Soul Train Music Award


Soul Train Music Award

The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired in national television syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. It is produced by the makers of "Soul Train", the program from which it takes its name, and features musical performances by various R & B and hip hop music recording artists interspersed throughout the ceremonies.

The Soul Train Music Awards voting body includes active professionals in the fields of radio programming and music retail and management and recording artists with records that have charted in designated music trade publications in the year prior to proceedings.

Past hosts for the show include such R&B luminaries as Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Will Smith, Vanessa Williams, and Gladys Knight.

The Soul Train Music Award trophy has featured an African ceremonial mask since its 1987 introduction. R&B Singer Janet Jackson holds the record for the most Soul Train Awards won, followed by her brother Michael Jackson and pop singer Whitney Houston.

The 2008 ceremonies were not held due to the aftereffects of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike, but executive producer Don Cornelius is considering reviving the show for 2009.

Award categories

* Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards [cite web|title = Soul Train Story|publisher = Soul Train|url = http://www.soultrain.com/stweekly/weeklymain.html|accessdate = 2006-09-21]
* Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
* Best R&B/Soul Single, Male
* Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo
* Best R&B/Soul Song of the Year
* Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year
* Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
* Best R&B/Soul Album, Male
* Best R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or Duo
* The Coca-Cola Classic Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist
* The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
* The Sprite Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut
* Best Gospel Album
* Best Gospel Album - Solo
* Best Gospel Album - Group or Band
* Best Jazz Album - Solo
* Best Jazz Album - Group, Band or Duo
* Best Jazz Album
* Best Rap - Single
* Best Rap Album
* Quincy Jones Award for Career Achievement
* Heritage Award - Career Achievement
*Michael Jackson Award
* Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year
* Stevie Wonder Award for Outstanding Achievements in Song Writing
* Artist of the Decade Award - for Extraordinary Artistic Achievements
* Humanitarian Award

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References

External links

* [http://www.soultrain.com/ Soul Train Awards official site]


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