The 2018 Soul Train Awards Release The List For This Year’s Nominees

The annual Soul Train awards will recognize the best in Soul, R&B, and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. The musical celebration will air on BET and BET HER on November 25th, 2018 at 8PM ET.

2018 breakout star, H.E.R. leads the nominees for this year’s awards, followed closely by last year’s top winner, Bruno Mars & Cardi B both with six nominations each.  H.E.R.’s nominations include ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘Best Collaboration Performance,’ Video of the Year,’ and two nods in the ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ category for “Best Part” & “Focus.” Bruno’s nominations include ’Best R&B/Soul Male,’ and he shares nominations with Cardi B for  ‘Song of the Year, ’Best Dance Performance, ’Best Collaboration Performance,’ ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ ’Video of the Year,’ for “Finesse.”  Additionally, Cardi garnered a nomination for Rhythm & Bars Award (Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year).

Other nominees include SZA who garnered 5 nods, Ella Mai, Daniel Caesar, and each garnered 4 nods for this year’s awards.

Known for being the iconic best friend duo, on the 90’s hit show Martin, real-life best friends Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold are sure to bring the fun at this year’s awards.

Four-time Grammy award-winning, singer-songwriter, artist, director/producer, holistic healer, activist, and mother Erykah Badu, is set to receive the Legend Award.  No stranger to the Soul Train Awards stage, serving as the 2017 host of the awards, Badu’s career has roots deeply planted in soul.  The New York Times described Badu’s groundbreaking debut, 1997’s “Baduizm,” as “traditional soul vocals, staccato hip-hop rhythms, and laid-back jazzy grooves.” Yet, hindsight reveals that Badu’s debut was more than just an album, it was the introduction of a new lifestyle. In her career spanning over two decades, Badu has continued to use her platform as an altar. By incorporating instruments such as tuning forks, crystal singing bowls, and gemstones and more into her music, she has created a wave of healing energy throughout the planet. But her true instrument is the ‘intent’ with which she sings.

The fourth annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and record producer Faith Evans. With a music career spanning over two decades, Faith has released eight studio albums, with over 18 million albums sold and spawning over 30 singles.  Faith has also performed on 20+ soundtracks and a host of guest appearances during her career.  Faith Evans is a seven-time Grammy nominee; winning “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” in 1998 for “I’ll Be Missing You,” an homage to her late husband and hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G.

BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances and viewers can expect special appearances by some of the brightest stars in entertainment. The event annually showcases Soul Train’s impact on the history of music and dance from the 70s to today.

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BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Connie Orlando from BET and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.

 

The complete list of nominees for BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards are:

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BEST NEW ARTIST

DANIEL CAESAR

JORJA SMITH

KALI UCHIS

LEON THOMAS

NORMANI

QUEEN NAIJA

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SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

ASHANTI

JORJA SMITH

LEDISI

LENNY KRAVITZ

MAJOR.

TAMIA

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BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

BEYONCE

ELLA MAI

H.E.R.

MARIAH CAREY

SZA

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BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

BRUNO MARS

CHILDISH GAMBINO

DANIEL CAESAR

JOHN LEGEND

KHALID

TANK

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BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

ANDRA DAY

KIRK FRANKLIN

LECRAE

SNOOP DOGG

TORI KELLY

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

CARDI B                                            I LIKE IT FEAT. BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN

CHILDISH GAMBINO                        THIS IS AMERICA

DJ KHALED                                       NO BRAINER FEAT. JUSTIN BIEBER, CHANCE THE RAPPER AND QUAVO

DRAKE                                               IN MY FEELINGS

THE CARTERS                                  APE S**T

SONG OF THE YEAR

BRUNO MARS                                   FINESSE (REMIX) FEAT. CARDI B

ELLA MAI                                            BOO’D UP

H.E.R.                                                 EVERY KIND OF WAY

SZA                                                     THE WEEKEND

THE INTERNET                                  COME OVER

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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 FEAT. 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 FEAT. 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)

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BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

BRUNO MARS                                              FINESSE (REMIX) FEAT. CARDI B

CHRIS BROWN                                            TEMPO

CIARA                                                            LEVEL UP

HOODCELEBRITYY                                      WALKING TROPHY

JANET JACKSON                                          MADE FOR NOW FEAT. DADDY YANKEE

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

BRUNO MARS                                               FINESSE (REMIX) FEAT. CARDI B

DANIEL CAESAR                                           BEST PART FEAT. H.E.R.

JOHN LEGEND                                              A GOOD NIGHT FEAT. BLOODPOP

KHALID, 6LACK, TY DOLLA $IGN                OTW

SZA                                                                DOVES IN THE WIND FEAT. KENDRICK LAMAR

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BRUNO MARS                                               FINESSE (REMIX) FEAT. CARDI B

ELLA MAI                                                       BOO’D UP

H.E.R.                                                             AVENUE

SZA                                                                 BROKEN CLOCKS

THE INTERNET                                             COME OVER

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