Kylie Minogue is to be awarded with a prestigious music industry award.

The Australian pop star, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, is to receive The Music Industry Trust prize for her successful 20-year career at an event to be held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London in front of 1,200 guests.

The trust, which raises money for two music charities Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and the BRIT Trust, has awarded musicians including SIR Elton John and Peter Gabriel in previous years.

"There is No Doubt that of our 15 award recipients to date, Kylie is by far the most glamorous," said award committee chairman David Munn.

"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 39-year-old singer also received an Idol accolade at the Q Awards earlier this month.

29/10/2007 12:02:02