Rihanna to receive special honor at NAACP Image Awards

Posted at 8:15 AM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 08:15:22-05

LOS ANGELES — Rihanna will receive the President’s Award during the 51st 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 distinguished herself as a stellar public servant."

Rihanna, a nine-time Grammy winner, will be given the award during the Feb. 22 ceremony that will be televised for the first time on BET. The show will air from Pasadena, California.

Previous recipients of the award included Jay-Z, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson and Condoleezza Rice.