A look back at Entertainer of the Year winners

Derrick Jones, also known as “D-Nice,” was awarded Entertainer of the Year in 2021 for his uplifting Instagram Live dance parties during the Covid-19 pandemic. D-Nice, a native New Yorker, brought joy and great music into our homes with Club Quarantine.

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Updated 11:15 AM ET, Sat February 26, 2022

Derrick Jones, also known as “D-Nice,” was awarded Entertainer of the Year in 2021 for his uplifting Instagram Live dance parties during the Covid-19 pandemic. D-Nice, a native New Yorker, brought joy and great music into our homes with Club Quarantine.

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The NAACP Image Awards are taking place Saturday night.

One of the most prestigious awards of the evening is Entertainer of the Year. Past winners include Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, and Steve Harvey. The nominees this year are Jennifer Hudson, Megan Thee Stallion, Regina King, Lil Nas X and Tiffany Haddish.

Let’s take a look back at some of the women and men who have been named NAACP Entertainers of the Year.

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