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 Beyonce leads the field in the NAACP Image Award nominations, but there’s a friendly rival close behind: sister Solange.

Beyonce received seven nominations for the 48th annual Image Awards, including entertainer of the year, outstanding female artist and best album, for “Lemonade,” it was announced Tuesday. Last week, she topped the Grammy Award nominations with nine bids.

Solange and Beyonce attend the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.Kevin Mazur/VF15 / WireImage

Solange earned five Image Award nods, including for female artist and best album, “A Seat at the Table.”

Other top nominees include Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar, with four bids each. 

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