• Ed Gaines

Beyonce Is Top Music Winner at 2021 NAACP Image Awards

Beyoncé won four NAACP Image Awards, more than anyone else in the music field this year. Queen Bey shares two of those awards with Megan Thee Stallion, her partner on the smash “Savage.” Beyoncé’s proteges Chloe x Halle and composer Jon Batiste were also two-time winners.



Beyoncé won outstanding female artist for “Black Parade” and outstanding music video for “Brown Skin Girl. (She shared the latter award with her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, as well as WizKid and SAINt JHN.) Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion shared awards for outstanding duo, group or collaboration (contemporary) and outstanding hip hop/rap song.



Chloe x Halle won outstanding duo, group or collaboration (traditional) for “Wonder What She Thinks of Me” and outstanding soul/R&B song for “Do It.”


Jhené Aiko’s "Chilombo", which was nominated for album of the year at the Grammys, won for outstanding album. Doja Cat, who was nominated for best new artist at the Grammys, won here for outstanding new artist for “Say So.” Trevor Noah won for outstanding host in a talk or news/information (series or special) for "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah".



Hit-Boy took the award for outstanding producer of the year. Hit-Boy has won two Grammys, but has yet to be Grammy-nominated for producer of the year (non-classical).


"Verzuz", the red-hot webcast series created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, won outstanding variety show (series or special).



The non-televised awards began Monday and will continue nightly through Friday. Audiences can watch by visiting NAACPimageawards.net and clicking “Join The Virtual Experience Now.”


A two-hour, live awards show, hosted by actor Anthony Anderson, will air tomorrow (Saturday) night at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on BET. The show will also be simulcast across ViacomCBS networks including CBS, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, BET PLUTO and CMT.


Jazmine Sullivan and Maxwell are slated to perform on Saturday's show. NBA superstarLeBron James is set to receive the President’s Award.


The show will also include appearances from former First Lady Michelle Obama as well as Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Arsenio Hall, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Misty Copeland, Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Swizz Beatz, Tracy Morgan and the cast of Tyler Perry's Sistas. MC Lyte will serve as announcer.




Here’s the full list of music winners at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards:


Outstanding female artist:

Beyoncé - “Black Parade”


Outstanding male artist:

Drake - “Laugh Now, Cry Later”


Outstanding duo, group or collaboration (traditional):

Chloe x Halle - “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me”


Outstanding duo, group or collaboration (contemporary):

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé - "Savage Remix"



Outstanding album:

Chilombo -- Jhené Aiko


Outstanding soul/R&B song:

“Do It” - Chloe x Halle


Outstanding hip hop/rap song:

"Savage Remix" - Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé


Outstanding new artist:

Doja Cat - “Say So”


Outstanding producer of the year:

Hit-Boy



Outstanding music video/visual album:

“Brown Skin Girl” - Beyonce' feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter


Outstanding soundtrack/compilation album:

Soul original motion picture soundtrack - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall


Outstanding gospel/Christian song:

“Touch From You” - Tamela Mann


Outstanding gospel/Christian album:

The Return - The Clark Sisters



Outstanding jazz album - instrumental:

Music from and Inspired by Soul - Jon Batiste


Outstanding jazz album - vocal:

Holy Room - Live at Alte Oper - Somi


Outstanding international song:

“Lockdown” - Original Koffee




Here are winners in selected non-music categories:


Outstanding variety show (series or special):

VERZUZ


Outstanding animated motion picture:

Soul


Outstanding character voice-over performance - motion picture:

Jamie Foxx - Soul


Outstanding host in a talk or news/information (series or special) – individual or ensemble:

Trevor Noah - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah



Outstanding host in a reality/reality competition, game show or variety (series or special) individual or ensemble:

Steve Harvey - Celebrity Family Feud


Outstanding documentary (television - series or special):

The Last Dance


Outstanding documentary (film):

John Lewis: Good Trouble


Outstanding literary work - nonfiction:

A Promised Land - Barack Obama




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