NAACP Image Awards: H.E.R., Megan Thee Stallion, Usher Are Night 1 Winners

by Evan L. Jackson 

The NAACP Image Awards week is upon is and big superstars have already won on Night 1. Some of the notable standouts is H.E.R., Megan Thee Stallion, and Usher. The NAACP Image Awards Live Show is set for Saturday, March 16th. With Queen Latifah set to host. NAACP Image Awards is always special with a celebration for African Americans of excellence in films,tv, music and humanitarian work. Covering this great award show in the past some highlights have been speaking with KJ Smith of Sistas, asking H.E.R. the best advice she's ever gotten, and backstage capturing winning moments from Angela Bassett and Viola Davis. Follow Young Bold And Regal all week as we give you the best news from the NAACP Image Awards and exclusives from the ceremony.    

A full list of winners from Night 1 follows.

Outstanding International Song

“Me & U” – Tems

Outstanding Jazz Album

Brand New Life – Brandee Younger

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

“All Yours” – Kierra Sheard feat. Anthony Brown

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

Father’s Day – Kirk Franklin

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

“How We Roll” – Ciara feat. Chris Brown

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

“Sensational” – Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

The Color Purple – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Various Producers

Outstanding Original Score for TV/Film 

“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” – Jongnic Bontemps

Outstanding Male Artist

“Good Good” – USHER with 21 Savage x Summer Walker

Outstanding Female Artist

“The Journey” – H.E.R.

Outstanding New Artist

Jaguar II – Victoria Monét 

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

“Cobra” – Megan Thee Stallion

Outstanding Album

Jaguar II – Victoria Monét

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

Family Lore – Elizabeth Acevedo

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

The New Brownies’ Book – Karida L. Brown and Charly Palmer


Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

Rootless – Krystle Zara Appiah

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography

Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement – Dr. Tanisha C. Ford

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

Historically Black Phrases: From ‘I Ain’t One of Your Lil’ Friends’ to ‘Who All Gon’ Be There?’ – Jarett Hill, Tre’vell Anderson

Outstanding Literary Work – Graphic Novel 

The Talk – Darrin Bell

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Suddenly We – Evie Shockley

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora – Kahran Bethencourt

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

Everyone’s Thinking It – Aleema Omotoni 


photos via Entertainment Tonight*

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