Beyonce Leads 2021 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

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Beyonce leads the nominations for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards. The singer scored six nods including Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album for Black Is King, and “Brown Skin Girl”, and Outstanding Soul/R&B Song for “Black Parade.” Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Chloe x Halle and Ledisi each scored four nominations.

Meanwhile, the nominees for outstanding album include Alicia Key’s “Alicia,” Brandy‘s “b7,” John Legend‘s “Bigger Love,” Ledisi‘s “The Wild Card” and “Chilombo” by Jhene Aiko.

The late Chadwick Boseman earned two posthumous NAACAP Image award nominations for his work in the Netflix films “Da 5 Bloods” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” scored nine nominations.

Netflix scored 48 nominations. The streaming giant featured several projects including “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Bridgerton” and “#blackAF.”

Regina King's “One Night In Miami” earned four nominations. King is also up for entertainer of the year — other nominees include Tyler Perry, Viola Davis, Trevor Noah and D-Nice.

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will be simulcast on March 27th at 8 p.m. ET across ViacomCBS Networks, which includes BET, CBS, MTV, VH1, MTV2, BET HER and LOGO.

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52nd NAACP Image Awards – Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist
Chika – “High Rises”
Doja Cat – “Say So”
D Smoke – “Black Habits”
Giveon – “When It’s All Said And Done”
Skip Marley – “Higher Place”

Outstanding Male Artist
Big Sean – Detroit 2
Black Thought – Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able
Charlie Wilson – All of My Love
Drake – “Laugh Now, Cry Later
John Legend – Bigger Love

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé – “Black Parade”
H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Lost One”
Ledisi – “Anything For You”
Alicia Keys – Alicia

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.
“Anything for You” – Ledisi
Black Is King – Beyoncé
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Album
Alicia – Alicia Keys
b7 – Brandy
Bigger Love – John Legend
Chilombo – Jhené Aiko
The Wild Card – Ledisi

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) – Branford Marsalis
Insecure: Music from the HBO Original Series – Various Artists
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – Various Artists
Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall
The First Ladies of Gospel: The Clark Sisters Biopic Soundtrack – Donald Lawrence

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
Chosen Vessel – Marvin Sapp
Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton
I Am – Koryn Hawthorne
Kierra – Kierra Sheard
The Return – The Clark Sisters

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“All in His Plan” – PJ Morton
“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans
“Something Has To Break” – Kierra Sheard feat. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard
“Strong God” – Kirk Franklin
“Touch from You” – Tamela Mann

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
Be Water – Christian Sands
Music From and Inspired By Soul – Jon Batiste
Omega – Immanuel Wilkins
Reciprocity – George Burton
The Iconoclast – Barry Stephenson

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal
Donny Duke and Wonder – Nathan Mitchell
Holy Room – Live at Alte Oper – Somi
Pulling Off The Covers – Mike Phillips
Stronger – Jeff Bradshaw
The Eddy (From The Netflix Original Series) – The Eddy

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.
“Anything For You” – Ledisi
“B.S.” feat. H.E.R – Jhené Aiko
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song
“Deep Reverence” feat. Nipsey Hussle – Big Sean
“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé
“Cool Off” – Missy Elliott
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Drake
“Life Is Good” – Future & Drake

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Alicia Keys feat. Jill Scott – “Jill Scott”
Chloe x Halle – “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me”
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Babyface – “He Don’t Know Nothin’ Bout It”
Kem feat. Toni Braxton – “Live Out Your Love”
Ledisi and PJ Morton – “Anything For You”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Alicia Keys feat. Khalid – “So Done”
Big Sean feat. Nipsey Hussle – “Deep Reverence”
Chloe x Halle – “Do It”
Jhené Aiko feat. H.E.R. – “B.S.”
Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage Remix”

Outstanding International Song
“Blessed” – Buju Banton
“Lockdown” – Original Koffee
“Pressure (Remix)” – Original Koffee feat. Buju Banton
“Tanana” – Davido feat. Tiwa Savage
“Temptation” – Tiwa Savage

Outstanding Producer of the Year
Donald Lawrence
Hit-Boy
Jathan Wilson
Sean Keys
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