Kylie Minogue is the latest artist to sign with Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation. The Australian pop legend joins a long list of who’s who in the music industry right now, including Rihanna, Solange, Rita Ora, J. Cole, Mark Ronson and M.I.A.
Roc Nation released the following statement about Minogue, saying “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.”
Kylie has confirmed that she is working on new music and to expect a new song from her ‘soon’. While the pairing seems like a bit of an odd one, let’s remember that Pauly D is signed to G-Unit, folk singer Vanessa Carlton is with Murder Inc. and Limp Bizkit gets paid by Young Money.
Minogue isn’t the only new addition to the Roc Nation family. Producer Timbaland, whose latest piece of work includes Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z’s Suit & Tie, signed to the hip hop label last week.
Kylie Minogue is hitting the road in support of her 2010 release Aphrodite. Touring for the first time since the pop star beat her 2005 diagnosis of cancer, Minogue will be making 15 North American. Aphrodite is the eleventh studio album for the Aussie native since bursting onto the music scene in the late 1980s. See the full list of Canadian and US dates below.
Aphrodite – Live 2011 North American Dates
April 28 Montreal Bell Centre
April 29 Boston, MA Agganis Arena at Boston University
April 30 Washington DC GMU Patriot Center
May 2 NYC, NY Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 3 NYC, NY Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom
May 6 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
May 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
May 8 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live Orlando
May 10 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre
May 12 Mexico City Sports Palace
May 14 Guadalajara, Mexico Auditorio Telmex
May 16 Monterrey, Mexico Arena
May 18 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
May 21 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
May 22 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
The undeniable Ms. Kylie Minogue is ready to regain her position atop the charts with her 11th studio album, Aphrodite. Following the success of her North American For You, For Me Tour, the Aussie actress/singer has come out with an album full of all things Kylie – disco inspired dance hits, pop love ballads and a whole lot of sass.