The Long Awaited Soul Train Music Awards will be aired Sunday November 27, 2011. The Host of the Soul Train Music Awards will be the hosted by the Hilarious Comedian/Actor Cedric The Entertainer. The gathering of the talented stars will gather on one stage to honor and give Awards to winners of the some of the best talent of today and of the past.
Look for performances by Melanie Fiona, Joe, Robin Thicke, Cee-Lo, Lloyd, Anthony Hamilton, Miguel, Mindless Behavior, The Original 7ven(The Time Reunited), Marsha Ambrosius, Keith Sweat, Kenny Lattimore, Musiq Soulchild, Tamar Braxton, Eric Benet, Dave Hollister, Freddie Jackson, Ramsey Lewis, Robert Randolph, Zap Mama, Stokley Williams, Boney James, Mary Mary, Chrisette Michele, Kenny Lattimore, and more.
The nominees include:
Best New Artist– Bruno Mars, Marsha Ambrosius, Miguel, and Frank Ocean
Centric Award– Ledisi, Raphael Saddiq, Bilal, Anthony David, and Aloe Blacc
Best CaribbeanPerformance– Rihanna, Vybz Kartel, Kes The Band, Machel Montano, and Movado
Best Male R&B/Soul Artist– Trey Songz, Chris Brown, R.Kelly, Miguel, Cee Lo Green, and Eric Benet
Best Gospel Performance– Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, James Fortune ft. Shawn Mclemore,“More”- Cece Winans
Album of the Year– Adele, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, and Jay Z and Kanye West
Best Hip Hop Song of the Year– Nicki Minaj, Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, and Jay Z and Kanye West
Best Female R&B/Soul Artist– Kelly Rowland, Beyonce, Marsha Ambrosius, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, and Mary J. Blige
Contemporary Jazz– Boney James, Dave Koz, Bela Fleck, Fourplay, and Michael Franks
Traditional Jazz- Harry Connick Jr., Eric Harland, Eliane Elias, Cassandra Wilson, and Pat Metheny
Best Dance Performance– Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Mary Mary, and Keri Hilson
Song of the Year – Kelly Rowland feat. Lil’ Wayne, Miguel, Adele, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton
Record of the Year (The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award) Writers nominated are from songs that are written for artists- Adele, Marsha Ambrosius, Beyonce, Raphael Saddiq, and Michael Jackson (duet with Akon)
The 2011 Soul Train Awards will also have the Soul Train Award Legend Recipients, and the Recipients are Legendary Gladys Knight and Earth Wind and Fire.
In remembrance of the Legendary, talented, Late Heavy D; the Soul Train Music Awards will have a Tribute from various Hip Hop Artists to perform and make tribute to the Hip Hop R&B Artist who passed away this year.
Watch for the entertaining, fun-filled Award Show to see who will be the winners for the R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, Dance, and Gospel Artist nominees.
The Soul Train Music Awards will air Sunday November 27, 2011 on Centric and BET 9P/8c