BY KARU F. DANIELS
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS
Beyonce continues to make awards show history. Weeks after making Grammy history with a record 28 wins, the iconic superstar took home four NAACP Image Awards over the weekend in the music category.
With a total of 22 trophies, Beyonce is the overall most awarded winner in the history of the NAACP Image Awards.
“Congratulations @Beyonce on winning the most #NAACPImageAwards in history!” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson tweeted on March 27.
With her latest music release, Queen Bey – as she is known to her faithful fan base – was awarded outstanding female artist for single “Black Parade,” outstanding music video for “Brown Skin Girl,” outstanding hip hop/ rap song for “Savage Remix” with Megan Thee Stallion, and outstanding duo, group or collaboration (contemporary), also shared with Megan Thee Stallion for “Savage Remix.”
Win for Boseman
Other winners from the Anthony Anderson-hosted live ceremony on March 27 included late “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman for outstanding actor, Viola Davis for outstanding actress, D-Nice for Entertainer of the Year and “Bad Boys for Life” for outstanding motion picture.
LeBron James took home the President’s Award for his work off the court, including his I Promise school.
Presented by the American-based civil rights organization National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, The Image Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding performances in film, television, music and literature.
Beginning in 1967 to encourage more Black participation in the white-dominated television, movie and recording industries, the Image Awards joined the ranks of televised network awards programs in 1986 when NBC began airing the taped awards presentation.