“I thought I was just going to keep on acting, and singing might take off. So you just never know.”

Kylie Minogue – aka Princess/Goddess of Pop – has admitted she was “probably meant to be a one hit wonder”.

Since her self-titled debut album Kylie in 1988, the Aussie pop goddess has scored seven number one singles, four number one albums, and 33 top ten singles in the UK. She has also achieved ten number one singles in her home country, and is recognised as Australia’s best selling artist of all time.

In an interview with The Sun, Kylie said: “I was probably meant to be a one hit wonder in many people’s eyes. I thought I was just going to keep on acting, and singing might take off. So you just never know. I think so much of it is destiny, a lot of it is hard work.”

She added: “Chance and opportunity — grab it if it’s there. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.”

“Fifty now is very different to when I was 14. God, even 30 would seem ancient when I was 14. Your aunty would come over and you’d go, ‘She’s so old, she doesn’t understand anything about what music I’m listening to or what I want to wear.’”

Kylie’s 14th studio album, Golden, is due for release this Friday, 6 April.

The highly-anticipated country/pop-influenced record will feature singles such as Dancing and Stop Me From Falling, the latter of which received the video treatment earlier this week.

If you’ve been craving tickets to one of Kylie’s legendary live shows, you’ll be pleased to know that she’s taking her new album on the road later this year with an extensive UK and Ireland tour.

Kicking off on 18 September, the tour will include stops in Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Dublin, before wrapping up in Belfast on 8 October.

You can find out more information on the tour here.

Related: Kylie Minogue has opened up about her “nervous breakdown”.

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