Beyonce, John Legend Win Trophies at 2014 NAACP Image Awards
The R&B queen won a trophy for Outstanding Female Artist while the piano man nabbed two honors -- Outstanding Male Artist and Outstanding Song for 'All of Me.'
Other winners included Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams for their collaborative work on 'Blurred Lines.' R&B newcomer K. Michelle received an award for Outstanding New Artist. LL Cool J nabbed a trophy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for 'NCIS: Los Angeles.'
Oprah Winfrey saluted him as a leader with enormous strength and passion. “He was everything we have all have heard and more," she said. "He was humble and he was unscathed by any kind of bitterness after all that we know he’s been through." Afterward, Stevie Wonder performed a musical tribute to Mandela.
Overall, it was a phenomenal night of black excellence.
List of Winners in the Music Categories:
Outstanding Female artist: Beyonce
Outstanding Male artist: John Legend
Outstanding New artist: K. Michelle
Outstanding Album: Charlie Wilson, 'Love, Charlie'
Outstanding Song: John Legend, 'All Of Me'
Outstanding Duo, group or collaboration: Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell -- 'Blurred Lines'
Outstanding Jazz Album: SFJAZZ Collective, 'The Songs of Stevie Wonder'
Outstanding World Music Album: Natalie Cole, 'Natalie Cole en Espanol'
Outstanding Gospel Album: Tamela Mann, 'Best Days Deluxe Edition'
Outstanding Music video: Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu, 'Q.U.E.E.N.'