Beyoncé Leads NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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Beyoncé reigns again. Fresh off her nine Grammy nods, the superstar leads with seven nominations at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Queen Bey scores nods for Entertainer of the Year, where she’s up against Viola Davis, Regina King, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Chance the Rapper. She also earns nominations for Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Song (Contemporary), and Outstanding Music Video.

Right behind Queen Bey is her sister Solange, who received five nominations. Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper are tied for third place with four noms each.


All four of the aforementioned artists will face off in the Outstanding Album category as untitled, unmastered., Coloring Book, LEMONADE, and A Seat at the Table take on Anthony Hamilton’s What I’m Feeling.

Elsewhere, Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) and Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation) come away with three nominations apiece. Both earned recognition for writing, acting, and directing.

LeBron James will receive the NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award for high achievement and community involvement at the ceremony. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the two-hour show will broadcast live on TV One on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 9 p.m.

Outstanding New Artist

Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Chloe X Halle (Columbia Records)
MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
Ro James (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
Serayah (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath/Interscope Records)
Maxwell (Columbia)

Outstanding Female Artist

Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
Fantasia (RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited)
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
Solange (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Blended Family” – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky (RCA Records)
“Everything’s Beautiful” – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Mad” – Solange feat. Lil Wayne (Columbia Records)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts)(Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

Everything’s Beautiful – Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
Latin America Songbook – Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
Leslie Odom Jr. – Leslie Odom (S-Curve)
Ready Take One – Erroll Garner (Legacy Recordings / Octave Music Licensing LLC)
Upward Spiral – Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling (Okeh)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

Jericho: Tribe of Joshua – Livre’ (Glory 2 Glory Entertainment/RAL)
Myron Butler & Levi On Purpose – Myron Butler (Motown Gospel)
One Way – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
The Journey (Live) – Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)
Worship Journal Live – Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding Music Video

“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“This One’s for Me and You” – Johnny Gill feat. New Edition (Jskillz)
“In Common” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Amen” – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
“Cranes In The Sky” – Solange (Columbia Records)
“God Provides” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
“I See Victory” – Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia)
“Lake By The Ocean” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
“Formation” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Freedom” – Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
“Letter to the Free” – Common featuring Bilal (ARTium Records/ Def Jam Recordings)
“Royalty” – Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

Outstanding Album

A Seat At The Table – Solange (Columbia Records)
Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
Lemonade – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
untitled unmastered. – Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/ Interscope Records)
What I’m Feelin’ – Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)

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