Kylie Minogue Awarded ARIA Hall of Fame Honor
Kylie Minogue was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on Sunday at the Australian awards show, which honors musicians in the same way as the Grammys.
The singer was introduced by music journalist and record producer Molly Meldrum, who told the story of how he'd met Minogue, tripping over his words every so often. After a long speech, a lengthy montage highlighted the star's achievements and ARIA wins, as well as her battle with cancer.
Following the presentation, Prime Minister Julia Gillard stepped to the mic to officially induct Minogue into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Finally, the pop star walked on stage to accept the award. "How does one acknowledge almost 25 years in a few minutes?" the 43-year-old singer began. "One can't. It's impossible."
Minogue said that when reflecting back on her career, words like amazement, gratitude, humility, wonder and pride come to mind. She offered animated quips about her past, entertaining the crowd at Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park.
Minogue has won 16 ARIA awards over her long-running career, including an Outstanding Achievement Award in 2002. Her 2010 album, 'Aphrodite,' was nominated for Best Pop Release last year.
Watch Kylie Minogue at the 2011 ARIA Awards