This award is being bestowed upon the singer because of her “contribution to the enrichment of French Culture.”
When interviewed about receiving the upcoming honor, Kylie had this to say:
I am deeply honored to be recognized in this way. French culture has influenced me greatly and I have always had colossal respect for the arts and people of France.”
The day after Minogue is knighted she will kick off her KylieX2008 world tour which happens to open in the French capital. Coincidence?
Source: By Bitten and Bound