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Jason Donovan (born 1 June 1968, Malvern, Melbourne) is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved success in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. In the UK he has sold more than 3 million records, and his début album Ten Good Reasons was the highest-selling album of 1989 with sales of over 1.5 million copies. He has had four UK No. 1 singles, one of which was "Especially for You", his 1988 duet with Kylie Minogue. In more recent years, he has returned to acting on television and in stage musicals.

While he was still appearing in Neighbours, Donovan followed Minogue (who had already left the series by this point) in signing a recording contract with Mushroom Records in Australia, and with PWL in the UK. His first single, "Nothing Can Divide Us", was released in 1988. Like Minogue's material, it was written and produced by Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman (known as Stock Aitken Waterman). The single reached number five in the UK, number one in Hong Kong and Japan, and the top 40 in several other countries.[citation needed]

Donovan's next single was a duet with Minogue. "Especially for You" was released in December 1988, and after spending four weeks at No. 2 in the UK, it hit No. 1 in January 1989. It was the fourth-highest selling single in the UK in 1988, and 17th in Australia for 1989. Donovan and Minogue also dated for a time during this period.

His next single, "Too Many Broken Hearts," reached number one in the UK in March 1989. He released his début album, Ten Good Reasons, in May 1989, which also reached number one (for three weeks). For two weeks, Donovan held the number one positions in the singles chart and the albums chart simultaneously, when his next single, a cover of Brian Hyland's "Sealed With a Kiss", entered the UK charts at number one.

In December 1989 Jason featured on Band Aid II's "Do They Know it's Christmas".

Between 1988 and 1992, Donovan garnered 16 Top 40 hit singles in the UK.

 

 

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Ten Good Reasons
Jason Donovan
Songs 11 Comments 0
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Released 1989
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
Label Mushroom Records
Genre All Genres
Price 0.00 €
Cat N TVL93295
Between The Lines
Jason Donovan
Songs 10 Comments 0
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Released 1990
Format Vinyl
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N discs 1
Label PWL Records
Genre All Genres
Price 0.00 €
Cat N HF 14

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