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Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess -


New Idea Magazine 1997 January 1997
Australia's "New Idea magazine carry an exclusive interview with Kylie, accompanied by a striking set of new photos.
   February 1997
Appearance in a special episode of Men Behaving Badly to raise money for Comic Relief.
   April 1997
The readers of "Sky" magazine vote Kylie 6th Sexiest Females of the decade!             
   May 1997
Kylie is asked to make a special appearance alongside John Farnham and Ray Charles at the grand opening of the world's largest casino in Melbourne, Australia. The opening is attended by 1500 invited guests included Victoria's Premier Jeff Kennett and Elton John. Kylie performs a special arrangement of I Should Be So Lucky.
Impossiblle Princess 1997 June 1997
Having recorded on and off for the past 18 months, with the likes of Brothers In Rhythm, Dave Ball, Ingo Vauk and the Manic Street Preachers, Kylie puts the finishing touches to her second deConstruction album, entitled Impossible Princess. She also shoots the visuals for her album cover with her boyfriend, photographer Stephane Sednaoui.
   Anton Corbjin photographs Kylie for a piece in English "Elle" magazine. Entitled 'Old Masters', the article consists of various photographers' own interpretations of famous works of art. Anton chooses Van Gogh's 'The Potato Eaters'.
   "Sky" magazine names Kylie and pop singer Louise 'Babes Of The Decade' in their 10th anniversary edition and carries an exclusive photo shoot and interview.
IP 1997 July 1997
The press campaign for Impossible Princess begins with interviews in "i-D", "Attitude", "Esquire" and "Ministry" magazines.
Some Kind Of Bliss 1997 August 1997
Kylie flies to Almeria in southern Spain to shoot the video for the first single, Some Kind of Bliss. The video, directed by Dave Mould, features English actor Dexter Fletcher who plays Kylie's partner in crime.

21st August - Kylie performs Some Kind of Bliss at the Radio One Roadshow in Newquay, Cornwall.

   September 1997
Following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the album title is deemed inappropriate. Promotional copies are withdrawn and a press statement confirms that the album is to be re-titled Kylie Minogue.
Kylie 1997 Release of Some Kind Of Bliss, co-written and produced by the Manic Street Preachers, which earns Kylie the title of IndieKylie in the music press. She performs the song live on TFI Friday and Top Of The Pops as the single peaks at No.22 in the UK.
   An MTV Special, Some Kind of Kylie is recorded live in front of a studio audience. Kylie performs four songs - Some Kind of Bliss, I Don't Need Anyone (also recorded with the Manics), Did It Again and Confide In Me - along with a 'questions and answers' section from the audience.
Did It Again 1997 October 1997
The video for Did It Again is shot in London by Pedro Romanyi. The video includes 4 Kylies, all of a varying persona - "CuteKylie", "DanceKylie", "SexKylie" and "IndieKylie" - battling it out for supremacy!!!
   Nick Cave asks Kylie to perform a song with him at The Jazz Cafe in Camden. Still Your Face Comes Shining Through, written only 4 days earlier was a rare treat for those fortunate enough to be there.
Impossible Princess

Although delayed in other territories, Impossible Princess is released in Japan.

Kylie's promotional tour begins in Europe where she visits Paris and Hamburg. The following week she flies to Singapore and Australia, stopping in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney, then onto Auckland, New Zealand.

   November 1997
Kylie's promo tour continues as she flies to Hong Kong for further promotional work for Impossible Princess.
GBI video Kylie appears in the video for Towa Tei's song GBI. The video, shot in New York, was directed by Stephane Sednaoui and features Kylie as a geisha girl. The single is released in Japan.
Did It Again 1997

The single Did It Again is released and reaches No.14. Kylie appears at G-A-Y to perform the song. She also appears on Top Of The Pops, accompanied by three drag queens dressed as her other personas from the video.

Kylie performs an unreleased song with Nick Cave in Ireland at The Belfast Festival.

