INTO HER WORLD Pop superstar will receive Global Icon prize at Brit Awards & perform at glittering ceremony 37 years after first single

KYLIE Minogue will be honoured with the Global Icon Award at next month’s Brits — 35 years after landing her first nomination.

The Aussie superstar, who is also nominated for International Artist of the Year, will also perform at the event at London’s O2 Arena on March 2.

Kylie Minogue will be honoured with the Global Icon Award at next month’s Brit Awards
Kylie Minogue will be honoured with the Global Icon Award at next month’s Brit AwardsCredit: Getty

Kylie, 55, said: “I am beyond thrilled to be honoured with the Global Icon Award and to be joining a roll call of such incredible artists.

“The UK has always been a home from home so the Brits have a very special place in my heart.

“I have some amazing memories from the awards over the years and I can’t wait to be back on the Brits stage. See you at the O2!”

The award is Britain’s highest musical accolade and was last won by Taylor Swift, 34, in 2021.

Other artists to have received it include David Bowie, Elton John and The Beatles.

During her extensive career spanning more than 30 years, she has sold 80million records and scored seven No1 singles

She is also the only female artist to score a No1 album in five consecutive decades in the UK.

'Loved by all ages'

A source said: “Kylie“She is loved by people of all ages and reached a whole new generation with her last album.

“She is pulling out all the stops as the superstar signing for the ceremony.

The Spinning Around singer scored her ninth No1 album last September when she released her latest record Tension.

Kylie has previously won three Brit Awards and hosted the ceremony in 2009 with James Corden and Mathew Horne.

The news comes a week after she won her second Grammy Award in the Best Pop Dance Recording category for her 2023 hit Padam Padam.

Raye and Dua Lipa will also perform at the Brit Awards, which will air live on ITV and will be hosted by Clara Amfo, Maya Jama and Roman Kemp.

Kylie's album chart history

Aussie singer Kylie Minogue has scored NINE number one albums in the UK, over five decades.

Her first came in 1988 - and she last topped the charts in 2023.

Here's all her albums that hit the top spot:

  • Kylie - 1988
  • Enjoy Yourself - 1989
  • Greatest Hits - 1992
  • Fever - 2001
  • Aphrodite - 2010
  • Golden 2018
  • Step Back In Time - The Definitive - 2019
  • Disco - 2020
  • Tension - 2023

As well as her album success, Kylie has placed at No1 in the UK singles charts on seven occasions.

I Should Be So Lucky stormed to the top in January 1988, followed by her duet Especially For You with Jason Donovan.

She then had number ones with Hand On Your Heart (1989), Tears On My Pillow (1990), Spinning Around (2000), Can't Get You Out Of My Head (2001), and Slow (2003).’s performance will be huge — work has been underway on it for weeks to make it a real spectacle.

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