hard work to embark on a new career in music industry finally is paid off as he gloriously wins the 37th NAACP Image Awards, named the Best Musical Artist. Accepted the prize at the event held in Los Angeles, he said "It's good to be surrounded by black folks. Black folks are music."
Still for music category, has been named New Artist, and is named Female Artist. For Duo or Group it is who brings the prize. Aside, for motion picture category, Oscar nominee "" takes the Best Film award. wins the Best Actor award for "," while Kimberly Elise is the Best Actress for "".