NAACP Nominations

NAACP Nominations

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The NAACP has revealed this year’s nominees for its annual Image Awards, celebrating the work of artists of color and those advocating for social justice through art. The 2021 NAACP Image Awards will air March 27 at 5 p.m. Pacific on BET. The nominees for the music categories are as follows:

New Artist:

Chika – “High Rises” (Warner Records)
Doja Cat – “Say So” (RCA Records/Kemosabe )
D Smoke – “Black Habits” (WoodWorks Records / EMPIRE)
Giveon – “When It’s All Said and Done” (Epic Records)
Skip Marley – “Higher Place” (Island Records/ Tuff Gong Records)

Male Artist:

Big Sean – “Detroit 2″ (Def Jam Recordings/G.O.O.D Music)
Black Thought – “Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able” (Republic Records)
Charlie Wilson – “All of My Love” (P Music Group/BMG)
Drake – “Laugh Now, Cry Later” (Republic Records)
John Legend – “Bigger Love” (Columbia Records)

Female Artist:

Beyoncé – “Black Parade” (Columbia Record/ Parkwood)
H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe” (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)
Jazmine Sullivan – “Lost One” (RCA Records)
Ledisi – “Anything For You” (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)
Alicia Keys – “Alicia” (RCA Records)


“Alicia” – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
“b7″ – Brandy (Brand Nu/eOne)
“Bigger Love” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
“Chilombo” – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
“The Wild Card” – LEDISI (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)

Music Video/Visual Album:

“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)
“Anything For You” – Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)
“Black Is King” – Beyoncé´ (Columbia Records/Parkwood)
“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyoncé feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter (Columbia Records/Parkwood)
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Records/Parkwood)

Soul/R&B Song:

“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R. (RCA Records/MBK Entertainment)
“Anything for You” – Ledisi (Listen Back Entertainment/BMG)
“B.S.,” feat. H.E.R – Jhené Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
“Black Parade” – Beyoncé (Columbia Record/Parkwood)
“Do It” – Chloe x Halle (Columbia Record/Parkwood)

Hip Hop/Rap Song:

“Deep Reverence feat. Nipsey Hussle” – Big Sean (Brand Nu/eOne)
“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé (300 Entertainment/1501 Certified Ent. LLC)
“Cool Off” – Missy Elliott (Atlantic Records)
“Laugh Now, Cry Later” – Drake (Republic Records)
“Life Is Good” – Future & Drake (Epic Records)

Source: NAACP Image Awards nominations: See the complete list – Los Angeles Times (