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 Album4 – BeyoncéF.A.M.E. – Chris BrownI Remember Me – Jennifer HudsonLasers – Lupe FiascoThe Light of the Sun – Jill Scott
Outstanding New Artist Committed Diggy Simmons Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. Mindless Behavior Wynter Gordon
Outstanding Male Artist Anthony Hamilton Bruno Mars Cee Lo Green Chris Brown Common
Outstanding Female Artist Beyoncé Jennifer Hudson Jill Scott Ledisi 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 AlbumChano y Dizzy – Terence Blanchard and Poncho SanchezFriends – Stanley JordanGuitar Man – George BensonLegacy – Gerald WilsonRoad Show Vol. 2 – Sonny Rollins
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)Becoming – Yolanda AdamsChurch on the Moon – Deitrick HaddonHello Fear – Kirk FranklinSomething Big – Mary MaryThe Journey – Andrae Crouch
Outstanding World Music AlbumAfrodiaspora – Susana BacaCarnival Fever – Brother BLive at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Boukman EksperyansSounds of Blackness – Sounds of BlacknessThe First Grader – Alex Heffes