Puerto Rican singer, Young Miko, will be recognized by the Billboard Woman in Music for her impact and contribution in using her platform to inspire and encourage the development of women in the musical sphere. The rapper will be honored with the Impact Award at the ceremony to be held live on March 6, at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.
Known for songs like Chulo pt.2 – viral on TikTok at the time –, CLASSY 101 and wiggy, the artist accumulates more than 30 million monthly listeners on Spotify and six and a half million followers on Instagram. Her real name is María Victoria Ramírez de Arellano Cardona and she began her career through the internet.
It was on the SoundCloud platform where he began to build his career, after studying visual arts at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico. Her first single, DJ, led her to collaborate with Villano Antillano on Vendetta. She has also collaborated with artists such as Bad Bunny, Cazzu, Nicki Nicole and Tokischa.
The 24-year-old trapper will be present at the Billboard Woman in Music with other award-winning artists, such as Charli XCX, Ice Spice, Kylie Minogue, Luísa Sonsa, Marren Morris, Tems and Victoria Monét, as well as host Trace Ellis Ross.
Likewise, the Newjeans group, recognized in the Group of the Year category, will attend the event. The group, made up of Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin and Hyein, is one of the most prominent in the k-pop genre, being one of the female references along with Blackpink and Le Sserafim.
Previously, the Woman of the Year award has been won by artists such as SZA, Olivia Rodrigo (2022), Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Selena Gómez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, among other stars.
The award for which Young Miko will be recognized has been awarded since 2017, where Solange Knowles was the first to win the award. Subsequently, Alicia Keys, Jessie Reyez, HER and Becky G have been highlighted for their contributions to the female music scene.
The Billboard Woman in Music has been held since 2007 and the latest version will be broadcast on the awards’ official website on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 p.m. in Chile.