2018 Soul Train Music Awards

The Soul Train Awards tool place On November 17th, 2018 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremony was aired on BET and BET Her at November 25th,  hosted by  Tisha Campbell & Tichina Arnold within honoring artists in 12 different categories.

Damn, What a nice throwbacl to the 90’s , y’all …

I grew up on this From Listenin’ to Mary J Blige , Faith Evans to Donell Jones , Jon B, Babyface among many great ones .

Saluting to Our Soulquarian Girl , Ms .Erykah Badu

Also Honoring The First Lady Of Bad Boy which also responsible for Two Decades of Pure R&B Music , Faith Evans .

Here’s more about the ceremony and its highlights :

Special Awards

Legend Award

  • Erykah Badu

Lady of Soul Award

  • Faith Evans



Best New Artist

Daniel Caesar

  • Jorja Smith
  • Kali Uchis
  • Leon Thomas
  • Normani
  • Queen Naija

Soul Train Certified Award


  • Ashanti
  • Jorja Smith
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • MAJOR.
  • Tamia

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Ella Mai

  • Beyoncé
  • H.E.R.
  • Mariah Carey
  • SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Bruno Mars

  • Childish Gambino
  • Daniel Caesar
  • John Legend
  • Khalid
  • Tank

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award


  • Andra Day
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Tori Kelly

Rhythm & Bars Award (Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year)

Drake – “In My Feelings”

  • Cardi B – “I Like It” (featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin)
  • Childish Gambino – “This is America”
  • DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” (featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo)
  • The Carters – “Apeshit”

Song Of The Year

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” (featuring Cardi B)
  • H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”
  • SZA – “The Weekend”
  • The Internet – “Come Over”

Album/Mixtape Of The Year

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

  • Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
  • Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon
  • Leon Bridges – Good Thing
  • Miguel – War & Leisure
  • The Internet – Hive Mind

The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) (featuring Cardi B)
    • Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus
  • Childish Gambino – “Summertime Magic”
    • Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson
  • Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” (featuring H.E.R.)
    • Written by Ashton Simmonds, Gabi Wilson, Reily Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans
  • H.E.R. – “Focus”
    • Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love
  • SZA – “Broken Clocks”
    • Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley

Best Dance Performance

Ciara – “Level Up”

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) (featuring Cardi B)
  • Chris Brown – “Tempo”
  • HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”
  • Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” (featuring Daddy Yankee)

Best Collaboration Performance

Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” (featuring H.E.R.)

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) (featuring Cardi B)
  • John Legend – “A Good Night” (featuring BloodPop)
  • Khalid – “OTW” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack)
  • SZA – “Doves in the Wind” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

Video Of The Year

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) (featuring Cardi B)

  • Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
  • H.E.R. – “Avenue”
  • SZA – “Broken Clocks”
  • The Internet – “Come Over”

BET’s 2018 Soul Cypher

Faith Evans The First Lady Of Bad Boy Shows Why She’s Our Lady Of Soul | Soul Train Awards 2018

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold Revive the ’90s With Their Medley Tribute | Soul Train Awards 2018

BBD Perform “Do Me” & “Poison” to a Hyped Up The Crowd | Soul Train Awards 2018

Jon B & Donell Jones Remind Us Why We Fell In Love With Them At First | Soul Train Awards 2018

Jacquees Serenades The Crowd With “B.E.D” And “You” | Soul Train Awards 2018

Ledisi Wins The Soul Train Certified Award | Soul Train Awards 2018

Won’t He Do It! Koryn Hawthorne Praises The Lord Beautifully! | Soul Train Awards 2018

Faith Evans’ Music Is the Soundtrack of Two Decades | Soul Train Awards 2018

21 Questions w/ Faith Evans (+How Stevie J is the Perfect Husband) | Soul Train Awards 2018

Soul Train Awards Performance: Erykah Badu’s Music Transcends And Takes Us To Another Place


Erykah Badu Is Like No One Else. Solange, Dave Chapelle & More Agree | Soul Train Awards 2018

Jacquees’ First Ever Awards Show Performance BTS | Soul Train Awards 2018



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