[MUSIC] CHRIS BROWN WINS BIG AT THE 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” HOSTED BY TISHA CAMPBELL AND TICHINA ARNOLD
The 2020 “Soul Train Awards” celebrated the best in Soul, R&B, and hip hop by highlighting both living legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and show-stopping performances. The awards show, which aired this evening, November 29, 2020, at 8 PM EST on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2 were hosted by the iconic best friend duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, who also brought their chemistry to the stage as the show’s opening musical acts.
Chris Brown led the pack as the evening’s most awarded artist, dominating in four categories including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and the shared honors of Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance, and Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their hit “Go Crazy.” H.E.R. followed closely with two awards: Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “I Can’t Breathe."
Honoring artists across 12 categories, the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” also recognized Summer Walker (Album of the Year), Megan thee Stallion (Rhythm & Beats Award), Brandy (Soul Train Certified), Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid (Video of the Year), Snoh Aalegra (Best New Artist) and Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel/Inspirational Award) for their special contributions to the genre.
The hosts kicked things off with an electrifying song and dance tribute to the power of Black women. Brandy performed a medley of her recent hits “Say Something” and “Boderline.” Ella Mai sang her latest single “Not Another Love Song.” Lucky Daye shut the stage down with Babyface for a performance of their new collaboration “Shoulda.” Charlie Wilson performed a duet with Smokey Robinson before honoring the memory of gospel legend Rance Allen with a rousing tribute. Additional performers included Jazmine Sullivan, Snoh Aalegra, Andra Day, and CeeLo Green. After accepting the Lady of Soul Award, Monica brought down the house with a jam-packed performance of her chart-topping hits.
In addition to electrifying performances, this year’s highly anticipated Soul Cypher featured R&B stars PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Shanice, and Stokely. Ella Nicole and Moses Sumney took the BET Amplified Music Stage, a platform for emerging artists. Presenters included Andra Day, Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Deon Cole, Nicco Annan, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and Brandee Evans.
The full winner's list for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” is below:
2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” WINNERS
Best New Artist – Snoh Aalegra
Soul Train Certified Award –Brandy
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Chris Brown
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – H.E.R.
Video of the Year – Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid “Brown Skin Girl”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Kirk Franklin
Album of the Year – Summer Walker “Over It”
Rhythm & Bars Award – Megan thee Stallion “Savage”
Song of the Year – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “I Can’t Breathe,” Written by H.E.R.
Best Dance Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Best Collaboration Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon will Executive Produce the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”
For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS WINNERS
BABYFACE, BRANDY, CEELO GREEN, CHARLIE WILSON, ELLA MAI, JAZMINESULLIVAN, LUCKY DAYE AND SMOKEY ROBINSON TO PERFORM AT THE 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET
Today BET announces performers and presenters for the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” featuring an exciting lineup of some of the brightest stars in R&B, Gospel, Adult Urban Contemporary and soul. “Feed Your Soul,” is the theme of this year’s show is and includes performances from Babyface, Brandy, CeeLo Green, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, Jazmine Sullivan, Lucky Daye, Monica, Smokey Robinson with appearances by Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Brandee Evans. The 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” airs Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 8PM ET simulcast on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2.
The sixth annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to Grammy Award-winning singer,
actress, philanthropist and entrepreneur Monica. She’s the youngest female ever to have two #1
back-to-back hits on Billboard’s R&B chart from her 1995 debut album “Miss Thang.” Her
sophomore album, “The Boy Is Mine,” garnered Monica pop success with a record -breaking 13
weeks at #1 on the Billboard charts. With a music career spanning over two decades, Monica’s
chart-topping success continued throughout her career with multiple record-breaking albums and
single releases with over 25-millions records sold.
As previously announced, H.E.R. leads with 8 nominations, followed by Chris Brown with 7
nods, and Beyoncé and Young Thug with 6 each.
The night begins with the one-hour, pre-show “Soul-Coming: Countdown to the Soul Train
Awards” hosted by Flex Alexander and Shanice at 7 PM EST, followed by the 2020 “SOUL
TRAIN AWARDS” at 8 PM ET and the broadcast debut of the BET “Soul Train Edition” of DJ
Cassidy’s groundbreaking virtual series, “Pass the Mic” directly afterwards.
Internationally, the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” PRESENTED BY BET will simulcast on BET
Africa on November 29, 2020, at 3:00AM CAT; BET France on December 1, 2020 at 9:50PM
CET; and BET UK and BET South Korea on December 2, 2020 at 9:00PM GMT and 9:00PM
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, along with Jesse
Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE), and JCE’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne
Harmon will Executive Produce the 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.” For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for 2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.”
The SRG/ILS Group in partnership with Make Noise Recordings proudly recently announced the release of “LOVE ABSOLUTE”, the anticipated seventh studio album from multi-award winning singer-songwriter, VIVIAN GREEN. “LOVE ABSOLUTE” will be globally released on Friday, November 13th, via the Make Noise/SRG ILS/UMG label imprint. The album is officially available for pre-sale now and fans have been treated to the songs “You Send Me” and “Where You Are”, with the pre-order of the album. Also, this Friday, November 6th, fans will receive the song, “Light Up ” featuring Ghostface Killah as an additional treat in anticipation to the album release.
“You Send Me” was written by Vivian Green and co-written and produced by Kwamé Holland. The kick-off song made its world premiere on RollingOut.com to rave reviews. LOVE ABSOLUTE features guest appearances from Ghostface Killah, Internationally renown saxophonist Mike Philips, family members including her sister and son Jordan.
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