Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

The NAACP Image Award nominations were announced earlier today and my boo, Janet Jackson and Fox’s Empire are up for six awards including “Outstanding Group, Duo or Collaboration.”

Jackson is nominated for her sexy single, “No Sleeep” featuring J. Cole while Empire’s Jussie Smollett and British soul diva Estelle are nominated for their inspirational hit, “Conqueror.”

Other nominees include the film Creed, which is up for five awards including Michael B. Jordan for “Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture” and Straight Outta Compton, who received 4 nods including “Outstanding Motion Picture.”

A special #shoutout to ATL’s own media maven Egypt Sherrod.  Her  book, Keep Calm…Its Just Real Estate, is nominated for “Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional.”

The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards airs live on TV One Friday, February 5 beginning with a “Red Carpet Special” at 8 p.m. followed by the Awards Ceremony at 9 p.m. This year’s telecast is hosted once again by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson.

Stay tuned for the list of performers and presenters. Click here to see the full list of nominees!