NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song

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The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Song:

Year Artist Song Nominees
1972 Isaac Hayes "Theme From Shaft"[1]
1996 Whitney Houston "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"[2]
1997 R. Kelly "I Believe I Can Fly"[3]
1998 Boyz II Men A Song for Mama[4] En Vogue-"Don't Let Go (Love)[4]"
Babyface-"Every Time I Close My Eyes"
Erykah Badu-"On & On"
God's Property featuring Kirk Franklin and Cheryl James-"Stomp"
1999 Kirk Franklin "Lean on Me"[5]
2000 Eric Benét & Tamia "Spend My Life with You"[6] Chanté Moore-"Chanté's Got a Man"[6]
Whitney Houston-"My Love Is Your Love
Lauryn Hill-"Everything Is Everything"
Lenny Kravitz-"Lenny Kravitz"
2001 Yolanda Adams "Open My Heart"[7]
2002 Alicia Keys "A Woman's Worth"[8]
2003 Kirk Franklin "Brighter Day"[9] Mary J. Blige-"No More Drama[9]
India.Arie-"Little Things"
Erykah Badu featuring Common-"Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)"
Missy Elliott-"Work It
2004 Luther Vandross "Dance With My Father"[10]
2005 Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You"[11] Jill Scott-"Golden"[11]
Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris-"Yeah! (Usher song)|Yeah!]]"
2006 Alicia Keys "Unbreakable"[12] Common-"Testify"[12]
Kanye West-"Diamonds from Sierra Leone"
Destiny's Child-"Stand Up for Love"
Mariah Carey-"We Belong Together"
2007 India.Arie "I Am Not My Hair"[13] Beyoncé Knowles-"Irreplaceable"[13]
Mary J. Blige-"Be Without You"
Gnarls Barkley-"Crazy"
John Legend-"Save Room"
2008 Alicia Keys "Like You'll Never See Me Again"[14] India.Arie-"Beautiful Flower"[14]
Mary J. Blige-"Just Fine"
Kanye West-"Stronger"
Rihanna-"Umbrella"
2009 will.i.am "Yes We Can"[15] John Legend-"Green Light"[15]
Beyoncé Knowles-"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Jennifer Hudson-"Spotlight"
Alicia Keys-"Superwoman"
2010 Mary Mary "God In Me"[16] Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain-"Blame It"[16]
Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys-"Empire State of Mind"
"Maxwell-"Pretty Wings"
Maxwell-"Bad Habits"
2011 Fantasia Barrino "Bittersweet"[17] Maxwell-"Fistful of Tears"[17]
Cee Lo Green-"Fuck You"
Sade-"Soldier of Love"
Alicia Keys-"Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"
2012 Kirk Franklin "I Smile"[18] Beyoncé-"Best Thing I Never Had[18]"
Cee Lo Green feat. Melanie Fiona-"Fool for You"
Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton-"So In Love"
Adele-"Adele"
2013 Whitney Houston and R. Kelly "I Look to You"[19] Kem-"Be Mine for Christmas"[19]
Kem-"Glorify the King"
"Bruno Mars-"Locked Out Of Heaven"
Kem-"You're On My Mind"
2014 John Legend "All of Me"[20] Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell-"Blurred Lines"[20]
Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell-"Fire We Make"
Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu-"Q.U.E.E.N."
Bruno Mars-"Treasure"
2015 Alicia Keys "Alicia Keys"[21] Aloe Blacc-"The Man"[21]
Beyoncé-"Pretty Hurts"
Kendrick Lamar-"i"
Usher-"Good Kisser"
2016 Jill Scott "Back Together"[22] Seal-"Every Time I’m with You"[23]
Lauryn Hill-"Feeling Good"[23]
Charlie Wilson-"Goodnight Kisses"
Jazmine Sullivan-"Let It Burn"
2017 Traditional Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams[24] "I See Victory" Anthony Hamilton-"Amen"[24]
Solange-"Cranes in the Sky"
Tamela Mann-"God Provides"
Maxwell-"Lake by the Ocean"
Contemporary Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar[24] "Freedom" Bruno Mars-"24K Magic"[24]
Common feat. Bilal-"Letter to the Free"
Sounds of Blackness feat. High School for Recording Arts-"Royalty"

Most Wins and Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "1996 Image Awards". UPI.com. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1997 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "1998 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1999 Image Awards". Infoplease. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "2000 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "2001 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2002 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "2003 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2004 Image Award Winners". Infoplease. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "2005 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "2006 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "2007 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "2008 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "2009 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "2010 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "2011 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 
  18. ^ a b Allin, Olivia. "2012 Image Winners". ABC7. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b Couch, Aaron (February 1, 2013). "2013 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b Couch, Aaron; Washington, Arlene (February 22, 2014). "2014 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  22. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (February 5, 2016). "The 2016 NAACP Image Awards Winners: 'Creed', 'Black-Ish' Clean Up While 'Compton' Wins Best Film". Deadline.com. 
  23. ^ a b "2016 Image Winners". Variety. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 
  24. ^ a b c d Lewis, Hilary; Washington, Arlene (February 10, 2017). "2017 Image Award Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 21, 2017.