CENTRIC announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015, which will celebrate and honor R&B’s finest and most soulful artists on November 6, 2015 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
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.
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will air on Centric and BET Sunday, November 29th at 8PM ET.SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will honor artists in 12 different categories.
The Weekend leads the pack alongside duo Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars with five nominations, including nominations for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist for The Weeknd, Best Album of the Year for The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, Best Dance Performance for Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk,” Best Collaboration for Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk,” and all three leaders receiving nods for Video of The Year, Song of the Year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.
Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Jidenna, and Tyrese follow with four nominations in categories including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for Beyoncé, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist for Chris Brown and Tyrese, and Video of Year for Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur’s “Classic Man,” to name a few.SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 is part of Soul Train Weekend at The Orleans Hotel and Casino and Mandalay Bay.
The weekend includes the following events: Thursday, November 5: GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Panel with industry professionals followed by 2015 Soul Train Kickoff & Welcome Party at Mandalay Bay Casino that evening§ Friday, November 6: SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015, followed by Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party at LIGHT nightclub§ Saturday,
November 7: Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic at Bali Hai Golf resort, followed by Soul Train Weekend Concert Featuring R.Kelly with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Packages are on sale now on Ticketmaster.com, starting at $800.
Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Friday, October 16 at 10am for the Centric Presents Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena (orleansarena.com) and the Soul Train Weekend Concert featuring R. Kelly with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (Ticketmaster.com).
General admission tickets to the Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party at LIGHT nightclub will be available at a later date to be announced. Additional information and ticketing can be found at SoulTrainWeekend.com. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando and Lynne Harris Taylor from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment. For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015. Join the conversation on social by using hashtag #SoulTrainAwards.
The complete list of nominees for the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 are:
Best New Artist ALESSIA CARADEJ LOAFJIDENNAJUSSIE SMOLLETTTINASHE
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist CHRIS BROWND’ANGELOTHE WEEKND TREY SONGZ TYRESE
Centric Certified Award AVANTCHRISETTE MICHELETHE INTERNETTYRESEVIVIAN GREEN
Video of the Year BEYONCÉ – 7/11JIDENNA FT. ROMAN GIANARTHUR – CLASSIC MANKENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHTMARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNKTHE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)
Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song ERICA CAMPBELL – MORE LOVEFRED HAMMOND FT. BREEANN HAMMOND – I WILL TRUSTKIRK FRANKLIN – WANNA BE HAPPY?LECRAE – ALL I NEED IS YOUMARVIN SAPP – YES YOU CAN Album of the Year
CHRIS BROWN – XD’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD – BLACK MESSIAHJILL SCOTT – WOMANTHE WEEKND – BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESSTYRESE – BLACK ROSE
Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year BIG SEAN FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGSBIG SEAN FT. E-40 – IDFWUFETTY WAP – TRAP QUEENKENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHTNICKI MINAJ FT. DRAKE & LIL WAYNE – TRUFFLE BUTTER
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist BEYONCÉJANELLE MONÁEJANET JACKSONJILL SCOTTTAMAR BRAXTON
Song of the Year COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
JIDENNA FT. ROMAN GIANARTHUR –
CLASSIC MANMARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS –
UPTOWN FUNK RIHANNA – B***H BETTER HAVE MY MONEYTHE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”) – WRITTEN BY: LONNIE RASHID LYNN, JOHN ROGER STEPHENS AND CHE SMITH
(COMMON & JOHN LEGEND)APPARENTLY – WRITTEN BY: JERMAINE L. COLE, DAMON COLEMAN, FILIPPO TRECCA (J.COLE)
UPTOWN FUNK – WRITTEN BY: MARK RONSON, RUDOLPH TAYLOR, LONNIE SIMMONS, PHILIP MARTIN LAWRENCE II, PETER GENE HERNANDEZ, JEFFREY NATH BHASKER, NICHOLAUS JOSEPH WILLIAMS, DEVON CHRISTOPHER GALLASPY, ROBERT LYNN WILSON, CHARLES K. WILSON, RONNIE WILSON (MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS)EARNED IT
(FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK) – WRITTEN BY: ABEL “THE WEEKND” TESFAYE, AHMAD “BELLY” BALSHE, JASON QUENNEVILLE, STEPHAN MOCCIO (THE WEEKND)SHAME – WRITTEN BY: WARRYN S. CAMPBELL II, SAM DEES, TYRESE DARNELL GIBSON, RON KERSEY, DE WAYNE JULIUS ROGERS (TYRESE)
Best Dance Performance BEYONCÉ – 7/11CHRIS BROWN X TYGA – AYOJANELLE MONÁE & JIDENNA – YOGAMARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNKSILENTO – WATCH ME (WHIP/ NAE NAE)
Best Collaboration BIG SEAN FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGSCOMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNKNICKI MINAJ FT. BEYONCÉ – FEELING MYSELFOMARION FT. CHRIS BROWN & JHENÉ AIKO – POST TO BE