The Soul Train Awards Announce 2013 Award Nominations

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The Soul Train Awards will be returning once again this year, filming the show on November 8 in Las Vegas. Centric TV’s EVP Paxton Baker announced this years list of nominees and confirmed that comedian Anthony Anderson will be hosting.

Among the list of many of R&B’s best, Kendrick Lamar unsurprisingly leads with 6 nominations. Robin Thicke, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton and Justin Timberlake all follow with 5 each.

The 2013 Soul Train Awards are scheduled to air December 1 on BET and Centric.

See the full list below!


Best New Artist

Bridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
TGT

Centric Certified Award

Joss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Solange
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

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
Fantasia
Janelle Monae
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Miguel
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 (Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel, Warren Felder, Gary Clark Jr.)
Lose to Win – Fantasia (Andrea Martin, Harmony Samuels, Fantasia Barrino, Courtney Harrell, Emeli Sande)
Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton. LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Jerome Harmon, James Fauntleroy)
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Janelle Monae Robinson, Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Kellis Parker Jr, Roman GianArthur Irvin)

Best Dance Performance

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
Body Party – Ciara
Fine China – Chris Brown
Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae 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 Dangerookipawaa)
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 (CENTRICTV.com)

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

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby its 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 (CENTRICTV.com)

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

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

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

[Centric]

1 Comment
  1. Branubiba OnTwitter 8 years ago

    Brandy – Two eleven deserved to be in this list.. Oh those awards Function are just unfair toward her..! #Unfair!!

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