VIA: Los Angeles Times
, and will be broadcast on Nov. 29 on the newCentric, which is the former BET J.
Gospel artists receiving nominations include Mary Mary, Smokie Norful, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp and Fred Hammond.
R&B diva Beyonce, nu-soul crooner Maxwell and songwriter-turned-solo perfomer Keri Hilson have each netted four nominations for the awards. The nominations, which were announced today, have all three competing in the Song of the Year and Record of the Year categories (Beyonce for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It,” Maxwell for “Pretty Wings” and Hilson for “Turnin Me On” with Lil Wayne), while a second matchup between Maxwell and Beyonce looms over Album of the Year.
Both are also represented in Best R&B/Soul Artist Male and Female, respectively, while Hilson is pitted against Drake, Ryan Leslie and Beyonce’s sister Solange (cue ominous chords) in the Best New Artist category. Meanwhile, Hilson’s single “Knock You Down,” which features Kanye West and Ne-Yo, also faces off against Keyshia Cole and Monica’s “Trust” and Trey Songz and Drake’s “Success,” among others.
Record executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid, singers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson will be honored on the two-hour music special
The full list of Soul Train Award nominees:
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE MALE, FEMALE OR GROUP
BeBe and CeCe Winans – “Close to You”
Fred Hammond featuring John P Kee – “They That Wait”
Marvin Sapp – “Praise Him in Advance”
Mary Mary – “God in Me”
Smokie Norful – “Justified”
“God in Me” – Mary Mary
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyonce
“Spotlight” – Jennifer Hudson
“Turnin Me On” – Keri Hilson/ featuring Lil Wayne
Beyonce – “I am… Sasha Fierce” (Platinum) Sony Music
Jamie Foxx – “Intuition” (Platinum) J Records
Kanye West – “808s & Heartbreak” (Platinum) Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Maxwell – “Blacksummer’s Night” (Gold) Sony Music
Ne-Yo – “Year of the Gentleman”
Beyonce – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain – “Blame It”
Keri Hilson – “Knock You Down”
Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”
Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”
Keyshia Cole featuring Monica – “Trust”
Mario featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett – “Break up”
Mary Mary featuring Kierra (KiKi) Sheard – “God In Me”
Trey Songz featuring Drake – “Successful”