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Kylie's US success rewarded
Kylie Minogue and Justin Timberlake
Minogue performed with Justin Timberlake at the Brits
Kylie Minogue's breakthrough in the US has been recognised by a top industry awards ceremony.

The Australian singer's last album, Fever, reached number three in the US charts when it was released there a year ago, off the back of the success of her hit Can't Get You Out Of My Head.

It was the 34-year-old's first real success in the US since her pop career began in 1988.

Industry magazine Music Week awarded the singer and her record label EMI its international breakthrough prize at its annual awards on Thursday night.

Last month she teamed up with Justin Timberlake to perform at the Grammys in New York, repeating the double-act she formed with him at the Brits.

In the UK, Fever re-entered the top 75 chart at number 56 this week, 15 months after it was originally released.

Sugababes and Island Records picked up the best marketing campaign for the girl group's successful comeback after their dumping by previous label London, and the departure of founder member Siobhan Donaghy.

Their comeback album, Angels With Dirty Faces, helped Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Donaghy's replacement Heidi Range win the best dance act Brit award last month.

The rest of the awards largely honoured record labels, distributors, promoters, and other background figures.

Ken Nelson won producer of the year for his work on Coldplay's A Rush Of Blood To The Head, while London-based rock broadcaster Xfm took radio station of the year.

BMG won top singles company while Polydor won top artist albums label, with Positiva taking the top dance label prize.

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