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2011 NAACP Image Awards Nominees in Music

January 13, 2011 (2:33 am) GMT
Sade leads nominations in music field with four, Herbie Hancock follows her with three, and the likes of Willow Smith and Kanye West get double nods.
2011 NAACP Image Awards Nominees in Music

Nominees of the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards were announced at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, January 12. Coming to the press conference to help read those vying for the awards were , , , Kimberly Elise and .

In music, leads the pack with four nods, including Outstanding Female Artist along with , , and . Her three nominations are for Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Song and Outstanding Album.

Following Sade's domination are with three nods. He is up for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration, Outstanding Jazz Album and Outstanding World Music Album, thanks to his "Imagine Project" which teams him up with , , and more.

The other artists who get more than one nod include , , Rihanna, Green, & , and . Rising star is also among them. In one of the categories, she is competing against , , and for Outstanding New Artist.

NAACP Image Awards also honors outstanding works in TV, Movie and other fields like Literature. The winners will be handed the statuettes at a ceremony to air on March 4 at 8 P.M. on FOX.

Outstanding New Artist:

Outstanding Male Artist: Outstanding Female Artist: Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: Outstanding Jazz Album: Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): Outstanding World Music Album: Outstanding Music Video: Outstanding Song: Outstanding Album:

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