The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Award nominations for 2012 are out and sees an outstanding amount of nominees who deserve an accolade.
British songstress Adele is up for two of the awards for Outstanding Song and Outstanding Music Video for her hit “Someone Like You,” and among the nominations this year are Bruno Mars, Kirk Franklin, Cee Lo Green, Beyonce, The Roots, Boyz II Men, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, George Benson and Sounds of Blackness.
Young rapper Diggy Simmons is up for the Outstanding New Artist as well as R&B boy group Mindless Behaviour, whilst emcee/actor Common also sees a nomination for Outstanding Male Artist and Chris Brown is up for Outstanding Album for his last studio album F.A.M.E. Take a look at the nominations list below.
The NAACP Image Awards are broadcast on Feb. 17 at 8PM EST on NBC.
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 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 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 Sounds of Blackness The Roots
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 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 (Traditional or Contemporary) Becoming – Yolanda Adams Church on the Moon – Deitrick Haddon Hello Fear – Kirk Franklin Something Big – Mary Mary The Journey – Andrae 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