soultrainawards2009

Pre-recorded at the Georgia World Congress Center earlier this month but airing for the first time tonight on BET / Centric TV (9pm EST), the Soul Train Music Awards 2009 were hosted by Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

The awards featured performances from the likes of Toni Braxton, Trey Songz, Erykah Badu, Robin Thicke, Fantasia, Ryan Leslie, