Naacp Image Awards 2011
The 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards announced its winners at a ceremony live from Los Angeles, California, Friday, March 4. In music, dominated John Legend and The Roots package. They bagged two gongs, one for excellence in duo or group collaboration and the other for Outstanding Album.
First Class, John, and maybe Diddy Roots, Dirty Money, Eminem and Rihanna, Herbie Hancock and Chaka Khan Set foot, and the Black Eyed Peas. In the latter case, they are winners Kanye West, Smokey Robinson, Usher, and Sade.
Outstanding New Artist award was given to young Willow Smith. The 10-year Roc Nation singer won over many older artists like Bob Bruno Mars, Jason and Nicki Minaj Derulo. But the little girl lost Outstanding Music Video for Alicia Keys.
Usher was named Outstanding Male Artist, which has set aside Kanye, Cee-Lo Green, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo. Outstanding Female Artist, which in turn has given to Mary J. Blige. He has won over Chris Michael, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rihanna and Sade.
Broadcast on FOX, 2011 NAACP Image Awards honor the best achievements of people of color television, music, literature and film. The event took place Friday at the Shrine Auditorium and hosted by Wayne Brady and Holly Robinson Peete. Sade, who won the most nominations in music with four nominations, won none, unfortunately.
Awards ceremony celebrating the fire hits the Jay-Z, Minaj, P. Diddy, Kanye, and other artists, who often use derogatory offensive texts and images. "E 'unreasonable that the NAACP would do Sully, wasting its resources, and take a position contrary to the hopes and dreams of mainstream African-American community," said the Rev. Delman Coates, the senior pastor of Mt. Aenon Baptist Church.
"While artists are free to produce their own art, it is not acceptable for public companies and established civil rights organizations to sanction this kind of texts that are supported by some of these artists, he said . 'That's the wrong image to a civil rights organization to nominate and approve. "
In response to criticism, promised Pasadena branch of the NAACP to investigate complaints to see if they are valid. "I think the National Review political candidates and participants," says NACCP President Joe Brown. "Hopefully this will eliminate inviting those texts considered defamatory."
Outstanding New Artist: Willow Smith
Outstanding Male Artist: Usher
Outstanding Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: John Legend and The Roots
Outstanding Jazz Album: "From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf - Live in Marciac" - The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Richard Galliano
Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): "You Are Not Alone" - Mavis Staples
Outstanding World Music Album: "VOCAbuLarieS" - Bobby McFerrin
Outstanding Music Video: "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys
Outstanding Song: "Bittersweet" - Fantasia Barrino
Outstanding Album: "Wake Up!" - John Legend and The Roots