The 2010 Soul Train Awards was Hosted by Academy Award nominated actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. Although the show aired last night, the show was taped at the Cobb Energy Center on Nov. 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Highlights from this year’s show
R.Kelly, followed by musical performances by Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and Cee-Lo Green.
I will have to say that hands down R.kelly shut it down. So many people have been saying that R&B is dead but if that is the case he surely brought it back to life with his Amazing performance.
R.kelly is the undisputed King of R&B…. Just in case you missed it check it out right here….
Another highlight of the night was when Anita Baker accepted her Legend Award, after a tribute from female vocalists Chrisette Michele, Faith Evans, Tamia, Rachelle Ferrell, Lalah Hathaway and Dionne Farris -who performed a medley of her hits from ‘Caught up in the Rapture’ to ‘Giving You the Best That I Got.’
I just want to add that a few of the ladies that made a tribute to Anita Baker are some of the most talented ladies, but yet so underrated. ( Faith Evans & Tamia) Check out a small clip of the tribute
Steve Harvey presented Ron Isley with the second Legend Award for the night. R&B singers Keyshia Cole, Bilal, Tank, El DeBarge, Eric Benét, Peabo Bryson, Jeffrey Osborne and Freddy Jackson serenaded the icon with a medley of his greatest hits.
After his acceptance speech, Isley, who was recently released from prison, took to the stage to perform his own take on his sultry songs ‘Between the Sheets’ and ‘What I Missed the Most.’ He later collaborated with chanteuse Chanté Moore and R. Kelly for his throwback hit, ‘Contagious.’
Here is a recap of the Ron Isley performance
A complete list of winners for the 2010 Soul Train Awards are listed below.
• Best New Artist – Melanie Fiona
• Best Female R&B Soul Artist – Alicia Keys (absent)
• Song of the Year – ‘Nothing on You’ by B.o.B. feat Bruno Mars
• Best Hip Hop Song of the Year – ‘Love the Way You Lie’ by Eminem featuring Rihanna (absent)
• Best Male R&B Soul Artist – Trey Songz and Usher (tie) (absent)
• Album of the Year – Usher Raymond, Raymond vs. Raymond
• Record of the Year (songwriter award) – Alicia Keys, ‘Unthinkable (I’m Ready),’ songwriters: Alicia Keys, Aubrey Graham, Brothers, Noah “40″ Shebib
• Best Reggae Artist Award – Gyptian
• Centric Award – Janelle Monae
• Best Gospel Performance Male Female or Group – Marvin Sapp
• Best Dance Performance – Ciara, ‘Ride’ (absent)