By Stef Mcdonald
Updated December 03, 1997 12:00 AM
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At the 12th annual World Music Awards in Monaco on Wednesday, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson received awards for best female and male artists, respectively. (Awards are for best-selling artists in their categories.) Also honored at the ceremony: Ricky Martin for male pop artist and Latin artist, and the Backstreet Boys for best pop, dance, R&B and American group. The show will be broadcast May 29 on ABC.