41st Annual NAACP Image Award Nominees

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On Wednesday January 6th The Nominees For the
41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED LIVE AT A PRESS CONFERENCE BY
TAYE DIGGS, MICHAEL STRAHAN, WANDA SYKES, KYLE MASSEY, CHRIS MASSEY, TATYANA ALI AND NAACP EXECUTIVES

The 41st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Airs Live Friday, February 26 On FOX at 8p.m.

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Top televison nominations include “Grey’s Anatomy” receiving 6 nominations, followed by “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” both receiving 4 nominations. Top nominations in music went to Jay-Z and Maxwell both receiving 5 nominations, followed by Alicia Keys with 3 and Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Rihanna with 2 each.

Here’s a list of some of the nominations:

TELEVISION CATEGORIES
Outstanding Comedy Series
• “30 Rock” (NBC)
• “Everybody Hates Chris” (CW)
• “Glee” (FOX)
• “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
• “Ugly Betty” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
• “Cold Case” (CBS)
• “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
• “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
• “Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family)
• “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” (HBO)

Outstanding Talk Series
• “Lopez Tonight” (TBS)
• “The Mo’Nique Show” (BET)
• “The Tyra Banks Show” (CW)
• “The View” (ABC)
• “The Wanda Sykes Show” (FOX)

RECORDING CATEGORIES
Outstanding New Artist
• Jeremih (Def Jam)
• Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 Inc/Interscope Records)
• K’Jon (Universal Republic Records)
• Kristinia DeBarge (Def Jam)
• Melanie Fiona (SRC/Universal/Motown)

Outstanding Male Artist
• Anthony Hamilton (SoSo Def/Jive Records)
• Charlie Wilson (Jive Label Group)
• Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
• Maxwell (Columbia Records)
• Ne-Yo (Def Jam)

Outstanding Female Artist
• Alicia Keys (Columbia Records)
• India.Arie (Universal Republic Records)
• Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)
• Rihanna (Def Jam)
• Whitney Houston (Artista Records)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
• 3 Mo’ Divas (MariMo’ Music Inc.)
• The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
• Day26 (Bad Boy Records)
• Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
• Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Music Video
• “Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
• “Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records)
• “I Look To You” – Whitney Houston (Arista)
• “Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
• “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment

Outstanding Song
• “Bad Habits” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
• “Blame It” – Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
• “Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys (Atlantic Records)
• “God In Me” – Mary Mary (Columbia Records)
• “Pretty Wings” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album
• “The Blueprint 3” – Jay-Z (Atlantic Records)
• “BLACKsummers’night” – Maxwell (Columbia Records)
• “The Element of Freedom” – Alicia Keys (J Records/MBK Entertainment)
• “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” – Mariah Carey (Def Jam)
• “Stronger With Each Tear” – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)