BEYONCÉ, BLIGE LEAD SOUL TRAIN NOMS

Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead the Soul Train Awards nominations with seven each, while Ari Lennox reeled in six and Lizzo and Chris Brown both netted five. Other notable nominees include Burna Boy, Muni Long and Steve Lacy, who all grabbed four.

Deon Cole will host the 2022 edition, to be taped in Las Vegas on 11/13 and aired 11/27 on BET.

Connie Orlando, BET’s EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, will oversee the annual show and serve as executive producer for BET with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials & Music Programming. Jesse Collins is the executive producer along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2022 NOMINATIONS

Best New Artist
CKay
Coco Jones
Dixson
Doechii
Fireboy DML
Muni Long
Steve Lacy
Tems

Certified Soul Award
Chaka Khan
Charlie Wilson
Diana Ross
Mary J. Blige
Maxwell
PJ Morton
Ronald Isley & the Isley Brothers
T-Pain

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Cece Winans
Erica Campbell
Fred Hammond
Major.
Marvin Sapp
Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin
Tamela Mann
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Ari Lennox
Beyoncé
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Lizzo
Mary J. Blige
SZA
Tems

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Babyface
Brent Faiyaz
Burna Boy
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
GIVĒON
Lucky Daye
PJ Morton

Album of the Year
Silk Sonic, An Evening With Silk Sonic
Chris Brown, Breezy
Ari Lennox, Away Message (EP)
Mary J. Blige, Good Morning Gorgeous
Jazmine Sullivan, Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe
Tank, R&B Money
Beyoncé, RENAISSANCE
Lizzo, Special

Song of the Year
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”
Beyoncé, “BREAK MY SOUL”
Mary J. Blige, “Good Morning Gorgeous”
Muni Long, “Hrs & Hrs”
Burna Boy, “Last Last”
Ari Lennox, “Pressure”

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”
Beyoncé, “BREAK MY SOUL”
Mary J. Blige, “Good Morning Gorgeous”
Beyoncé, “CHURCH GIRL”
Muni Long, “Hrs & Hrs”
SZA, “I Hate You”
Burna Boy, “Last Last”
Ari Lennox, “Pressure”

Best Dance Performance
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Chris Brown f/ Wizkid, “Call Me Every Day”
Chlöe, “Have Mercy”
Doechii, “Persuasive”
Ari Lennox, “Pressure”
Silk Sonic, “Smokin Out the Window”
Chris Brown, “WE (Warm Embrace)”
Doja Cat, “Woman”

Video of the Year
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Steve Lacy, “Bad Habits”
Mary J. Blige, “Good Morning Gorgeous”
Chlöe, “Have Mercy”
Muni Long, “Hrs & Hrs”
Burna Boy, “Last Last”
Ari Lennox, “Pressure”
Silk Sonic, “Smokin Out the Window”

Best Collaboration
Mary J. Blige f/DJ Khaled, “Amazing”
PJ Morton f/Stevie Wonder & Nas, “Be Like Water”
Chris Brown f/Wizkid, “Call Me Every Day”
Diddy f/Bryson Tiller, “Gotta Move On”
Queen Naija & Big Sean, “Hate Our Love”
Ronald Isley & the Isley Brothers f/Beyoncé, “Make Me Say It Again, Girl”
Beyoncé f/Grace Jones & Tems, “MOVE”
Tank f/J. Valentine, “Slow”

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