With six nominations in the music category and five nominations in the recording category, Victoria Monét and Usher are clearly in the lead for the next 2024 NAACP Image Awards, thanks to their outstanding musical performances.
Colman Domingo, Keke Palmer, Fantasia Barrino, and Halle Bailey are among the fiercely competitive nominees for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award, which Usher has received nominations for. The legendary R&B singer is also one of five artists up for Outstanding Male Artist, joining Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Davido, and Jon Batiste among the other nominees.
In the category of Outstanding Female Artist, the renowned artist Victoria Monét is competing against Ari Lennox, H.E.R., Janelle Monáe, and Tems. Notable music category nominees also include Ciara, Summer Walker, Drake, Megan Thee Stallion, and FLO.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of this year’s nominees, whose outstanding contributions across film, television and streaming, music, literature, podcasts and more have inspired us all,” NAACP CEO Derrick Johnson said with passion. The artistic genius of this year’s candidates is something we are proud to salute, as we consider the long history of the NAACP,” said Scott Mills, CEO of BET Media Group. We are thrilled to bring attention to and honor the remarkable abilities of our community members.
In terms of music awards, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” by Metro Boomin is up for Best Soundtrack/Compilation Album. Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Swae Lee, and Offset are just a few of the artists that have contributed to the 13-track compilation. Among the other prominent nominations in this category are “The Color Purple (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” and “Creed III: The Soundtrack,” the former of which has original songs by EST Gee, Big Sean, J. Cole, JID, and more.
In 2023, Usher and Victoria Monét both had outstanding years, earning Grammy Award nominations. Usher will be performing a special performance in honor of the 20th anniversary of his fourth studio album, “Confessions,” to commemorate the occasion. He was just named the Lovers & Friends festival’s headliner. Furthermore, he might surprise listeners with new tracks from his forthcoming album, “COMING HOME,” which will be released on February 9.
Everyone in the music business is getting antsy for the 2024 NAACP Image Awards, when these remarkable performers will be honored for all they’ve done.