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Robin Thicke, John Legend Among Nominees for 2014 NAACP Image Awards This Saturday

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NAACP Image AwardsJohn Legend will compete against Robin Thicke in multiple categories at the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which takes place this Saturday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

Both crooners are nominated in the Outstanding Male Artist category as well as in the category of Outstanding Song for their respective hits “All of Me” and “Blurred Lines.” John’s Love in the Future and Robin’s Blurred Lines albums will also go head-to-head in the Outstanding Album category.

Janelle Monae also received multiple nominations, including Outstanding Female Artist, where she’s up against Beyonce, Mary J Blige, India.Arie and Ledisi. In addition, Monae’s video for “Q.U.E.E.N.”, featuring Erykah Badu, was recognized in the Outstanding Music Video category, which also includes Alicia Keys and Maxwell‘s steamy “Fire We Make” clip, as well as Bruno Mars‘ “Treasure.”

Other nominees include Charlie Wilson, Justin Timberlake, K. Michelle, Mariah Carey, Miguel, and Candice Glover, among others.

In addition, Stevie Wonder will give a special performance at the ceremony, which recognize the accomplishments of people of color in television, music, literature and film.

The evening’s other presenters include Tyler Perry, Arsenio Hall, Lou Gossett Jr., Ed Asner, and Ben Vereen.

NAACP Image Award winners will be announced during a two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Saturday, February 22 at 9 p.m ET.

A full list of nominees is available at NAACPImageAwards.net.  Here are the music categories and nominees:

Outstanding New Artist
Ariana Grande
Candice Glover
K. Michelle
RaVaughn Brown
Zendaya

Outstanding Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Robin Thicke

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé
India.Arie
Janelle Monae
Ledisi
Mary J Blige

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
“#Beautiful” — Mariah Carey feat. Miguel
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
“Fire We Make” — Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell
“Hurt You” — Toni Braxton feat. Babyface
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z

Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)
20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best for Last — Donald Lawrence
Azusa: The Next Generation — Hezekiah Walker
Best Days Deluxe Edition — Tamela Mann
Good God — Shirley Caesar
Music from the Motion Picture Black Nativity — Various

Outstanding Music Video
“Cocoa Butter” — India.Arie
“Fire We Make” — Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell
“Made to Love” — John Legend
“Q.U.E.E.N.” — Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
“Treasure” — Bruno Mars

Outstanding Song
“All of Me” — John Legend
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell
“Fire We Make” — Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell
“Q.U.E.E.N.” — Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
“Treasure” — Bruno Mars

Outstanding Album
20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience — Justin Timberlake
Blurred Lines — Robin Thicke
Love in the Future — John Legend
Love, Charlie — Charlie Wilson
The Electric Lady — Janelle Monáe

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