2018 Soul Train Awards: Faith Evans & Erykah Badu To Be Honored, H.E.R., Ella Mai, Cardi B, SZA & More Snag Nods+Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell To Host

Posted October 26, 2018

via Faith Instagram/H.E.R. Instagram

The 2018 Soul Train Awards are just around the corner and on Friday the official nominee list and honorees were announced, and this years event is set to be another show stopper.

R&B singer H.E.R. leads the pack with seven nods, while Bruno Mars and Cardi B tie with six nods respectively. SZA comes up right behind with five nods while Daniel Caesar and newcomer Ella Mai tie with four.

That’s not all, past host Erykah Badu may not be doing MC duty this year, but she will receive the Legend Award while vocal powerhouse Faith Evans will be honored with the coveted Lady of Soul Award.

The show will be packed full of excitement and laughter as BFF’s Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will tag team as hosts for the show that will tape at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 17th and will be aired on BET just in time for the holiday weekend on November 25th.

Get into the full list of nominees below.

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar

Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis

Leon Thomas

Normani

Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti

Jorja Smith

Ledisi

Lenny Kravitz

MAJOR.

Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ella Mai

H.E.R.

Mariah Carey

SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Childish Gambino

Daniel Caesar

John Legend

Khalid

Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day

Kirk Franklin

Lecrae

Snoop Dogg

Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Childish Gambino – “This is America”

DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo

Drake – “In My Feelings”

The Carters – “Apeshit”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”

SZA – “The Weekend”

The Internet – “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright

Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

Leon Bridges – Good Thing

Miguel – War & Leisure

The Internet – Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Finesse” (Remix) – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)

“Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

“Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)

“Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)

“Focus” – Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)

“Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Chris Brown – “Tempo”

Ciara – “Level Up”

HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”

Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.

John Legend – “A Good Night” featuring BloodPop

Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW”

SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

H.E.R. – “Avenue”

SZA – “Broken Clocks”

The Internet – “Come Over”

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