UPDATE // FEBRUARY 28:
Watch her speech below:
EARLIER // FEBRUARY 23:
All of Rihanna's philanthropic work, work, work, work, work, work has paid off.
The singer is snatching up titles left and right these days! She has the title for the most nominations without a single win at the Grammys, is the best-selling solo recording artist of all time (very much unconfirmed) and just secured her thirtieth Top 10 hit with "Love On The Brain" (a record only Madonna and The Beatles have broken).
Even better, Rih is also being named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year for her generous contributions.
“Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said S. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director.
“She has also created the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program [named for her grandmother and grandfather] for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.”
Rih will accept the honor in-person at a ceremony held at Harvard next Tuesday (Feb. 28).