Jason Merritt, Getty Earlier this year, Adele won an Academy Award for her…
- Posted on Jan 20th 2012 5:15PM by Theo Spielberg
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Most recently, Adele's tearjerker, 'Someone Like You,' off her sophomore album, '21,' has been nominated for Outstanding Song at the NAACP Image Awards. We'll say that again, Adele has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, according to Billboard.
It's no secret that 'Someone Like You' is an undeniable, transcendent force of nature, able to pry the tears from even the most stoic pair of eyeballs -- as evidenced by a spot-on parody given on 'SNL.' Even so, that doesn't change the fact that Adele is unquestionably white and nominated for an award meant to celebrate the achievements of African Americans.
The award has honored white folk in the past -- Eminem and Justin Timberlake to name a couple. But, yeah, that song is so, so good.
Aside from Adele's nomination this year, other nominees include Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Mary J. Blige. The NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast on NBC on Feb. 17 at 8PM EST.