Kylie Minogue doesn’t get to visit New York City often, so when the Aussie superstar squeezes in a rare stateside trip, she likes to pull out all the stops. And when you’re an internationally beloved pop icon, that means hosting a one-night-only cabaret at the Carlyle one night, and having Chris Martin pull you onstage at MetLife Stadium to surprise 60,000 Coldplay fans on another.
“Chris heard I was in town and texted me the day before: ‘Would you like to come out and sing “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”? We’d love to see you! No pressure!’” Minogue recently told Vogue. “I suppose it’s not where one might expect to see me—especially in this country!”
Draped across a green velvet couch in her suite at the Carlyle Hotel, Minogue is in town for a whirlwind week of press to promote the U.S. launch of her wine brand. Since debuting in 2020, Kylie Minogue Wines has sold over 5 million bottles and become the top-selling prosecco rosé in the U.K. Along with overwhelming commercial success, Minogue has also earned the respect of an industry that typically looks down on celeb-endorsed spirits. She won last year’s Liquid Icons’ Wine Entrepreneur Award, which is sorta like the best actress Oscar of the wine world.
“People will come up to me and say, ‘Your rosé is actually really good,’” Minogue says and then laughs. “It’s like, ‘Yeah… I know!’ I only present products that I truly believe in, so I’m never gonna give you anything that isn’t great!”