2018 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED


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BET Networks has announced the nominees, across 12 different categories, for the 2018 Soul Train Awards, recognizing the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. The filming will be held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, on November 17th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. BET presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 25th, 2018, at 8PM ET. The event will be hosted by Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold.


2018 breakout star, H.E.R. leads the nominees for this year’s awards (‘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.”), followed by last year’s top winner, Bruno Mars & Cardi B, both with six nominations each. 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 has been nominated for Rhythm & Bars Award (Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year). Other nominees include SZA, with 5 nods, Ella Mai, Daniel Caesar, each with 4 nods for 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.”


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. She has performed on 20+ soundtracks, along with 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 special appearances by some of the brightest stars in entertainment. The annual event showcases the impact that Soul Train’s has had on the history of music and dance from the 70s to present day.


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.


For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards. #SOULTRAINAWARDS


(Content: Courtesy of BET Presents: 2018 Soul Train Awards/ Photo Credit: Courtesy of Author Angie Christine.)

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