Kylie Minogue receives music industry honour

Star's 20-year career is celebrated

Kylie Minogue was awarded the Music Industry Trust prize at a ceremony in London last night (October 29).

Past winners of the award included Elton John and Peter Gabriel, but it is the first time in the awards’ 16 year history that the prize has gone to a woman, reports BBC News.

Minogue called the prize an “incredible honour”, saying “I am truly thrilled to be recognised in this way”.

She performed a version of ’I Should Be So Lucky’ with Jamie Cullum on piano.

Award committee chairman David Munn said: “There is no doubt that of our 15 award recipients to date, Kylie is by far the most glamourous.

“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.”

Minogue is set to release her new album ’X’ on November 26.