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Usher, ‘Color Purple’ Honored at 2024 NAACP Image Awards



Usher, 'Color Purple' Honored at 2024 NAACP Image Awards
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Usher was named entertainer of the yr on the fifty fifth annual NAACP Awards on Saturday evening time (March 16), which highlighted works by entertainers and writers of coloration.


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After Usher accepted his award on the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the celeb R&B singer spoke about being grateful regarding the journey of his worthwhile career that has lasted three a very long time.

He reeled off numerous of his newest big moments collectively along with his sold-out residency in Las Vegas, getting married, releasing his ninth studio album Coming Residence and his Great Bowl halftime effectivity, which turned the most-watched inside the sport’s historic previous.

Usher beat out Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Halle Bailey and Keke Palmer.

“I don’t perceive what number of people do that loads stuff in a single setting,” talked about the multi-Grammy winner, who was supplied the award by Oprah Winfrey. After being surprised by Winfrey’s presence, he thanked those who have supported him all by way of the years.

“That’s for you, you, my amount ones,” the singer talked about as a result of the viewers repeated his phrases once more to him. The last word phrases of his speech have been recited lyrics from his widespread observe “Celeb” from his 2024 album Confessions, which has purchased higher than 10 million fashions inside the U.S.

Earlier inside the ceremony, Usher was honored with the President’s Award for the singer’s public service achievements by means of his New Look Foundation. He thanked the sturdy women in his life, collectively along with his mother and partner Jenn Goicoechea, whom he married after his Great Bowl halftime effectivity last month.

“The say behind or beside or with every sturdy man is a stronger woman,” he talked about.

Queen Latifah hosted the awards ceremony aired reside on BET.

The Color Purple was awarded most interesting motion picture. The musical film featured star-studded strong along with Barrino, Taraji P. Henson, Domingo, H.E.R., Danielle Brooks, Corey Hawkins and Bailey.

Barrino, who starred as Celie inside the film, gained for most interesting actress in a motion picture.

“I didn’t put collectively a speech, because of I didn’t assume I was going to win,” the singer-actor talked about. “I was afraid to play Celie, nevertheless I’m glad I did. On account of I saved saying ‘If I don’t win an award, the awards that I am going to win will come from the people who watched Color Purple and the women who will relate to her and actually really feel like Oscars after they stroll out.’”

New Model was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. The induction is bestowed on individuals who’re thought of as pioneers of their respective fields and whose have an effect on shaped their occupation.

“We stand proper right here in brotherhood,” talked about Michael Bivins whereas his group members behind him. The Grammy-nominated group consists of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell.

“You’ve seen our story. You already know what we’ve been by means of,” talked about Bivins, who spoke regarding the group overcoming battle and rigidity of their earlier years to now holding a residency in Las Vegas.

“Nonetheless we title each other each day,” he continued. “We textual content material each other each day. We study on our households. You watched us develop up. We’re nonetheless rising.”

Damson Idris gained most interesting actor in a drama television sequence for his perform in Snowfall. Henson and Domingo took home most interesting supporting roles in The Color Purple. Domingo moreover gained most interesting actor in a motion picture for his perform in Rustin.