Drake Dominates Soul Train Awards With 12 Nominations

Soul Train Awards | Shanis Navas | 10/12/2016 | 02:12 PM EDT

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Queen Bey follows closely behind with 8 nominations.

Earlier today it was announced that the Godmother of Soul Erykah Badu will be returning to the Las Vegas stage to host this year's Soul Train Awards, as well as the all-star nominee lineup!

 

Canadian R&B star Drake found himself in the lead with 12 nominees including two for the coveted Video of the Year Award for his feature in Rihanna's "Work" and his hit single "Hotline Bling".

 

Queen Bey followed close behind with 8 nominations including the Album/Mixtape of the Year Award for her groundbreaking album Lemonade. The all-star nominee lineup continued with artists like Usher, Rihanna, Kanye West and DJ Khaled who received nods in several categories.

 

The next generation of soul also got the recognition it deserves with nods to Bryson Tiller, Anderson .Paak and Chance the Rapper in the categories of Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Rhythm & Bars (formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year).

 

Watch the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 27 at 8P|9C on Centric!

 

 

Take a look at the full list of nominees below:

Best New Artist

ANDERSON .PAAK

ANDRA DAY

BRYSON TILLER

CHANCE THE RAPPER

RO JAMES

TORY LANEZ

 

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

ANTHONY HAMILTON

BRYSON TILLER

MAXWELL

THE WEEKND

USHER

 

Centric Certified Award

AFTER 7

ANDERSON .PAAK

BILAL

LALAH HATHAWAY

MUSIQ SOULCHILD

 

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ - FORMATION

BEYONCÉ - SORRY

DRAKE - HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST - FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

 

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Song

DONNIE MCCLURKIN - I NEED YOU

HEZEKIAH WALKER - BETTER

KIRK FRANKLIN - 123 VICTORY

TAMELA MANN - GOD PROVIDES

TRAVIS GREENE - MADE A WAY

 

Album/Mixtape of the Year
BEYONCÉ - LEMONADE

BRYSON TILLER - T R A P S O U L

DJ KHALED - MAJOR KEY

DRAKE - VIEWS

KANYE WEST - THE LIFE OF PABLO

RIHANNA - ANTI

 

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ - NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE - FOR FREE

DRAKE - CONTROLLA

DRAKE FT. WIZKID & KYLA - ONE DANCE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED - ALL THE WAY UP

 

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

ALICIA KEYS

BEYONCÉ

FANTASIA

JILL SCOTT

RIHANNA

 

Song of the Year

ADELE - HELLO

BEYONCÉ - FORMATION

BRYSON TILLER - DON’T

DRAKE - CONTROLLA

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

 

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

HELLO – WRITTEN BY: ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS, GREGORY ALLEN KURSTIN (ADELE)

RISE UP – WRITTEN BY: ANDRA DAY, JENNIFER DECILVEO (ANDRA DAY)

FORMATION – WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS II, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KHALIF BROWN, AAQUIL BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, (BEYONCÉ)

DON’T – WRITTEN BY: JOHNTÁ M. AUSTIN, MARIAH CAREY, BRYAN-MICHAEL COX, JERMAINE DUPRI, TAVORIS JAVON HOLLINS, ISOM BRANDON STEWART, BRYSON DEJUAN TILLER (BRYSON TILLER)

NEEDED ME – WRITTEN BY: NICHOLAS VALENTINO AUDINO, RACHEL DERRUS, ADAM KING FEENEY, ROBYN R. FENTY, BRITTANY TALIA HAZZARD, CHARLES HINSHAW JR., LEWIS BERESFORD HUGHES, DIJON ISAIAH MCFARLANE, KHALED ROHAIM, TE WHITI TE RANGITEPAIA MATAA WARBICK (RIHANNA)

 

Best Dance Performance

BEYONCÉ - FORMATION

DRAKE - HOTLINE BLING

KANYE WEST (DANCE PERFORMANCE FT. TEYANA TAYLOR) - FADE

RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

USHER FT. YOUNG THUG - NO LIMIT

 

Best Collaboration
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR - FREEDOM

CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ - NO PROBLEM

DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE - FOR FREE

FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED - ALL THE WAY UP
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

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