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Entertainment Rihanna to Receive President’s Award at 51st NAACP Image Awards

09:50  05 february  2020
09:50  05 february  2020 Source:   variety.com

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Rihanna to Receive President ' s Award at 51 st Annual NAACP Image Awards : Past recipients have included JAY-Z, Lauryn Hill The NAACP will soon honor the superstar with its esteemed President ’ s Award , the highest accolade to be doled out at the upcoming 51 st NAACP Image Awards ceremony.

Rihanna will receive the prestigious President ' s Award during the 51 st NAACP Image Awards . The musician and bonafide fashion mogul is following in the footsteps of Jay-Z who was honored with the award during the 50th NAACP Image Awards .

Rihanna will receive the President’s Award — which recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service — at the 51st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards on Feb. 22 in Pasadena, California.

a close up of Rihanna wearing a purple dress© John Photography/Shutterstock

Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant,” said Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “From her business achievements through [her cosmetics line] Fenty, to her tremendous record as an activist and philanthropist, Rihanna epitomizes the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award.”

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Rihanna is set for a prestige honor at the 51 st NAACP Image Awards . " Rihanna has not only enjoyed a groundbreaking career as an artist and musician but has also distinguished herself as a stellar public servant," NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a statement.

Rihanna , 31, has had much success as an entertainer and businesswoman. On Tuesday, the NAACP announced that she will receive the President ' s Award at this year's Image Awards . The nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization will be holding its prestigious affair on.

Rihanna is one of the most successful music artists of the past 20 years, having sold over 250 million records worldwide and earned nine Grammy Awards over her career. She has also launched Fenty Beauty, a cosmetics brand, Savage X Fenty, a lingerie line, and a fashion line with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group.

The NAACP is honoring her professional work as well as her commitment to social activism and philanthropy. In 2012, she founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, an organization committed to aiding underserved communities through health care and education.

Past recipients of the President’s Award include last year’s honoree Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, as well as Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Muhammad Ali.

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LOS ANGELES — Rihanna will receive the President ’ s Award during the 51 st NAACP Image Awards this month. The NAACP announced Tuesday that it had selected the 31-year-old pop star and fashion icon for her “groundbreaking career as an artist and musician, but (someone who) has also

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The Image Awards will be broadcast live on BET networks on Feb. 22. Beyoncé leads the field with eight nominations across all categories. Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Regina King and Tyler Perry are nominated for entertainer of the year.

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