R Kelly Opened The 2010 Soul Train Awards

This year’s Soul Train Awards was a star-studded affair celebrating the latest and greatest in black music.

Hosted by Academy Award nominated actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, the show was taped at the Cobb Energy Center on Nov. 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

R&B diva 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.’

The returning hosts hammed it up onstage again this year, with a rousing dance off to hot hip-hop tinged anthems such as ‘Hot Toddy’ and ‘Whip My Hair;’ “Stanky Leg’ and ‘Rude Boy;’ and ‘How Low Can You Go.’

Other highlights from this year’s show included an opening number by the one and only R.Kelly, followed by musical performances by Erykah Badu, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and Cee-Lo Green. SOURCE



• 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 (both 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)



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