Rihanna To Receive NAACP President’s Award

The NAACP announced Rihanna will receive this year’s President’s Award at the organization’s 51st Image Awards. According to the NAACP, the award is presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.

Rihanna, who has won nine Grammys and holds seven RIAA certified platinum albums, first rose to public interest in 2005 with her debut album Music of the Sun and since has become one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

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. Along with her own personal enterprises, RiRi’s dedication to her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which provides education and emergency response services to those who need it globally, has led NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, to laud her as the epitome of “the type of character, grace, and devotion to justice that we seek to highlight in our President’s Award.”


Rihanna and the other NAACP 51st Image Award winners will be celebrated on February 22 live on BET from Pasadena, California.

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