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H.E.R., Cardi B, The Carters & Kendrick Lamar Lead NAACP Image Awards Music Noms

February 19, 2019

The NAACP has announced its nominees for the 2019 NAACP Image Awards, and the categories are stacked with ASCAP talent. A total of 39 ASCAP songwriters and groups were named across 11 categories in the Recording division, including all five nominees in the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Jazz Album categories. Leading the pack is breakout R&B star H.E.R. with five nominations, followed by Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar and The Carters (Beyoncé and Jay-Z) with three apiece. Beyoncé was also shortlisted for the Entertainer of the Year category.

Congratulations to all our nominees!


Outstanding New Artist

Omar Wilson


Outstanding Male Artist

Raheem DeVaughn


Outstanding Female Artist



Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

“A Good Night” – feat. BloodPop

“All the Stars” – Kendrick Lamar

“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R.

“Finesse (Remix)” – feat. Cardi B

“Everything Is Love” – The Carters


Outstanding Jazz Album

Facing Dragons – Christian Sands

Hollywood Africans – Jon Batiste

RISE! – feat. Kirk Whalum

The Story of Jaz – Jazmin Ghent feat. Jeff Lorber, Kim Scott, Philippe Saisse

Waiting for the Sunrise – Camille Thurman


Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)

Heart. Passion. Pursuit. Live at Passion City Church – Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Hiding Place –Tori Kelly

Make Room – Jonathan McReynolds

One Nation Under God – Jekalyn Carr


Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

“APES**T” – The Carters

“Could’ve Been” – H.E.R.

“Finesse (Remix)” – feat. Cardi B

“All the Stars” – Kendrick Lamar


Outstanding Song – Traditional

“Never Alone” –Tori Kelly


Outstanding Song – Contemporary

“A Good Night” – feat. BloodPop

“As I Am” – H.E.R.

“Finesse (Remix)” – feat. Cardi B


Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation

Black Panther: The Album – Kendrick Lamar, 2Chainz, SOB x RBE

Marvel’s Luke Cage Season Two – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Insecure: Music From The HBO Original Series, Season 3 – Miguel, Cautious Clay, Sunny Moonshine, LionBabe, Victoria Monet, SiR, Nao (PRS), Anna Wise, Siaira Shawn, TT the Artist, Cam & China

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From & Inspired by the Motion Picture) – Jaden Smith, XXXTentacion, Amine, Shaboozey


Outstanding Album

Everything Is Love –The Carters

I Used to Know Her: The Prelude –H.E.R.


Entertainer of the Year