British National treasure: Kylie Minogue

 

Photo Credit: Dan Boud and Destination NSW

 

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British National treasure: Kylie Minogue Photo Credit: Dan Boud and Destination NSW More images to be sent at EDT 11:00pm Photo: Daniel Boud

Kylie Minogue has been formally recognised as one of the all-time singles queens by Britain's Official Charts Company.

The Australian pop star, who is currently celebrating her 25th year in the music business, was presented with seven Number One Awards to mark her seven official number one singles in the UK during an appearance on Alan Carr's Chatty Man show on Friday.

Minogue is the first female to receive the honour.

Her first number one single in the UK was I Should Be So Lucky back in February 1988. The other number one hits include Especially For You, Hand On Your Heart, Tears On My Pillow, Spinning Around, Cant Get You Out Of My Head and 2003's Slow.

Can't Get You Out Of My Head sold 1.15 million copies across the UK, with 300,000 selling in the first week of it going on sale in 2001.

"We are delighted to recognise Kylie's amazing achievements over the past 25 years - her seven Number 1 singles put's her amongst the the all-time great singles artists of the past 60 years, let alone the last 25," Martin Talbot, Managing Director of the Official Charts Company, said in a statement on the music charts' website.

"Having sold 10.1 million singles in the UK through her career, she is the 12th biggest singles artist of all time. She may have been born in Australia, but she is most definitely a British National treasure!" he said.

AAP