Kylie Is MIT’s First Lady

Kylie Minogue took this year’s Music Industry Trust award at an October 29 ceremony in London.

It is the first time in the event’s 16-year history that the award has gone to a woman.

A month ago the Aussie dynamo picked up the "Idol" accolade at the Q Awards, recognition for a career spanning three decades and more than 40 million global album sales.

Past winners of the MIT award, which raises money for music charities, include Sir Elton John and Peter Gabriel.

"There is no doubt that of our 15 award recipients to date, Kylie is by far the most glamorous," said award committee chairman David Munns.

"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."

In a video message played during the ceremony, Sting told her: "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."