Queen Latifah will be honored with the Marian Anderson Award, which is given in Philadelphia to “critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way.”
Mayor Jim Kenney announced that Latifah would be the latest recipient.
Latifah has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in 2002′s Chicago, and Grammy for her song “U.N.I.T.Y.” Kenney says she’s “an excellent role model and clearly well-deserving of this prestigious honor.”
Previous winners include Dionne Warwick, Patti LaBelle, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. She will be awarded at a Nov. 20 event.