Rihanna, Kanye West Nominated for 42nd NAACP Image Awards

Rihanna and Kanye West

The competition is fierce for the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. 50 Cent was on hand to announce the nominees earlier today in Beverly Hills, with Sade leading the music categories with four nominations, while Rihanna, Kanye West, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Willow Smith, Beyoncé, Maxwell, and Alicia Keys all nabbed nods for their respective accomplishments.

Sade, who released her critically-acclaimed Soldier of Love last year, was honored in Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Song and Music Video for “Soldier of Love,” and Outstanding Album. In the latter category, Sade is up against Usher’s Raymond v. Raymond, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, John Legend and The Roots’ Wake Up!, and Smokey Robinson’s Now and Then.

Nicki Minaj goes head-to-head with Willow Smith for Outstanding New Artist, where they’ll duke it out against Bruno Mars, B.o.B, and Jason Derulo. Rihanna received two nods for Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration with Eminem for “Love the Way You Lie,” while Alicia Keys was honored for “Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” in Outstanding Music Video and Outstanding Song.

Tune in to see who takes home a statue when the winners are revealed live on March 4 at 8 p.m. on FOX.

Outstanding New Artist
B.o.B
Bruno Mars
Jason Derulo
Nicki Minaj
Willow Smith

Outstanding Male Artist
Cee Lo Green
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Ne-Yo
Usher

Outstanding Female Artist
Chrisette Michele
Corinne Bailey Rae
Mary J. Blige
Rihanna
Sade

Outstanding Duo, Group, or Collaboration
Diddy-Dirty Money
Eminem & Rihanna
Herbie Hancock (feat. India.Arie, Chaka Khan, and others)
John Legend and The Roots
The Black Eyed Peas

Outstanding Music Video
“Fistful of Tears” – Maxwell
“Soldier of Love” – Sade
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys
“Whip My Hair” – Willow Smith
“Why Don’t You Love Me” – Beyoncé

Outstanding Song
“Bittersweet” – Fantasia
“Fistful of Tears” – Maxwell
“Forget You” – Cee-Lo Green
“Soldier of Love” – Sade
“Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys

Outstanding Album
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
Now and Then – Smokey Robinson
Raymond v. Raymond – Usher
Soldier of Love – Sade
Wake Up! – John Legend and The Roots

Full list of nominees.



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22 Comments

  1. PhreshPrince

    Wowww. I cant believe Drake and his album thank me later are not in the nominatiions

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  2. nicole

    -Bruno or B.o.B
    -Usher
    -Usher
    -Rihanna
    -John Legend and The Roots
    -Willow
    -Maxwell or Fantasia
    -Wake Up!

    that’s all the categories ….. alrighty then

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  3. ZANIA

    I GUESS DEF JAM AND JAYZ PAID FOR ALL THEIR ARTIST TO BE NOMINATED. NEYO HIS ALBUM DIDN’T DO TO WELL, HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY TOP SINGLES. CHRIS ALBUM SOLD MORE THAN HIS. RIHANNA, KANYE, NEYO DEF JAM- JAY Z, BEYONCE, WILLOW AND ALL OF JAYS FRIENDS, ALICIA KEYS AND USHER. NO MONICA NO DRAKE. DRAKE ALBUM WENT PLATNUIM. KANYE DOESN’T HAVE A TOP SINGLE ON NOW CHART. MARY J ALBUM DIDN’T DO THAT WELL. HOW ABOUT JAMSIME SULIVAN.

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  4. Lexus

    ^^^
    Proof of the sheer stupidity of majority of Chris Brown fans.

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  5. TRA

    Ne-Yo is a great songwriter and a good singer, but Ne-Yo’s new album is terrible. Ne-Yo’s new album didn’t sell well at all. Ne-Yo didn’t deserve to be nominated for his new material this time around. Kanye West always put out good music, he doesn’t have a hit single now, I agree that Kanye West deserve his nominations because My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a great album and is a future hip hop classic, his album is closing in on platinum status. Rihanna deserves her nods, but Beyonce and Willow Smith haven’t put out anything lately to deserve their nominations. Outside Whip My Hair which is a generic club song, Willow Smith shouldn’t get another nod anytime soon.

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  6. ZANIA

    HOW can they deny Drake. He is killing the game. How about Monica, not Beyonce.

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  7. TRA

    Ne-Yo is a good artist, but his new album is aweful. I don’t understand how Ne-Yo gets nominated for Outstanding Male Artist, when Drake sold more records, and got better reviews. Ne-Yo should have been replaced by Drake. Drake should had also been nominated for Outstanding New Artist instead of Jason Derulo who is totally genric. Mary J. Blige should be replace by Monica, since Monica had the better album and music last year. Beyonce didn’t bring no heat last year, so she shouldn’t be nominated either. Esperanza Spalding is a great jazz artist, and should be nominated for Ne Artist instead of Willow Smith. Some of these nominations are flat out terrible.

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  8. king

    rihanna loud

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  10. Brionna

    @Nicole’s predictions are all wrong NOT your favorites artist but who had the better year pertaining to their respective categories

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  11. maya

    love Knaye but Rihanna can’t fucking sing!

    & Drake should be nominated. He did big things in 2010.

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  12. Lexus

    ^^ CLEARLY she can well enough to be nominated. Plus your spelling of his name shows just how much you love “Knaye”.

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  13. nyc_ladiie89

    ok, some of these artists don’t even belong in the same category….can’t wait to see who wins :)

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  14. Beyonce is the Queen !

    Beyonce or Willow will win the Outstanding Music Video !

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  15. niem

    The main reason I never look at the NAACP Awards, sme old ones are nominated, the ones that should be nominated are not, and the same ones win every year, I mean really!

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  16. beystanbish

    Go queen Bey.

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  17. Phoenix_Wright

    Where is Jazmine Sullivan, J.Cole, or DRAKE!!! I’m definitely not bashin those nominated but they forgot some pp =/

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  18. Heminem

    B.o.B
    Kanye West
    Rihanna
    Eminem & Rihanna
    Why Don’t You Love Me
    Forget You
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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  19. HONEST

    wtf i swear they always gotta throw beyonce in there somewhere like really ….that video for why dont u love me was not good and hello what about DRAKE

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  20. TheManWithAMohawk

    Drake’s album “Thank Me Later” was a let down and not even that impressive so people that are complaining that it wasn’t nominated are stupid.

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  21. Lisa

    Justin Timberlake is also nominated for an NAACP, go figure.

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  22. World Spinner

    Rihanna, Kanye West Nominated for 42nd NAACP Image Awards…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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