Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige Lead 2022 Soul Train Awards Nominations

Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige Lead 2022 Soul Train Awards Nominations

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The 2022 Soul Train Awards nominations have been announced. Among the top nominees are Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige, who both received seven nods, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.

The two R&B icons also secured Album of the Year considerations for their respective 2022 albums, Good Morning Gorgeous and Renaissance.

Blige’s recent album includes the empowering chart-topping title track, which is nominated for countless trophies such as The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award and Video of the Year.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s Billboard Hot 100 smash “Break My Soul” is up for The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, as well as the fan-favorite “Church Girl.”

Ari Lennox, who recently released her sophomore album age/sex/location, follows with six nominations. Included in those nods are Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Pressure.”

The song, co-produced by Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, and Elite, soared to No. 1 on the R&B charts. It also was certified gold with over 500,000 equivalent units sold.

Interestingly, Lennox’s new album age/sex/location was not nominated for Album of the Year. However, her surprise EP Away Message received a highlight.

Chris Brown received five nominations for his Breezy era, including Best Dance Performance for “We (Warm Embrace)” and “Call Me Crazy Every Day.” The latter, Wizkid-assisted tune was sent to urban radio as the next single.

Other nominees include Chaka Khan, Silk Sonic, Maxwell, Muni Long, PJ Morton, Tank, Steve Lacy, Queen Naija and many more.

The 2022 Soul Train Awards will be taped on Sunday, Nov. 13, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will air Sunday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET on BET and BET Her. The awards ceremony will be hosted by comedian/actor Deon Cole.

“Hosting the Soul Train Awards is a dream come true. I grew up watching Soul Train and ‘til this day, I’ve never met a Soul Train Line I didn’t bless with my skilled two-step,” says Cole.

“It is truly a privilege to be given this opportunity to celebrate Don Cornelius’ legacy, all of the amazing Black talent that illuminated our screens on the iconic TV show, and my favorite genres of music: Soul, R&B and Hip Hop.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2022 Soul Train Awards Nominees

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
Giveon
Lucky Daye
PJ Morton

Album of the Year

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, An Evening With Silk Sonic
Ari Lennox, Away Message (EP)
Chris Brown, Breezy
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

About Damn Time — Lizzo
Bad Habit — Steve Lacy
Break My Soul — Beyoncé
Good Morning Gorgeous — Mary J. Blige
Hrs & Hrs — Muni Long
Last Last — Burna Boy
Pressure — Ari Lennox

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

Bad Habit — Steve Lacy
Break My Soul — Beyoncé
Church Girl — Beyoncé
Good Morning Gorgeous — Mary J. Blige
Hrs & Hrs — Muni Long
I Hate U — SZA
Last — Last Burna Boy
Pressure — Ari Lennox

Best Dance Performance

About Damn Time — Lizzo
Call Me Every Day — Chris Brown Feat. Wizkid
Have Mercy — Chlöe
Persuasive — Doechii
Pressure — Ari Lennox
Smokin Out the Window — Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
We (Warm Embrace) — Chris Brown
Woman — Doja Cat

Video of the Year

About Damn Time — Lizzo
Bad Habit — Steve Lacy
Good Morning Gorgeous — Mary J. Blige
Have Mercy — Chlöe
Hrs & Hrs — Muni Long
Last Last — Burna Boy
Pressure — Ari Lennox
Smokin Out the Window Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

Best Collaboration

Amazing — Mary J. Blige Feat. DJ Khaled
Be Like Water — PJ Morton Feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas
Call Me Every Day — Chris Brown Feat. Wizkid
Gotta Move on — Diddy Feat. Bryson Tiller
Hate Our Love — Queen Naija & Big Sean
Make Me Say It Again, GirL — Ronald Isley & the Isley Brothers Feat. Beyoncé
Move — Beyoncé Feat. Grace Jones, Tems
Slow — Tank Feat. J. Valentine