Breakthrough recording artists Mindless Behavior and Diggy have earned their first NAACP Image Award nominations. Revealed as nominees Thursday, the Scream Tour acts join winners of America’s Got Talent and The Sing Off in the Outstanding New Artist category.
News of the nominations follows a breakthrough 2011 for both Mindless Behavior and Diggy, who earned a Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Songs top-10 charting single with “Mrs. Right“.
America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy joins them in the Outstanding New Artist field, as does The Sing Off winners Committed. Both acts released debut albums last year.
Wynter Gordon rounds out the list of nominees for Outstanding New Artist.
The 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards are slated to air at 8pm Friday, February 17 on NBC.
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