Kylie Minogue, Pop Icon, Set to Grace the BRIT Awards Stage in 2024 After 16-Year Hiatus

Kylie Minogue, Pop Icon, Set to Grace the BRIT Awards Stage in 2024 After 16-Year Hiatus

Kylie Minogue is reportedly set to take to the stage at the upcoming BRIT Awards for the first time in 16 years.

The Australian pop icon, 55, last performed her hit Wow at the prize-giving bash in 2008.

Singer Kylie and her team are said to be making plans for how she can make a big impact with her performance at London’s O2 Arena in March. 

A source told The Sun: ‘Kylie fans should have their gold hotpants at the ready for the Brits.

‘She is being lined up for a huge performance at the show. It would be a huge coup for the organisers to have Kylie back on stage where she belongs, and they know her fans will go mad for it.

Kylie Minogue is reportedly set to take to the stage at the upcoming BRIT Awards for the first time in 16 years (pictured last month)

Kylie Minogue is reportedly set to take to the stage at the upcoming BRIT Awards for the first time in 16 years (pictured last month)

The Australian pop icon, 55, last performed her hit Wow at the prize-giving bash in 2008 (pictured)

The Australian pop icon, 55, last performed her hit Wow at the prize-giving bash in 2008 (pictured)

‘It’s likely Kylie would perform a bit of a mashup of some of her biggest hits, including Padam Padam, which was huge for her last year.

‘The offer is in and the negotiations are happening right now. Watch this space.’

The nominations shortlist is due to be announced very soon.

It comes after no female singers were named on the 2023 nominee shortlist in the Best Artist category.

The 2024 BRIT Awards will see some major changes to their categories in response to the backlash of creating gender neutral gongs in 2022. 

This year, ceremony organisers came under scrutiny after female musicians – including Charlie XCX and Florence And The Machine – were snubbed from Artist Of The Year, which Harry Styles went on to win. 

After the furore, an extensive review took place, and the category has been expanded from five nominations to 10. This will also apply to International Artist Of The Year. 

Other changes for the award show, set to take place on Saturday, March 2, are a new standalone category for R&B. It was previously Pop/R&B.

The 2024 BRIT Awards will see some major changes to their categories in response to the backlash of creating gender neutral gongs in 2022 (pictured Adele)

The 2024 BRIT Awards will see some major changes to their categories in response to the backlash of creating gender neutral gongs in 2022 (pictured Adele) 

This year, ceremony organisers came under scrutiny after female musicians were snubbed from Artist Of The Year, which Harry Styles (pictured) went on to win

This year, ceremony organisers came under scrutiny after female musicians were snubbed from Artist Of The Year, which Harry Styles (pictured) went on to win

A source told The Sun: ‘The BRITs’ decision to ­create genderless categories was huge and they’ve now tweaked it again to try to make it more inclusive.

‘The move to go genderless was meant to be progressive, and by making this change they are hoping that it reflects this.’

MailOnline have contacted the BRIT Awards for comment. 

Music industry chiefs faced a backlash when they scrapped the two categories in a bid to be inclusive and relevant after non-binary musicians including Sam Smith, who identifies as neither male nor female, said they felt excluded.

The first gender-neutral award was handed to Adele in 2022, but in her acceptance speech she pointedly told the audience: ‘I love being a woman.’

It is understood she also voiced her dismay after when this year’s shortlist was revealed to contain only men. 

When former One Direction star Harry, 29, accepted the Artist Of The Year award, he dedicated it to several female artists who weren’t nominated.

He said: ‘I’m aware of my privilege up here tonight so this award is for Reyna, Florence [Welch], Mabel and Becky [Hill].’ 

The changes came after singer Sam Smith – who identifies as non-binary – put organisers under pressure to scrap male and female categories earlier this year. 

