*Beyoncé and Chris Brown were big winners on night one of the 54th NAACP Image Awards’ non-televised categories on Monday night.
Queen Bey was named Outstanding Female Artist and Brown took home the award for Outstanding Male Artist, Urban Hollywood 411 reports. Bey also won Outstanding Soul/R&B Song for “Cuff It” and Outstanding Album for “Renaissance.” Brown also picked up an award for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary) with Wizkid for his single “Call Me Every Day.”
Additional winners included Erica Campbell for Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song for “Positive,” Rihanna for Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album for “Lift Me Up,” and Silk Sonic for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional) for “Love’s Train.”
Night one of the NAACP Awards virtual experience was hosted by Khleo Thomas and featured presenters such as Crystal Renee Hayslett, Echo Kellum, and Jotaka Eaddy.
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The televised 54th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT on BET. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the live show will also be accessible via Paramount Global networks including BET HER, CBS, CMT, Comedy Central, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network, POP TV, Smithsonian, TV Land, and VH1.
Below is the full list of night one winners:
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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