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Oumou Sangare, Audra McDonald Nominated for NAACP Image Awards; McDonald to Sing at National Championship Football Game

  • Thursday, January 7, 2010
    Oumou Sangare, Audra McDonald Nominated for NAACP Image Awards; McDonald to Sing at National Championship Football Game

    Oumou Sangare and Audra McDonald have each been nominated for NAACP Image Awards.

    Oumou has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album for her latest World Circuit/Nonesuch release, Seya. The album had already been nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album and was named among last year's best albums by the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Mojo, among others.

    Audra is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance on the ABC series Private Practice. Her co-star on the show, Taye Diggs, was nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

    Winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards will be announced during the live television broadcast on Friday, February 26, at 8 PM ET, on Fox. For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit naacp.org.

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    There are more honors to come for Audra, as she will be singing "God Bless America" during the pregame show at the National Championship football game at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, tonight on ABC. Tune in to watch as the Big 12 Texas Longhorns takes on the SEC's Alabama Crimson Tide starting at 8 PM ET and catch the pregame performance; Josh Groban performs as well. For more information on tonight's game, visit espn.go.com.

on January 7, 2010 - 3:52pm
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Oumou Sangare and Audra McDonald have been nominated for NAACP Image Awards: Oumou for her latest album, Seya, and Audra for her work on the ABC series Private Practice. Audra will be performing on ABC tonight, singing "God Bless America" during the pregame show at the National Championship football game in Pasadena's Rose Bowl Stadium.

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Oumou Sangare and Audra McDonald have each been nominated for NAACP Image Awards.

Oumou has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding World Music Album for her latest World Circuit/Nonesuch release, Seya. The album had already been nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album and was named among last year's best albums by the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Mojo, among others.

Audra is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance on the ABC series Private Practice. Her co-star on the show, Taye Diggs, was nominated as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.

Winners of the 41st NAACP Image Awards will be announced during the live television broadcast on Friday, February 26, at 8 PM ET, on Fox. For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit naacp.org.

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There are more honors to come for Audra, as she will be singing "God Bless America" during the pregame show at the National Championship football game at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, tonight on ABC. Tune in to watch as the Big 12 Texas Longhorns takes on the SEC's Alabama Crimson Tide starting at 8 PM ET and catch the pregame performance; Josh Groban performs as well. For more information on tonight's game, visit espn.go.com.

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