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2012 NAACP Image Awards

Music Category Nominees

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2012 NAACP Image Awards
The NAACP Image Awards ceremony, which is now in it's 43rd year, honors diversity and achievement by people of color. Each year at the show, dozens of awards were given out in various categories, including television, music, literature and movies. The nominations for the 2012 awards were announced Thurs., Jan. 19, and among the artists nominated in the music categories were Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jill Scott and Jennifer Hudson. The show will be broadcast Fri., Feb. 17 on NBC. Check your local TV listings for the time. The list of nominees in all the music categories - including R&B, Jazz, World and Gospel - are below. For the full list of nominations in all award categories, visit NAACPImageAwards.net.

Outstanding New Artist:

  • Committed
  • Diggy Simmonds
  • Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
  • Mindless Behavior
  • Wynter Gordon

Outstanding Male Artist:

  • Cee-Lo Green
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Bruno Mars
  • Chris Brown
  • Common

Outstanding Female Artist:

  • Beyonce
  • 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
  • The Roots
  • Sounds of Blackness

Outstanding Music Video:

  • "25/8" - Mary J. Blige
  • "Hear My Call" - Jill Scott
  • "I Was Here" - Beyonce
  • "Someone Like You" - Adele
  • "Where You At" - Jennifer Hudson

Outstanding Song:

  • "Best Thing I Never Had" - Beyonce
  • "Fool For You" - Cee-Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona
  • "I Smile" - Kirk Franklin
  • "So in Love" - Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton
  • "Someone Like You" - Adele

Outstanding Album:

  • 4 - Beyonce
  • F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown
  • I Remember Me - Jennifer Hudson
  • Lasers - Lupe Fiasco
  • The Light of the Sun - Jill Scott

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:

  • Becoming - Yolanda Adams
  • Church on the Moon - Deitrick Haddon
  • Hello Fear - Kirk Franklin
  • Something Big - Mary Mary
  • The Journey - Andraé 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
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