BET has officially announced a star-studded new list of artists who are set to perform at the upcoming 2017 Soul Train Awards. Joining the already impressive line-up are singers Keyshia Cole, Daniel Caesar, Ledisi, dvsn, Ro James, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Luke James and Major, along with Wu-Tang rap stars Method Man and U-GOD.
The newly confirmed performers will join the already stacked roster of Toni Braxton, SWV, 112, Tank, Tamar Braxton and Kirk Franklin, who were previously announced as the night’s performers. BET also announced that Bell Biv Devoe, Deon Cole, Lil Rel Howery, Robin Thede and Sevyn Streeter will present at the annual award show.
Filmed on November 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26 at 8PM ET.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and Godmother of Soul, Erykah Badu, will return to the Las Vegas stage for the third time, to host, write and produce. Multi-platinum and seven-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, artist, actress and producer Toni Braxton will receive the coveted Legend Award and Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum, female R&B trio SWV will be honored with the third annual Lady of Soul Award.
The all-star nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards span across 12 different categories. Solange leads the roster with seven total nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and the highly coveted Video of the Year and Song of the Year for hit single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars follows with six total nominations including two nominations for Song of the Year for his hit single “That’s What I Like,” and Album/Mixtape of the Year for “24K Magic.” DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Khalid and SZA, who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Best Collaboration and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.
The 2017 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.