Beyonce, Adele And Chris Brown Nominated For NAACP Image Awards

The nominations for the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced today, and Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Adele, Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiasco, Drake and Mary J. Blige all received nominations. Notice anyone missing? How about Rihanna, the woman who has released three Top 10 albums in as many years — one which is currently nominated for Album Of The Year at the Grammys — and the same pop star who boasts a single that has topped the Hot 100 for 10 weeks? What’s a girl got to do to be nominated by her peers?!

Though the awards traditionally honor “the accomplishments of people of color”, Adele scored a nomination for her single “Someone Like You” for “Outstanding Song” and “Outstanding Music Video”.

The NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast on NBC on February 17 at 8 p.m. What do you think of the nominees? Who do you think was shut out?

Outstanding Song
“Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé
“Fool for You” feat. Melanie Fiona – Cee Lo Green
“I Smile” – Kirk Franklin
“So In Love” feat. Anthony Hamilton – Jill Scott
“Someone Like You” – Adele

Outstanding Album
4 – Beyoncé
F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
I Remember Me – Jennifer Hudson
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
The Light of the Sun – Jill Scott

Outstanding New Artist
Diggy Simmons
Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Mindless Behavior
Wynter Gordon

Outstanding Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton
Bruno Mars
Cee Lo Green
Chris Brown

Outstanding Female Artist
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Boyz II Men
Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona
Mary J. Blige feat. Drake
Sounds of Blackness
The Roots

Outstanding Music Video
“25/8″ – Mary J. Blige
“Hear My Call” – Jill Scott
“I Was Here” – Beyoncé
“Someone Like You” – Adele
“Where You At” – Jennifer Hudson

Outstanding Jazz Album
Chano y Dizzy – Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez
Friends – Stanley Jordan
Guitar Man - George Benson
Legacy – Gerald Wilson
Road Show Vol. 2 – Sonny Rollins

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
Becoming – Yolanda Adams
Church on the Moon - Deitrick Haddon
Hello Fear - Kirk Franklin
Something Big – Mary Mary
The Journey – Andrae Crouch

Outstanding World Music Album
Afrodiaspora – Susana Baca
Carnival Fever – Brother B
Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Boukman Eksperyans
Sounds of Blackness – Sounds of Blackness
The First Grader – Alex Heffes