   December 1997
Kylie is asked to do a reading from a book entitled 'Typical Girls', a collection of short stories all written by women. The reading takes place at the ICA Gallery in London.
Did It Again 1997

Kylie travels to New York to re-record and remix Breathe (her next single) with producer Todd Terry, who is best known for his remix of Everything But The Girl's mega-hit Missing.

Famous Japanese artist Towa Tei releases his single "GBI" featuring the vocals of Kylie Minogue to fabulous critical re-action in Japan. Melody maker readers vote Kylie Most fanciable Female.

   January 1998
12th January - Impossible Princess is released in Australia and debuts at number 4 on the ARIA Chart and number 1 on the Music Report Chart. Initial copies of the CD come with an exclusive 3D cover.
   Kylie hosts MTV Snowball in Austria, a programme covering the snowboarding championships!
Sydney Mardi Gras 1998

February 1998
Appearance at the 20th Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras where Kylie performs Better The Devil You Know in front of 20,000 people! Wearing a sequinned red outfit and little devil horns, she is joined onstage by numerous dancing boys and drag queens.

   March 1998
As part of their 25th anniversary, Mushroom Records in Australia release a limited edition CD single of Better The Devil You Know featuring a brand new club remix by Movers & Shakers.
Kylie 1998 Breathe is released in the UK. Featuring remixes by Todd Terry, Sash! and Nalin & Kane, the single enters the chart at No.14. "Ministry" magazine makes Kylie their cover girl and carry an exclusive interview and photos.
Kylie 1998

After a very long wait Kylie Minogue the album is finally released in the UK and debuts at No.10. Initial copies of the CD feature a special 3D sleeve.

Kylie continues to promote the new album, travelling to Norway, Denmark and Holland, along with planning her upcoming live tour due to start in Australia in June.

Ultra Kylie

April 1998
Kylie's Web Site "Kylie Ultra" picks up award for Best Artist Website at the Creative & Design Awards 1998, held in London and an award for Special Effects for her "Did It Again" video.

Madame Tussaud's unveil the new updated Kylie waxwork. Kylie is one of only 5 subjects to be updated, the others being; Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Margaret Thatcher and Michael Jackson.

Kylie 1998

May 1998
Kylie travels to Australia to prepare for her tour. She performs a 'Secret' warm-up gig at Melbourne's Mercury Lounge under the stage name of "Minx".

28th May - Kylie celebrates her 30th birthday.

Intimate And Live Tour June 1998
The Intimate And Live Tour kicks off in Melbourne. An incredible success, most of the shows sell out and the tour is eventually extended to 22 concerts! Kylie includes tracks from her entire career, including a cabaret version of I Should Be So Lucky, an unrecorded track called Free and also covers of the Clash's Should I Stay Or Should I Go? and ABBA's Dancing Queen.
Kylie 1998 Kylie does some instore signing sessions at HMV stores. HMV give away a free CD called Other Sides with purchases of the Impossible Princess album. The CD includes Tears, Love Takes Over Me and a previously unreleased track called Take Me With You.

Impossible Princess turns platinum in Australia.

