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Victoria Monét & Chris Brown Win Big on Night 1 of 2024 NAACP Image Awards

Victoria Monét and Chris Brown were each double winners on night one of the 2024 NAACP Image Awards, which were held virtually at on Monday (March 11).

Monét won outstanding album and outstanding new artist, both for Jaguar II. Brown won outstanding duo, group or collaboration (contemporary) for his hit “Sensational (featuring Davido & Lojay, and outstanding duo, group or collaboration (traditional) for his featured role on Ciara’s “How We Roll.”

Monét won three Grammys on Feb. 4, including in two similar categories – best R&B album and best new artist.

Usher, H.E.R., Megan Thee Stallion, Kirk Franklin and Tems were among other winners across 13 music categories.

Actor Khleo Thomas hosted Monday’s show. NAACP will continue to recognize winners in non-televised categories virtually until Wednesday March 13 on, at an awards dinner and program on Thursday March 14 and the fashion show on Friday March 15. The awards dinner will be hosted by Sherri Shepherd and will honor Frankie Beverly with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The fashion show will be hosted by Brandee Evans and will honor June Ambrose with the NAACP Vanguard Award for Fashion.

The televised 55th NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, will premiere live on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on BET and CBS. New Edition will be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame on the telecast.

Monday’s awards focused on music and literary categories. Here’s the full list of music winners from Monday.

Outstanding album: Jaguar II – Victoria Monét

Outstanding male artist: “Good Good” – Usher with 21 Savage x Summer Walker

Outstanding female artist: “The Journey” – H.E.R.

Outstanding duo, group or collaboration (traditional): “How We Roll” – Ciara feat. Chris Brown

Outstanding duo, group or collaboration (contemporary): “Sensational” – Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay

Outstanding new artist: Jaguar II – Victoria Monét

Outstanding hip hop/rap song: “Cobra” – Megan Thee Stallion

Outstanding soundtrack/compilation album: The Color Purple – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Various Producers

Outstanding original score for TV/film: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – Jongnic Bontemps

Outstanding international song: “Me & U” – Tems

Outstanding jazz album: Brand New Life – Brandee Younger

Outstanding gospel/Christian song: “All Yours” – Kierra Sheard feat. Anthony Brown

Outstanding gospel/Christian album: Father’s Day – Kirk Franklin

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