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Erykah Badu Continues Tradition, Hosting 2016 Soul Train Awards

Who is better at hosting than Erykah Badu? The neo-soul queen has announced that for the second year in a row, she will be hosting the Soul Train Awards.

In addition to this news, the nominees for this year's categories have been revealed, with contenders in a tight race. Anderson Paak and Andra Day join the "Best New Artist" category, with Beyonce claiming two spots for "Video Of The Year."

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Check out the full list below. The 2016 Soul Train Awards will air on Centric and BET at 8:00 PM EST on November 27.

Best New Artist
ANDERSON .PAAK
ANDRA DAY
BRYSON TILLER
CHANCE THE RAPPER
RO JAMES
TORY LANEZ

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
ANTHONY HAMILTON
BRYSON TILLER
MAXWELL
THE WEEKND
USHER

Centric Certified Award
AFTER 7
ANDERSON .PAAK
BILAL
LALAH HATHAWAY
MUSIQ SOULCHILD

Video of the Year

BEYONCÉ - FORMATION
BEYONCÉ - SORRY
DRAKE - HOTLINE BLING
KANYE WEST - FADE
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Song
DONNIE MCCLURKIN - I NEED YOU
HEZEKIAH WALKER - BETTER
KIRK FRANKLIN - 123 VICTORY
TAMELA MANN - GOD PROVIDES
TRAVIS GREENE - MADE A WAY

Album/Mixtape of the Year
BEYONCÉ - LEMONADE
BRYSON TILLER - T R A P S O U L
DJ KHALED - MAJOR KEY
DRAKE - VIEWS
KANYE WEST - THE LIFE OF PABLO
RIHANNA - ANTI

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ - NO PROBLEM
DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE - FOR FREE
DRAKE - CONTROLLA
DRAKE FT. WIZKID & KYLA - ONE DANCE
FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED - ALL THE WAY UP

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

ALICIA KEYS
BEYONCÉ
FANTASIA
JILL SCOTT
RIHANNA

Song of the Year
ADELE - HELLO
BEYONCÉ - FORMATION
BRYSON TILLER - DON’T
DRAKE - CONTROLLA
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
HELLO – WRITTEN BY: ADELE LAURIE BLUE ADKINS, GREGORY ALLEN KURSTIN (ADELE)
RISE UP – WRITTEN BY: ANDRA DAY, JENNIFER DECILVEO (ANDRA DAY)
FORMATION – WRITTEN BY: MICHAEL L. WILLIAMS II, BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, KHALIF BROWN, AAQUIL BROWN, ASHETON HOGAN, (BEYONCÉ)
DON’T – WRITTEN BY: JOHNTÁ M. AUSTIN, MARIAH CAREY, BRYAN-MICHAEL COX, JERMAINE DUPRI, TAVORIS JAVON HOLLINS, ISOM BRANDON STEWART, BRYSON DEJUAN TILLER (BRYSON TILLER)
NEEDED ME – WRITTEN BY: NICHOLAS VALENTINO AUDINO, RACHEL DERRUS, ADAM KING FEENEY, ROBYN R. FENTY, BRITTANY TALIA HAZZARD, CHARLES HINSHAW JR., LEWIS BERESFORD HUGHES, DIJON ISAIAH MCFARLANE, KHALED ROHAIM, TE WHITI TE RANGITEPAIA MATAA WARBICK (RIHANNA)

Best Dance Performance
BEYONCÉ - FORMATION
DRAKE - HOTLINE BLING
KANYE WEST (DANCE PERFORMANCE FT. TEYANA TAYLOR) - FADE
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK
USHER FT. YOUNG THUG - NO LIMIT

Best Collaboration 
BEYONCÉ FT. KENDRICK LAMAR - FREEDOM
CHANCE THE RAPPER FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ - NO PROBLEM
DJ KHALED FT. DRAKE - FOR FREE
FAT JOE & REMY MA FT. FRENCH MONTANA & INFARED - ALL THE WAY UP
RIHANNA FT. DRAKE - WORK


Written by GrooveVolt


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