Soul Train Awards 2012 Highlights

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The Soul Train Awards aired last night on Sun Nov.25, hosted by Cedric The Entertainer. The venue was held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Elle Varner, Tyrese, Miguel, Beyonce, and John Legend received Soul Train Awards.

New Edition received Lifetime Achievement Awards….30 years in the business, they deserved their accolades and provided a bonus live performance of their throwback hits.

Soul Train honored it’s Creator, the late great Don Cornelius throughout broadcast. They highlighted some of  Soul Train’s best shows dating back to the early 70′s-fast forwarded to now.

This was one of the best awards shows of 2012 despite it’s lack of a Whitney Houston Tribute. If you missed it, catch the re-airing on Bet Tuesday Nov 27, 2012 @7:30pm EST.

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Check Out more Pics, Performances, and Awards List below

 Elle Varner

 Keyshia Coles

 New Edition


Best New Artist: Elle Varner

Centric Award: Leah LaBelle

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Performance: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks’ “Celebrate”

Best Hip Hop Song of the Year: Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz’s “Mercy”

Best R&B/ Soul Female Artist: Beyonce

Best R&B/ Soul Male Artist: Miguel

Album of the Year: Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange

Song of the Year: Tyrese’s “Stay”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award: “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”: John Legend ft. Ludacris

Best Dance Performance: Beyonce – “Love On Top”

CENTRICTV.com Best Caribbean Performance: Sean Paul’s “Tomahawk Technique”

CENTRICTV.com Best International Performance: Estelle’s “Thank You”

CENTRICTV.com Best Independent R&B/ Soul Artist or Group: Eric Roberson

CENTRICTV.com Best Traditional Jazz Artist/ Group: TIE

*The Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio

*Tony Bennett — Isn’t It Romantic

CENTRICTV.com Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/ Group: Esperanza Spalding-Radio Music Society