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Queen Latifah To Host Star-Studded Black Girls Rock Awards
GRAMMY winner and all-around superstar Queen Latifah has been tapped to host the 2018 Black Girls Rock! Awards, which will honor an equally amazing cohort of women, including fellow GRAMMY-winning songstress Mary J. Blige, iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell, pioneering dancer/choreographer Judith Jamison, and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.
The evening will also showcase a special tribute to the late GRAMMY-winning legend Aretha Franklin, featuring GRAMMY winner Yolanda Adams, GRAMMY nominee Tamia, up-and-comers H.E.R. and Victory Boyd, and Jacqueline Green of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
The inspirational star-studded event has been taking place since 2006 and is hosted by Black Girls Rock!, a non-profit "committed to empowering women through media and enriching girls through leadership, education, and positive identity development programs."
Latifah is no stranger to awards shows, nor to holding the role of master of ceremonies – she hosted the 47th GRAMMY Awards. She has been nominated for GRAMMYs in rap, jazz and pop categories and took home a win for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th GRAMMY Awards.
The awards event will take place on Aug. 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and will air on BET the following week on Sept. 9.