via press release:
WYCLEF JEAN, KERI HILSON, JOHN LEGEND, TAMELA MANN,
JILL SCOTT, CARLOS SANTANA AND THE ROOTS
TO PERFORM AT THE “41ST NAACP IMAGE AWARDS”
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, LIVE ON FOX
Mary J. Blige, Cast of GLEE, Nick Cannon, Selena Gomez,
Maxwell, Larenz Tate, Cicely Tyson and Gabrielle Union
Among Celebrities Scheduled To Appear on Star-Studded Special
Celebrated recording artists Wyclef Jean, Keri Hilson, John Legend, Tamela Mann, Jill Scott, Carlos Santana and The Roots are set to perform at the 41ST NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
In addition, Mary J. Blige, the cast of GLEE (Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Dijon Talton and Jenna Ushkowitz), Nick Cannon, Selena Gomez, Maxwell, Larenz Tate, Cicely Tyson and Gabrielle Union are scheduled to appear along with previously announced participants Sandra Bullock, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Myrlie Evers Williams, Adam Rodriguez, Sherri Shepherd, Mo’Nique, Morgan Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Mariah Carey, Mekhi Phifer and Tatyana Ali.
Hosted by Anika Noni Rose and Hill Harper and executive-produced by Vicangelo Bulluck, the special celebrates the accomplishments of people of color working in literature, music, television and film. Previously announced honorees include Tyler Perry, who will receive the Chairman’s Award, and Wyclef Jean, who will receive the Vanguard Award.
Founded on Feb. 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information on the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.