It may have taken 25 years to happen, but die hard Kylie Minogue fans always knew she would get the wider respect she deserved in the good old U.S. of A. Maybe even Madonna was predicting it when she wore a Kylie t-shirt while performing at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2000.
Sure, we've enjoyed Kylie's somewhat underdog status in America for a long time. She's only toured the U.S. a few times during her expansive career, and even those stage productions were scaled down because Kylie simply wasn't filling stadiums in the states like she does everywhere else in the world. But those days might be over.
When one of the greatest hip-hop moguls on earth signs you to his roster, there's a pretty good chance you are about to see a substantial bump in record and concert sales, not to mention way more notoriety outside of a traditional gay audience.
Jay Z's full service label and entertainment company, Roc Nation, has now welcomed Minogue to join its other big names like Rihanna, M.I.A, Shakira, Solange and Timbaland, just to name a few. The official website of Roc Nation has posted the announcement with a playful sexy photo of Kylie in a Roc Nation t-shirt:
"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."
So, congratulations are in order for one of the world's best and brightest, sugary-sweet pop princesses. Miss Minogue, you've always been one classy lady, and the gays are elated that you're going to be managed stateside with pop music's heavy hitters. You deserve it more than any other performer around. Welcome to America, Kylie.