NAACP Image Awards 2018: Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars Are The Biggest Winners in Music Categories

While Kendrick takes home Outstanding Album Award for his album 'DAMN.', Bruno wins Outstanding Male Artist Award.

AceShowbiz - Full winner list of NAACP Image Awards 2018 has been unveiled. %cKendrick Lamar% and %cBruno Mars% were the biggest winners in music field at the event, which was hosted by %cAnthony Anderson% at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on January 15. Both musician took home three awards.

Kendrick's latest album "DAMN." was named Outstanding Album after beating out the likes of %cCharlie Wilson%'s "In It to Win It" and %cJay-Z%'s "4:44". Two songs off the album also won an award at the event. They were "Humble", which won Outstanding Song - Contemporary Award, and "Loyalty" featuring %cRihanna%, which won Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration Award.

Bruno, on the other hand, nabbed Outstanding Male Artist Award, defeating %cBrian McKnight%, Jeezy and Kendrick. His other song, "That's What I Like", received two awards at the event. It won Oustanding Music Video/Visual Album Award and Outstanding Song - Traditional Award. However, the singer wasn't able to take home Entertainer of the Year Award as it went to %cAva DuVernay%.

%cMary J. Blige%, who led the nominations in music categories with five nods, only won an award that night. She took home Outstanding Female Artist Award, beating out the likes of %cAndra Day%, %cBeyonce Knowles% and %cSZA%, who notched Outstanding New Artist Award. Meanwhile, the other top nominee, Jeezy, didn't win any award that night.

Also at the event, %cHalle Berry% presented Charlie Wilson with the Music Makes a Difference Award. The actress talked about the significance of presenting the NAACP Image Awards on Martin Luther King Jr. day before giving the award to the singer.

"We need to take heed to his eloquent words. 'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter,' " she said. "Today is an affirmation that we will never, ever, ever be silent again."

Meanwhile, Charlie talked about his road from addiction and homelessness to musical success during his acceptance speech. He also said that he has been sober for 22 years and is now focused on helping the homeless.

  • Entertainer of the Year: %cAva DuVernay%
  • Outstanding New Artist: %cSZA% - "CTRL" (RCA Records/Right Hand Music Group)
  • Outstanding Male Artist: %cBruno Mars% - "Versace on the Floor" (Atlantic Records)
  • Outstanding Female Artist: %cMary J. Blige% - "Strength of a Woman" (Capitol Records)
  • Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration: %cKendrick Lamar% feat. %cRihanna% - "Loyalty" (Atlantic Records)
  • Outstanding Jazz Album: %cPetite Afrique% - "Somi" (Sony Music/OKeh)
  • Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album: "Greenleaf" Soundtrack - "Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2" (RCA Inspiration)
  • Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album: %cBruno Mars% - "That's What I Like" (Atlantic Records)
  • Outstanding Song - Traditional: %cBruno Mars% - "That's What I Like" (Atlantic Records)
  • Outstanding Song - Contemporary: %cKendrick Lamar% - "Humble" (TDA/Aftermath/Interscope)
  • Outstanding Album: %cKendrick Lamar% - "DAMN." (TDA/Aftermath/Interscope)

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