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BET Soul Train Awards nominations announced

Today BET announces the hosts and nominees for the 2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS across 12 different categories.

The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. Taking place on Wednesday 2nd of December at 8pm, the 2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS PRESENTED BY BET will air on BET at 8 PM with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7 PM.

Actor, singer and writer Tisha Campbell (Martin, My Wife & Kids, Last Man Standing, Outmatched) will once again join actor, singer, and writer Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris, The Neighbourhood, The Last Black Man in San Francisco) as host and co-producers of this year’s awards. The iconic best friend duo, both on the 90’s hit show Martin and in real-life, will return to the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS stage for the third time, bringing their dynamic comedy and infectious personalities to this year’s ceremony.

H.E.R. leads the nominees for this year’s awards, receiving eight nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist’ and double nods in each of the ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories. She is followed by Chris Brown, who received seven nominations including ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for the hit single Go Crazy with Young Thug.

Beyoncé and Young Thug received six nominations, including ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Video of the Year.’ Other top nominees include Chloe x Halle, Summer Walker and Usher with five nods each, followed by YG with four nominations. Brandy and PJ Morton round out the group with three nods apiece.

The 2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS PRESENTED BY BET will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances including special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in Black culture and entertainment. The annual event is committed to showcasing Soul Train’s impact on arts of music and dance from the 70’s to today.

Directly following the 2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, DJ Cassidy will present the broadcast television premiere of his hit virtual series

Pass the Mic, on BET. The epic Thanksgiving holiday special will be a celebration of the most definitive, iconic and prolific R&B classics of the 1980’s. DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Soul Train Edition brings legendary, musical heroes to the comfort of audience’s living rooms around the world to dance hard, sing loud, and smile big.

Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment(JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon will Executive Produce the 2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.

The complete list of nominees for the 2020 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS PRESENTED BY BET:

BEST NEW ARTIST
GIVEON
LAYTON GREENE
LONR.
SAINT JHN
SNOH AALEGRA
VICTORIA MONÉT

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD
BRANDY
FANTASIA
KELLY ROWLAND
LEDISI
MONICA
PJ MORTON

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
ALICIA KEYS
BEYONCÉ
BRANDY
H.E.R.
JHENÉ AIKO
SUMMER WALKER

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
ANDERSON .PAAK
CHARLIE WILSON
CHRIS BROWN
PJ MORTON
THE WEEKND
USHER

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
BEBE WINANS
KIRK FRANKLIN
KORYN HAWTHORNE
MARVIN SAPP
PJ MORTON
THE CLARK SISTERS

RHYTHM & BARS
CARDI B FEAT. MEGAN THEE STALLION – WAP
DABABY FEAT. RODDY RICCH – ROCKSTAR
DJ KHALED FEAT. DRAKE – POPSTAR
DRAKE FEAT. LIL DURK – LAUGH NOW CRY LATER
MEGAN THEE STALLION – SAVAGE
RODDY RICCH – THE BOX

SONG OF THE YEAR
BEYONCÉ – BLACK PARADE
CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY
H.E.R. FEAT. YG – SLIDE
SUMMER WALKER & USHER – COME THRU
USHER FEAT. ELLA MAI – DON’T WASTE MY TIME

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BRANDY – B7
CHLOE X HALLE – UNGODLY HOUR
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – SLIME & B
JHENÉ AIKO – CHILOMBO
SUMMER WALKER – OVER IT
THE WEEKND – AFTER HOURS

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
BLACK PARADE – WRITTEN BY: AKIL KING, BEYONCE KNOWLES CARTER, BRITTANY CONEY, DENISIA ANDREWS, DEREK JAMES DIXIE, KIM KAYDENCE KRYSIUK, RICKIE CASO TICE, SHAWN CARTER, STEPHEN BRAY (BEYONCÉ)

DO IT – WRITTEN BY: CHLOE BAILEY, HALLE BAILEY, SCOTT STORCH, VICTORIA MONET, VINCENT VAN DEN ENDE, ANTON KUHL (CHLOE X HALLE)

GO CRAZY – WRITTEN BY: CAMERON DEVAUN MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER BROWN, DOUNIA AZNOU, JEFFREY LAMAR WILLIAMS, JOHNNY KELVIN, KANIEL CASTANEDA, OMARI AKINLOLU, ORVILLE HALL, PATRIZIO PIGLIAPOCO, PHILLIP PRICE, SAID AZNOU, SORAYA BENJELLOUN, TRE SAMUELS, TURRELL SIMS, WAYNE SAMUELS, ZAKARIA KHARBOUCH (CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG)

I CAN’T BREATHE – WRITTEN BY: H.E.R. (H.E.R.)

PLAYING GAMES – WRITTEN BY: SUMMER WALKER, BRYSON TILLER, LONDON HOLMES, KENDALL ROARK BAILEY, CAMERON GRIFFIN, AUBREY ROBINSON, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KELENDRIA ROWLAND, LETOYA LUCKETT, LATAVIA ROBERSON, LASHAWN DANIELS, FRED JERKINS III, RODNEY JERKINS (SUMMER WALKER FEAT. BRYSON TILLER)

SLIDE – WRITTEN BY: CHARLES CARTER, ELIJAH DIAS, H.E.R., JERMAINE DUPRI, KEENON DAEQUAN RAY JACKSON, ROGER PARKER, RON LATOUR, SHAWN CARTER, STEVEN ARRINGTON, TIARA THOMAS, WAUNG HANKERSON (H.E.R. FEAT. YG)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
BEYONCÉ, SHATTA WALE & MAJOR LAZER – ALREADY
CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT
CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY
DANILEIGH FEAT. DABABY – LEVI HIGH
MISSY ELLIOTT – WHY I STILL LOVE YOU
TEYANA TAYLOR – BARE WIT ME

BEST COLLABORATION
CHRIS BROWN FEAT. YOUNG THUG – GO CRAZY
H.E.R. FEAT. YG – SLIDE
NE-YO FEAT. JEREMIH – U 2 LUV
SKIP MARLEY & H.E.R. – SLOW DOWN
SUMMER WALKER & USHER – COME THRU
USHER FEAT. ELLA MAI – DON’T WASTE MY TIME

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
BEYONCÉ, BLUE IVY, SAINT JHN & WIZKID – BROWN SKIN GIRL
CHLOE X HALLE – DO IT
CHRIS BROWN – GO CRAZY FEAT. YOUNG THUG
H.E.R. – SLIDE FEAT. YG
LIZZO – GOOD AS HELL
SKIP MARLEY & H.E.R. – SLOW DOWN

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