January 10, 2014 04:45:01 GMT
The 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker and the 'Q.U.E.E.N' singer, who are nominated for four awards each, will battle against each other in Outstanding Song and Outstanding Album.
The complete list of nominees for the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards has been revealed. Robin Thicke, Janelle Monae and John Legend are the biggest nominees in music field as they score four nominations each.
Thicke receives a nod for Outstanding Male Artist, the same category that features Bruno Mars, Charlie Wilson, Legend and Justin Timberlake. The R&B crooner is also up for Outstanding Album for his chart-topping set "Blurred Lines".
The album's tittle track which features appearances from T.I. and Pharrell Williams vies for the top prizes in Duo/Group/Collaboration and Outstanding Song categories.
Meanwhile, Monae's nominations include Outstanding Female Artist and Outstanding Album for her "The Electric Lady". In addition to being nominated for Outstanding Song, the singer's duet with Erykah Badu "Q.U.E.E.N" is up against Mars' "Treasure", Legend's "Made to Love", Alicia Keys' "Fire We Make" and India.Arie's "Cocoa Butter" for Outstanding Music Video award.
Other nominees include Ariana Grande (Outstanding New Artist), Toni Braxton and Babyface (Outstanding Duo/Group/Collaboration for "Hurt You"), Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Ledisi (Outstanding Female Artist), Boney James (Outstanding Jazz Album for "The Beat"), Gloria Estefan (Outstanding World Music Album for "The Standards") and Tamela Mann (Outstanding Gospel Album for "Best Day Deluxe Edition").
NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature. This year's winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and announced on February 22.
2014 NAACP Image Awards Music Nominees
Outstanding New Artist