eNEWS: Drake, Beyoncé Lead 2016 Soul Train Award Nominations, Erykah Badu As Host

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it’s almost time for the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS again! The 2016 STAs will be filmed November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and air on CENTRIC and BET on November 27 at 8PM ET.

Today, CENTRIC has announced the complete list of all-star nominations across 12 different categories. Drake leads the pack with 12 total noms including two for the highly coveted ‘Video of the Year Award’ for his feature on Rihanna’s single “Work” and his mega hit “Hotline Bling.” Beyoncé follows with 8 nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year’ for her latest album Lemonade, and multiple honors for lead single “Formation” including ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Best Dance Performance’
and ‘The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.’

RihannaUsherKanye West and DJ Khaled also received multiple nominations this year including ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year’ and ‘Best Collaboration.’ The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Bryson TillerChance the Rapper and Anderson .Paak who are multi-nominees across categories including ‘Best New Artist,’ ‘Best R&B/Soul Male Artist’ and the ‘Rhythm & Bars Award’ (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.)

Multi-platinum and three-time Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter, artist, and musician Teddy Riley, also known as the creator and king of New Jack Swing, is set to receive the coveted ‘Legend Award.’ The 2nd annual ‘Lady of Soul Award’ will be presented to singer and actress Brandy.

CENTRIC has also confirmed that the godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, will return to host the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS for the second year in a row.

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The complete list of nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are:

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

AFTER 7
ANDERSON .PAAK
BILAL
LALAH HATHAWAY
MUSIQ SOULCHILD

Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – FORMATION
BEYONCÉ – SORRY
DRAKE – HOTLINE BLING
KANYE WEST – FADE
RIHANNA FT. 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 FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM
DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE
DRAKE – CONTROLLA
DRAKE FT. WIZKID & KYLA – ONE DANCE
FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. 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 FT. 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 II, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KHALIF BROWN, AAQUIL BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, (BEYONCÉ)

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“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 FT. TEYANA TAYLOR) – FADE
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK
USHER FT. YOUNG THUG – NO LIMIT

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR – FREEDOM
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ – NO PROBLEM
DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE – FOR FREE
FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED – ALL THE WAY UP
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE – WORK

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