Ro James, Jessie J & Luke James Give Outstanding Tribute to Toni Braxton at 2017 Soul Train Awards


The big award of the night at the 2017 Soul Train Awards went to R&B icon Toni Braxton, presented by comedian Anthony Anderson.

Prior to her taking the stage to receive the honor, the actor introduced a trio of singers paying tribute to the songstress.

First up was Ro James who performed an unexpected rendition of “Seven Whole Days” adding a unique perspective to the song with his raw growl tone. The New York native was followed by English vocalist Jessie J who stunningly showed off her powerful pipes with a cover of “You Mean the World To Me.”

The icing on the cake came from Luke James though, who sent chills through the arena with his impassioned rendition of “Unbreak My Heart.” At a brief moment he stole the show with an earth shattering high note that would have shook the rafters, if the Orleans arena had been constructed with wood.

Toni shared her unwavering appreciation numerous times during the tribute, standing and clapping while also blowing them kisses.

Watch the special moment below.

(Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

  1. Alison 6 years ago

    I always thought Toni Braxton was very special and that was one of the best tribute to a living legend ever and she deserve it I was in tears I love her love Luke James love Jessie J and To James. thank you so much guys I’m one of Tony’s biggest fans every note that she sing I’m in her mouth watching because she’s a perfectionist love us she deserve more and Hollywood Star Walk of Fame is next go Toni!

  2. Alison 6 years ago

    sorry for the typo meant to say Luke James Jessie J and Ro James

  3. j archibald 5 years ago

    Jessie and Luke were fantastic in this tribute to the legend that is Toni Braxton
    however who invited the very average ro James to the party

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