Kylie maintains momentum with another top music honour
Kylie Minogue has won the prestigious Music Industry Trust’s Award, making her the first woman in the event’s history to receive the honour.
The 39-year-old was recognised as ‘an icon of pop and style’ at the London ceremony, which she said was an ‘incredible honour’.
Award committee chairman David Munn said: ‘There is no doubt that of our 15 award recipients to date, Kylie is by far the most glamorous.
‘She deserves this award for her success over 20 years, staying at the top in one of the toughest professions and inspiring millions with her grace, dignity and humanity.’
The award, which raises money for music charities, has been won by Sit Elton John, Sir George Martin and Peter Gabriel since it was established 16 years ago.
Among those paying tribute to the diminutive singer at the ceremony in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel was Sting.
He said: ‘I have a great deal of respect for you as an artist – and, like most men on the planet, I’m certainly not immune to your iconic beauty – but more than this, you have become a symbol of courage and of grace under pressure.’
Kylie topped the charts in 1988 with I Should Be So Lucky, and subsequently sold 40 million albums worldwide.
Her latest album – X – will be released next month.