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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 April, 2003, 17:08 GMT 18:08 UK
Kylie most played on UK radio
Kylie Minogue
Kylie transformed her image

Kylie Minogue has emerged as the most played artist on UK radio, knocking Robbie Williams off the top spot.

Williams was the most played artist for four consecutive years but has now slipped down to fifth position.

Meanwhile, Minogue's popularity rose and rose in 2002. She was rarely out of the limelight as her tour hit the UK and she became one of the country's style icons.

Hits including In Your Eyes and Come into My World ensured her songs continued to be played on the airwaves, according to research carried out by the Radio Academy.

Boyband Blue were runners-up after a successful year which saw number one singles including One Love and Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.

Most played artist on UK radio
1. Kylie Minogue
2. Blue
3. Pink
4. Sugababes
5. Robbie Williams
Source: Music Control

US singer Pink was the third most listened to artist on the radio with her brand of fiery pop.

Her second album Missundaztood! was a huge success across the world and spawned a number of singles including Get the Party Started and Just Like a Pill.

Brit Award winners the Sugababes are the youngest of the top 10 most played as the teenagers achieved massive airplay coverage with Round Round and Freak Like Me.

Half of the top 10 is taken by British acts, including Liberty X and Atomic Kitten.

International artists featured are Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Westlife.

Minogue's feat of being the most played artist will be recognised at the Radio Academy conference on Wednesday.

The conference will present an award to Robin Gibb to honour the music and career of the Bee Gees.

BBC radio presenter "Whispering" Bob Harris is to be recognised for his outstanding contribution to music.

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