Intimate And Live Tour July 1998
1st July - Kylie's Sydney Intimate And Live show is recorded for an intended TV special.
Kids Helpline promotion Kylie becomes the ambassador for Australia's Kid's Helpline Charity, a 24-hour telephone counselling service for young people. She is also involved in the Wicked Women campaign for breast cancer awareness and donates Take Me With You for inclusion on their compilation CD.
   2nd July - In Melbourne, a state reception is held in Kylie's honour. Speaking about Kylie, Jeff Kennet, the Premier of the state of Victoria, said that Kylie was a "wonderful ambassador for Australia wherever she travels" and that "She has done a wonderful job and she is one who has developed, in a sense, through adversity. She is now a much more proficient and professional entertainer than she was."
   A compilation of remixed versions of Kylie's recent singles is released in Australia. The two CD set titled Impossible Remixes also includes new versions of Too Far by Brothers In Rhythm and US producer Junior Vasquez. Too Far is rumoured to be Kylie's new single and a promo 12" of the new remixes is issued in the UK.
   A collection of Kylie's videos from her deConstruction albums is issued in Australia. The Kylie Tapes '94-'98 includes Breathe, Did It Again, Some Kind Of Bliss, Confide In Me, Where Is The Feeling? and Put Yourself In My Place.
   Kylie brings her Intimate And Live show to the UK and plays three dates at the Shepherd's Bush Empire. She is so overwhelmed at her fans' response that during her encore of Better The Devil You Know at her final show she cries onstage - bless!!
Kylie 1998 August 1998
A triple vinyl set of the Impossible Remixes album is released in the UK with new artwork and re-titled simply Mixes.
   Mushroom Records in Australia release Greatest Remix Hits volumes 3 and 4. Both are double CD compilations of rare remixes from Kylie's PWL days, including many previously unreleased mixes and a song called I Am The One For You which was recorded for the Rhythm Of Love LP in 1990 but left off the final album.
October 1998
5th October - Cowboy Style is released in Australia, including a special 'live' video filmed at a rehearsal of the song for one of the Intimate And Live shows. On the same day, Arthrob Records in the UK release GBI by Towa Tei featuring Kylie, the single peaks at No.63.
Kylie with her Madame Tussaud's waxwork 7th October - Kylie unveils her new waxwork at Madame Tussaud's in London, one of only three remodels that the house of wax displays. The original Kylie model appeared in 1989 and was well overdue for a makeover. Kylie herself commented "her fingers were coming off, and she didn't look like me anymore!".
Sample People November 1998
Kylie begins filming in Sydney for Sample People, written and directed by Clinton Smith it is described as a "low-budget urban thriller", set around Sydney's clubland. Kylie plays Jess, the girlfriend of a nightclub baron who gets involved in a deep love triangle. Kylie states on her official website "I'm very much looking forward to working on this film as it has been a long time since I have been involved in a production like this one."
Mushroom's Concert of the Century 14th November - Kylie performs at Mushroom Records' Concert Of The Century at Melbourne's Cricket Ground. The show is to round off the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the record label and features several of their most successful artists. Dressed as a geisha girl, Kylie enters the stage on a giant birthday cake to the intro of GBI. After singing Happy Birthday to Mushroom, she performs a 20-minute medley of her hits including Celebration, I Should Be So Lucky, What Do I Have To Do, Step Back In Time, Wouldn't Change A Thing, Turn It Into Love, Confide In Me, Too Far, Shocked, Never Too Late, Did It Again, Hand On Your Heart and Better the Devil You Know.
Kylie, GBI 1998 16th November - GBI is released in Australia.

Impossible Princess is certified double platinum in Australia by the Australian Recording Industry Association, with sales exceeding 140,000 copies.

H&M promotional campaign 20th November - Kylie is signed to model underwear for Swedish clothing company "H&M" (Hennes And Mauritz). Following in the footsteps of former "H&M" models such as Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, Kylie appears on billboards across Europe in a series of photos taken by Ellen Von Unwerth.
Kylie 1998 26th November - it is announced that Kylie is to 'part company' with deConstruction & BMG Records in the UK and Europe, due to problems with the company, rather than being dropped. "I am no longer with deConstruction Records" she tells AAP in Australia. "It was a mutual agreement completely, which is great because it was very amicable. Thank God, because I would have hated it to have been anything other than that. You become like family with a record company, particularly with deConstruction. They're lovely, genuine, Northern bastards!"
   30th November - Kylie's first ever live album Intimate And Live is released in Australia, taken from her tour earlier in the year.
Kylie 1998 December 1998
A video of the Intimate And Live tour is released in Australia.

Kylie sees in the New Year by launching a huge fireworks display in Sydney, rumoured to have cost $2 million.


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