Drake, Lil Nas X, Saweetie and More Nominees for 2022 NAACP Image Awards
With Drake Certified lover, Lil Nas X Montero, and Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic earning millions of streams, these productions have earned multiple nominations for the upcoming NAACP Image Awards. Here’s what we know about this awards ceremony and its nominees.
The NAACP Image Awards will take place in February 2022
Some of the biggest names in film and music are honored and recognized by the NAACP Image Awards. In January 2022, the awards show announced this year’s list of nominees, including well-known artists like Lil Nas X, Saweetie, Beyoncé, Chloe, and Drake.
“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s nominees, all of whom have brought to our attention dynamic, entertaining and thought-provoking content through their incredible work in film, television, music and more,” said the President of the Image Awards Committee, Karen Boykin-Towns. , according to Hip Hop DX.
Beyoncé, Lil Nas X and Drake have been nominated for the NAACP Image Award
Nominations for Outstanding New Artist include Cynthia Erivo, Jimmie Allen, Saweetie, Tems and Zoe Wees. Along with collaborating with McDonald’s for the Saweetie Meal and Cher for a MAC campaign, Saweetie has become a social media star with songs like “Best Friend.”
The artist appeared on Marvel’s Official Soundtrack Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, later performing at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. Nominated in the Outstanding Male Artist category for the NAACP awards, Drake is one of the most well-known rappers in the world. This artist posted Certified lover in 2021.
He also created the OVO Sound label, partnered with the Toronto Raptors, and co-founded the 100 Thieves gaming organization. Other nominated artists include Anthony Hamilton, Givēon, J. Cole and Lil Nas X.
Also nominated in the Outstanding Male Artist category, as well as Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song, is “That’s What I Want” musician Lil Nas X. First in popularity with “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X cemented his reputation in the music industry with his debut album, Montero.
“Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow earned a Grammy nomination for Best Melodic Rap Performance. “Montero (Call Me By Your Name” earned a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. Lil Nas X is also a member of the LGBTQ community, incorporating that aspect of himself into the music videos for “It’s what I want” and “Baby Industry.”
Which films earned “Outstanding Motion Picture” nominations at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards?
Outstanding nominated female artists include HER, Ari Lennox, Beyoncé, Chloe and Jazmine Sullivan. 2021 marked an important year for Chloé, who released her first single as a solo artist, “Have Mercy”.
Judas and the Black Messiah, King Richard, Respect, The more they fall, and USA vs. Billie Holiday earned nominations for Outstanding Film. BET airs the awards show on Saturday. February 26. The NAACP is due to honor winners in non-television categories Feb. 21-23.
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