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Renowned international pop sensation Kylie Minogue is poised to receive the prestigious Brits Global Icon Award at this year's ceremony.

Scheduled for March 2nd, the event will celebrate Kylie's illustrious career spanning five decades.

Additionally, she stands nominated for the International Artist of the Year category, alongside Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, and Lana Del Rey.

Excitingly, Kylie is confirmed to grace the stage with a performance, joining fellow artists Dua Lipa and Raye.

Expressing her delight, Kylie shared, "I am beyond thrilled to be honored with the global icon award and to be joining a roll call of such incredible artists."

"The UK has always been a home from home, so the Brits have a very special place in my heart. I have some amazing memories from the awards over the years, and I can't wait to be back on the Brits stage," she added.

The Brits Icon Award is the highest accolade bestowed by the organizers, reserved for exceptional artists. Notable past recipients include Taylor Swift, Sir Elton John, David Bowie, and Robbie Williams.

Having already clinched three Brit Awards and sold over 80 million records worldwide, Kylie is undoubtedly a musical powerhouse. She boasts nine UK number one albums and seven UK number one singles in her impressive career.

Earlier this February, the Australian songstress received the inaugural Best Pop Dance Recording award at the Grammys for her viral hit "Padam Padam," which gained immense popularity last summer.

In other nominations for this year's Brit Awards, notable artists include The Rolling Stones, Little Simz, and Arlo Parks.

Raye leads the pack with an impressive seven nominations, a record for a single artist in a year. Her nominations span categories like Best Album, Best New Artist, Best Pop Act, and Artist of the Year, with two tracks up for Best Song.

Responding to previous criticisms, Brit organizers expanded the Artist of the Year category from five to ten slots this year, aiming for a more inclusive representation.

The ceremony, set to take place at London's O2 Arena, will be hosted by Clara Amfo, Maya Jama, and Roman Kemp. Photo by Renan Katayama, Wikimedia commons.