Kylie Minogue marks return to music at Q Awards
Kylie Minogue was named idol of 2007 at yesterday’s Q Awards in London, for her return to the music industry after overcoming breast cancer.
The 39-year-old received a standing ovation at the ceremony – her first official music business outing since returning to the limelight.
She said: ‘It’s my first day back at work like this so it’s very exciting and slightly nerve-wracking.’
Sir Paul McCartney thanked his late wife Linda, his former Beatle bandmates and his children, as he picked up the icon of the year award.
The award for ‘Best Act in the World Today’ went to the Arctic Monkeys, while Amy Winehouse took the best album prize for Back to Black.
Kate Nash won best breakthrough artist and the Enemy were named best new act.
Editor of Q magazine, Paul Rees said: ‘This year, as ever, the Q Awards celebrate and herald great music of all genres and era – from the best in new music to rock’s legendary elite.
‘And, at a time when the digital revolution has prompted many to predict the demise of the music business itself, this year the awards will also demonstrate that great music and outstanding artists will continue to flourish and inspire, no matter how or where people choose to listen to them.’