Sam Smith led calls for the awards to scrap its gender-focused categories

Sam Smith led calls for the awards to scrap its gender-focused categories

Only one female act, Wet Leg was nominated for album of the year this year

Only one female act, Wet Leg was nominated for album of the year this year 

After the decision to abolish the male and female categories, Brian May launched a scathing attack at organisers

After the decision to abolish the male and female categories, Brian May launched a scathing attack at organisers

The Brits’ ‘woke’ award categories:

  • Artist of the Year with YouTube Music
  • Group of the Year
  • BRITs Rising Star supported by BBC Radio 1
  • Best New Artist
  • Song of the Year with Mastercard
  • Mastercard Album of the Year
  • International Artist of the Year
  • International Group of the Year
  • Alternative/Rock Act
  • Pop/R&B Act
  • Dance Act
  • Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act
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The three-time winner said previously: ‘Music for me has always been about unification not division.

‘I look forward to a time where awards shows can be reflective of the society we live in.’

Brit chair Tom March announced the dumping of the long-established category names in 2022. 

He said: ‘It is important that The Brits continue to evolve and aim to be as inclusive as possible.

‘It feels completely the right time to celebrate the achievements of artists for the music that they create, and the work that they do, irrespective of gender.’

The design of the 2024 Brit Award trophy was revealed last year

The design of the 2024 Brit Award trophy was revealed last year

March added: ‘I’m really excited to launch four new genre awards, which create even more opportunities for artists to be acknowledged for the brilliant music they create and produce, and give music fans the chance to get involved and vote to support their artists and help them to win a Brit.’ 

After the decision to abolish the male and female categories, Brian May launched a scathing attack at organisers. 

The musician, 76, said it was made ‘without a lot of thought’ and believes if Queen were a new band emerging in the charts today, they would not be considered diverse enough. 

Brian, who has won four BRITs with the group, slammed organisers for making decisions ‘out of fear’ and thinks the gender-neutral gongs will have long-term consequences. 

The star also admitted ‘woke culture’ would have made Queen question whether iconic frontman Freddie Mercury was the ‘right colour or sex’ if the rock band formed in the present day.

In an interview with The Sun, Brian said: ‘I feel very uncomfortable about some of the decisions that are being made, often out of fear because people are so afraid of being called out. It is a horrible atmosphere. 

‘I get so sick of people trying to change things without thinking of the long-term consequences, some of these things are improvements and some are not. Some of them are depriving people.’ 

Brian went on to say he believes Queen wouldn’t be considered diverse enough to make it in the industry today, regardless of their talent as a group.

On Friday, the 2024 Brit Award trophy was revealed after being designed by acclaimed British visual artist Rachel Jones. 

Speaking about the award design, Rachel explained: ‘I work really intuitively so there weren’t any plans or sketches. 

‘It was a similar process to how I make paintings, which are always in layers. I worked from the base up, I covered up to the chest in a variety of colours and then I started to focus on how to develop certain patterns, textures and colour combinations. From there I was able to figure out where I wanted certain areas of density or space and things started to fall into place.

‘I would say there is a very strong link between the way I make paintings and the way that I approached making this award. 

The 2024 Brit Award was designed by acclaimed British visual artist Rachel Jones, who described it as 'colourful and chaotic'

The 2024 Brit Award was designed by acclaimed British visual artist Rachel Jones, who described it as ‘colourful and chaotic’

‘They’re different because of the format, but through the steps that I took, it was really inspiring to translate one way of working to another.

‘I feel like it’s my voice in the form of a trophy, it’s colourful and chaotic, and this was really important because all the other trophies were so distinctive, and you know immediately who made them. 

‘I’m really happy that what we’ve ended up with is a reflection of my visual language.’ 

Rachel joins an illustrious list of British artists and creative powerhouses who for over ten years have been giving the BRIT awards status a different look and makeover; from Dame Vivienne Westood, Tracey Emin, Pam Hogg to Sir Phillip Treacy, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor. She inherits the honour from 2023 trophy designer Slawn. 

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