Queen Latifah will be honored this coming November with an award named after a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award, given in Philadelphia, honors artists whose leadership benefits humanity. It celebrates critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way, through their work and their support for an important cause. A few of the awards’ past recipients include Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and many more.
Queen Latifah, a true renaissance woman, is a musician, television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur. She has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and accumulated sales of over two million records. Queen Latifah’s artistic talent is matched by her commitment to philanthropic causes making her a perfect choice for the Marian Anderson Award.
Mayor Jim Kenney says Queen Latifah is “an excellent role model and clearly well-deserving of this prestigious honor.”
Queen Latifah will receive her award on November 20th during the 20th Anniversary Marian Anderson Award Gala and Concert at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.