The international pop sensationÂ will receive the first-ever Gracies Impact Award, which is presented to an artist who has made a positive impact on society through their music, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced today (May 25).Â Her award will accompany a performance at the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards Gala with her chart-topping hits, â€œFight Songâ€ and â€œStand By Youâ€.
â€œIâ€™m truly humbled to accept this award and stand alongside such an esteemed group of women,â€ said Platten. â€œThe Alliance of Women in Media has created a legacy of recognizing outstanding women in the industry, and through my music I hope to reflect their same goals and continue to make a lasting impact.â€
Additional attendees that have just been confirmed for the annual fete include Mandy Moore, Rachel Bloom, Chrissy Metz, Jesse Williams, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lisa Ling, Natalie Morales, Jillian Rose Reed, Lynn Whitfield, Rehema Ellis, and Susan Kelechi Watson.Â They will join previously announced honoree Debbie Allen, recipient of this yearâ€™s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by herÂ Greyâ€™s Anatomy co-star Jesse Williams and her daughter Vivian Nixon.
Hosted by The Realâ€™s Jeannie Mai, the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards GalaÂ will take place on June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The Gracie Awards honor outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women.