Soul Train Music Awards 2021

Contributed by Lauren Taylor

Sunday night was one for the books as the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards aired on BET, BET Her, MTV2 and VH1.


There were many soulful performances including that of Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, El Debarge, Lucky Daye and many more! This year marked the 50th anniversary of the legendary television show Soul Train. The awards were hosted by Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

The winners of last night’s awards were:

Album of The Year

Jazmine Sullivan- Heaux Tales (Winner)
BLXST- No Love Lost
Doja Cat- Planet Her
Giveon- When It’s All Said And Done…Take Time
H.E.R.- Back Of My Mind
Wizkid- Made In Lagos

The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (Winner)
H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown – Come Through
H.E.R. – Damage
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings
Tank – Can’t Let It Show
Wizkid Feat. Tems – Essence

Best Collaboration

Wizkid Ft. Tems – Essence (Winner)
Chris Brown Feat. Young Thug – Go Crazy (Remix)
Doja Cat Feat. SZA – Kiss Me More
H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown – Come Through
Jazmine Sullivan Feat. H.E.R. – Girl Like Me
Yung Bleu Feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Kik Franklin (Winner)
Brian Courtney Wilson
Kelly Price
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
James Fortune
Maverick City Music

Best New Artist

Yung Bleu (Winner)
BLXST
Mooray
Tone Stith
Tems
Capella Grey

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Jazmine Sullivan (Winner)
Alicia Keys
SZA
Jhene Aiko
Doja Cat
H.E.R.

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Giveon (Winner)
Usher
Lucky Daye
BLXST
Chris Brown
Tank

Certified Soul Award

Charlie Wilson (Winner)

Ashanti
Anthony Hamilton
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
T-Pain
Isley Brothers

Song Of The Year

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (Winner)
BLXST Feat.. Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga – Chosen
H.E.R. – Damage
Jazmine Sullivan- Pick Up Your Feelings
Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence
Yung Bleu Feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Video Of The Year

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open (Winner)
H.E.R. – Damage
Jazmine Sullivan- Pick Up Your Feelings
Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence
Chris Brown Feat. Young Thug – Go Crazy (Remix)
Normani Feat Cardi B – Wild Side

Best Dance Performance

Normani Feat Cardi B – Wild Side (Winner)
Lizzo Feat. Cardi B – Rumors
Chris Brown Feat. Young Thug – City Girls
Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour
Usher – Bad Habits

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