NAACP Announces 2012 Image Awards Nominees

The NAACP has announced the nominees for this year’s Image Awards. Airing on Friday, Feb. 17 at 8pm on NBC, nominees include, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Bruno Mars, and more. Check out the recording category nominees below.

Outstanding New Artist

Committed (Epic)

Diggy Simmons (Atlantic Records)

Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. (Columbia Records)

Mindless Behavior (Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records)

Wynter Gordon (Big Beat/Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Male Artist

Anthony Hamilton (RCA Records)

Bruno Mars (Elektra Records)

Cee Lo Green (Elektra Records)

Chris Brown (Jive Records)

Common (Warner Bros. Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)

Ledisi (Verve Forecast)

Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

Boyz II Men (Benchmark Entertainment/MSM Music Group)

Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona (Elektra Records)

Mary J. Blige feat. Drake (Geffen)

Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)

The Roots (Island Def Jam Music Group)

Outstanding Jazz Album

Chano y Dizzy Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez (Concord Music Group, Inc.)

Friends Stanley Jordan (Mack Avenue Records)

Guitar Man George Benson (Concord Jazz)

Legacy Gerald Wilson (Mack Avenue Records)

Road Show Vol. 2 Sonny Rollins (Emarcy)

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

Becoming Yolanda Adams (N House Music Group)

Church on the Moon Deitrick Haddon (Verity Gospel Music Group)

Hello Fear Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)

Something Big Mary Mary (Columbia Records)

The Journey Andraé Crouch (RiverPhlo Entertainment)

Outstanding World Music Album

Afrodiaspora Susana Baca (Luaka Bop)

Carnival Fever Brother B (King Chero Records)

Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Boukman Eksperyans (MunckMix, Inc.)

Sounds of Blackness Sounds of Blackness (Malaco Music Group)

The First Grader Alex Heffes (Varese Sarabande)

Outstanding Music Video

“25/8″ Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

“Hear My Call” Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)

“I Was Here” Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

“Someone Like You” Adele (Columbia Records)

“Where You At” Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Outstanding Song

“Best Thing I Never Had” Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

“Fool for You” Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona (Elektra Records)

“I Smile” Kirk Franklin (Verity Gospel Music Group)

“So In Love” Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton (Warner Bros. Records)

“Someone Like You” Adele (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Album

4 Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

F.A.M.E. Chris Brown (Jive Records)

I Remember Me Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Lasers Lupe Fiasco (1st & 15th/Atlantic Records)

The Light of the Sun Jill Scott (Warner Bros. Records)

For the rest of the nominees, click here.