A number of R&B and hip-hop world royalty are among the nominees for this year's NAACP Image Awards. and they are ...
Anthony Hamilton, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Chris Brown and Common will vie for the title of Outstanding Male Artist at the 43rd annual ceremony, while the women's category includes Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Ledisi and Mary J. Blige.
In the Outstanding Album category, Beyonce's "4" faces Brown's "Fame," Hudson's "I Remember Me," Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" and Scott's "The Light of the Sun."
While the awards traditionally celebrate "the accomplishments of people of color," the unstoppable Adele earned Outstanding Song and Music Video nods for single "Someone Like You."
Among the non-musical categories, upcoming Grammy Awards host LL Cool J scored a nod for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role on "NCIS: Los Angeles."
The awards will air Friday, Feb. 17, on NBC, at 8 p.m. ET.