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2022 NAACP Image Awards Nominations Announced: J. Cole, Drake, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige And More


Nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards are officially in features Drake, Jonathan Majors, Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Marsai Martin, J. Cole, Denzel Washington, Chlöe, Jazmine Sullivan and more.

NAACP Image Awards Nominations: Jennifer Hudson, H.E.R., ‘The Harder They Fall,’ ‘Insecure’, ‘black-ish.’

The nominees for the 53rd NAACP Image Awards were announced on Tuesday ahead of the ceremony next month.


The NAACP Image Awards has revealed nominations for the 2022 edition of the ceremony. The awards show highlights the achievements of people of color across television, music, literature and film, and the promotion of social justice through their creative endeavors.


The two-hour live TV special begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET hosted by seven-time Image Award winner Anthony Anderson, on Feb. 26.



Visit the NAACP Image Awards website for the full list of nominees.


NAACP Image Awards Recording Categories:


Outstanding New Artist

Cynthia Erivo Jimmie Allen Saweetie Tems Zoe Wees


Outstanding Male Artist


Anthony Hamilton Drake Givēon J. Cole


Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song


"Best Friend" - Saweetie feat. Doja Cat "Fye Fye" - Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe "Industry Baby" - Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow "My Life" - J. Cole feat. 21 Savage and Morray "Way 2 Sexy" - Drake


Outstanding Female Artist


H.E.R Ari Lennox Beyoncé Chlöe Jazmine Sullivan


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album


Anthems & Glory - Todd Dulaney Believe For It - CeCe Winans Jonny x Mali: Live in L.A. - Jonathan McReynolds and Mali Music Overcomer - Tamela Mann Power - Jason McGee & The Choir


Outstanding International Song


"Essence" - Wizkid feat. Tems and Justin Bieber "Peru" - Fireboy DML "Somebody's Son" - Tiwa Savage feat. Brandy "Touch It" - KiDi "Understand" - Omah Lay


Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album


"Best Friend" - Saweetie feat. Doja Cat "Essence" - Wizkid feat. Tems "Fye Fye" - Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe "Have Mercy" - Chlöe "Leave The Door Open" - Silk Sonic


Outstanding Album


An Evening with Silk Sonic - Silk Sonic Back of My Mind - H.E.R. Certified Lover Boy - Drake Heaux Tales - Jazmine Sullivan When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time - Givēon


Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album


Coming 2 America (Amazon Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Eddie Murphy, Craig Brewer, Kevin Misher, Randy Spendlove, Jeff Harleston, Brittney Ramsdell Judas and the Black Messiah (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Mark Isham and Craig Harris Respect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Jason Michael Webb and Stephen Bray The Harder They Fall (The Motion Picture Soundtrack) - JAY-Z and Jeymes Samuel The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music from the Motion Picture) - Salaam Remi, Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq, Warren “E” Felder, Downtown Trevor Brown


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song


"Believe For It" - CeCe Winans "Help Me" - Tamela Mann feat. The Fellas "Hold Us Together (Hope Mix)" - H.E.R. and Tauren Wells "Overcome 2021" - Kirk Franklin "Time for Reparations" - Sounds of Blackness


Outstanding Jazz Album - Instrumental


Forever…Jaz - Jazmin Ghent Love Languages - Nathan Mitchell Somewhere Different - Brandee Younger Sounds from the Ancestors - Kenny Garrett The Magic of Now - Orrin Evans


Outstanding Soul/R&B Song


"Damage" - H.E.R. "Be Alive" - Beyoncé "Have Mercy" - Chlöe "Leave The Door Open" - Silk Sonic "Pick Up Your Feelings" - Jazmine Sullivan


Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)


Anthony Hamilton feat. Jennifer Hudson - "Superstar" Chlöe x Halle - "Georgia On My Mind" Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. - "Girl Like Me" Leela James feat. Anthony Hamilton - "Complicated (Remix)" Silk Sonic - "Leave the Door Open"


Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)


Chris Brown feat. Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk and Latto - "Go Crazy (Remix)" Doja Cat feat. SZA - "Kiss Me More" Drake feat. Future & Young Thug - "Way 2 Sexy" H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown - “Come Through” Tobe Nwigwe feat. Fat Nwigwe - “Fye Fye”

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