Introduced to the company – which looks after the likes of Rihanna, Timbaland and MIA – back in February 2013, there was speculation at the time that Kylie was aiming to crack the US market with her forthcoming musical ventures. In a statement, the singer said that she initially signed up to Roc Nation at a time when she wanted to “shake things up”. She concluded her comment by thanking the team and adding that she is “now looking forward to my upcoming summer gigs and embarking on new adventures”.
I’ve had an amazing time with Roc Nation and it’s been fantastic to team up with them over the last two years. We got together at a period in my life when I wanted to shake things up. I loved collaborating with Roc on the Kiss Me Once album, world tour and DVD and have made great friends in the process.
In the US, Minogue has only ever had one top five album, and her last hit single was Can’t Get You Out of My Head, released in 2001. Kiss Me Once, her last album, debuted at No 31, making it Minogue’s third-highest charting album on the Billboard 200. It opened at No 2 in the UK album charts and No 1 in her native Australia.
Despite album sales, the singer is still famed for her lavish live performances: Kylie will headline the British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park on 21 June and gained much critical praise for her mammoth Kiss Me Once European tour last year.
This article was written by Guardian music, for theguardian.com on Friday 20th March 2015 15.48 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010