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

Becky Bain | January 12, 2011 2:53 pm

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 AlbumMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye WestNow and Then – Smokey RobinsonRaymond v. Raymond – UsherSoldier of Love – SadeWake Up! – John Legend and The Roots

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