Kanye West, Willow Smith And Justin Timberlake Nominated For NAACP Image Awards

Jan 12th, 2011 // Comment

The NAACP Image Awards nominations are out, and this year’s edition is loaded with buzzy stars: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Eminem, Rihanna, Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys and even lil hair whippersnapper Willow Smith are among the artists up for awards in the recording category. Elsewhere, Selena Gomez is nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program for Wizards of Waverly Place, and Justin Timberlake scored a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in The Social Network. Maybe next year JT will have some new tunes so he can be nominated in the music category? Yeah, we’re not counting on it, either.

Head to NAACP Image Awards’ site for the full list of hopefuls, or jump below to just check out the music nominees.

Outstanding New Artist
B.o.B
Bruno Mars
Jason Derulo
Nicki Minaj
Willow Smith

Outstanding Male Artist
Cee Lo Green
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Ne-Yo
Usher

Outstanding Female Artist
Chrisette Michele
Corinne Bailey Rae
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Sade

Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration
Diddy-Dirty Money
Eminem & Rihanna
Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan, and others)
John Legend and The Roots
The Black Eyed Peas

Outstanding Music Video
“Fistful of Tears” – Maxwell
“Soldier of Love” – Sade
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys
“Whip My Hair” – Willow Smith
“Why Don’t You Love Me” – Beyoncé

Outstanding Song
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia
“Fistful of Tears” – Maxwell
“Forget You” – Cee Lo Green
“Soldier of Love” – Sade
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys

Outstanding Album
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
Now and Then – Smokey Robinson
Raymond v. Raymond – Usher
Soldier of Love – Sade
Wake Up! – John Legend and The Roots

The NAACP Image Awards airs March 4 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

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