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Kendrick Lamar leads Soul Train Awards nominees

Kendrick Lamar leads Soul Train Awards nominees

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Kendrick Lamar is leading the nominees for this year's Soul Train Awards.  The up-and-coming hip-hop star picked up nods in six categories, including Best New Artist.  Kendrick's track "Poetic Justice" featuring Drake was nominated in the categories of Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year. Meantime, his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city will go up against albums by Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Jay Z, Fantasia and Rihanna for Album of the Year. 

"K-Dot" isn't the only artist with multiple nominations.  Singers Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton landed five nominations each.  Hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson, the 2013 Soul Train Awards will take place on November 8th at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The awards ceremony will air on December 1st on BET and CENTRIC.  

Best New Artist: 

Bridget Kelly 
K. Michelle 
Kendrick Lamar 
Tamar Braxton 
TGT 

Centric Certified Award: 

Joss Stone 
Luke James 
Lyfe Jennings 
Solange 
Stacy Barthe 
Talib Kweli 

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance: 

“Break Every Chain” - Tasha Cobbs 
“Confessions” - Lecrae 
“Every Praise” - Hezekiah Walker 
“God Will Make Away” - Shirley Caesar 
“If He Did It Before…Same God” - Tye Tribbett 
“Life & Favor” - John P. Kee & New Life 

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

“Bad” - Wale f. Tiara Thomas 
“High School” - Nicki Minaj f. Lil Wayne 
“Holy Grail” - Jay Z f. Justin Timberlake 
“Poetic Justice” - Kendrick Lamar f. Drake 
“Power Trip” - J. Cole f. Miguel 
“Started From the Bottom” - Drake 

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: 

Alicia Keys 
Chrisette Michele 
Fantasia 
Janelle Monae 
Kelly Rowland 
Tamar Braxton 

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: 

Bruno Mars 
Charlie Wilson 
Chris Brown 
John Legend 
Miguel 
Robin Thicke 

Album of the Year: 

The 20/20 Experience - Justin Timberlake 
good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar 
Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel 
Magna Carta Holy Grail - Jay Z 
The Side Effects of You - Fantasia 
Unapologetic - Rihanna 

Song of the Year: 

“Blurred Lines” - Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. 
“Diamonds” -Rihanna 
“Fine China” - Chris Brown 
“Love and War” - Tamar Braxton 
“Poetic Justice” - Kendrick Lamar f. Drake 
“Suit & Tie” - Justin Timberlake f. Jay Z 

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award: 

“Crooked Smile” - J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith) 
“Fire We Make” - Alicia Keys f. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel) 
“Lose to Win” - Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels) 
“Love & War” - Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick) 
“Mirrors” - Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake) 
“Q.U.E.E.N.” - Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.) 

Best Dance Performance: 

“Blurred Lines” - Robin Thicke 
“Body Party” - Ciara 
“Fine China” - Chris Brown 
“Q.U.E.E.N.” - Janelle Monáe f. Erykah Badu 
“Suit & Tie” - Justin Timberlake f. Jay Z 
“Treasure” - Bruno Mars 

Video of the Year: 

“Blurred Lines” - Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel) 
“Fine China” - Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White) 
“Love & War” - Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami) 
"Poetic Justice” - Kendrick Lamar f. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa) 
"Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson) 
"Started from the Bottom" - Drake (Director X) 

Best Collaboration: 

Alicia Keys f. Maxwell - “Fire We Make” 
Brandy f. Chris Brown - “Put It Down” 
J.Cole f. Miguel - “Power Trip” 
Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu - “Q.U.E.E.N.” 
Miguel f. Kendrick Lamar - “How Many Drinks” 
Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. - “Blurred Lines” 
Wale f. Sam Dew - “LoveHate Thing” 

Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com): 

“Differentology” - Bunji Garlin 
“The Fog” - Machel Montano 
“Next To Me” - Emeli Sande 
“Personally” - P-Square 
“Ur Waist” - Iyanya 

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com): 

George Benson f. Wynton Marsalis - “Unforgettable” 
Jeffrey Osborne f. Chaka Khan - “Baby it’s Cold Outside” 
Tony Bennett f. Marc Anthony - “For Once In My Life” 
Nicole Henry - “Waiting In Vain” 
Terence Blanchard - “Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song” 

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com): 

Jose James - “Trouble” 
Boney James f. Rick Braun - “Batucada (The Beat)” 
Michael Buble - “It’s A Beautiful Day” 
Dave Koz - “Got To Get You Into My Life” 
George Duke - “Missing You” 

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com): 

Ashanti - “Never Should Have” 
Brian McKnight - “Sweeter” 
Kenny Lattimore - “Find A Way” 
Maysa - “Love Me Good” 
Raheem DeVaughn - “Love Connection” 
Ronald Isley - “Dinner And A Movie” 

 

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