NEW YORK – Today, the incredible talent roster of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® hit the perfect note as Macy’s announces the addition of international superstar, Kylie Minogue, to the cast of stars set to perform in the annual procession. Having enthralled millions of fans around the world with extraordinary performances, Kylie is poised to create a commotion with this special Thanksgiving Day performance. The 84th edition of America’s favorite holiday tradition will step off at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 25th, ready to entertain more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and more than 50 million viewers nationwide.
Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus-year-career, Kylie Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles and 11 studio albums. Her most recent release, Aphrodite, entered the top 10 in thirteen different countries. It became Kylie’s fifth UK #1 album and made her the first solo artist in the history of the UK charts to have four #1 albums in four different decades. Aphrodite has spawned back to back #1 U.S. Billboard Club singles with “All The Lovers” and “Get Outta My Way.”
On Parade day, Kylie will perform a song from her latest international hit album Aphrodite on the brand new Homewood Suites by Hilton® On The Roll Again float. The float, based on the wonder of wooden pull toys features a very colorful and adorable family of ducks, literally in a Parade. With the final completion of the float performance roster, the 2010 Macy’s Parade includes an impressive list of artists spanning different musical genres and generations. From country to pop, Spanish-rock to folk and rap, the 84th Annual Macy’s Parade will feature a star-studded list of artists for millions to enjoy. Previously announced stars joining the festivities this year include India Arie, Big Time Rush, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, the casts of Broadway’s American Idiot, Elf, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, the Big Apple Circus, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Miranda Cosgrove, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Gloriana, Michael Grimm, Arlo Guthrie, Keri Hilson, Eric Hutchinson, Juanes, Victoria Justice, Gladys Knight, Mannheim Steamroller, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Power Rangers Samurai, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Crystal Shawanda, Jessica Simpson, and Kanye West.
The 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (in all time zones) on NBC-TV. Public information on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is available by logging on to www.macys.com/parade