Kendrick Lamar Leads The Pack With Six Soul Train Awards Nominations

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    CENTRIC recently confirmed that actor and comedian Anthony Anderson will host the 2013 Soul Train Awards, celebrating and honoring R&B’s finest and most soulful artists, at one of the nation’s leading mid-size arenas, the Orleans Arena, in Las Vegas, NV. The show taping on November 8, 2013 promises to electrify with soul stirring performances, iconic tributes and a state-of-the-art second stage. The Soul Train Awards will air on CENTRIC and BET on December 1, 2013 at 9PM ET/PT.

    “We are thrilled to bring the Soul Train Awards back to Las Vegas with a star-studded lineup that honors and celebrates icons and break-through artists alike.” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “We rolled the dice and hit the jackpot with Anthony as host and are excited to see what magical moments he will bring to the Orleans Arena during this year’s Soul Train Awards.”

    The 2013 Soul Train Awards will honor artists in 12 different categories. Hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar leads with six nominations across multiple categories, including: Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Tied with five nominations each are Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton.

    Tune in on December 1st on Centric to find out who will take home the trophy.

    2013 Soul Train Awards – Nominees & Categories

    Best New Artist
    Bridget Kelly
    K. Michelle
    Kendrick Lamar
    Tamar Braxton

    Centric Certified Award
    Joss Stone
    Luke James
    Lyfe Jennings
    Stacy Barthe
    Talib Kweli

    Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
    Break Every Chain – Tasha Cobbs
    Confessions- Lecrae
    Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker
    God Will Make Away – Shirley Caesar
    If He Did It Before…Same God – Tye Tribbett
    Life & Favor – John P. Kee & New Life

    Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
    Bad – Wale feat. Tiara Thomas
    High School – Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne
    Holy Grail – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
    Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
    Power Trip – J. Cole feat. Miguel
    Started From the Bottom – Drake

    The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
    Alicia Keys
    Chrisette Michele
    Janelle Monáe
    Kelly Rowland
    Tamar Braxton

    Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
    Bruno Mars
    Charlie Wilson
    Chris Brown
    John Legend
    Robin Thicke

    Album of the Year
    20/20 Experience, The – Justin Timberlake
    Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar
    Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
    Magna Carta… Holy Grail – Jay Z
    The Side Effects of You – Fantasia
    Unapologetic – Rihanna

    Song of the Year
    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.
    Diamonds -Rihanna
    Fine China – Chris Brown
    Love and War – Tamar Braxton
    Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake
    Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

    The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
    Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
    Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
    Lose to Win – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
    Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
    Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
    Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

    Best Dance Performance
    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
    Body Party – Ciara
    Fine China – Chris Brown
    Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu
    Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z
    Treasure – Bruno Mars

    Video of the Year
    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
    Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
    Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
    Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
    Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
    Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

    Best Collaboration
    Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make
    Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down
    J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip
    Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
    Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks
    Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines
    Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

    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
    Terence 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

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