Saturday, September 22, 2012

Soul Train Awards 2012: Nominations

Soul Train Awards 2012

 Best New Artist:
Elle Varner
Emeli Sande
J. Cole
Luke James
Robert Glasper

Centric Award:
Esperanza Spalding
Gary Clark Jr.
Leah Labelle

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance:
BeBe Winans - “America America”
Fred Hammond - “I Feel Good”
Marvin Sapp - “My Testimony”
Mary Mary- “Go Get It”
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks- “Celebrate”

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
2 Chainz ft. Drake- “No Lie”
Wale ft. Miguel - “Lotus Flower Bomb”
Nas - “Daughters”
Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy”
Young Jeezy ft. Ne-Yo - “Leave You Alone”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist:
Keyshia Cole
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist:
Robin Thicke
Trey Songz

Album of the Year:
The One – Eric Benet
Channel Orange -Frank Ocean
Life Is Good –Nas
Write Me Back -R. Kelly
Looking For Myself -Usher

Song of the Year:
Estelle - “Thank You”
John Legend ft. Ludacris - “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Trey Songz - “Heart Attack”
Tyrese - “Stay”
Usher - “Climax”
Wale ft. Miguel - “Lotus Flower Bomb”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award:
“Thank You” - Estelle
(Writers: Arden Altino, Akene “The Champ” Dunkley, Jerry Duplessis, Doug F. Edwards, Thomas D. Richardson, Aliaune Thiam)

“Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” - John Legend ft. Ludacris
(Writers: Allen Arthur, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, Keith Justice, Miguel Pimentel “Miguel”, Clayton Reilly, John Stephens)

“Daughters” - Nas
(Writers: Nasir Jones, Ernest D. Wilson, Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka)

“Share My Love” - R. Kelly
(Writer: Robert Kelly)

“Climax” - Usher
(Writers: Usher Raymond IV, Sean “Redd Stylez” Fenton, Thomas “Diplo” Pentz, Ariel Rechtshaid)

Best Dance Performance:
Beyoncé - “Love On Top”
Chris Brown - “Turn Up The Music”
Nicki Minaj - “Starships”
Rihanna - “Where Have You Been”
Usher - “Scream”

Best Caribbean Performance
Cover Drive – “Bajan Style”
Damien “Junior Gong” Marley - “SuperHeavy”
Jimmy Cliff - “Rebirth”
Matisyahu – “Spark Seeker”
Sean Paul – “Tomahawk Technique”

Best International Performance
Amy Winehouse - “Our Day Will Come”
Daley ft. Marsha Ambrosius - “Alone Together”
Emeli Sande - “Next To Me”
Estelle - “Thank You”
Gotye ft. Kimbra- “Somebody (That I Used To Know)”
Rebecca Ferguson- “Nothing’s Real But Love”

Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group
Chris Botti- Impressions
Kenny Garrett- Seeds From The Underground
Melody Gardot- The Absence
The Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
Tony Bennett- Isn’t It Romantic

Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/Group
Ben Tankard- Full Tank
Brian Culbertson- DREAMS
Cassandra Wilson- Another Country
Esperanza Spalding- Radio Music Society
Peter White- Here We Go

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