Chris Brown, Beyonce & Kanye West lead Soul Train Award 2011 Nominations | Music News

Yes ladies and gentlemen, the award season is upon us and one of the many award ceremonies that will take place over the next few months, The Soul Train Awards have recently released their list of nominations. Taking place on November 17 and hosted by the one and only Cedric the Entertainer, the nominations are led by Chris Brown, who’s enjoying his most successful year since 2009, with five nominations for Best Male R&B/Soul ArtistBest Dance Performance and Song of the Year for “She Ain’t You”, Best Hip Hop Song of the Year for “Look At Me Now” and Album of the Year for F.A.M.E..

The Virginia native is followed closely by Beyonce and Kanye West, both of whom receive four nods each, and Adele and Marsha Ambrosius who pick up three nominations each – read on for the full list of nominees.

Best New Artist:
Bruno Mars
Marsha Ambrosius
Frank Ocean

Centric Award:
Raphael Saadiq
Anthony David
Aloe Blacc

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year:
Moment for Life – Nicki Minaj
All of the Lights – Kanye West
Look at Me Now-Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne
Out of My Head – Lupe Fiasco
Otis – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist:
Kelly Rowland
Marsha Ambrosius
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist:

Trey Songz
Chris Brown
R. Kelly
Cee Lo Green
Eric Benet

Album of the Year:
21 – Adele
F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
4 – Beyonce
Passion Pain & Pleasure – Trey Songz
Light of the Sun – Jill Scott
Watch The Throne – Jay Z/Kanye West

Song of the Year:
Motivation – Kelly Rowland feat. Lil’ Wayne
Sure Thing – Miguel
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
She Ain’t You – Chris Brown
All of the Lights – Kanye West
So In Love – Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton

Best Dance Performance:
Motivation – Kelly Rowland
Only Girl in the World//What’s My Name – Rihanna
Run The World – Beyonce
She Ain’t You – Chris Brown
Walking – Mary Mary
Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson

Best Gospel Performance:
I Smile – Kirk Franklin
Walking – Mary Mary
Heaven Hear My Heart – Trin-I-Tee 5:7
I Believe – James Fortune feat. Shawn McLemore
More – Cece Winans

Best Caribbean Performance:
Man Down – Rihanna
Summer Time – Vybz Kartel
Wotless – Kes The Band
Bend Over – Machel Montano
Delilah – Movado

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award):
Rolling In The Deep- Adele (Writers: Adele, Paul Epworth)
Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius (Writers: Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms)
Best Thing I Never Had – Beyonce (Writers: Antonio Dixon; Kenneth Edmonds; Larry Griffin, Jr.; Beyonce Knowles; Caleb McCampbell; Patrick Smith; Shea Taylor)
Good Man – Raphael Saddiq (Writers: Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson)
Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson (Writers: Aliaune Thiam (Akon), Giorgio Tuinfort, Claude Kelly)