The 53rd NAACP Image Awards has kicked off virtual events, with some winners announced during the pre-show on Monday night, February 20. Nigerian singers Tems, and Wizkid continued their outstanding international award run on the night, winning the awards for Outstanding International Song and Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration for their respective works on ‘No Woman No Cry’ (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) and ‘Call Me Everyday’ (with Chris Brown).
Beyonce won the Outstanding Album Award, Outstanding Female Artist, and the Outstanding Soul/R&B Song Award, her latest album ‘Rennaissance’ pulling its weight on the night.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Silk Sonic, Quavo, Maverick City Music and Kirk Frankin, and the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Soundtrack crew, including director, Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan.
The full ceremony will take place on Saturday, 25th February, with more winners set to be confirmed.
However, check out the list of winners who have been announced so far.
Outstanding International Song
“No Woman No Cry” – Tems
Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
“JID014 (Jazz is Dead)” – Henry Franklin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“Positive” – Erica Campbell
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
“Kingdom Book One” – Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Silk Sonic – “Love’s Train”
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Chris Brown feat. Wizkid – “Call Me Every Day”
Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“Lift Me Up” – Rihanna
Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Music From and Inspired By – Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan
Outstanding Male Artist
Chris Brown – “BREEZY” (Deluxe)
Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé – “Renaissance”
Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“Cuff It” – Beyoncé
Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song
“Hotel Lobby” – Quavo, Takeoff
“Renaissance” – Beyoncé
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