And the Nominees For The 46th Annual NAACP Awards Are… (Music Categories)

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The results are in for the nominations of the 46th Annual NAACP Awards!

In the music categories, Beyonce leads the way with 4 noms, and Pharrell isn’t far behind with three. Jhene Aiko makes her Image Award debut with a nomination for Outstanding New Artist. Aretha Franklin’s album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, and Smokey Robinson’s collab with Mary J. Blige ("Being With You") are both in the running for their contributions to music this year.

The ceremony will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9pm/8c as a two-hour special. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.

Check out the nominees in the music categories below. For the full list, click here.

Outstanding New Artist

• 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)

• Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)

• Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)

• Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)

• Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)

Outstanding Male Artist

• John Legend (Columbia Records)

• Kem (Motown – Capitol)

• Kendrick Lamar (Interscope Records)

• Michael Jackson (Epic Records)

• Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Female Artist

• Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

• Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

• Jennifer Hudson (RCA Records)

• Ledisi (Verve Records)

• Mary J Blige (Capitol)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

• "Being With You" – Smokey Robinson feat. Mary J Blige (Verve)

• "Brand New" – Pharrell Williams feat. Justin Timberlake (Columbia Records)

• "Gust of Wind" – Pharrell Williams feat. Daft Punk (Columbia Records)

• "Love, Marriage & Divorce" – Toni Braxton & Babyface (Def Jam Recordings)

• "Stay with Me" – Sam Smith feat. Mary J Blige (Capitol)

Outstanding Jazz Album

• "Beautiful Life" – Dianne Reeves (Concord)

• "Dave Koz and Friends: The 25th of December" – Dave Koz (Concord Records)

• "Living My Dream" – Jonathan Butler (Rendezvous Music)

• "My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke" – Al Jarreau (Concord)

• "Up" – Stanley Clarke (Mack Avenue Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

• "Duets" – Donnie McClurkin (RCA Inspiration)

• "Help" – Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)

• "I Will Trust" – Fred Hammond (RCA Inspiration)

• "Journey To Freedom" – Michelle Williams (eOne Music)

• "Where My Heart Belongs" – Gladys Knight (Shadow Mountain Records)

Outstanding Music Video

• "i" – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope)

• "It's You" – KEM (Motown – Capitol)

• "Love Never Felt So Good" – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake (Epic Records)

• "Pretty Hurts" – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

• "You & I (Nobody in the World)" – John Legend (Columbia Records)

Outstanding Song

• "Good Kisser" – Usher (RCA Records)

• "i" – Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Interscope)

• "Pretty Hurts" – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

• "The Man" – Aloe Blacc (Interscope Records)

• "We Are Here" – Alicia Keys (RCA Records)

Outstanding Album

• "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" – Aretha Franklin (RCA Records)

• "Beyoncé Platinum Edition" – Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

• "G I R L" – Pharrell Williams (Columbia Records)

• "JHUD" – Jennifer Hudson (RCA Records)

• "Love, Marriage & Divorce" – Toni Braxton & Babyface (Def Jam Recordings)

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