Kylie Minogue has opened up on ageism in the music industry, saying she has become "really frustrated" regarding persistent questions about her age. 

In an interview with ABC, the Australian pop icon said the name of her new album, Golden, was a reflection of that. 

"[On] my previous album promotion I was just asked so much about having an answer for being a woman my age in the industry," Minogue said.

"I just didn't know the answer and I was getting really frustrated.

"I do have to rise above sometimes, I've trained myself to do that."

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She continued, "I definitely knew that by hook or by crook I wanted to have this phrase on the album saying, 'We're not young, we're not old, we're golden'."

It comes after fellow Australian music legend Tina Arena addressed ageism during a keynote at last year's BIGSOUND, where she said, "I also find it sexist that when I performed at Splendour In The Grass, it was good but everyone kept mentioning my age. Paul Kelly played that festival and no one mentioned his age."

Watch the full speech here.

Minogue's 14th studio record is a favourite to debut at #1 on the ARIA Albums chart this week, which could score the Melbourne-born singer her fifth top-charting LP in the country.