Jay Z and Mary J are on a roll. The two music icons are in the lead with the 2018 nominees. Also, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, SZA, and Issa Rae have four nominations, while Charlie Wilson, Idris Elba, and Ledisi received three each.
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Mary J scored nods thanks to her work on Strength of a Woman, including Outstanding Female Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (“Love Yourself” with Kanye West), Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Outstanding Song — Traditional (“U + Me”), and Outstanding Album.
Darrick Jackson the president and CEO of NAACP said,
“The NAACP Image Awards is the ultimate platform for artists and individuals of color who advocate for social justice to share their voices with millions, and to be recognized and celebrated.”
“At a moment where there seems to be one tragic event after another in America, the NAACP Image Awards continues to be a beacon of light to the diversity reflected in television, music, film and literature that brings everyone together.”
The NAACP Image awards will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and it is set to air on live on TV One on January 15th at 9pm.