Omarion at the nominations announcement today. Work it bitch!
But let's be honest here, do you really care? Do you even watch Soul Train? Better yet, are the artists who were nominated going to actually show up? It's been a couple of months since Soul Train bothered to tape an episode. They've been in full throwback mode, airing shows from the 70's since before James Brown went to play craps in that pool hall in the sky.
The 21st Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards will be co-hosted by R&B singers LeToya and Omarion. I'm not going to touch that one. Ms. Peachez has been tapped to host the official post party at Roscoe's Chicken And Waffles. The event will be sponsored by Murray's Superior Pomade.
Beyonce gathered a leading three nominations, including one for best female album for "B'Day." Mary J. Blige garnered two nominations, for best female R&B soul-single for "Take Me As I Am," and for best female R&B soul album for "The Breakthrough." On the male side, John Legend, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Yung Joc each got two nominations.
Complete list of nominees under the cut.
Best R&B soul-single, female: "Irreplaceable," Beyonce; "Take Me As I am," Mary J. Blige; "Love," Keyshia Cole; "Torn," LeToya.
Best R&B soul single, male: "4 Minutes," Avant; "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)," Chris Brown; "Save Room," John Legend; "Sexy Love," Ne-Yo.
Best R&B soul single, group, band or duo: "Crazy," Gnarls Barkley; "Just Came Here to Chill," The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley; "Good Luck Charm," Jagged Edge; "Stickwitu," The Pussycat Dolls Feature Avant.
Best R&B soul album, female: "B'Day," Beyonce; "The Breakthrough," Mary J. Blige; "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship," India.Arie; "The Makings of Me," Monica.
Best R&B soul album, male: "Chris Brown," Chris Brown; "Unpredictable," Jamie Foxx; "Once Again," John Legend; "The Evolution of Robin Thicke," Robin Thicke.
Best R&B soul album, group, band or duo: "Danity Kane," Danity Kane; "St. Elsewhere," Gnarls Barkley; "Baby Makin' Music," "The Isley Brothers Featuring Ronald Isley; "Jagged Edge," Jagged Edge.
Best R&B soul or rap new artist: "Gotcha," Lupe Fiasco; "Sexy Love," Ne-Yo; "Hustlin," Rick Ross; "It's Goin' Down," Yung Joc.
Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B soul or rap video: "Irreplaceable," Beyonce; "I Love My Chick," Busta Rhymes Features Will.i.am & Kelis; "Show Me What You Got," Jay-Z; "We Fly High," Jim Jones.
Best R&B soul or rap dance cut: "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It," Dem Franchize Boyz Featuring Lil Peanut &amp; Charlay; "Give It Up to Me," Sean Paul; "Chicken Noodle Soup," Webstar & Young B Featuring The Voice of Harlem; "It's Goin' Down," Yung Joc.
Best Gospel Album: "Paved the Way," The Caravans; "Sounds from the Storm, Volume," Kirk Franklin; "Singing the Old Time Way Volume II," Bishop G.E. Patterson & Congregation; "The Struggle is Over," Youth for Christ.