2019 Soul Train Awards To Air LIVE For the first Time from The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Sunday November 17th HOSTED BY: TISHA CAMPBELL & TICHINA ARNOLD

BET Networks today announces the hosts and  nominees for the 2019 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories. The annual celebration recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. Taking place on November 17, 2019 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards will air LIVE on BET and BET HER at 8PM EST with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7PM EST, and a post show directly after .

 

Actor, singer and writer Tisha Campbell (Martin, My Wife & Kids, Last Man Standing, Outmatched) will once again join actor, singer, and writer Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris, The Neighborhood, The Last Black Man in San Francisco )  as host  and co-producers of this year’s awards. The iconic best friend duo, both on the 90’s hit show Martin and in real-life, will return to the Soul Train Awards stage for the second time, bringing their dynamic comedy and infectious personalities to this year’s ceremony.

 

Chris Brown leads the nominees for this year’s awards, receiving eight nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Male Artist,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ for “No Guidance” and two nods in the ‘Best Dance Performance’ category. He is followed by Drake, who received seven nominations in categories including ‘Rhythm & Bars,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ and two nods in the ‘Song of the Year’ category for “No Guidance” and “Girls Need Love Too Remix.”

 

Beyoncé and Lizzo have both received six nominations, each receiving nods for ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ and ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.’

 

Other nominees include Khalid with five nods, J. Cole who garnered four nominations, and H.E.R., Ari Lennox, and Summer Walker, each receiving three nominations.

 

Esteemed songwriting duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are set to be honored with the Legend Award at this year’s show, recognized for their contributions to R&B music with a career that’s produced more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond albums. The pair have more Billboard Number Ones than any other songwriting and production team in history, working with artists such as Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, George Michael and Earth, Wind and Fire.

 

The fifth annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to five-time Grammy Award winning artist and Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Artist of the last decade Yolanda Adams. With her pioneering blend of modern gospel that infuses touches of R&B and jazz, Adams has continued to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape with her powerful voice across 13 powerful albums which have earned her numerous accolades, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.

 

BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances including special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in black culture and entertainment. The annual event is committed to showcasing Soul Train’s impact on arts of music and dance from the 70s to today.

 

Internationally, the “BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards” will simulcast on BET Africa on November 18, 2019, at 3:00AM CAT; BET UK on November 19, 2019, at 9PM GMT; and BET France and BET South Korea on November 20, 2019 at 8:45PM CET and 9:00PM KST, respectively.

 

Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET will serve as Executive Producer for the BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards along withJesse Collins and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay for Jesse Collins Entertainment.

 

For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards.

 

The complete list of nominees for BET Presents: 2019 Soul Train Awards are:

 

BEST NEW ARTIST

LUCKY DAYE

MAHALIA

NICOLE BUS

PINK SWEAT$

SUMMER WALKER

YK OSIRIS

 

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

CIARA

DANIEL CAESAR

FANTASIA

INDIA.ARIE

KELLY ROWLAND

TREVOR JACKSON

 

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

BEBE WINANS

DONALD LAWRENCE

ERICA CAMPBELL

KIRK FRANKLIN

TASHA COBBS LEONARD

TORI KELLY

 

RHYTHM & BARS (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

21 SAVAGE FEAT. J. COLE                                                      A LOT

CARDI B                                                                                     MONEY

DABABY                                                                         SUGE

  1. COLE                                                                           MIDDLE CHILD

MEEK MILL FEAT. DRAKE                                                          GOING BAD

MEGAN THEE STALLION FEAT. DABABY                                  CASH SHIT

 

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

ARI LENNOX

BEYONCÉ

H.E.R.

LIZZO

MARY J. BLIGE

SUMMER WALKER

 

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

ANDERSON .PAAK

BRUNO MARS

CHRIS BROWN

DANIEL CAESAR

KHALID

TANK

 

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

ARI LENNOX                                                                             SHEA BUTTER BABY

CHRIS BROWN                                                                        INDIGO

ELLA MAI                                                                                 ELLA MAI

H.E.R.                                                                                        I USED TO KNOW HER

KHALID                                                                                     FREE SPIRIT

LIZZO                                                                                        CUZ I LOVE YOU

 

SONG OF THE YEAR

BEYONCÉ                                                                                       BEFORE I LET GO

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                      NO GUIDANCE

ELLA MAI                                                                                         SHOT CLOCK

KHALID                                                                                            TALK

LIZZO                                                                                                JUICE

SUMMER WALKER FEAT. DRAKE                                            GIRLS NEED LOVE (REMIX)

 

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

 

BROWN SKIN GIRL – WRITTEN BY: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, CARLOS ST. JOHN, ADIO MARCHANT, SHAWN CARTER, STACY BARTHE, ANATHI MNYANGO, MICHAEL UZOWURU, RICHARD ISONG (BEYONCÉ FEAT. SAINT JHN, WIZKID & BLUE IVY CARTER)

 

HARD PLACE – WRITTEN BY: H.E.R., DAVID HARRIS, SAM ASHWORTH & RUBY AMANFU (H.E.R.)

 

JUICE – WRITTEN BY: THERON THOMAS, SAM SUMSER, SEAN SMALL, ERIC FREDERIC & MELISSA JEFFERSON (LIZZO)

 

MAKE IT BETTER – WRITTEN BY: BRANDON ANDERSON, WILLIAM SMOKEY ROBINSON, ALAINA CHENEVERT, MIGUEL ATWOOD FERGUSON , DANIEL MANMAN FARID NASSAR (ANDERSON .PAAK  FEAT. SMOKEY ROBINSON)

 

NO GUIDANCE – WRITTEN BY: CHRISTOPHER BROWN, AUBREY GRAHAM, ANDERSON HERNANDEZ, JOSHA LEWIS, MICHEE LEBRUN, NIJA CHARLES, TEDDY WALTON, NOAH SHEBIB & TYLER BRYANT (CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE)

 

TALK – WRITTEN BY: HOWARD LAWRENCE, GUY LAWRENCE & KHALID ROBINSON (KHALID)

 

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

BEYONCÉ                                                                                  SPIRIT

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                   NO GUIDANCE

DANILEIGH FEAT. CHRIS BROWN                                            EASY (REMIX)

LIZZO                                                                                          JUICE

NORMANI                                                                                  MOTIVATION

TEYANA TAYLOR                                                                      WTP

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ALICIA KEYS                                                                                     RAISE A MAN

BEYONCÉ                                                                                         SPIRIT

CHILDISH GAMBINO                                                                      FEELS LIKE SUMMER

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                        NO GUIDANCE

KHALID                                                                                              BETTER

LIZZO                                                                                                  JUICE

 

BEST COLLABORATION

ARI LENNOX FEAT. J COLE                                                       SHEA BUTTER BABY

BEYONCÉ FEAT. SAINT JHN, WIZKID & BLUE IVY CARTER      BROWN SKIN GIRL

CARDI B & BRUNO MARS                                                        PLEASE ME

CHRIS BROWN FEAT. DRAKE                                                    NO GUIDANCE

PJ MORTON & JOJO                                                               SAY SO

TY DOLLA $IGN FEAT. J. COLE                                                 PURPLE EMOJI

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