If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The producers for the annual Soul Train Awards must be thinking the same thing when it comes to deciding who will host their show each year, as they’ve wisely once again called on singer/producer Erykah Badu to do so for the third straight year. As Billboard reports, Badu will be the master of ceremonies when the 2017 Soul Train Awards take place at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Nov. 5.
Announced on Monday morning, Badu joins a 2017 ceremony that will feature performances by Toni Braxton, Tank, Kirk Franklin and more. Braxton is also scheduled to be this year’s recipient of the show’s Don Cornelius Legend Award, named after the original Soul Train’s creator. The actual ceremony will be filmed just under two weeks from now, but fans who can't make it to the event in person will have to wait until it airs on BET on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. EST.
Mainstream heavyweights Solange and Bruno Mars lead the pack for this year’s awards with an impressive seven and six nominations each. Other notable names getting some nomination love include Rihanna, SZA, Khalid and Bryson Tiller to name a few. Beyoncé even received a nod from the famous awards show with nomination in the “Video of the Year” category for 2016's "Up All Night." Fans of Queen Bey will be quick to point out that her video includes footage of her and JAY-Z’s wedding day and personal family home videos with their daughter.
Fans can read through the full list of nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards by clicking here.