Beyoncé is a winner, baby.
The superstar won four NAACP Image Awards ahead of Saturday’s scheduled live telecast — more than anyone else in the music categories this year.
Less than two weeks after making history with four new Grammy Awards — making her new total 28, Beyoncé won outstanding female artist for “Black Parade” and outstanding music video for “Brown Skin Girl (which she shares with her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, as well as WizKid and SAINt JHN.)
For the chart-topping “Savage” collaboration, the singer, songwriter and producer shares two of those wins with Megan Thee Stallion, for outstanding duo, group or collaboration (contemporary) and outstanding hip hop/rap song.
Beyoncé’s proteges Chloe x Halle also won two awards.
Chloe x Halle, who also stars on Freeforms’s “grown-ish,” won outstanding duo, group or collaboration (traditional) for “Wonder What She Thinks of Me” and outstanding soul/R&B song for “Do It.”
Doja Cat, Drake, The Clark Sisters, Jon Batiste and Jhené Aiko also won in music categories.
On the film and TV front, the Pixar animated film “Soul,” its voice over actor Jamie Foxx, Radha Blank for Netflix’s “40 Year Old Version” and “black-ish” star Marsai Martin picked up awards, along with Trevor Noah, Steve Harvey’s “Celebrity Family Feud” and Jada Pinkett Smith’s widely-watched Facebook talk show “Red Table Talk.”
Former President Barack Obama won for his new best-selling book “A Promised Land” and special awards went to ballerina Misty Copeland and basketball icon LeBron James.
Winners were announced for the non-televised awards throughout the week online.
A two-hour, live awards show, hosted by “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, will air Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on BET and across ViacomCBS networks including CBS, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, PLUTO and CMT.
“Heaux Tales” singer Jazmine Sullivan and neo-soul veteran Maxwell are slated to perform on the show, which will include appearances from former First Lady Michelle Obama as well as Alicia Keys, Andra Day, Arsenio Hall, Cynthia Erivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Misty Copeland, Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson, Swizz Beatz and Tracy Morgan.
Brooklyn-bred hip-hop legend MC Lyte will serve as announcer.
With all the conversation surrounding white validation and which award shows are supported, it’ll be interesting to see who shows up and shows out for the NAACP Image Awards.