Soul Train Awards 2021 Full Nominations List

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H.E.R. once again leads the nominations for the Soul Train Awards.

The Oscar and Grammy winner receives eight nods at the 2021 show including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year.

and Jazmine Sullivan tie for second most nominations with six each. Chris is nominated for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Best Dance Performance, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year. Jazmine’s nominations include Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Best Collaboration, and Video of the Year.

Other multiple nominees include Wizkid and Tems with five nominations each for their hit collaboration “Essence,” followed by Blxst with four. and ’s Silk Sonic, Doja Cat, and Yung Bleu score three nods apiece.

Maxwell will receive the Legend award, while Ashanti will be honored as 2021’s Lady of Soul.

“It’s an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that’s been growing with me throughout my career,” said Maxwell. “I’m so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence.”

“I’m honored to be recognized as this year’s ‘Lady of Soul’ honoree,” said Ashanti. “This is a full circle moment for me because I received the Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of Soul Train, I’m proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate.”

Hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, the 2021 Soul Train Awards will air on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET.

2021 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS NOMINEES

BEST NEW ARTIST
Blxst
Capella Grey
Morray
Tems
Tone Stith
Yung Bleu

CERTIFIED SOUL AWARD
Anthony Hamilton
Ashanti
Charlie Wilson
The Isley Brothers
Jam & Lewis
T-Pain

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
Alicia Keys
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Blxst

Giveon
Lucky Daye
Tank
Usher

BEST GOSPEL/ INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Brian Courtney Wilson
James Fortune
Kelly Price
Kirk Franklin
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

SONG OF THE YEAR
Blxst feat. Ty Dolla $Ign & Tyga – “Chosen”
Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – “Leave the Door Open”
H.E.R. – “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”
Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”
Yung Bleu feat. Drake – “You’re Mines Still”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Blxst – No Love Lost
Doja Cat – Planet Her
Giveon – When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time
H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
Wizkid – Made in Lagos

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Can’t Let It Show” – written by: Kate Bush, Durrell Babbs (Tank)
“Come Through” – written by: Carl Mccormick, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Kelvin Wooten, Michael L. Williams Ii, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown)
“Damage” – written by: Anthony Clemons Jr., Carl Mccormick, H.E.R., James Harris, Jeff Gitelman, Terry Lewis, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R.)
“Essence” – written by: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Oniko Eddie Uzezi, Oniko Evawero, Richard Isong, Temilade Openiyi (Wizkid feat. Tems)
“Leave the Door Open” – written by: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile Ii, Christopher Brody Brown (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic)
“Pick Up Your Feelings” – written by: Blue June, Chi, Audra Mae Butts, Jazmine Sullivan, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes (Jazmine Sullivan)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Chloe X Halle – “Ungodly Hour”
Chris Brown & Young Thug – “City Girls”
Lizzo feat. Cardi B – “Rumors”
Normani feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Usher – “Bad Habits”

BEST COLLABORATION
Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – “Go Crazy (Remix)”
Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown – “Come Through”
Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. – “Girl Like Me”
Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”
Yung Bleu feat. Drake – “You’re Mines Still”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – “Leave the Door Open”
Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – “Go Crazy (Remix)”
H.E.R. – “Damage”
Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”
Normani feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”

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