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Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue (born October 20, 1971) is an Australian-born singer-songwriter, actress, fashion designer and all round performer. She is also the younger sister of Australian superstar Kylie Minogue by 2½ years. Dannii began her career on the Australian talent show Young Talent Time. From there she landed a role in the successful soap opera Home and Away. This led to Dannii to sign to Mushroom Records and enter into the pop charts. Her debut album Love And Kisses, released in 1990, contained five top 40 hits including Love And Kisses, Success, Jump To The Beat and Baby Love. Love and Kisses and... was remixed and edited for a UK release in 1991. Dannii also filmed her first movie role in Secrets (1993).
The follow up album Get Into You (1993) didn't take the scene as successfully, with This Is It being her only top 10 hit from it. After the poor sales of Get Into You, Dannii parted company with RCA and Mushroom Records.
In 1997 Dannii landed a multi-million dollar contract with Eternal Records, who released the album Girl with her first top 5 hit All I Wanna Do. However, Girl (like Get Into You before it) failed to take the UK by storm and entered the charts at #57. Following the album's commercial failure, Dannii was dropped from Eternal Records.
Now without a record deal, Dannii returned to acting and took on stage performances. She toured Australia in the sell out Grease: The Arena Spectacular and followed that with performances in the pop-orientated-opera Notre Dame de Paris in London's West End as well as later taking on the controversial Vagina Monologues.
In 2001, Dannii recorded a song with Dutch dance act Riva called Who Do You Love Now?. The track hit #3 and this became Dannii's 13th top 40 hit in the UK. Following the success of this, Dannii landed a 6 album deal with London Records.
Her first album under this deal was 2003's Neon Nights. This album, which entered the UK charts at #8, gave her 3 more UK Top 10 hits, including her biggest to date - I Begin To Wonder which reached #2. I Begin To Wonder was also briefly released as a remix with the huge Dead Or Alive hit You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). The remix was a huge UK club-track. Neon Nights was co-written and co-produced by Dannii. Neon Nights is Dannii's most successful album to date. After the success of this album Dannii was back in to studio to work on a new album but due to problems within the Label and a 'management change' within London Records' structure, Dannii parted with London Records in a mutually agreed decision.
In late 2004, Dannii signed with Around The World Records, an independent Dance label. With AATW, Dannii released the song You Won't Forget About Me. Flower Power, the original instrumental track by Flower Power was taken by Dannii and mated with original lyrics written by herself. This marks the first release off her forthcoming 2005 album due out in March. Dannii's You Won't Forget About Me entered the UK Single Charts at #7, making it the 5th biggest club track in the UK of 2004.
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