Maxwell, Keri Hilson Lead NAACP Image Award Winners

Maxwell and Keri Hilson walked away with top honors at Friday’s 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards, airing Live! on FOX. Picking up awards stemming from “Blacksummers’night” and “In A Perfect World, Maxwell and Hilson are joined by fellow music award winners The Black Eyed Peas, Mary Mary, Bebe and Cece Winans, Mary J Blige, and Whitney Houston. Maxwell, earning an award for Outstanding Male Artist, thanked fans for support during his acceptance speech amidst a standing ovation from the crowd and cheers from fans in the audience. Keri Hilson, picking up one of the first first awards of the night, walked away with Outstanding New Artist after performing “Guantanamera” with Wyclef Jean and Carlos Santana. Mary J. Blige ended the night with two trophies. While not present, Blige won awards for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Female Artist. (see full music related winners list below). In addition to the awards, the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards featured performances from John Legend, The Roots, and Jill Scott. The 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards were hosted by Anika Noni Rose and Hill Harper, airing on FOX from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. NAACP Image Award Winners (2010, Music) List: Outstanding New Artist — Keri Hilson (Mosley Music Group/Zone 4, Inc./Interscope Records) Outstanding Male Artist — Maxwell (Columbia Records) Outstanding Female Artist — Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen) Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration — The Black Eyed Peas (Interscope Records) Outstanding Jazz Album — “He and She” – Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note Records) Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary) — “Still” – BeBe & CeCe Winans (B & C Records) Outstanding World Music Album — “Black President” – Sila and the Afrofunk Experience (Visila Records) Outstanding Music Video — “I Look To You” – Whitney Houston (Arista Records) Outstanding Song — “God In Me” – Mary Mary (ColumbiaRecords) Outstanding Album — “Stronger With Each Tear” – Mary J. Blige (Matriarch/Geffen)


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