Kylie Minogue is suing the British record producer who helped launch her career. The Australian singer has claimed in Victoria state Supreme Court that PAL Productions, run by famed pop producer Pete Waterman, underpaid royalties for her “Greatest Hits” album which was released in 1992 and re-released in 2002, the Melbourne Sunday Age newspaper reported.
An auditing firm hired by Minogue and her family found that the artist was underpaid by more than 10 percent, or about $830,000. PAL since paid nearly $500,000, but Minogue’s company lodged papers seeking unspecified damages, interest and costs, the paper said.
Waterman’s partnership launched Minogue’s career outside Australia in 1988 when he wrote her the song “I Should Be So Lucky,” which topped the U.K. singles chart for five weeks.
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