Kylie Minogue has joined Jay Z's Roc Nation family, the label and entertainment company announced Wednesday. The Aussie singer's U.S. publicist confirms to Billboard that the partnership is for management services, while she is still signed to Parlophone as a recording artist.This is EPIC news. Let's just hope the new single will come soon like they state at Billboard. I have a feeling 2013 is going to be a Kylie filled year. Bring it on!
"We would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the Roc Nation family!" the statement reads. "In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam."
Minogue has already been added to the "Management" section of Roc Nation's site. She joins artists ranging from Rihanna, Solange, M.I.A, Shakira and Timbaland, another recent addition, on their roster.
Meanwhile, an industry source tells Billboard Minogue will release a new single "soon." She's been at work on a new studio album since at least the spring of 2012, as previously reported.
The forthcoming studio album will follow 2010's "Aphrodite," which debuted and peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart and reached No. 1 in the U.K. It generated four No. 1 singles on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart: "All the Lovers," "Get Outta My Way," "Better Than Today" and "Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)."
She supported the "Aphrodite" album by touring the world with the Aphrodite Les Folies/Aphrodite Live tour in 2011. The 77-show trek visited more than 20 countries. Of the tour's 41 concerts reported to Billboard Boxscore, Minogue grossed $32.5 million and finished 2011 with the No. 21 highest-grossing tour of the year.
The pop star's first single, "The Locomotion," was released in her native homeland of Australia in 1987. In her over quarter-century career, she has issued 11 studio albums and more than 50 singles.
She had been managed by Terry Blamey since her debut, and amicably parted ways with Blamey in January.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Billboard says Kylie Will Release Single Soon
Kylie has signed a deal with Jay-z's multifaceted record label RocNation. It would appear that this a management deal, not a record deal.
"We would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the Roc Nation family! In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam." Jay-s states on his Life and Times blog.
Kylie also tweeted the following: "Kisses from my new home rocnation #KM2013ROC,"
This could prove to be a great career move for Kylie, so lets hope for a successful releationship. I am chosing to ignore the fact that Rihanna is also signed there, since I really don't like her or her music. I am sure Kylie will bring her fabulousness to this new partnership.
We will just have to wait and see how it goes. I for one am very excited!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I cannot believe it is 5 years today since Kylie's fantastic album X was released. I remember it clearly when I got it in my greedy little hands and played it for the first time. I loved it from the get go.
It took me a while to really get into the intro single 2 Hearts, but after a few listens I was hooked. The album was on repeat for several weeks and I became hooked on fantastic songs such as Like a Drug, In My Arms (one of my all time Kylie faves), The One (also a fave), No More Rain, Speakerphone, Nudity.
It was a highly anticipated album by many Kylie fans since it was her first album after beating breast cancer. Though many fans felt it was not personal enough, I thought it was right on the money. It is diverse, has a little bit of everything, dance, pop and electro. It also has some personal moments such as No More Rain which I love. All the singles were fantastic!
This album also produced many of Kylie's greatest B-Sides and unreleased songs such as Cherry Bomb, Ripping Up the Disco, Magnetic Electric, In the Mood for Love and many more.
So Happy Birthday X
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Kylie has truly made this months K-25 suprise a big treat for all us Kylie fans. She has she premiered a stunning new video to the gorgeous song Flower. Finally after years of waiting we get a proper studio version and a stunning video, which btw she directed herself.
And as a fantastic bonus she is also going to release it on both cd and a picture 7" vinyl.
I have to say I am in Kylie heaven at the moment. I am so happy about this release!