Mary J. Blige and JAY-Z are tied with five NAACP Image Award nominations each.

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Mary was nominated for songs from her latest album Strength of a Woman, meanwhile Hov was nominated for his album 4:44, as well as a nod for Entertainer of the Year.

Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and director Ava DuVernay have all been nominated for Entertainer of the Year as well.


The 49th anniversary NAACP Image Award will honor entertainers and writers of color. The winners will be announced by Anthony Anderson during a 2-hour ceremony on January 15th, which is also Martin Luther King Day.