John Legend, Robin Thicke, & Justin Timberlake Lead 2014 NAACP Image Award Music Nominees

Published: Friday 10th Jan 2014 by Rashad

Award season is indeed in full swing!

Not even a day after celebs in film, television, and music walked away with People’s Choice Awards does the nominations for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards get revealed.

Honoring actors, actresses, singers, authors, and activists of color in and out of the entertainment industry, the revered award show celebrates its 45th annual presentation this year via a live TV One broadcast on Saturday, February 22nd at 9pm EST.

But, before you can tune in to see who will walk away with the coveted trophies, tuck in below to find out which of 2013’s leading music acts nabbed the most nominations.


Outstanding New Artist

  • Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
  • Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
  • K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
  • RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
  • Zendaya (Hollywood Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

  • Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
  • Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
  • Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)

Outstanding Female Artist

  • Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
  • India.Arie (Motown Records)
  • Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
  • Ledisi (Verve Records)
  • Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

  • “#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)
  • “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
  • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
  • “Hurt You” – Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)
  • “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album

  • “Summer Horns” – Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)
  • “The Beat” – Boney James (Concord Records)
  • “The Messenger” – Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)
  • “The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey” – Najee (Shanachie)
  • “The Songs of Stevie Wonder” – SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

  • “20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best For Last” – Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
  • “Azusa: The Next Generation” – Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
  • “Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
  • “Good God” – Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
  • “Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity” – Various (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding World Music Album

  • “Coming from a Lady” – Lady Ele (13 Black Records)
  • “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” – Emeli Sande (Capitol)
  • “Natalie Cole en Español” – Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
  • “Sing To The Moon” – Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)
  • “The Standards” – Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)

Outstanding Music Video

  • “Cocoa Butter” – India.Arie (Motown Records)
  • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
  • “Made To Love” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
  • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song

  • “All Of Me” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Blurred Lines ” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
  • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
  • “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
  • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album

  • “20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” – Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
  • “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
  • “Love In The Future” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
  • “Love, Charlie” – Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
  • “The Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)

See the full list here.

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  1. GeeeGee January 10, 2014

    Congrats to Queen Bey for her two Nominations!!

  2. Jazmine January 10, 2014

    Why are white people nominated at the NAACP Awards, just ugh.

  3. JOHNVIDAL January 10, 2014

    Give all of them to Janelle Monáe for crying out loud! She´s just the best artistically and had the best album of the year.
    Give the male categories to Bruno Mars.
    PS: nice to see another nomination for #Beautiful

  4. Lovemore January 10, 2014

    Wow…. No Tamar???

  5. alice January 10, 2014

    King Justin Timberlake 🙂 😉

  6. alice January 10, 2014

    you are racist!

  7. alice January 10, 2014

    you are racist jazmine

  8. Talk That S*** January 10, 2014

    Because Justin Pimps the community for hits, but when its time to stand tall with us he’s now here to be seen.

  9. NT January 10, 2014

    Congrats to Janelle Monae

  10. Un_bey_slayyyyyable January 10, 2014


  11. Tyler January 10, 2014

    She’s racist? No, the AMA’s, American Band Stan Awards, and etc. Were racist when they didn’t allow black people on their award shows but now that we don’t want white people at our s*** (which is only a result of people’s racism) its an issue. Man, f*** that! Robin Thicke nor Justin Timberlake (who are reaping the benefits of black culture) DONT DESERVE TO BE NOMINATED.

  12. Anon January 10, 2014

    Why is John Legend the first name in the title but you have no picture of him? What part of the game is that?

  13. A. January 10, 2014

    Congratulations to Brandy too for the best supporting actress in comedy nomination

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