The NAACP Image Awards nominees were just announced and singer Mary J. Blige and rapper JAY-Z lead the pack with five apiece. Rapper Kendrick Lamar, singer SZA, musician Bruno Mars and “Insecure” creator Issa Rae got four nods each. Following close behind are singer Charlie Wilson, actor Idris Elba and singer Ledesi with three apiece. The 50 Cent-executive produced Starz crime/drama “Power” is well represented.

The series is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. Actress Naturi Naughton is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series. Omari Hardwick gets a nod for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and Michael Rainey was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series).





Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the 49th NAACP Image Awards is set to air live on TV One on January 15 at 9 p.m.