Chris Martin Recalls 'Otherworldly' Experience Meeting Kylie Minogue After He Was a 'Fan for Nearly 15 Years'

Martin wrote a tribute to Minogue in light of being one of TIME's 100 most influential people

<p>Matt Jelonek/WireImage;Karwai Tang/WireImage</p> Chris Martin and Kylie Minogue

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Chris Martin and Kylie Minogue

Chris Martin is waxing lyrical about Kylie Minogue.

In a tribute written for the 55-year-old "Padam Padam" singer for TIME, the Coldplay frontman recalled his first time meeting Minogue.

"Kylie Minogue was one of the first people I ever met from TV. She was a pop star, and I had watched her in Neighbours every day for a decade," Martin, 47, wrote for TIME, who named Minogue one of its 100 most influential people of 2024. "So when she came to an early Coldplay show, I’d already been her fan for nearly 15 years."

"Kylie is so inspiring to me — she lives her life so gracefully and approaches every project with such passion and dedication. She always seems to be 10 years ahead of everyone else, and she’s an artist who knows how to be of service, making songs that fans go on to love for years," he continued.

Martin also praised her ability to create a safe and inclusive space for her fans.

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"Kylie creates a space where everyone is safe to be themselves. When I look at her I feel hope. She’s proof there are humans who don’t judge," he wrote.

Martin concluded, "That first meeting was otherworldly. After all this time, Kylie’s star has never dimmed. It’s an honor and a privilege to know her, and she is deserving of every good thing that happens to her."

In 2019, Minogue brought out the "Yellow" singer during her set at Glastonbury Festival and together they performed a rendition of "Can't Get You Out of My Head." Minogue was originally set to perform at the festival in 2005 but had to back out due to a breast cancer diagnosis. At the time, Coldplay filled in for her.

TIME announced its annual list on Wednesday, April 17, and other musicians featured on it include Dua Lipa, 21 Savage, Burna Boy and Jack Antonoff.

Minogue celebrated the honor on social media and wrote: "Thank you for this incredible honour, being amongst such stellar company. This is mind-blowing to me and is making my heart FULLY Padam!! One of the #Time100 … W❤️W."

Related: Kylie Minogue Shares Her No. 1 Piece of Advice for Women Everywhere: 'There's Only One of You' (Exclusive)

In March, Minogue was honored with the coveted icon award at the Billboard Women in Music awards. At the time, the Australian singer revealed the one piece of advice she'd give women everywhere: “There’s one of you.”

“I’ve yet to put that in a song, but I would love to. In every yesterday and every tomorrow, there’s just you,” she said.

Minogue continued, "We spend so much time trying to better ourselves or judge ourselves or whatever. I kind of want to say be the best you, but also you don't have to be the best all the time, just be you."

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