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Big Sean, KEM, Kierra Sheard among Detroit NAACP award nominees

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

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Big Sean leads a corps of Detroit music artists nominated for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards, taking place next month.

The rapper (real name Sean Anderson) is up in two categories -- Outstanding Male Artist for his 2020 album "Detroit 2" and Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song for "Deep Reverence," his collaboration with Nipsey Hustle.

R&B singer KEM's "Live Out Your Love," featuring Toni Braxton, is nominated for Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)," while the Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album category includes the Clark Sisters' "The Return" and Kierra Sheard's "Kierra" along with "Chosen Vessel" by Grand Rapids native Marvin Sapp, who spent time in Detroit as part of the band Commissioned.

Big Sean and Sheard are also up for Grammy Awards, which will be presented March 14.

Beyonce led all nominees with six, followed by Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Chloe x Halle and Ledisi with four each. A full list of nominees can be found at naacpimageawards.net.

The awards will be presented at 8 p.m. March 27 and broadcast on CBS (WWJ-TV, Channel 62), BET, BET HER, MTV, VH1, MTV2 and LOGO.

Web Site: www.naacpimageawards.net

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