Thursday, September 20, 2012

Award Shows: Soul Train Awards Nominations 2012

So the 2012 Soul Train Nominations were released and I see Usher, Estelle and R.Kelly taking over many of the categories. The 2012 Soul Train Awards takes place in Las
Vegas at Planet Hollywood Casino on November 8th. The Host will be Mr Cedric The Entertainer again and we all know he is funny so we will have a good time watching.

Its said that the show will feature never before seen musical collaborations, tributes, and appearances from the most acclaimed voices of today’s urban music, the 2012 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and Centric.

Congrats too All, Here is the FULL LIST:

2012 Soul Train Awards Nominations
Lifetime Achievement Award
New Edition

Best New Artist
Elle Varner
Emeli Sande
J. Cole
Luke James
Robert Glasper

Centric Award
Esperanza Spalding
Gary Clark Jr.
Leah Labelle

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
BeBe Winans- “America America”
Fred Hammond- “I Feel Good”
Marvin Sapp- “My Testimony”
Mary Mary- “Go Get It”
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks- “Celebrate”

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
2 Chainz ft. Drake- “No Lie”
Wale ft. Miguel- “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Nas- “Daughters”
Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Young Jeezy ft. Ne-Yo- “Leave You Alone”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Keyshia Cole
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Robin Thicke
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
The One – Eric Benet
Channel Orange -Frank Ocean
Life Is Good -Nas
Write Me Back -R. Kelly
Looking For Myself -Usher

Song of the Year

Estelle- “Thank You”
John Legend ft. Ludacris- “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Trey Songz- “Heart Attack”
Tyrese- “Stay”
Usher- “Climax”
Wale ft. Miguel- “Lotus Flower Bomb”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

“Thank You”-Estelle
“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” -John Legend ft. Ludacris
“Share My Love”-R. Kelly
“Climax” -Usher

Best Dance Performance
BeyoncĂ©- “Love On Top”
Chris Brown- “Turn Up The Music”
Nicki Minaj- “Starships”
Rihanna- “Where Have You Been”
Usher- “Scream”

Best Caribbean Performance*
Cover Drive – “Bajan Style”
Damien “Junior Gong” Marley- “SuperHeavy”
Jimmy Cliff- “Rebirth”
Matisyahu – “Spark Seeker”
Sean Paul – “Tomahawk Technique”

Best International Performance*

Amy Winehouse- “Our Day Will Come”
Daley ft. Marsha Ambrosius- “Alone Together”
Emeli Sande- “Next To Me”
Estelle- “Thank You”
Gotye ft. Kimbra- “Somebody (That I Used To Know)”
Rebecca Ferguson- “Nothing’s Real But Love”

Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group*

Chris Botti- Impressions
Kenny Garrett- Seeds From The Underground
Melody Gardot- The Absence
The Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
Tony Bennett- Isn’t It Romantic

Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/Group*
Ben Tankard- Full Tank
Brian Culbertson- DREAMS
Cassandra Wilson- Another Country
Esperanza Spalding- Radio Music Society
Peter White- Here We Go

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