'Emotional' Kylie picks up Silver Clef award

Kylie Minogue was "emotional" as she picked up an award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards today.

The Australian singer was honoured with the 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef award in recognition of her lengthy pop career and she admits she never expected to be given such an accolade.

She said: "I never would have thought 25 years ago I could have got an award like this and I think that's why I was so emotional up there. It's really hard to comprehend and how to express my gratitude."

Meanwhile Michael Buble was delighted with the "great honour" of winning the Raymond Weil International Award, which has previously been picked up by artists including Brian Wilson, Meatloaf, U2 and Brian Adams.

Speaking at the ceremony, which took place at London's Hilton Park Lane hotel, he said: "It's such a great honour to receive something like this, the people that have been honoured are some of the most amazing people in the world so to belong to that group is a huge privilege for me.

"And of course music is such a huge part of my life and it's a pretty incredible thing that it has the power to change people's lives.

"It makes you really proud of what you're able to do. Money and fame are all great things but the fact you can really have an impact on people is a truly amazing thing."

Other winners today including Manic Street Preachers, Fatboy Slim, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Jessie J.

2012 Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards list of winners:

Kylie Minogue - 25th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef award

Fatboy Slim - Investec Icon Award

Emeli Sande - American Express Innovation award

Conor Maynard - TAG Newcomer Award

The Manic Street Preachers - Hard Rock Cafe Ambassadors of Rock Award

Laura Wright - PPL Classical award

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber - Sony Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award

Jessie J - Royal Albert Hall Best British Act

Michael Buble - Raymond Weil International Award

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