Jamie Foxx's transition from acting to music is almost complete, after he was named Outstanding Male Artist at yesterday's (25FEB06) National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) annual Image Awards.

The star, who earned an Academy Award for his screen portrayal of late singer Ray Charles in biopic RAY, insists music is his true calling.

He says, "It's good to be surrounded by black folks. Black folks are music.

"(Music is) what I always wanted to do."