Singer R. Kelly received the biggest number of nominations at this year’s Soul Train Awards, according to a recent report published by Billboard. The two awards that the interpreter could receive at the gala have set the first Soul Train record in history.
Billboard has released the nominations for this year’s edition of the Soul Train Awards. R. Kelly was nominated for two awards, thus setting the first record in the history of the soul music event for the largest number of nominations. One of the nods that were handed to him was for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s category, whereas the second for the category of best album. Thanks to these two nominations, R. Kelly gathered 21 nominations through his entire career.
Usher is the soul artist who received the biggest number of nominations this year as he was suggested for five categories. The other big nominees of the year are Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend.
The late artists who have been nominated for this year’s edition of the Soul Train Awards are Whitney Houston who received a nod for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse for best international performance. New Edition will also receive an award for the achievements they have registered throughout their career.
Cedric the Entertainer was elected to host the ceremony which will be taped on November 8 at planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will also be broadcast on November 25 on BET and Centric. The nominees have all confirmed their participation. Other soul music performers, as well as celebrities from the music industry, in general, will take part at the festivity.