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Rihanna to be honored by Harvard University scholars

Rihanna has been named the recipient of Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year Award.

The singer will accept the Peter J. Gomes honor at the Boston, Massachusetts university next week (28Feb17).

The Harvard Foundation’s director S. Allen Counter has revealed Rihanna will be feted for her charitable work with the Clara and Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program, named after her grandmother and grandfather, and her efforts in promoting education.

"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," he said.

She will be presented with the award at a Sanders Theater ceremony on Tuesday.

The news of her latest accolade comes a day after Rihanna made chart history in the U.S. with her 30th top 10 single. Love on the Brain breaks a tie with Michael Jackson for the third most top 10 songs.

She now has appeared on 30 tracks that have hit the top 10. Only Madonna and the Beatles have more, with 38 and 34, respectively.