Soul Train Music Awards 2015

Soul Train Music Awards 2015

November 6, 2015
November 6, 2015
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
 

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The 2015 Soul Train Music Awards was held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Centric and BET on November 29, 2015. The ceremony, hosted by Erykah Badu, honored artists in 12 different categories.

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Jidenna
American singer
 
Tyrese Gibson
American singer, rapprt and television actor
bornDecember 30, 1978
Watts, Los Angeles
 
The Weeknd
Canadian musician
bornFebruary 16, 1990
Scarbrough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Uptown Funk
 
"Uptown Funk" is a song recorded by British producer Mark Ronson, with vocals from American singer Bruno Mars, for Ronson's fourth studio album, Uptown Special .

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Host

Erykah Abi Wright (born Erica Abi Wright; February 26, 1971),[1] better known by her stage name Erykah Badu (/ˈɛrkə bɑːˈd/), is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress. Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in her hometown; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was highly impressed with her performance and signed her to Kedar Entertainment.[1] Her first album, Baduizm, was released on February 11, 1997.[2] It spawned three singles: "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and "Otherside of the Game". The album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[3] Badu's first live album, Live, was released on November 18, 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA.[3]

Badu's second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released on October 31, 2000.[4] It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady", "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Cleva". The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.[3] Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released on September 16, 2003.[5] It generated two singles: "Danger" and "Back in the Day (Puff)". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[3] Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released on February 26, 2008.[6] It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier". New Amerykah Part Two was released in 2010 and fared well both critically and commercially. It contained the album's lead single "Window Seat", which led to controversy.

Musically her work includes elements from R&B, hip hop and jazz.[1] She is best known for her role in the rise of the neo soul subgenre. She is known as the "First Lady of Neo-Soul" or the "Queen of Neo-Soul". Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for wearing very large and colorful headwraps. For her musical sensibilities, she has often been compared[7] to jazz great Billie Holiday.[8][9] She was a core member of the Soulquarians. As an actress, she has played a wide range of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D. She also speaks at length in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes.

Winners12

Best New Artist Nominees5

Top Albums by Best New Artist Nominees6

Top Songs by Best New Artist Nominees8

Centric Certified Award Nominees5

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist Nominees5

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist Nominees5

Album of the Year Nominees5

Song of the Year Nominees5

Video of the Year Nominees5

Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song Nominees5

Best Hip Hop Song of the Year Nominees5

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award Nominees5

Best Dance Performance Nominees5

Best Collaboration Nominees5

Performers18

Top Albums by Performers26

Top Songs by Performers31

Songs Performed7

Notable Attendees61

Videos8

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles76

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks55

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles12

Iggy Azalea Dissed By Erykah Badu During 2015 Soul Train Awards, Calls Singer's Music 'Not Rap' [VIDEO]
Fashion&Style  –  December 1, 2015
Rapper Iggy Azalea was dissed by 2105 Soul Train Music Awards host Eryka Badi, who said the Australian singer's music was "not rap." Erykah Badu is apparently not a fan of Iggy Azalea after the legendary singer and songwriter dissed the rapper at the 2015 ...
Fantasia sings Babyface tribute at 2015 Soul Train Music Awards
Rolling Out  –  November 30, 2015
Fantasia graced the stage at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards on Sunday night and sang two songs written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. As Babyface played the piano, Fantasia belted out Whitney Houston’s “Exhale” and Karyn White’s “Superwoman.”
The Weeknd, 'Uptown Funk' and Jidenna big winners at 2015 Soul Train Awards
CNN  –  November 30, 2015
Badu conceived the idea of doing a soul cypher. "I felt it would be really cool," she said a few days after the awards show taping. "I handpicked the artists and the music; I was just ... The complete list of 2015 Soul Train Awards winners is below:
Erykah Badu Shades Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Music Awards: “What You’re Doing Is Definitely Not Rap”
Radio.com  –  November 30, 2015
Erykah Badu turned Iggy Azalea into a punchline during her hosting duties at the Soul Train Music Awards on BET Sunday night (Nov. 29). In an opening bit, Erykah pretends to be speaking on the phone, where she confesses that she is “banning all rap ...
Erykah Badu Shades Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Music Awards: “What You’re Doing Is Definitely Not Rap”
radioalice.cbslocal.com  –  November 30, 2015
Erykah Badu turned Iggy Azalea into a punchline during her hosting duties at the Soul Train Music Awards on BET Sunday night (Nov ... cause what you’re doing is definitely not rap. In fact yeah, I got on my overalls. In fact, I’mma send an Uber ...
Erykah Badu Shades Iggy Azalea At Soul Train Music Awards: “What You’re Doing Is Definitely Not Rap”
amp.cbslocal.com  –  November 30, 2015
Erykah Badu turned Iggy Azalea into a punchline during her hosting duties at the Soul Train Music Awards on BET Sunday night (Nov ... cause what you’re doing is definitely not rap.” MOMMA THROWING ALL THE SHADE 😂 #SoulTrainAwards pic.twitter.com ...
The Medley Wins Big at 2015 Soul Train Awards
BET  –  November 30, 2015
Timeless music was center stage at this year's Soul Train Awards, where Jill Scott and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds were honored. In addition to the awards –– like Jidenna, Mr. "Classic Man" himself, repping for the next generation with his Best New ...
Babyface’s All-Star Tribute At The 2015 Soul Train Awards Was LIT
Vibe  –  November 29, 2015
The 2015 Soul Train Awards honored today’s artists and songs that couldn’t be ignored no matter how hard you tried to, but the night’s best performance came when music legend Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds took the stage to receive his legendary award.
Babyface, Jill Scott, Tyrese Honored at 2015 Soul Train Music Awards
About.com  –  November 22, 2015
Fantasia performed in the tribute to Babyface at the 2015 Soul Train Music Awards, and as he played piano, she sang “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” which he wrote for Whitney Houston for the 1995 Waiting to Exhale soundtrack. She also performed a number one hit ...
Jill Scott Makes Soul Train Music Awards History, Receives First Lady of Soul Award
musictimes.com  –  October 20, 2015
is making history as the first to receive an award in the brand new catergory offered by the Soul Train Music Awards - the Lady of Soul award. The 2015 Soul Train Awards will air on Sunday November 29 and is set to honor two music greats. Scott will be ...
Erykah Badu Will Host The 2015 Soul Train Music Awards
All HipHop  –  October 19, 2015
Nominees include Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Fetty Wap, Big Sean and many more. Babyface will be honored with the Legends Award. Jill Scott will also be the recipient of the first-ever Lady of Soul award.
2015 Soul Train Awards Nominees Include The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Beyonce & More
The BoomBox  –  October 16, 2015
The 2015 Soul Train Music Awards will be taped on Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for a broadcast premiere on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Centric. Check out the nominations list below.

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