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2014 Soul Train Award nominees announced and Wendy Williams is hosting

buzzz worthy. . .



CENTRIC has announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B’s finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  Hosted by Wendy Williams, this year’s fete will take Vegas by storm with not -to-be missed moments, including unforgettable performances, iconic tributes, and appearances by today’s leading musicians. The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 will honor artists in 12 different categories. R&B star Chris Brown leads the pack with seven nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year for “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga, and Video of the Year for “New Flame” featuring Usher.  Beyoncé follows with six nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Pharrell Williams is next in line with five nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist of the Year.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 is part of Centric’s Soul Train Weekend at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.  The weekend includes the following events:

Thursday, November 6: Kick-Off Reception with meet and greets featuring SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 and Comedy All Stars Show talent

Friday, November 7: SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 with host, Wendy Williams

Saturday, November 8: Centric Comedy All Stars Show hosted by Bill Bellamy featuring comedic legends and up and coming stars

Sunday, November 8: Centric Presents: The Soul Train Review, two live musical events with the iconic Kool and the Gang

For additional information and to purchase tickets for all of the exciting events, visit http://www.SoulTrainWeekend.com or call 888-234-2334888-234-2334.

The Soul Train Awards is directed by Tony McCuin and produced by BET Event Productions and Sunseeker Media. Executive producers of the network telecast are as follows: Paxton Baker, Tami Arasli, Derek Lewis from Centric; Bart Phillips from Sunseeker and David Koff and Jerry Letter from Soul Train Holdings.

For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014.

And the nominees are. . .

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 – Nominees & Categories

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz
Sevyn Streeter

Centric Certified Award

Avery*Sunshine
Kelis
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper
Shaliek

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song

Help - Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
I Can Only Imagine - Tamela Mann
No Greater Love - Smokie Norful
Real Love - Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
Say Yes - Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
We Are Victorious - Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Fancy - Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
Hold On (We’re Going Home) - Drake feat. Majid Jordan
Loyal - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
No Mediocre - T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
Pills N Potions - Nicki Minaj
Studio - ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Beyoncé
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Jhené Aiko
Marsha Ambrosius
Ledisi

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Chris Brown
John Legend
Kem
Pharrell Williams
Tank
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
G I R L - Pharrell Williams
Love In The Future - John Legend
Nothing Was The Same - Drake
The Electric Lady - Janelle Monaé
Xscape - Michael Jackson

Song of the Year

All of Me - John Legend
Drunk In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hold On (We’re Going Home) - Drake feat. Majid Jordan
Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
Loyal - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

All Of Me – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
Happy – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
Pretty Hurts – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
Stay With Me – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
The Man –Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin)
The Worst – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance

2 On - Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
Electric Lady - Janelle Monáe
Good Kisser - Usher
Loyal - Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
Turn Down for What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga - Loyal
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross - New Flame
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel - Primetime
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott - Calls
Toni Braxton & Babyface - Hurt You

Video of the Year
Drunk In Love - Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
Good Kisser – Usher (Christopher Sims)
Happy - Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
New Flame - Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
The Man - Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
The Worst - Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance
(CENTRICTV.com)
Davido - Aye
Machel Montano - Ministry Of Road (M.O.R.)
Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – You Girl
Ziggy Marley - I Don’t’ Want To Live On Mars

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Audra McDonald - What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Gregory Porter - Hey Laura
Kenny Garrett - Pushing the World Away
Monty Alexander - Concierto de Aranjuez
Wynton Marsalis - Flee As A Bird To The Mountain (Live)

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
(CENTRICTV.com)
LiV Warfield- Stay- Soul Lifted
Najee feat. Meli'sa Morgan - In The Mood To Take It Slow
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott - Calls
Snarky Puppy - Lingus (We Like It Here)
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper - It’s Yours
Vandell Andrew - Let’s Ride

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance

Joe feat. Kelly Rowland - Love & Sex Pt. 2
Kelly Price - It’s My Time
LiV Warfield - Why Do You Lie?
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale - Last Night
Shaliek - The Past
Terrace Martin feat. Tye Dolla $ign, Tone Trezure - You’re The One