Dionne has literally done it all, from groundbreaking recordings, numerous world tours, multi-platinum releases, stage, television, feature films, books, merchandise, radio, ambassador work, humanitarian efforts, Pop standards & goodwill anthems.
Under the prestigious auspices & vision of the brilliant PAXTON BAKER, Executive VP & General Manager of CENTRIC and President of BET Event Productions, she was presented the award by her longtime friend & soul sister, GLADYS KNIGHT after an all-star tribute to her with such notables as KENNY LATIMORE, RON ISLEY, ERIC BENET, EDDIE LEVERT, American Idol champion,CANDICE GLOVER, KNIGHT & many more. You can watch it all go down on the CENTRIC network onDecember 1st, and the glamazonian daytime talk queen,WENDY WILLIAMS effervescently hosted & produced the red carpet arrivals via her Wendy Williams Productions (WWP). What makes this so befitting however, is not only is this an awards show that Dionne has hosted more than once in her amazing career, but it’s also a $uccessful TV show franchise that was conceived, birthed, incubated and nurtured in her basement with the shows late, great creator & original host, DON CORNELIUS!
Take a look at several pictures from this historical event.
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Dionne even received a special message.
On behalf of a grateful Son / partner, family, industry, nation & planet that you have blissfully blessed & enhanced with the unparalleled gift of your voice, songs, artistry, heart & friendship as part of the very fabric of the soundtrack of our lives to all that are reading this, let me say from the bottom of our collective hearts; CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done… THANK YOU for ‘bridging the gap’ from R&B to Pop that so many have lived to cross over since… and know that WE LOVE YOU for personifying the true meaning of the word ‘LEGEND’, which is a map, for your career & life of excellence is a consistent source of inspiration, information, motivation, education, aspiration, determination & fascination for us all on how to do it with faith, class, grace & humanity!
Keep up the God work, Ma, keep up the God work!
Goddess with you always,