The Soul Train Music Awards are back and Beyonce, Maxwell and Keri Hilson lead all nominees with four nods apiece. Also up for honors are Drake, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Leslie, Robin Thicke, Keyshia Cole and Musiq Soulchild, among many others.
Legendary artists Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, L.A. Reid and Babyface will be saluted and Motown Records will commemorate their 50th anniversary.
The highlight of night will be a special tribute honoring the late King of Pop with the “Entertainer of the Year” award.
Erykah Badu, Trey Songz, Chrisette Michelle, Boyz II Men and Angie Stone are just a few of the performers slated to hit the stage. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will host.
Centric Presents: The 2009 Soul Train Awards is set to air on both Centric and BET in a special simulcast on Sunday, November 29, at 9:00 P.M.
See the full list of nominees below:
Best New Artist
Best R&B/Soul Artist Female
Best Male R&B/Soul Male
Song of the year
“God in Me” – Mary Mary
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyonce
“Turnin Me On”-Keri Hilson/ ft Lil Wayne
Album of the Year
Beyonce – I Am…Sasha Fierce (Platinum) Sony Music
Jamie Foxx- Intuition (Platinum) J Records
Kanye West-808s & Heartbreak (Platinum) Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Maxwell-Blacksummer’snight (Gold) Sony Music
Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman
Record of the Year (Songwriter Award)
Beyonce – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Drake – “Best I ever had”
Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain – “Blame it”
Keri Hilson – “Knock You Down”
Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”
Best Reggae Artist award
Centric Award – Soul Approved/Underground
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE MALE FEMALE OR GROUP
BeBe and CeCe Winans- “Close To You”
Fred Hammond f/John P Kee- “They That Wait
Marvin Sapp-“Praise Him in Advance”
Mary Mary- “God In Me”
Smokie Norful- “Justified”
Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo “Knock You Down”
Keyshia Cole featuring Monica-“Trust”
Mario featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett – “Break Up”
Mary Mary featuring Kierra (KiKi) Sheard – “God In Me”
Trey Songz featuring Drake – “Successful”
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
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