The road to the 52nd NAACP Image Awards is one full of deserving recognition. Before the prestigious award ceremony airs live this Saturday, the new set of winners were announced during tonight’s non-televised virtual experience.
Beyoncé led the pack with seven nominations; she has already snatched three awards, including Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary) for “Savage” with Megan Thee Stallion and Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album for “Brown Skin Girl” featuring WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter.
Sister duo Chloe x Halle won two of their four nominations: Outstanding Soul/R&B Song (“Do It”) and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional) for “Wonder What She Thinks of Me.”
Another standing ovation goes to Jhené Aiko. Up for three awards, the singer-songwriter takes home Outstanding Album for Chilombo. It, too, was declared one of the top R&B albums of last year by Rated R&B.
Other winners tonight include Hit-Boy (Outstanding Producer of the Year) and Doja Cat (Outstanding New Artist).
Earlier this week, Jamie Foxx grabbed the trophy for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Motion Picture for his role in Disney’s Soul.
Additional winners will be announced on the live show airing March 27 at 8 p.m. EST across ViacomCBS networks such as BET, BET Her, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, and VH1. The awards also will be making its CBS debut.