The Soul Train Awards have long been a celebration of all things R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop, bringing together talented artists from across several generations. This year, BET will present the acclaimed award show and the stars are out in droves. Filmed on November 5 the show took place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV and hosted a number of performers and nominees from across several genres.
In their family WE TV show, “Braxton Family Values,” Tamar Braxton constantly refers to older sister Toni as “living legend Toni Braxton” and it would seem her exaltations have been echoed by the industry. Toni was the recipient of the Legend Award for her illustrious career that has spanned almost 30 years and began with her performing with her sisters as The Braxtons. Alongside Braxton, R&B trio SWV were also winners as they were presented the of the Lady of Soul Award by another iconic trio, Bell Biv Devoe.
Aside from Braxton and SWV, there are appearances and performances from Jessie J, 112, Tamar Braxton, and Keyshia Cole. There is even a special moment of reflection honoring those lost during the Las Vegas mass shooting tragedy led by Daniel, Caesar, Kirk Franklin, and Ledisi, among others. Hosted by Erykah Badu, BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.