Beyoncé, Drake and Megan Thee Stallion Win NAACP Image Award: See Complete List of Winners

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Honoring the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also recognizing individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors, the NAACP Image Awards is where Black Excellence lives! This year included a week-long virtual experience presented by Wells Fargo, with 5 nights of virtual awards leading up to the 52nd annual celebration broadcasting live on Saturday.

Thursday’s winners in music and recording included Beyoncé for Outstanding Female Artist, Drake for Outstanding Male Artist and Megan Thee Stallion for Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song. Jhené Aiko also took home Outstanding Album for Chilombo.

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards with be hosted by Anthony Anderson for the 8th consecutive year with appearances from Alicia KeysAndra DayArsenio HallCynthia ErivoLin-Manuel MirandaMichelle Obama and more!

The LIVE show is airing on BET and simulcast across ViacomCBS Networks including CBS, BET Her, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, BET PLUTO, and CMT on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 8/7c. You can also stream it using Philo. Philo is a new and amazing subscription service that provides a live and on demand television experience for its viewers.

The ceremony is presented by Wells Fargo, and sponsored by AT&T, FedEx, Nike, Bank of America, American Airlines, Airbnb, Ford, and Alaska Airlines.

See full list of winners below.

Outstanding New Artist         

Doja Cat – “Say So”

Outstanding Male Artist        

Drake – “Laugh Now, Cry Later”

Outstanding Female Artist     

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song 

“Do It” – Chloe x Halle

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song        

“Savage Remix” – Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)      

Chloe x Halle – “Wonder What She Thinks Of Me”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)            

Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyoncé – “Savage Remix”

Outstanding Album    

“Chilombo” – Jhené Aiko

Outstanding Producer of the Year 


Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album       

“Brown Skin Girl” – Beyonce’ feat WizKid, SAINt JHN, Blue Ivy Carter

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental        

“Music From and Inspired By Soul” – Jon Batiste

Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal        

“Holy Room – Live at Alte Oper” – Somi

Outstanding International Song        

“Lockdown” – Original Koffee

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album          

“Soul” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste and Tom MacDougall

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song 

“Touch from you” – Tamela Mann

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album           

“The Return” – The Clark Sisters

Special Award – Sports Award II 

WNBA Player’s Association (Nneka Ogqumike accepting on behalf of WNBAPA)

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