It has announced today that the Soul Train Awards nominations are dominated by Usher, Summer Walker and SZA by each leading with nine nods. Closely after 21 Savage has eight nominations. Coco Jones and Victoria Monet have tied with six nominations. Burna Boy, Chris Brown, Janelle Monae and more are neck and neck with four nominations this year.
This year they are going to do things different by transitioning up with a new theme “soulful party in Hollywood” compared to the old setup. As the show will air on November 26 at 8pm local time, the location of the show is still undisclosed in Los Angeles.
SZA’s recent album, SOS, is one of the outstanding albums thus far by getting nominated for Album of the Year. As she almost wraps up her Deluxe tour, two of her hit singles “Snooze” and “Kill Bill” were nominated for Song of the Year.
“This year, we are taking inspiration from these genres to innovate and disrupt the award show format while celebrating the legacy of Soul Train. We are proud of this year’s list of esteemed nominees and look to deliver an unforgettable night of soul with our new location, performances, and show moments,” Connie Orlando, EVP of specials, music programming and music strategy.
They haven’t announced who the Lady of Soul or Legend Award yet nor who will be performing. It definitely will be something to remember this year.