On Nov. 26, BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards showcased the best in R&B, Hip Hop, and Soul. The event was hosted and co-produced by the eclectic and eccentric Erykah Badu. The evening was full of amazing performances and appearances by some of the biggest names in the industry with extra special performances from Legend Award winner Toni Braxton and Lady of Soul winners SWV.
Leading the charge for wins of the night was Bruno Mars who swept up wins in several categories during the evening, including Best Dance Performance, Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year for 24k Magic, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like.” The “Uptown Funk” singer is also amongst the leading ranks for 2018 Grammy nominations, competing head- to- head with Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino for Album of the Year.
In addition to Mars, the Soul Train Awards was a great night for women in music with Cardi B winning Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year), Lecrae scoring the Best Gospel/Inspirational Award, and SZA taking home the wins for Best New Artist and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.
Check out all the winners and performers here.
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