Kylie Minogue Signs With BMG, Promises Her 'Heart and Soul' in New Album
Kylie Minogue has promised to bear her “heart and soul” in her next album, her first through a new recording deal with BMG.
After a relatively quiet couple of years out of the spotlight, the Aussie pop superstar announced the next phase of her career would be with BMG. And she hinted that a new LP wouldn't be far away.
“So happy to announce my new record label is BMG. I promise you will have my heart and soul in this next record,” she wrote in a post on Instagram. “Great to meet the new team at BMG,” she said in another.
The BMG deal represents the dawn of a new era for Kylie. Her last 12 albums were released in the U.K. through Parlophone, dating back to 2000’s comeback record Light Years.
Her last album release on Parlophone was 2015's holiday set Kylie Christmas, which peaked at No. 12 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart and was re-released last year with additional works. She has cracked the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 on two occasions: with her 1988 cover of "The Loco-Motion" (No. 3) and her signature song from 2002, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (No. 7).
The former Neighbors actor is a superstar Down Under and in her adopted homeland, the U.K., where she has clocked up 34 top 10 hit singles, seven of which reached No. 1. Fifteen of her albums have reached the U.K. top 10, of which five have hit the summit. She has sold more than 65 million albums over her career, and won Brit Awards, Grammys and in 2007 she became the first-ever woman (and first foreigner) to receive Britain's prestigious Music Industry Trusts' Award.
In 2011, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and last November returned to the stage for the 2016 ARIA Awards, where she made a push for marriage equality in her introduction to Troye Sivan's performance of "Youth".
Kylie parted ways with Roc Nation in 2015 after two years. The Australian pop star had joined Jay Z’s label and entertainment company after splitting amicably with her manager of 25 years, Terry Blamey, at the end of 2012.
News of her BMG deal comes as flurry of reports suggest Minogue has split with her fiance Joshua Sasse. A spokesperson for the singer declined to comment.