NAACP Image Awards 2015: Beyonce, Pharrell and Sam Smith Among Winners in Music

The winners list also includes John Legend (Outstanding Music Video for 'You and I'), Alicia Keys (Outstanding Song for 'We Are Here') and Aretha Franklin (Outstanding Album for 'Great Diva').

AceShowbiz - The complete winners list of the 2015 NAACP Image Awards has been revealed. %cBeyonce Knowles% was among the winners at the awards event airing on Friday night, February 6 as she took home the Outstanding Female Artist trophy after edging out competitors including %cJennifer Hudson%, %cMary J. Blige% and %cLedisi%.

The Outstanding Male Artist Award, meanwhile, went to %cPharrell Williams%. The "Happy" hitmaker won the battle against the likes of %cKendrick Lamar%, %cMichael Jackson% and %cKEM% in the category.

%cSam Smith%, %cJohn Legend% and %cAlicia Keys% were other names who bagged awards at the annual event. The British superstar won the Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration title for the duet version of his hit single "Stay With Me".

Legends' "You and I (Nobody in the World)" won the Outstanding Music Video title over Bey's "Pretty Hurts", Lamar's "i", Jacko's "Love Never Felt So Good" featuring %cJustin Timberlake% and KEM's "It's You".

Keys, meanwhile, has her empowering single "We Are Here" named the Outstanding Song after besting %cAloe Blacc%'s "The Man" and %cUsher%'s "Good Kisser" among others.

  • Outstanding New Artist: %c3 Winans Brothers% (BMG)
  • Outstanding Male Artist: %cPharrell Williams% (Columbia Records)
  • Outstanding Female Artist: %cBeyonce Knowles% (Columbia Records)
  • Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: "Stay With Me" - %cSam Smith% feat. %cMary J. Blige% (Capitol)
  • Outstanding Jazz Album: "My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke" - %cAl Jarreau% (Concord)
  • Outstanding Gospel Album (Traditional or Contemporary): "Where My Heart Belongs" - %cGladys Knight% (Shadow Mountain Records)
  • Outstanding Music Video: "You and I (Nobody in the World)" - %cJohn Legend% (Columbia Records)
  • Outstanding Song: "We Are Here" - %cAlicia Keys% (RCA Records)
  • Outstanding Album: "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" - %cAretha Franklin% (RCA Records)

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