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Solange & Bruno Mars Lead 2017 Soul Train Music Awards Nominees + Toni Braxton & SWV to be Honored

By Teonny Spears / Published on Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 13:58 PM / No Comments

After kicking off the year with her first Grammy win, Solange leads the nominations for the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards with a total of 7 nods including Video of the Year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for Cranes in the Sky and Best Collaboration for Don’t Touch My Hair featuring Sampha.

Bruno Mars comes in at second place with six nominations including Video of the Year for 24K Magic and Song of the Year for That’s What I Like.

Toni Braxton will receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award, while SWV will be honored with the Lady of Soul Award, following last year’s recipients Teddy Riley and Brandy respectively.

The 2017 Soul Train Music Awards will be taped November 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and will air on November 26 at 8 PM EST/7 CST on BET and Centric:

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES

BEST NEW ARTIST
6LACK
H.E.R.
Kevin Ross
Khalid
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Bruno Mars
Bryson Tiller
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
Kehlani
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mary J. Blige
Solange
SZA

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD
Bell Biv Devoe
Johnny Gill
Lalah Hathaway
Ledisi
Mack Wilds

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “All Night”
Bruno Mars – “24k Magic”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

BEST GOSPEL/ INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
Chance The Rapper
Charlie Wilson
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Tamela Mann

ALBUM/ MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Mary J. Blige – Strength of a Woman
Solange – A Seat at the Table
SZA – Ctrl
The Weeknd – Starboy

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
French Montana feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable”
Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.”
Yo Gotti feat. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
Childish Gambino – “Redbone”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Khalid – “Location”
Solange – “Cranes in the Sky”

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Cranes in the Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)
“Location” – Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)
“Love Me Now” – Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)
“Redbone” – Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)
“Versace on the Floor” – Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party”
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Solange feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
Wizkid feat. Drake – “Come Closer”

BEST COLLABORATION
DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – “Insecure”
Mary J. Blige feat. Kanye West – “Love Yourself”
Solange feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair”
SZA feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists.
After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for Defglam.com, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at PopGlitz.com, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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