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NAACP Image Awards 2013 Nominees in Music: Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys and More

December 12, 2012 (3:43 am) GMT
Keys and Mars are among the nominees for music in the 44th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards to be held on February 1, 2013.
NAACP Image Awards 2013 Nominees in Music: Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys and More

In a live press conference from the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, the NAACP announced the complete list of nominations for its 44th annual Image Awards, which included nominees in recording. Singer-songwriter and record producer joins four other nominees in male artist category which includes all-around entertainer , while R'n'B superstar leads the category for female artist.

Both Keys and Mars are also vying for the Best Music Video for "Girl on Fire" clip and for "Locked Out of Heaven" video respectively. As if those are not enough, both stars are also nominated separately in the two top awards for the recording category, which are for Best Song, headlined by Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven", and Best Album, which Keys' "" is up for.

Other awards to be given in the music category include the Best Duo, Group or Collaboration, Best Jazz Album, Best Gospel Album, Best World Music Album. Record-label wise, RCA artists lead with 11 nominations, followed by Atlantic artists with 10 nominations.

The NAACP Image Awards honors people of color, both individuals and organizations, in the fields of television, music, literature and film who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners will be announced in a two-hour star-studded special that will be aired on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8 P.M. ET on NBC.

List of NAACP Image Awards nominees for music:
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Male Artist Female Artist Duo, Group or Collaboration Jazz Album Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary) World Music Album Music Video Song Album

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