Singer Erykah Badu will be the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award in her hometown, Dallas, TX., the Dallas Observer reports.

The 48-year-old singer will be honored at this year’s Dallas Observer Music Awards on Oct. 31.

“The past informs the present, and Badu exists on a continuum between Dallas’ fraught history and its yet-unwritten future, ” wrote Dallas Observers’s Preston Jones.

“…Badu hasn’t merely written a name for herself in the music industry stratosphere; she also continues her own tradition of unwavering commitment to her community — not only through motivational visits and occasional appearances around her city’s venues, but by continuing to employ the city’s best and harnessing new talent,” he continued. “For these reasons, she is the obvious and only choice as a recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s Dallas Observer Music Awards.”

Back in 2017, Dallas residents petitioned to rename Robert E. Lee Park after the “Window Seat” singer. The city council also voted 13-1 in favor of removing the statue from the park also bearing the Confederate general’s name two years ago.

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