NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song

This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song. The award was first given on 1972, before being retired until the 1996 ceremony. In 2017 the category was divided, honoring traditional and contemporary songs separately. Since its conception, Alicia Keys holds the record for most wins in this category with five.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1970sEdit

Year Artist Song Ref
1972
Isaac Hayes "Theme from Shaft" [1]
1973 – 79 N/A

1990sEdit

Year Artist Song Ref
1990 – 95 N/A
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]
Babyface "Every Time I Close My Eyes"
Erykah Badu "On & On"
En Vogue "Don't Let Go (Love)"
God's Property (featuring Kirk Franklin and Cheryl James) "Stomp"
1999
Kirk Franklin "Lean on Me" [5]

2000sEdit

Year Artist Song Ref
2000
Eric Benét (featuring Tamia) "Spend My Life with You" [6]
Lauryn Hill "Everything is Everything"
Whitney Houston "My Love is Your Love"
Lenny Kravitz "Fly Away"
Chanté Moore "Chanté's Got a Man"
2001
Yolanda Adams "Open My Heart" [7]
2002
Alicia Keys "A Woman's Worth" [8]
2003
Kirk Franklin "Brighter Day" [9]
India Arie "Little Things"
Erykah Badu (featuring Common) "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)"
Mary J. Blige "No More Drama"
Missy Elliott "Work It
2004
Luther Vandross "Dance with My Father" [10]
Beyoncé (feat. Jay Z) "Crazy in Love"
2005
Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" [11]
Jill Scott "Golden"
Usher (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) "Yeah!"
2006
Alicia Keys "Unbreakable" [12]
Mariah Carey "We Belong Together"
Common "Testify"
Destiny's Child "Stand Up for Love"
Kanye West "Diamonds from Sierra Leone"
2007
India Arie "I Am Not My Hair" [13]
Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"
Beyoncé "Irreplaceable"
Mary J. Blige "Be Without You"
John Legend "Save Room"
2008
Alicia Keys "Like You'll Never See Me Again" [14]
India Arie "Beautiful Flower"
Mary J. Blige "Just Fine"
Rihanna (featuring Jay Z) "Umbrella"
Kanye West "Stronger"
2009
will.i.am "Yes We Can" [15]
Beyoncé "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Jennifer Hudson "Spotlight"
Alicia Keys "Superwoman"
John Legend "Green Light"

2010sEdit

Year Artist Song Ref
2010
Mary Mary "God in Me" [16]
Jamie Foxx (featuring T-Pain) "Blame It"
Jay Z (featuring Alicia Keys) "Empire State of Mind"
Maxwell "Bad Habits"
"Pretty Wings"
2011
Fantasia "Bittersweet" [17]
CeeLo Green "Fuck You"
Alicia Keys "Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready)"
Maxwell "Fistful of Tears"
Sade "Soldier of Love"
2012
Kirk Franklin "I Smile" [18]
Adele "Someone Like You"
Beyoncé "Best Thing I Never Had"
CeeLo Green (featuring Melanie Fiona) "Fool for You"
Jill Scott (featuring Anthony Hamilton) "So in Love"
2013
Whitney Houston and R. Kelly "I Look to You" [19]
Kem "Be Mine for Christmas"
"Glorify the King"
"You're On My Mind"
Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven"
2014
John Legend "All of Me" [20]
Alicia Keys (featuring Maxwell) "Fire We Make"
Bruno Mars "Treasure"
Janelle Monáe (featuring Erykah Badu) "Q.U.E.E.N."
Robin Thicke (featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams) "Blurred Lines"
2015
Alicia Keys "We Are Here" [21]
Beyoncé "Pretty Hurts"
Aloe Blacc "The Man"
Kendrick Lamar "i"
Usher "Good Kisser"
2016
Jill Scott "Back Together" [22]
Lauryn Hill "Feeling Good"
Seal "Every Time I'm with You"
Jazmine Sullivan "Let It Burn"
Charlie Wilson "Goodnight Kisses"
2017
Kim Burrell and Pharrell Williams "I See Victory" [23]
Anthony Hamilton "Amen"
Tamela Mann "God Provides"
Maxwell "Lake by the Ocean"
Solange "Cranes in the Sky"
Beyoncé (featuring Kendrick Lamar) "Freedom"
Common (featuring Bilal) "Letter to the Free"
Bruno Mars "24K Magic"
Sounds of Blackness (featuring High School for Recording Arts) "Royalty"

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  18. ^ "2012 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
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  20. ^ Couch, Aaron (February 22, 2014). "2014 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  21. ^ Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  22. ^ "2016 Image Winners". Variety. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
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