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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:53:07

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    Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Solange, and Beyoncé are among the nominees for the 48th NAACP Image Awards. Beyoncé has seven nominations, Solange has five, and both Chance and Kendrick have four nominations. Chance and Beyonce will go ahead for the biggest award, Entertainer of the Year, which crosses all cultural platforms. The award show will air February 11th on TV One.

    Others up for awards include Donald Glover - aka Childish Gambino - for "Atlanta", Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Maxwell, and Issa Rae for "Insecure". In the recording categories, Kendrick will battle Chance for Outstanding Male Artist, while Beyonce will be up against her sister, Solange, for the ward of Outstanding Female Artist. Check out the full list of recording nominees below:

    48th NAACP Image Award Recording Nominations:

    Outstanding New Artist:
    Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
    Chloe X Halle (Columbia Records)
    MAJOR. (BOE/Empire)
    Ro James (RCA Records/ByStorm Entertainment)
    Serayah (Columbia Records)

    Outstanding Male Artist:
    Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
    Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
    Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
    Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/ Aftermath/Interscope Records)
    Maxwell (Columbia)

    Outstanding Female Artist:
    Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
    Beyonce (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
    Fantasia (RCA Records/19 Recordings Limited)
    K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
    Solange (Columbia Records)

    Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration:
    "Blended Family" - Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky (RCA Records)
    "Everything's Beautiful" - Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
    "Freedom" - Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
    "Mad" - Solange feat. Lil Wayne (Columbia Records)
    "Royalty" - Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

    Outstanding Jazz Album:
    Everything's Beautiful - Robert Glasper & Miles Davis (Legacy Recordings)
    Latin America Songbook - Edward Simon (Sunnyside)
    Leslie Odom Jr. - Leslie Odom (S-Curve)
    Ready Take One - Erroll Garner (Legacy Recordings / Octave Music Licensing LLC)
    Upward Spiral - Branford Marsalis Quartet and Kurt Elling (Okeh)

    Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary):
    Jericho: Tribe of Joshua - Livre' (Glory 2 Glory Entertainment/RAL)
    Myron Butler & Levi On Purpose - Myron Butler (Motown Gospel)
    One Way - Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
    The Journey (Live) - Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)
    Worship Journal Live - Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)

    Outstanding Music Video:
    "24K Magic" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
    "Cranes In The Sky" - Solange (Columbia Records)
    "Formation" - Beyonce (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
    "This One's for Me and You" - Johnny Gill feat. New Edition (Jskillz)
    "In Common" - Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

    Outstanding Song – Traditional:
    "Amen" - Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)
    "Cranes In The Sky" - Solange (Columbia Records)
    "God Provides" - Tamela Mann (Tillymann, Inc.)
    "I See Victory" - Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams (I Am Other/Columbia)
    "Lake By The Ocean" - Maxwell (Columbia Records)

    Outstanding Song – Contemporary:
    "24K Magic" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
    "Formation" - Beyonce (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
    "Freedom" - Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment)
    "Letter to the Free" - Common featuring Bilal (ARTium Records/ Def Jam Recordings)
    "Royalty" - Sounds of Blackness feat HSRA (High School for Recording Arts) (Sounds of Blackness/Atomic K Records)

    Outstanding Album:
    A Seat At The Table - Solange (Columbia Records)
    Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper (Chance the Rapper)
    Lemonade - Beyonce (Columbia Record/Parkwood Entertainment) untitled unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope Records)
    What I'm Feelin - Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    12.14.16



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