Saturday, February 1, 2014

The 2014 NAACP Image Award Nominations - Recording and Literature Categories

The 2014 NAACP Image Awards will be presented in a 2-hour special that will air live on Saturday, February 22, 2014 on TV One at 9pm ET (tape-delayed for PT – Pacific Time).  The ceremony will be preceded by a one-hour pre-show, which will air live from the red carpet at 8pm ET (PT tape-delayed).

Recording and Literature nominees for the 2014 / 45th NAACP Image Awards:


Outstanding New Artist
•         Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
•         Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
•         K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
•         RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
•         Zendaya (Hollywood Records)

Outstanding Male Artist
•         Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
•         Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
•         John Legend (Columbia Records)
•         Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
•         Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)

Outstanding Female Artist
•         Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
•         India.Arie (Motown Records)
•         Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
•         Ledisi (Verve Records)
•         Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
•         "#Beautiful" - Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)
•         "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
•         "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
•         "Hurt You" - Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)
•         "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)

Outstanding Jazz Album
•         "Summer Horns" - Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)
•         "The Beat" - Boney James (Concord Records)
•         "The Messenger" - Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)
•         "The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey" - Najee (Shanachie)
•         "The Songs of Stevie Wonder" - SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)

Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary)
•         "20 Year Celebration Volume 1 - Best For Last" - Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
•         "Azusa: The Next Generation" - Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
•         "Best Days Deluxe Edition" - Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
•         "Good God" - Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
•         "Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity" - Various (RCA Inspiration)

Outstanding World Music Album
•         "Coming from a Lady" - Lady Ele (13 Black Records)
•         "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" - Emeli Sande (Capitol)
•         "Natalie Cole en Español" - Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
•         "Sing To The Moon" - Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)
•         "The Standards" - Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)

Outstanding Music Video
•         "Cocoa Butter" - India.Arie (Motown Records)
•         "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
•         "Made To Love" - John Legend (Columbia Records)
•         "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
•         "Treasure" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Song
•         "All Of Me" - John Legend (Columbia Records)
•         "Blurred Lines " - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
•         "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
•         "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
•         "Treasure" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

Outstanding Album
•         "20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience" - Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
•         "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
•         "Love In The Future" - John Legend (Columbia Records)
•         "Love, Charlie" - Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
•         "The Electric Lady" - Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)


Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction
•         "A Deeper Love Inside: The Porscha Santiaga Story" - Sister Souljah (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)
•         "Anybody's Daughter" - Pamela Samuels Young (Goldman House Publishing)
•         "Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery" - Walter Mosley (Doubleday)
•         "Never Say Never: A Novel" - Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)
•         "Who Asked You?" - Terry McMillan (Viking)

Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction
•         "Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World" - Retha Powers (Little, Brown and Company)
•         "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery" - Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer (Temple University Press)
•         "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society" - Carl Hart (HarperCollins, Harper)
•         "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones" - Hill Harper (Gotham Books)
•         "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" - Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Donald Yacovone (SmileyBooks)

Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
•         "Better Than Good Hair - The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy Gorgeous Natural Hair!" - Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter (Harper Collins- Amistad)
•         "Ghana Must Go" - Taiye Selasi (The Penguin Press)
•         "Nine Years Under" - Sheri Booker (Gotham Books)
•         "On The Come Up" - Hannah Weyer (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
•         "The Returned" - Jason Mott (Harlequin MIRA)

Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/ Auto-Biography
•         "Buck: A Memoir" - MK Asante (Spiegel & Grau)
•         "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington" - Terry Teachout (Gotham Books)
•         "Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker" - Stanley Crouch (HarperCollins, Harper)
•         "Mom & Me & Mom" - Maya Angelou (Random House)
•         "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" - Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press)

Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
•         "Do I Look Like An ATM? A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children" - Sabrina Lamb (Chicago Review Press)
•         "Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)" – Sherri Shepherd with Billie Fitzpatrick (HarperCollins, It Books)
•         "Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education" - Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D. (Prufrock Press Inc.)
•         "The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs" - Kevin D. Johnson (Johnson Media Inc.)
•         "The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life" - Robin Quivers (Avery)

Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry
•         "Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid" - Nikki Giovanni (HarperCollins, William Morrow)
•         "Hum" - Jamaal May (Alice James Books)
•         "The Cineaste: Poems" - A. Van Jordan (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
•         "The Collected Poems of Ai" - Ai (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
•         "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers" - Frank X Walker (University of Georgia Press)

Outstanding Literary Work - Children
•         "I'm A Pretty Little Black Girl!" - Betty K. Bynum (Author), Claire Armstrong-Parod (Illustrator) (Dream Title Publishing)
•         "Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me" - Daniel Beaty (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
•         "Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song" - Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
•         "Nelson Mandela" - Kadir Nelson (HarperCollins Children's Books/Katherine Tegen Books)
•         "You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!" - Jonah Winter (Author), Terry Widener (Illustrator) (RH Childrens Books; Schwartz & Wade)

Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens
•         "Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers" - Tanya Lee
  Stone (Candlewick Press)
•         "God's Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens" - Romal Tune (Judson Press)
•         "Invasion" - Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)
•         "Raising the Bar" - Gabrielle Douglas (Zondervan)
•         "Serafina's Promise: A Novel In Verse" - Ann E. Burg (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)


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