Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z have tied for the most nominations for the 49th NAACP Image Awards.
The R&B icon and "4:44" rapper scored five nominations apiece on Monday, when the nominees were announced by the civil-rights organization.
Trailing behind them are singer Bruno Mars, "Insecure" creator Issa Rae, rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer SZA with four nominations apiece. Musician Charlie Wilson, actor Idris Elba and singer Ledesi also earned three nods each.
Jay-Z, Mars and Rae are up for top honors in the entertainer of the year category, alongside director Ava DuVernay, "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman and Chance the...