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.
Check Out more Pics, Performances, and Awards List below
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