The 2021 NAACP Image Awards announces its nominees

The 2021 NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards have announced its nominees for this year’s edition. In the Gospel/Christian category, PJ Morton and Kierra Sheard got two nominations each.

Kierra Sheard got two nominations for her self-titled album, Kierra, and her hit song “Something Has To Break” which featured Tasha Cobbs Leonard. Meanwhile, Kirk Franklin earned a nominated for his hit song “Strong God.”

Already in its 52nd year, other artists that were nominated were Koryn Hawthorne and Marvin Sapp. In the category of Outstanding Gospel/Christian album, Morton’s album, Gospel According to PJ, got a nomination. His hit song, ‘’All in His Plan’’ which featured dynamic vocalist, Le’Andria Johnson and platinum-selling music duo, Mary Mary, also got a nomination in the Outstanding Gospel/Christian song category.

Likewise, the famous Clark Sisters got a nomination for their latest project, The Return. Below is the full list;

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
-“All in His Plan” – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)
-“Never Lost” – CeCe Winans (Pure Springs Gospel)
-“Something Has To Break” – Kierra Sheard feat. Tasha Cobbs-Leonard (Karew/RCA Inspiration)
-“Strong God” – Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA Records)
-“Touch from You” – Tamela Mann (TillyMann Inc.)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
-Chosen Vessel – Marvin Sapp (RCA Inspiration)
-Gospel According to PJ – PJ Morton (Morton Inspiration / Tyscot Records)
-I Am – Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration)
-Kierra – Kierra Sheard (Karew/RCA Inspiration)
-The Return – The Clark Sisters (Karew/Motown)

On March 27th, 2021, the winners will be announced in a two-hour live television broadcast which will be aired on BET with simulcasts across Viacom-CBS Networks including MTV, MTV2, Her, LOGO, CBS, BET, and VH1.

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