31 October 2018

The 2018 Soul Train Awards are here!

The BET Soul Train Awards are fast approaching! The Award ceremony’s history resides in Soul music and the iconic Soul Train line, where everyone present gets their moment to shine on the dance floor. All together, the Soul Train Awards embrace the roots of the ceremony’s namesake, along with paying homages and accolades to some of the industry’s best Soul and R&B musicians.

The Soul Train Awards, taking place in Las Vegas, will be hosted by superstar actresses, and what one would remember as one of the best TV friendships on the sitcom Martin,Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell.The stars will take the master of ceremonies roll, which promises to be hilarious, entertaining and everything in between.

The nominees this year consist ofmany young stars who have catapulted to great success, including H.E.R, SZA, Daniel Caesar and Khalid; while R&B giantsErykah Badu and Faith Evans are presented with the Legend Award and the Lady of Soul Award,respectively.


The nominees are:

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar

Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis

Leon Thomas

Normani

Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti

Jorja Smith

Ledisi

Lenny Kravitz

MAJOR.

Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Mariah Carey

SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Daniel Caesar

John Legend

Khalid

Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day

Kirk Franklin

Lecrae

Snoop Dogg

Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

DJ Khaled –“No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo

Drake – “In My Feelings”

The Carters –“Apeshit”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars –“Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai –“Boo’d Up”

H.E.R. –“Every Kind of Way”

SZA –“The Weekend”

The Internet– “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle– The Kids Are Alright

Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Leon Bridges– Good Thing

Miguel – War & Leisure

The Internet– Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER'S AWARD

“Finesse”(Remix) – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves,James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)

“Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

“Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)

“Boo’d Up” –Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)

“Focus” –Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)

“Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds,Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars –“Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Chris Brown –“Tempo”

Ciara –“Level Up”

Hood Celebrityy – “Walking Trophy”

Janet Jackson– “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars –“Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Daniel Caesar– “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.

John Legend –“A Good Night” featuring Blood Pop

Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW”

SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars –“Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai –“Boo’d Up”

H.E.R. – “Avenue”

SZA – “Broken Clocks”

The Internet– “Come Over”

The Soul Train Awards will be on BET, DStv channel 129 on Thursday 29 November at 21:00 CAT. Join the conversation on our platforms using the hashtag #SoulTrainAwards on

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