Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Rihanna and Gladys Knight to be honored with prestigious award at the upcoming BET awards

Multi Grammy award winner Rihanna has been anticipated to get the Rock Star Award at this year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards on BET Networks. This year’s ceremony will be recorded live April 1st at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey and it promises to be the bomb. BET is said to premiere the special edition on April 5 by 8 p.m (ET).

The pop icon’s  fellow 2016 honorees include producer/writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), R&B icon Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, actress/activist Amandla Stenberg (Young, Gifted and Black Award) and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross will host the event.

Founder of Beverly Bond created Black Girls Rock!, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a movement and sixth televised broadcast on BET. The annual awards recognizes the achievements of popular black female pioneers in art, music, philanthropy and community service.

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