Rihanna to receive special honor at 51st NAACP Image Awards originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Rihanna, 31, has had much success as an entertainer and businesswoman. Now, she is being honored for her achievements in a very special way.
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 Feb. 22 with Rihanna being one of the shining stars of the program.
"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 in a statement.
"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," his statement continued.
According to the NAACP's website, the President's Award recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service.
Former notable recipients include Jay-Z, Condoleezza Rice and Muhammad Ali.
The 51st NAACP Image Awards will be presented on live television on BET networks for the first time from Pasadena, California.
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