Usher Paid Tribute to the Women in His Life During an Acceptance Speech at 2024 NAACP Image Awards

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At the 2024 NAACP Image Awards in March, Usher received the President’s Award, which he was presented with for his distinguished public service. The singer was accompanied by his wife, Jenn Goicoechea, whom he kissed before going on stage. Safe to say, his speech was extremely moving and honored all his favorite women.

The Well-Deserved President’s Award

Usher used the occasion to show love for his entire family and said that he wouldn’t be here today without their support. He also thanked his mother and wife for keeping him grounded and mentioned his children, too.

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The NAACP stated they were honored to give the President’s Award to Usher and appreciated his contributions to the community. Besides being a talented artist, Usher has helped thousands of children through college readiness programs, financial literacy, and career planning. The singer has been truly dedicated to making a positive change and helping young people follow their dreams.

Usher’s Musical Achievements

BET president and CEO Scott Mills also recognized Usher’s positive impact in his own statement. He mentioned the singer’s impressive career and outstanding efforts for social change in the community.

Apart from the President’s Award, Usher took home two more Image Awards, one for Outstanding Male Artist and another one for Outstanding Soul/R&B Song for his track “Good Good” featuring Summer Walker and 21 Savage.

Previous President’s Award Winners

He also won in the Entertainer of the Year category, where he went up against Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Halle Bailey, and Keke Palmer. The star got to perform at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas, where he sang some of his biggest hits.

Other celebrities who have had a positive influence on society and recently won the President’s Award are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Rihanna.