Kylie Minogue

American audiences were first given a taste of Aussie pop pin-up Kylie Minogue with 1987's hit cover of Little Eva's Goffin/King-penned "The Loco-Motion," and since then she has managed to stay relevant both here and abroad while aging like a fine wine, acting and recording more music.

Eliciting the same lustful responses in men and women alike, her brand of electro-pop is about a million miles away from the stuff clogging up the charts by other girls a fraction of her age (she turns 43 at the end of the month), while not sacrificing hooks, age-appropriateness and that ever-important, overriding universal attraction.

She smashed back onto the scene in 2002 with Fever and the carpet-bombing single, "Can't Get You Out of My Head," which has become a modern pop classic. A breast-cancer scare in 2005 didn't derail her so much as it re-calibrated her sights on more charitable causes. Last year, she reasserted her career and personal dominance with "Aphrodite," the title track from her latest album.