Singer Brian Kennedy is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Meteor Ireland Music Awards.

The award is presented in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the Irish music industry over the past 20 years.

Kennedy's hits include 'You Raise Me Up', 'A Better Man', 'Put The Message In The Box' and 'Get On With Your Short Life'.

Kennedy is due to perform with the Dublin Gospel Choir at the awards ceremony, which will take place on Friday 19 February 2010.

Previous recipients of the award include: Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Bob Geldof, The Dubliners, Aslan, The Pogues, Clannad, The Saw Doctors and Sharon Shannon.

For a full list of the Meteor Ireland Music Awards nominees just click here.