"New Edition and Frankie Beverly to Receive Prestigious Honors at 55th NAACP Image Awards" - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Thursday, March 7, 2024

"New Edition and Frankie Beverly to Receive Prestigious Honors at 55th NAACP Image Awards"


In a recent announcement by the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and BET (Black Entertainment Television), it was revealed that the renowned singing group New Edition and legendary R&B artist Frankie Beverly will be honored during the upcoming "55th NAACP Image Awards.”

The induction of New Edition into the prestigious NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame marks a significant milestone in the group's illustrious career spanning over four decades. Recognized for their groundbreaking contributions to the music industry, New Edition joins a distinguished list of Hall of Fame inductees, including icons such as Eddie Murphy, Oprah Winfrey, and Aretha Franklin. The group's influence on modern R&B showcased through hits like "Candy Girl" and "Cool It Now," solidifies their status as cultural pioneers.

Frankie Beverly celebrated for his timeless compositions and soulful performances, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Throughout his remarkable career, Beverly has captivated audiences with classics such as "Golden Time of Day" and "Before I Let Go." His impact extends beyond the realm of music, embodying the spirit of resilience and excellence.

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson expressed his admiration for both New Edition and Frankie Beverly, acknowledging their enduring influence on the cultural landscape. Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, echoed these sentiments, highlighting the profound impact of their artistry on the genre of R&B.

New Edition's remarkable journey has seen them achieve numerous milestones, including the release of the acclaimed biopic "The New Edition Story" and a successful residency at the Wynn Las Vegas. The group's Executive Producer credit for the biopic further solidifies their legacy in the entertainment industry.

Frankie Beverly's unparalleled talent has earned him a special place in the hearts of fans worldwide. From his early days with Maze to his solo endeavors, Beverly's contributions have left an indelible mark on the world of music.

The "55th NAACP Image Awards" will be a celebration of Black excellence, featuring a star-studded lineup of attendees and winners from various fields. With partners and sponsors such as Wells Fargo, Google, and Amazon, the event continues to uphold values of equality and justice.

Scheduled to premiere live on Saturday, March 16, 2024, on BET and CBS, the "55th NAACP Image Awards" promises to be an unforgettable evening honoring trailblazers and visionaries in the entertainment industry. For updates and information, follow the NAACP Image Awards on Instagram and Facebook.

The NAACP Image Awards remains an iconic celebration of Black achievement, attracting some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Previous attendees and winners include Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Beyoncé, and Issa Rae, among others, underscoring the event's significance in the entertainment world.


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