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Beyoncé leads the 2021 NAACP Image Awards nominees


Beyoncé leads all nominees for the 52nd annual NAACP Image Awards, which were announced Tuesday by Anika Noni Rose, TC Carson, Erika Alexander, P-Valley star Nicco Annan, and grown-ish star Chloe Bailey.

Queen Bey received six nominations, the most for any recording artist, including Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Soul/R&B for her 2020 song, “Black Parade.”  Her Disney+ film, Black Is King, landed three nods, including Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album.  Beyoncé also received a nomination for her assistance on Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” remix.

Other nominees in the Outstanding Female Artist category include Alicia Keys and H.E.R, who received four nominations each, as well as Jazmine Sullivan and Ledisi.

Sibling duo Chloe x Halle also received four nods, while Hit-Boy, the executive producer behind Nas‘ King’s Disease, was nominated for Outstanding Producer of the Year. 

PJ Morton received two nods for his album, Gospel According to PJ, and another for his “Anything for You” duet with Ledisi.

Meanwhile, Regina King, Viola Davis, Tyler Perry, D-Nice, and Trevor Noah were among the nominees for Entertainer of the Year — marking King’s third consecutive nomination in the category. King’s directorial debut, One Night in Miami, received six nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture. 

Viola Davis picked up three nods, including Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for 2020’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which received 10 nominations overall.

After one season, 50 Cent‘s Starz series, Power Book III: Ghost, was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, alongside other new series including HBO’s Lovecraft Country, and Netflix’s Bridgerton.

The 2021 NAACP Image Awards airs on BET and for the first time on CBS March 27th at 8 p.m. ET.

By Rachel George
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