Rihanna To Receive President’s Award At The 2020 NAACP Image Awards
CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES — The NAACP just announced that international R&B singer, pop star, beauty mogul, fashion designer/icon, business entrepreneur and philanthropist Rihanna will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st NAACP Image Awards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service, with previous recipients including last year’s recipient, Shawn Jay Z Carter, Jesse Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Muhammad Ali, among others. NAACP President Derrick Johnson will present the award to Rihanna during a live TV special on BET Saturday, February 22, 2020 from Pasadena, California.
“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 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.”
Winners for the 51st NAACP Image Awards will be revealed during the live TV special airing on BET at 8/7c. Voting is still open to the public and fans are encouraged to submit their votes until February 7 by visiting www.naacpimageawards.net. For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at www.naacpimageawards.net or on Facebook at naacpimageawards and Twitter @naacpimageaward (#NAACPImageAwards).
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