It’s 2020 and there’s still no new Rihanna music but she seems to be doing just fine and adding several achievements to her personal catalogue. It’s been announced that Rihanna will receive this year’s NAACP President’s Award. The award is given “in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.” Last year’s winner was JAY-Z; previous recipients include Ms. Lauryn Hill, Spike Lee, and John Legend.
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Global music and fashion icon, business entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Rihanna (@badgalriri), will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 51st #NAACPImageAwards. The President’s Award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service, NAACP President @derricknaacp will present the award to Rihanna during the @naacpimageawards on BET on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from Pasadena, California. #Feb22 #BET #NAACPxBET
“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. “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.”
Rihanna will be given the award during the Feb. 22 ceremony that will be televised for the first time on BET. The show will air live from Pasadena, California.
Rihanna last released Anti in 2016 and in addition to her music, Rihanna has grown her FENTY Beauty label into a global powerhouse, designing lines of beauty products, luxury fashion and lingerie.
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