By Tristin Marshall

Motown R&B singer Kevin Ross has been nominated by the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist.

Ross released his debut album ‘The Awakening’ earlier this year and headlined ‘The Awakening Tour’ in support of the album. Ross also released the EP ‘Drive’ this fall, which includes a remake of the classic R&B ballad “Prototype” originally performed by OutKast.

The Washington, D.C. native has collaborated with label mates BJ The Chicago Kid and fellow DMV native, Chaz French on the the singles “Be Great [Remix]” and “Be Great [Intro],” respectively. Ross was also nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 Soul Train Awards.

The NAACP Image Awards were created by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to recognize and honor people of color in music, film, television, and literature. The show will be celebrating its 49th year with a live broadcast on Monday, January 15 at 9/8c on TV One. 

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