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Robin Thicke and Janelle Monae Among Music Nominees at 2014 NAACP Image Awards

January 10, 2014 (4:45 am) GMT
The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker and the 'Q.U.E.E.N' singer, who are nominated for four awards each, will battle against each other in Outstanding Song and Outstanding Album.

The complete list of nominees for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards has been revealed. , and are the biggest nominees in music field as they score four nominations each.

Thicke receives a nod for Outstanding Male Artist, the same category that features , , Legend and . The R&B crooner is also up for Outstanding Album for his chart-topping set "".

The album's tittle track which features appearances from and vies for the top prizes in Duo/Group/Collaboration and Outstanding Song categories.

Meanwhile, Monae's nominations include Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for her "". In addition to being nominated for Outstanding Song, the singer's duet with "Q.U.E.E.N" is up against Mars' "Treasure", Legend's "Made to Love", ' "Fire We Make" and 's "Cocoa Butter" for Outstanding Music Video award.

Other nominees include (Outstanding New Artist), and (Outstanding Duo/Group/Collaboration for "Hurt You"), , , (Outstanding Female Artist), Boney James (Outstanding Jazz Album for "The Beat"), (Outstanding World Music Album for "") and (Outstanding Gospel Album for "Best Day Deluxe Edition").

NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature. This year's winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and announced on February 22.

2014 NAACP Image Awards Music Nominees

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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