Early winners at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, have been announced at a pre-telecast gala dinner Sunday in Pasadena, California.
Winners were announced in several categories. Music winners included newcomer Sza, chart-topper Bruno Mars and legend of the stage and screen Mary J. Blige.
Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna also won for their collaboration on the song LOYALTY.
More winners will be announced after the Monday evening award show airs in America and this article will be updated.
Here are some of the winners:
New Artist: SZA
Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Female Artist: Mary J. Blige
Duo, Group or Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
Jazz Album: Petite Afrique – Somi
Gospel/Christian Album: Greenleaf Soundtrack Volume 2
Music Video/Visual Album: That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Song – Traditional: That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Album: DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Song – Contemporary: HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar