Ambassador for the Summer 2013 range. ‘The Rockstar’ range is the most popular style for Summer 2013 in the southern hemisphere (Australia) and most popular style for Summer 2014 in the northern hemisphere (UK).
Dannii recently launched her new on line venture, danniishop.com. It is her own online boutique offering a selection of some of her favourite products from branded merchandise to homewares, travel and office items, books and music, beauty and health, and fashion. She has always shared her beloved gift ideas on social media but wanted to make it easier for people to access and enjoy some of her favourite things.
Dannii has been an entertainer since the age of seven, performing professionally for over thirty years. It is due to her outstanding international career and major contribution to the entertainment industry that Dannii was awarded the honorary degree - Doctorate of Media from Southampton Solent University for her services to the entertainment industry over the last 34 years - at a special ceremony on board the HQS Wellington.
Very few experience the success and longevity in the entertainment industry that Dannii Minogue has. Dannii first rose to prominence in the early 80’s in two iconic Australian television drama series; Skyways and The Sullivan's. She later became a house-hold-name for her six-year role in the weekly Saturday night prime-time variety show Young Talent Time, the Australian equivalent of Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. Dannii continued to star in Australian network dramas before joining the internationally successful soap opera Home and Away, where she played the rebellious Emma Jackson throughout 1989 and 1990. Other acting credits include the feature film Secrets (1992) opposite Shine’s Noah Taylor, and UK short film, The Porter (2005) with Max Beesley and Brian Ferry.
With her background in live family entertainment TV, some of Dannii’s favourite career moments are hosting ITV1’s prime-time special Ultimate Movie Toons (2010), presenting The Lion King special for Disney (1995) and hosting the UK Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards (2008). So impressed was the President of Nickelodeon U.S, Cyma Zarghami, that she requested Dannii lecture with her at a members only event at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).
As one of Australia’s biggest female exports, Dannii is no stranger to the music charts. In 1990 the then pop starlet released her debut Top 10 single and album Love and Kisses. A string of Top 10 chart hits followed internationally including Jump To The Beat, This Is It, Put The Needle On It, I Begin To Wonder and You Won’t Forget About Me. Dannii proudly holds the music title Queen of the Clubs after scoring a record-breaking 12 consecutive Number One dance singles in the UK; more than any other female artist in the world. This achievement began in 1997 with the Xenomania chart-topper All I Wanna Do. The dance music hits continued with the international hit Who Do You Love Now? in 2001. Madonna then sealed Dannii's place at the top with Don’t Wanna Lose This Groove in 2003, granting sampling permission (for the first time) with a bootleg of Into The Groove and Don’t Wanna Lose This Feeling. Dannii’s music has earned her more than 200 weeks, virtually four years, on the official UK sales chart, selling in excess of seven million records worldwide. To celebrate her Australian debut on Channel 7’s The X Factor last year, Warner Music Australia released This is It: The Very Best Of, a collection of singles spanning the past 23 years. It also featured brand new track ‘Cos You’re Beautiful, co-written by one of Dannii's The X Factor UK contestants, Ruth Lorenzo, and the previously unreleased duet with her sister Kylie, The Winner Takes It All.
From cutting individual and iconic sounds for our dance-floors, Dannii sliced up British radio by creating her own music show called Neon Nights for London’s Capital Radio Group in 2003. Her radio show was the first to ever be sold by the radio network internationally. She has also guest co-hosted on Kyle & Jackie O’s Breakfast Show and guest hosts with Fifi Box.
Dannii’s theatre and musical roles include her all-time favourite movie character ‘Rizzo’ in Australia’s production of Grease - The Arena Spectacular, playing to more than 450,000. Next came the role of Lady Macbeth in a special outdoors adaptation of Macbeth for the Edinburgh Festival. Another triumph saw Dannii play leading role ‘Esmeralda’ for five sell-out months in Notre Dame De Paris at London’s prestigious Dominion Theatre. It was here that Dannii picked up the award for ‘Best Stage Performance,’ playing to a 2,000 strong audience, seven times a week.
Outside the world of showbiz, Dannii is an ambassador for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, in Australia, and patron of the CVQO – an educational charity that provides opportunities for cadet organisations to gain internationally recognised vocational qualifications in the UK.
Global Brand Ambassador: Etihad Airways
Designer : Dannii Minogue for Target Petites Collection
Ambassador : Lexus of Blackburn - Australia
TV Personality of the Year – Glamour Magazine 2011
Best TV Judge – Heat Magazine 2010
Style Icon – News of the World 2010
Celeb of the Year – Metro Newspaper 2010
TV Personality of the Year – Glamour Magazine 2010
Best TV Star – Elle Magazine Style Awards 2010
Ultimate TV Personality – Cosmopolitan Magazine 2009
Favourite Judge – OK! Magazine 2009
Celeb of the Year – Metro Newspaper 2008
TV Personality of the Year – Glamour Magazine 2008
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