BET has announced the nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards. The annual celebration will “recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation.” Filmed on November 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the awards ceremony will air on BET and BET HER on November 26 at 8PM ET.
Solange leads the pack of nominees with seven total nods including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and both Video of the Year and Song of the Year for “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars follows with six total nominations including two for Song of the Year for his hit single “That’s What I Like” and Album/Mixtape of the Year for 24K Magic. DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration. Younger acts Khalid and SZA are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Best Collaboration and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.
Multi-platinum and seven-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, artist, actress and producer Toni Braxton is set to receive the coveted Don Cornelius Legend Award. The third annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, female R&B trio SWV.