Solange is known for thought-provoking and insightful work through her art. In light of her creative contributions, she was awarded the inaugural Lena Horne Prize. The award honors creatives who use their platform to create social impact to inspire the next generation.
The ceremony took place in New York City on Friday, February 28. Activists and artists, including BJ The Chicago Kid and Andra Day, honored the Houston native with music, visual art, short films and spoken word.
“This album marked a colossal pivot moment in my life that I’m still in the thick of the lessons today,” Solange said. The award presentation was held a few days before the one-year anniversary of her fourth studio album.
Solange was also awarded a $100,000 prize, which will be donated to the nonprofit Project Row Houses. The Houston-based organization utilizes art to empower and enrich people within the community.