January 10, 2014

NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.

Similar to other awards, like the Oscars and the Grammys, the 35 categories of the Image Awards are voted on by the award organization’s members (that is, NAACP members). Honorary awards (similar to the Academy Honorary Award) have also been included, such as the President’s Award, the Chairman’s Award, Entertainer of the Year and The Image Award Hall of Fame.

The award ceremony was first presented in 1967 and was first nationally televised in 1994 on the Fox Network. The first live broadcast of the event, also on the Fox Network, occurred in 2007 for its 38th edition (up until 2007, the ceremony had been broadcast with tape delay) and the annual ceremonies usually take place in or around the Los Angeles, United States (US) area, in February or early March. The 44th edition aired on NBC.

Beyoncé is nominated to the 45th NAACP Image Awards in the category Outstanding Female Artist, competing with Mary J Blige, Janelle Monae, India.Arie nd Ledisi – and ‘Life Is But A Dream’ (HBO) for Outstanding Documentary – Television. Jay-Z is also nominated in Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration category with “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake song.

You can see all the nominations after the jump. The 45th NAACP Image Awards will be in February 22. The non-television winners will be announced one day before the event (February 21).

Outstanding New Artist
Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
Zendaya (Hollywood Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
John Legend (Columbia Records)
Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
India.Arie (Motown Records)
Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
Ledisi (Verve Records)
Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
“Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
“Hurt You” – Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
“Summer Horns” – Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)
“The Beat” – Boney James (Concord Records)
“The Messenger” – Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)
“The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey” – Najee (Shanachie)
“The Songs of Stevie Wonder” – SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
“20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best For Last” – Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
“Azusa: The Next Generation” – Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
“Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
“Good God” – Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
“Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity” – Various (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding World Music Album
“Coming from a Lady” – Lady Ele (13 Black Records)
“Live At The Royal Albert Hall” – Emeli Sande (Capitol)
“Natalie Cole en Español” – Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
“Sing To The Moon” – Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)
“The Standards” – Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)

Outstanding Music Video
“Cocoa Butter” – India.Arie (Motown Records)
“Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
“Made To Love” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
“Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
“Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song
“All Of Me” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
“Blurred Lines ” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
“Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
“Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
“Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album
“20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” – Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
“Love In The Future” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
“Love, Charlie” – Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
“The Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)

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