Beyonce wins Entertainer of the Year at the 50th NAACP Awards

Updated On 01 Apr, 2019 Published On

23 times Grammy Award-winning singer Beyonce was awarded the title of Entertainer of the Year on Saturday, 31st March 2019.

After accepting the award the 24 times MTV Video Music Award receiving singer thanked her fellow nominees who were nominated for the same category; LeBron James, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler and Regina King.

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In her speech, Beyonce said,

Regina King, I love you so much. You taught us patience, persistence and how to be masterful in your craft,

Chadwick Boseman is teaching children to dream and to be seen as kings. LeBron James has taught us the strength of all forms, leading by example and providing education to our kids.

Ryan Coogler tells our stories in a way that celebrates our history and proves we do have power.

I'm honored to be included among all of you and to be a part of a vital and thriving community.

Beyonce also paid her respects to the historic black colleges and universities.

After her speech, the singer for If I were a Boy, performed Lift Every Voice and Sing, which is now the national black anthem.

She further donated $100,000 to four black universities.

Beyonce's husband, Rapper Jay Z, won the President's Award for his public service achievements.

Prior to this both husband and wife were honored by GLAAD Media Awards, for supporting the LGBTQ community.