According to GospelPundit.com, the nominees for the 44th Annual NAACP Image Awards were just announced today!
The nominees in the Best Gospel Album category are:
“Best Days” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
“Go Get It” – Mary Mary (Columbia)
“God, Love & Romance” – Fred Hammond (Verity Gospel Music Group)
“I Win” – Marvin Sapp (Verity Gospel Music Group)
“Le’Andria Johnson The Experience” – Le’Andria Johnson (Music World Gospel / Music World)
Tamela Mann and Mary Mary are also nominated in a couple of mainstream categories as well:
Alicia Keys (RCA Records)
Elle Varner (MBK / RCA)
Missy Elliott (Atlantic)
Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music Group)
Duo, Group or Collaboration
Chuck D, Johnny Juice, Will.i.am, Herbie Hancock (Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment)
fun. feat. Janelle Monae (Atlantic)
Lupe Fiasco feat. Guy Sebastian (Atlantic)
Mary Mary (Columbia)
Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield (Forward Song, LLC)
The annual awards program will air live on February 1, 2013 at 8pm ET (8pm PT delayed) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. No word yet on hosts or special performers/presenters.
Congrats to the nominees!