Kylie Minogue has called a halt to her music career just days after the end of celebrations of her 25th year as a singer, the Sunday Mirror can exclusively reveal. The star has shocked her friends by splitting from her long-term manager Terry Blamey, who helped launch her into show business when she was 19. It is claimed the Aussie was upset over tensions between Terry and her dad.
Kylie, now 44, has decided to concentrate on acting for the foreseeable future and take a break from music. A source close to the star said yesterday: “Kylie’s decision to stop recording for the time being and part company with Terry has come as a massive shock.
The past year has seen “K25” events all over the world to celebrate Kylie’s 25-year pop career, which began with The Loco-Motion. She has sold more than 65 million records and won an OBE for services to music. Last month she thrilled a sell-out crowd at London’s O2 Arena, reuniting on stage with Jason Donovan to sing their hit Especially For You. But sources close to the star say manager Terry and her father Ron, had differing opinions on where her career should head.
Kylie’s former record label Parlophone has been sold and she is now part of the giant Universal Records outlet. Yesterday an industry insider claimed the changes may also have influenced her decision. The source said: “Kylie used to be a big fish at her former label. She’s now been put into a huge roster of acts at Universal and probably can’t expect the special treatment she was used to. “She may be thinking she’s achieved most of what she wants as a pop star.”
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