Beyoncé, Lizzo Earn Multiple NAACP Image Awards Nominations


Beyoncé and Lizzo are among the top nominees in music categories at this year’s NAACP Image Awards – a list dominated by female artists.

Both singers are up for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album against Fantasia, H.E.R. and India.Arie. Both are also vying for Outstanding Traditional Song and Contemporary Song. Lizzo’s “Juice” is nominated for Outstanding Music Video.

Outside the music categories, Lizzo is in the running for Entertainer of the Year against Angela Bassett, Billy Porter, Regina King and Tyler Perry.

Beyoncé’s name shows up in two additional categories: Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (for “Brown Skin Girl,” which features daughter Blue Ivy) and Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album (for The Lion King: The Gift). In the TV categories, Netflix's Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé is up for Outstanding Variety Show and Outstanding TV Documentary.

There are also nominations for Normani’s “Motivation” as Outstanding Contemporary Song and Chris Brown’s “No Guidance” ft. Drake as Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Music Video.

Khalid is nominated for Outstanding Male Artist, Contemporary Song (“Talk”) and Music Video (“Talk”). Lil Nas X is up for Outstanding Male Artist and New Artist.

Music stars nominated in non-music categories include Jennifer Lopez, Janelle Monáe, 50 Cent, LL Cool J and Kelly Rowland.

The NAACP Image Awards will be handed out on Feb. 22.

Check out some of the music category nominations below:

Outstanding Album

Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

Homecoming: The Live Album – Beyoncé

I Used To Know H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Sketchbook – Fantasia

Worthy – India.Arie

Outstanding New Artist

Ari Lennox

Lil Nas X

Lucky Daye


Mykal Kilgore

Outstanding Male Artist

Bruno Mars


Lil Nas X


PJ Morton

Outstanding Female Artist






Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Enough” – Fantasia

“Jerome” – Lizzo

“SPIRIT” – Beyoncé

“Stand Up” – Cynthia Erivo

“Steady Love” – India.Arie

Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“Before I Let Go” – Beyoncé

“Hard Place” – H.E.R.

“Juice” – Lizzo

“Talk” – Khalid

“Motivation” – Normani

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“Brown Skin Girl” – Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé & WizKiD

“No Guidance” – Chris Brown ft. Drake

“Say So” – PJ Morton ft. JoJo

“Shea Butter Baby” – Ari Lennox ft. J. Cole

“Show Me Love” – Alicia Keys ft. Miguel

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

"Hard Place" – H.E.R.

"Juice" – Lizzo

"No Guidance" – Chris Brown feat. Drake

"Steady Love" – India.Arie

"Talk" – Khalid

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

Harriet (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Terence Blanchard

Queen & Slim The Soundtrack – Various Artists

The Lion King: The Gift – Beyoncé w/ Various Artists

The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Artists

Us (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Michael Abels

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