Monday, November 4, 2013

2013 Soul Train Awards

Studded Lineup of Performers and Presenters for the 2013 Soul Train Awards
The 2013 Soul Train Awards Tapes November 8th, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Featuring 90s Nostalgia Moments, a Blue-Eyed Soul Tribute and Special Honorees
NEW YORK, NY – October 30, 2013 – CENTRIC, a BET Network, today added to its star-studded lineup of performers and presenters for this year’s SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013. Presenters will include Bill Bellamy, Boris Kodjoe, Vanessa A. Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kandi Burruss, Michelle Williams, Vanilla Ice, Dolvett Quince, Mario Van Peebles, Raheem Devaughn, Nicole Ari Parker, George Benson, E-40, Larenz Tate, Hanif Carter, E!’s Alicia Quarles, Sommore and Vawn. Additionally, performers Chaka Khan, Doug E. Fresh, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Gladys Knight, Bobby V, Dave Koz, Jon B., Kenny Lattimore, Ruben Studdard, Warren G., Big Daddy Kane, and Stokley Williams will join the lineup of previously announced performers including Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, Ron Isley, Wale, Eric Benet, Candice Glover, Kem, Chrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell and Joss Stone. Comedian and actor Anthony Anderson will host the event in Las Vegas on November 8th, which will air on CENTRIC and BET, December 1, 2013 at 8PM ET.
This year’s show pays homage to the soul soundtrack of the 90s, allowing fans to reminisce on a decade of influential black cinema and music. The night will feature special moments and tributes including a 90’s Hip-Hop performance with Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and more, as well as a Blue-Eyed Soul performance featuring Joss Stone, Bobby Caldwell, Jon B. and Dave Koz honoring yesterday’s and today’s biggest blue-eyed superstars.
“We have carefully curated our lineup of performers and presenters to bring viewers a mix of today’s hottest acts, legends in soul and our favorite 90s nostalgia moments,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “Every year we are excited to bring the rich Soul Train brand to life and look forward to making this the most eclectic and entertaining Soul Train Awards yet.”
For the first time, The Soul Train Awards will expand to a second stage featuring a rotating mix of DJs including Big Tigger. Grammy Award winning producers 1500 or Nothin’ and legendary keyboardist Greg Phillinganes have been tapped as music directors for the show and keeping the party going throughout the night.
Check out the full list of nominees below!

Best New Artist
 Bridget Kelly
 K. Michelle
 Kendrick Lamar
 Tamar Braxton

Centric Certified Award
 Joss Stone
 Luke James
 Lyfe Jennings
 Stacy Barthe
 Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
 Break Every Chain - Tasha Cobbs
 Confessions- Lecrae
 Every Praise - Hezekiah Walker
 God Will Make Away - Shirley Caesar
 If He Did It Before…Same God - Tye Tribbett
 Life & Favor - John P. Kee & New Life

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
 Bad - Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
 High School - Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
 Holy Grail - Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
 Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
 Power Trip - J. Cole feat. Miguel
 Started From the Bottom - Drake

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
 Alicia Keys
 Chrisette Michelle
 Janelle Monáe
 Kelly Rowland
 Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
 Bruno Mars
 Charlie Wilson
 Chris Brown
 John Legend
 Robin Thicke

Album of the Year
 The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake
 Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar
 Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
 Magna Carta… Holy Grail – Jay Z
 The Side Effects of You - Fantasia
 Unapologetic - Rihanna

Song of the Year
 Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
 Diamonds -Rihanna
 Fine China – Chris Brown
 Love and War – Tamar Braxton
 Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
 Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
 Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
 Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
 Lose to Win – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
 Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
 Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
 Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)
Best Dance Performance
 Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
 Body Party - Ciara
 Fine China – Chris Brown
 Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
 Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
 Treasure – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year
 Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
 Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
 Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
 Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
 Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
 Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration
 Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make
 Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down
 J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip
 Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
 Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks
 Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
 Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Performance (
 Differentology - Bunji Garlin
 The Fog - Machel Montano
 Next To Me - Emeli Sande
 Personally - P-Square
 Ur Waist – Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (
 George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
 Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside
 Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life
 Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain
 Terrence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (
 Jose James - Trouble
 Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)
 Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day
 Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life
 George Duke – Missing You

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (
 Ashanti - Never Should Have
 Brian McKnight - Sweeter
 Kenny Lattimore - Find A Way
 Maysa - Love Me Good
 Raheem DeVaughn - Love Connection
 Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie
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