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Get an Inside Look at Billboard’s Women in Music 2024



The 2024 Billboard Women in Music event was a star-studded affair that lit up the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday night (March 6). With an array of today’s leading female artists, the evening was a celebration of empowerment and camaraderie.

Guiding the festivities was the charismatic Tracee Ellis Ross, who kept the energy high throughout the event. Among the highlights were the electrifying performances by some of the industry’s brightest talents, each recognized for their unique contributions.

Karol G was honored as Woman of the Year, while Charli XCX received the Powerhouse award. Maren Morris was celebrated as a Visionary, and NewJeans took home the Group of the Year title, presented by Coke Studio. Other notable honorees included Tems for Breakthrough, Victoria Monét for Rising Star (presented by Honda), Young Miko for Impact (presented by American Express), and Luísa Sonza as Global Force.

The event also paid tribute to non-performing honorees, including Ice Spice for Hitmaker, Kylie Minogue as an Icon, Michelle Jubelirer as Executive of the Year, PinkPantheress for Producer of the Year (presented by Bose), Sarah Geronimo as a Global Force, and Annalisa also recognized as a Global Force.

In addition to the stellar lineup on stage, the event drew a constellation of stars in attendance. Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara, Andra Day, Sky Ferreira, Nelly Furtado, GloRilla, Ellie Goulding, JoJo, Coco Jones, Bebe Rexha, Saweetie, and Lainey Wilson were just a few of the luminaries gracing the event with their presence.

Amidst the excitement, backstage provided a space for these icons to mingle, catch up, and capture memorable moments. From heartfelt embraces to joyful reunions, the atmosphere was brimming with solidarity and support.

Billboard was on hand to document the magic, capturing candid snapshots and intimate portraits of the artists behind the scenes. From group shots showcasing friendship and unity to individual portraits radiating strength and grace, the backstage scenes were a testament to the power and resilience of women in music.

Scroll below to witness the behind-the-scenes moments from the 2024 Billboard Women in Music event, where talent, friendship, and empowerment took center stage.

Check out some backstage photos below: