Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Worthy Aussies for Hall of Fame; Kylie and the Wiggles Are the Latest ARIA Recipients

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Worthy Aussies for Hall of Fame; Kylie and the Wiggles Are the Latest ARIA Recipients

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THE ARIA Hall of Fame is a wonderful club that is growing bigger each year.

This year, another two worthy recipients will join the ranks of those illustrious artists already inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, a list that includes bona fide music legends such as AC/DC, Dame Joan Sutherland, Olivia Newton-John, Johnny O'Keefe, Paul Kelly, John Farnham, INXS, Slim Dusty, Jimmy Little and many more.

For 2011, ARIA is proud to announce the impending induction of two true icons of the Australian music industry a Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles.

You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of a[approximately]pop' artists who've lasted more than a decade, let alone more than two: Kylie Minogue will be celebrating her 25th year in music next year! It was back in July 1987 that Kylie released her first single, a remake of the 1962 Little Eva hit Locomotion, which went on to win Kylie her very first ARIA Award in 1988. Since then, Kylie has been nominated 35 times and gone on to win nine ARIA Awards and three Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Kylie Minogue truly is an extraordinarily versatile performer. Since 1987, she has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs and eight live concert DVDs (plus her Greatest Hits and the Ultimate Kylie double album and multiple video packages), starred in movies and on our television screens and put on some of the most spectacular concert tours the world has seen. As well as undertaking one of the most extensive tours of her career, 2011 also saw Kylie release her ninth perfume, Dazzling Darling, and release another best-selling range of linens, candles, diffusers and towels from her Kylie Minogue at Home brand of homewares. Is there anything Dr Kylie Minogue, OBE can't do?

The other ARIA Hall of Fame inductees for 2011 are arguably the world's most popular children's entertainers and it is fitting that in the year they are celebrating their 20th year together. …

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