Solange Leads 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominees

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

A year after releasing A Seat at the Table, Solange leads the nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards. The “Cranes in the Sky” songstress picks up seven nominations for her critically-acclaimed album.

She is up for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Video the Year (“Cranes in the Sky”), Album/Mixtape the Year (A Seat at the Table), Song the Year (“Cranes in the Sky”), Best Collaboration (“Don’t Touch My Hair” with Sampha), Best Dance Performance (“Don’t Touch My Hair”), and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award (“Cranes in the Sky”).

Bruno Mars is right behind her, with six nods for his work on 24K Magic. This includes nominations for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Video the Year (“24K Magic”), Album/Mixtape the Year (24K Magic), Song the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Best Dance Performance (“24K Magic”), and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award (“Versace on the Floor”).

Hip-hop is also a part the celebration. The Rhythm & Bars Award, formerly known as the Best Hip-Hop Song the Year, features nods for Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” French Montana’s “Unforgettable,” Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” and Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up.”

The annual show will also recognize legends in the field. Toni Braxton will receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award, while SWV will be honored with the Lady Soul Award.

The 2017 Soul Train Awards will be taped Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and will air Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. on BET.

Soul Train Awards 2017 Nominees

BEST NEW ARTIST
6LACK
H.E.R.
Kevin Ross
Khalid
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Bruno Mars
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
Kehlani
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mary J. Blige
Solange
SZA

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD
Bell Biv Devoe
Johnny Gill
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mack Wilds

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “All Night”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

BEST GOSPEL/ INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Chance The Rapper
Charlie Wilson
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann

ALBUM/ MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Mary J. Blige – Strength a Woman
Solange – A Seat at the Table
SZA – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid – “Location”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Cranes in the Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)
“Location” – Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)
“Love Me Now” – Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)
“Redbone” – Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)
“Versace on the Floor” – Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
Wizkid feat. Drake – “Come Closer”

BEST COLLABORATION
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – “Insecure”
Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West – “Love Yourself”
Solange feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”