2017 Soul Train Awards

BET’s Soul Train Awards will kick off tonight from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Expected highlights from tonight’s evening will include the retro-centric hostess herself, Erykah Badu. Toni Braxton will be honored with the Don Cornelius Legend Award, and the lovely women of SWV will be in the house receiving the Lady of the Soul Award. Special performances will come from Keyshia Cole, 112, U-God, Tamar Braxton, and Jessie J.

Solange leads the pack with seven nominations for “A Seat at the Table”, followed by Bruno Mars with six nominations for “24K Magic”. This year’s award show will air tonight on BET as well as Centric at 8/7cst., so make sure to check back here to keep up with tonight’s winners.

BEST NEW ARTIST
6LACK
H.E.R.
Kevin Ross
Khalid
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Bruno Mars
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
Kehlani
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mary J. Blige
Solange
SZA

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD
Bell Biv Devoe
Johnny Gill
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mack Wilds

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “All Night”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

BEST GOSPEL/ INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Chance The Rapper
Charlie Wilson
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann

ALBUM/ MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman
Solange – A Seat at the Table
SZA – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid – “Location”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Cranes in the Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)
“Location” – Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)
“Love Me Now” – Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)
“Redbone” – Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)
“Versace on the Floor” – Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
Wizkid feat. Drake – “Come Closer”

BEST COLLABORATION
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – “Insecure”
Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West – “Love Yourself”
Solange feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

Ro James

Jessie J and Kehlani

George Clinton

702

112

Erykah Badu

Method Man

Le’Andria Johnson

Teddy Riley

Tamar Braxton

Alvester Martin

SWV

Bell Biv DeVoe

Sevyn Streeter

Deon Cole

Elise Neal and Robin Thede

dvsn

Debra Lee and Connie Orlando

Dr. Bobby Jones

Melanie Fiona

Toni Braxton with her Sons

LalaSizaHands

Kevin Ross

MC Lyte

MAJOR

Jessie J

Jesse Collins

Kehlani

Anthony Cornelius

Lalah Hathaway

Joe Jackson

Nicci Gilbert

Michael Armstrong

Raven Goodwin

Damion Hall

Debra Lee

Daniel Caesar and Tank

Erykah Badu and Her Daughters

Robert Christopher Riley and Demetria McKinney

Lil Rel Howery

Sharon Carpenter

Luke James

Sylenna Johnson

U-God

Tank and Zena Foster

Vanessa Fraction

Debra Lee and 112

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