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Kylie Minogue, NewJeans, Maren Morris, Ice Spice, Charli XCX, and more are set to be honoured at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards.

The ceremony honouring female talent returns on March 6, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, and will see stars across multiple genres of pop music recognised.

Young Miko, Victoria Monét, TEMS and Luísa Sonza are also up for prizes.

‘Padam Padam’ hitmaker Kylie, 55, is this year’s recipient of the Icon Award after many revivals over the years, including the viral success of her latest hit.

Grammy-winning pop star Maren, 33, has been chosen for the Visionary Award.

Chart-topping K-Pop girl group NewJeans will take home the Group of The Year prize after their debut Ep ‘Get Up’ – which traverses UK garage, drum and bass, R’n’B and more – topped the Billboard 200 chart.

Viral rapper Ice Spice, 24, has landed the Hitmaker Award after her massive success with the hits ‘Princess Diana’, ‘Barbie World’ with Nicki Minaj and a remix of ‘Karma’ with Taylor Swift.

Multi-hyphenate Charli XCX, 31, is being bestowed with the Powerhouse Award, this comes after she contributed to the ‘Barbie’ soundtrack with ‘Speed Drive’ and her 2023 LP ‘Crash’, which became her biggest commercial success to date.

Elsewhere, Young Miko, 25, will collect the Impact Award, Victoria, 34, is this year’s Rising Star award thanks to the success of her debut studio album ‘Jaguar II’. She’s already been nominated for an impressive seven Grammys at the upcoming ceremony.

TEMS, 28, will be handed the Breakthrough Award for his acclaimed solo work.

And Brazilian star Luísa, 25, will take home the Global Force Award.

Billboard’s Editorial Director Hannah Karp said: “We could not be more excited to celebrate these inspiring and dynamic artists from around the world, as they move our culture forward and inspire women everywhere to push boundaries and pursue their own dreams.

“With the talented Tracee Ellis Ross as our host, this year’s Billboard Women in Music Awards will be an unforgettable evening.”

More recipients, including the star chosen for the 2024 Billboard Woman of the Year honour, are still to be announced.

The prize-giving takes place at the Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater.

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