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Drake Leads In The 2016 Soul Train Music Awards Nominations

Fresh off his 13 nominations for the 2016 American Music Awards, Drake is once again leading in for the nominees in the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards.

Beyoncé follows Drizzy with eight nominations, including Album/Mixtape of the Year for LEMONADE. She also has two visuals up for Video of the Year: “Formation” and “Sorry.” Aside from the 6 God and Queen Bey, the only other Video of the Year nominee is Kanye West with “Fade.”

Beyond honoring this year’s biggest stars like RiRi, Yeezy, DJ Khaled, and Usher, the show will also be celebrating talent from various eras. Teddy Riley, the creator of New Jack Swing, will receive this year’s Legend Award. Meanwhile, Brandy will take home the second-ever Lady of Soul Award following Jill Scott’s inaugural win last year.

Speaking of great voices, Erykah Badu will return as the show’s host for 2016, bringing her eccentric and engaging style to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The Soul Train Music Awards will not be for one night, it will actually be a whole week of festivities…….

The Soul Train Awards is set to debut November 27th, at 8:00 P.M.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 NOMINEES

BEST NEW ARTIST
Anderson .Paak
Andra Day
Bryson Tiller
Chance The Rapper
Ro James
Tory Lanez

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Anthony Hamilton
Bryson Tiller
Maxwell
The Weeknd
Usher

CENTRIC CERTIFIED AWARD
After 7
Anderson .Paak
Bilal
Lalah Hathaway
Musiq Soulchild

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Beyoncé – “Sorry”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West – “Fade”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL SONG
Donnie McClurkin – “I Need You”
Hezekiah Walker – “Better”
Kirk Franklin – “123 Victory”
Tamela Mann – “God Provides”
Travis Greene – “Made A Way”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – LEMONADE
Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L
DJ Khaled – Major Key
Drake – Views
Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
Rihanna – Anti

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)
Chance The Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “For Free”
Drake – “Controlla”
Drake feat. Wizkid & Kyla – “One Dance”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
Alicia Keys
Beyoncé
Fantasia
Jill Scott
Rihanna

SONG OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Hello”
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
Drake – “Controlla”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Hello” – Written By: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Gregory Allen Kurstin (Adele)
“Rise Up” – Written By: Andra Day, Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day)
“Formation” – Written By: Michael L. Williams Li, Beyoncé Knowles, Khalif Brown, Aaquil Brown, Asheton Hogan, (Beyoncé)
“Don’t” – Written By: Johntá M. Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Tavoris Javon Hollins, Isom Brandon Stewart, Bryson Dejuan Tiller (Bryson Tiller)
“Needed Me” – Written By: Nicholas Valentino Audino, Rachel Derrus, Adam King Feeney, Robyn R. Fenty, Brittany Talia Hazzard, Charles Hinshaw Jr., Lewis Beresford Hughes, Dijon Isaiah Mcfarlane, Khaled Rohaim, Te Whiti Te Rangitepaia Mataa Warbick (Rihanna)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Beyoncé – “Formation”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Kanye West (Dance Performance feat. Teyana Taylor) – “Fade”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”
Usher feat. Young Thug – “No Limit”

BEST COLLABORATION
Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Freedom”
Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz – “No Problem”
DJ Khaled feat. Drake – “For Free”
Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat. French Montana & Infared – “All The Way Up”
Rihanna feat. Drake – “Work”

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