imgresThe NAACP Image Awards are back!

NAACP announced the nominations for the 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards and proved that 2013 was a great year for new movies and new artists.

The awards show is taking place at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California and is live on Saturday, February 22,2014 on TV One at 9 pm with red carpet segment at 8 pm. 

Here is a list of some of the nominations:

Recording Nominees (Category) 

Outstanding New Artist




Ariana Grande

Candice Glover

Outstanding Male Artist

John Legend

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Charlie Wilson

Robin Thicke

Outstanding Female Artist

Janelle Monae



Mary J. Blige


If you want to check out the rest of the nominees, you go to and congratulations to the nominees.

-Matia (@ms_hip_hop)