“American Idol” winner and St. Helena Island native Candice Glover has been nominated for outstanding new artist in the NAACP’s Image Awards.
Glover, whose first album, “Music Speaks,” is due to be released in February, faces fellow nominees Ravaughn Bowen, K. Michelle, Ariana Grande and Zendaya.
The Image Awards were established in 1967 to celebrate the achievements of people of color in the arts and those “who promote social justice through their creative endeavors,” according to the organization’s website. Awards are given to actors, movies, TV shows, recording artists, writers, directors and others. There are 54 categories and several honorary awards.
The nominees were announced Thursday. On Thursday night, Glover posted on her Facebook page, “Very honored to be nominated for an NAACP award for Outstanding New Artists. That’s incredible.”
The live awards show will air at 9 p.m. Feb. 22 on TV One.