NAACP Image Awards 2012: Adele, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Chris Brown & Common nominated

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Award nominations for 2012 are out and sees an outstanding amount of nominees who deserve an accolade.

British songstress Adele is up for two of the awards for Outstanding Song and Outstanding Music Video for her hit “Someone Like You,” and among the nominations this year are Bruno Mars, Kirk Franklin, Cee Lo Green, Beyonce, The Roots, Boyz II Men, Lupe Fiasco, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, George Benson and Sounds of Blackness.

Young rapper Diggy Simmons is up for the Outstanding New Artist as well as R&B boy group Mindless Behaviour, whilst emcee/actor Common also sees a nomination for Outstanding Male Artist and Chris Brown is up for Outstanding Album for his last studio album F.A.M.E. Take a look at the nominations list below.

The NAACP Image Awards are broadcast on Feb. 17 at 8PM EST on NBC.

Outstanding Song
Best Thing I Never Had – Beyonce
Fool for You – Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona
I Smile – Kirk Franklin
So In Love – Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton
Someone Like You – Adele

Outstanding Album
4 – Beyonce
F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
I Remember Me – Jennifer Hudson
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
The Light of the Sun – Jill Scott

Outstanding New Artist
Diggy Simmons
Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Mindless Behavior
Wynter Gordon

Outstanding Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton
Bruno Mars
Cee Lo Green
Chris Brown

Outstanding Female Artist
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Boyz II Men
Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona
Mary J. Blige feat. Drake
Sounds of Blackness
The Roots

Outstanding Music Video
25/8 – Mary J. Blige
Hear My Call – Jill Scott
I Was Here – Beyonce
Someone Like You – Adele
Where You At – Jennifer Hudson

Outstanding Jazz Album
Chano y Dizzy – Terence Blanchard and Poncho Sanchez
Friends – Stanley Jordan
Guitar Man – George Benson
Legacy – Gerald Wilson
Road Show Vol. 2 – Sonny Rollins

Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary)
Becoming – Yolanda Adams
Church on the Moon – Deitrick Haddon
Hello Fear – Kirk Franklin
Something Big – Mary Mary
The Journey – Andrae Crouch

Outstanding World Music Album
Afrodiaspora – Susana Baca
Carnival Fever – Brother B
Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – Boukman Eksperyans
Sounds of Blackness – Sounds of Blackness
The First Grader – Alex Heffes

[via TheBoomBox]