2005 NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Usher Nominated For Five


Usher

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys


OutKast

Outkast


Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah


Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard


Prince

Prince


Ludacris

Ludacris


Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child


Jay Z

Jay Z


Marsalis

Marsalis


The 36th NAACP Image Awards will be taped March 19th at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and broadcast on Friday, March 25th, on Fox.

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees:


OUTSTANDING NEW ARTIST

Fantasia - Free Yourself

OUTSTANDING MALE ARTIST

Jay-Z - The Black Album
Prince - Musicology
Usher - Confessions

OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTIST

Fantasia - Free Yourself
Jill Scott - Beautifully Human
Queen Latifah - The Dana Owens Album


OUTSTANDING DUO OR GROUP

Destiny's Child - Destiny Fullfilled
New Edition - One Love
Gladys Knight - Genious Loves Company


OUTSTANDING JAZZ ARTIST

Gerald Albright - Kickin It Up
Wynton Marsalis Quartet - The Magic Hour


OUTSTANDING GOSPEL ARTIST (TRADITIONAL OR CONTEMPORARY)

Ben Harper & The Blind Boys of Alabama - There Will Be A Light
Smokie Norful - Nothing Without You


OUTSTANDING MUSIC VIDEO

Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"
Jill Scott - "Golden"
Usher & Alicia Keys - "My Boo"
Usher Featuring Ludacris - "Yeah!"


OUTSTANDING SONG

Jill Scott - "Golden"
Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"
Usher Featuring Ludacris - "Yeah!"


OUTSTANDING ALBUM

Confessions - Usher
Destiny Fullfilled - Destiny's Child
Musicology - Prince
The Dana Owens Album - Queen Latifah