The Scotsman

Minogue glad of fame before social media age

- By SHERNA NOAH

Kylie Minogue says she is relieved that she did not rise to fame in the age of social media.

The pop star, 52, recently became the first woman to top the UK album chart over five consecutiv­e decades.

Minogue said the chart milestone confirmed she had been on "the right path".

"To be the first solo female to achieve this is somethingi'mreallypro­ud of," the pop star told the PA news agency.

"I never would have imagined this when I started out, but I do know what I have given to this career so it's truly heartwarmi­ng and mind-blowing to feel like I've been on the right path."

Asked whether she was relieved that she did not rise to fame in an age of social media, the former Neighbours star said: "I think the answer is yes.

"I have tried to put my teenage self into the modern frame and, to be honest, I can't imagine how I would, or wouldn't, have handled it.

"It can be such a wonderful source of connect but, as we all know now, it isn't always easy."

Minogue can picture herself on stage in another decade.

"If the next 10 years go as fast as the last 10, then I'd like to imagine that I could still be recording and performing live," she said.

"I still love acting so perhaps more of that."

Minogue, who recently quashed rumours that she and boyfriend Paul Solomons are planning to tie the knot, said: "it feels totally surreal" to be selling her millionth bottle of wine.

She first launched her wine collection, with a rose, last year.

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