NAACP Image Awards

Jamie Foxx, Common, OMG Girlz, & Mindless Behavior Celebrate NAACP Image Awards

OMG Girlz

The OMG Girlz brought some flavor to the red carpet at the 44th NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. on Friday. Common, Mindless Behavior, and Keke Palmer were also on hand to honor the achievements of minorities in the fields of music, movies, television, and literature.

LL Cool J received the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for “NCIS: Los Angeles,” while Wyclef Jean and Common paid tribute to Hollywood legend Harry Belafonte with a musical performance.

Jamie Foxx brought a date—his daughter Corinne—and took home the award for Entertainer of the Year.

Other winners included Usher for Male Artist, Elle Varner for New Artist, Whitney Houston and R. Kelly for Outstanding Song (“I Look to You”), and Alicia Keys for Female Artist and Music Video.

“Wow!!! Just found out that I Won best female and best video at the @naacpimageawards!!! Love love love and gratitude!!!” tweeted a grateful Alicia.

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Yolanda Adams Pays Tribute to Whitney Houston at NAACP Image Awards

Yolanda Adams

Whitney Houston’s presence was felt at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday night. Following a montage of the pop icon’s achievements, Yolanda Adams performed the gospel song “I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry.” “We love you, Nip,” said Adams, in reference to the singer’s childhood nickname.

Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo honored George Lucas by dueting on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” while the filmmaker sang along in the audience.

Looking regal in red, Jill Scott had everyone counting their blessings as she performed the uplifting “So Blessed” off her album The Light of the Sun.

In the music categories, winners included Diggy Simmons (Outstanding New Artist), Cee Lo Green (Outstanding Male Artist), Jill Scott (Outstanding Female Artist), and Jennifer Hudson (Outstanding Album, Outstanding Music Video).

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41st Annual NAACP Image Awards: Show

Keri Hilson and Wyclef Jean

A Spanish-singing Keri Hilson performed “Guantanamera” and a Haitian tribute alongside Wyclef Jean, Carlos Santana, and Haitian band Tabou Combo before taking home the award for Outstanding New Artist at the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium on Friday (Feb. 26).

Maxwell was humbled by his Outstanding Male Artist accolade, an absent Mary J. Blige won Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album, and Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire swept in all its categories.

John Legend and The Roots paid homage to the late Teddy Pendergrass, while Jill Scott poured her heart out for Vanguard Award winner Wyclef in recognition of his humanitarian work in Haiti.

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41st Annual NAACP Image Awards: Arrivals

Keri Hilson

Keri Hilson is back in black. Miss Keri Baby shows off her new black hairstyle in a flowing black gown on the red carpet at the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday (Feb. 26).

John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, Mya, Wyclef Jean, LL Cool J, Xzibit, Nick Cannon, and more added to the black star power.

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