Four Soul Train Awards Categories To Be Decided By Online Voting

Viewers will decide who wins big at this year's award ceremony in four major categories: Best International Performance, Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, Best Traditional Performance, and Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance.

The 2013 Soul Train Awards is about to hit the station, and we need your help. This year four categories will be chosen by you, the viewers! With a simple vote, you will be able to decided who will take home the awards for Best International Performance, Best Contemporary Jazz Performance, Best Traditional Jazz Perfromance, and Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance. Sounds good, right?

Check out the nominees below:

Best International Performance 
Differentology - Bunji Garlin
The Fog - Machel Montano
Next To Me - Emeli Sande
Personally - P-Square
Ur Waist – Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance 
George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable
Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside
Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life
Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain
Terrence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance 
Jose James - Trouble
Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)
Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day
Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life
George Duke – Missing You

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance 
Ashanti - Never Should Have
Brian McKnight - Sweeter
Kenny Lattimore - Find A Way
Maysa - Love Me Good
Raheem DeVaughn - Love Connection
Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie


Voting will run from now until Friday, November 1.

Don't forget to tune in for the 2013 Soul Train Awards hosted by Anthony Anderson airing December 1 at 8P/7C on Centric and BET

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