Pop superstar Mariah Carey
, Kanye West
and R&B singer Alicia Keys
lead the nominations for the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) annual Image Awards, garnering four nods each.
The trio, who, amongst other awards, are battling it out for best album, are up against Mary J. Blige
's The Breakthrough and the Luther Vandross
compilation set So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross in the category.
Carey, West and Keys will also compete in the best song category for We Belong Together, Diamonds From Sierra Leone and unreakable respectively. Vying for best female, Blige, Toni Braxton
will take on Carey and Keys, while West faces opposition from Common
, Jamie Foxx
, Stevie Wonder
on the male side.
The 37th annual Image Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on February 25.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)