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SZA, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige among early NAACP Image Awards winners ahead of broadcast


ABC/Randy HolmesA slew of winners have already been announced prior to tonight’s telecast of the 49th NAACP Image Awards ceremony

In the Recording category, SZA was named the Outstanding New Artist honor. Bruno Mars scored the Outstanding Male Artist trophy and Mary J. Blige picked up the Outstanding Female Artist award. 

Bruno also earned the Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album and Outstanding Traditional Song awards for his hit track, “That’s What I Like.” 

Kendrick Lamar also won three NAACP Image Awards. His track “HUMBLE.” won for Outstanding Contemporary Song, while his latest disc DAMN. won the Outstanding Album award. 

The rapper, along with Rihanna, was also honored with the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration trophy. RiRi is featured on Kendrick’s single, “LOYALTY.” 

The 49th NAACP Image Awards, hosted by black-ish star Anthony Anderson, airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on TV One. 

Here’s the complete list of music winners in the non-televised categories: 

Outstanding New Artist

Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars 

Outstanding Female Artist
Mary J. Blige 

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna 

Outstanding Jazz Album 
Petite Afrique – Somi 

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2 – Greenleaf Soundtrack 

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars 

Outstanding Song – Traditional
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars 

Outstanding Album
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar 

Outstanding Song – Contemporary
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar 

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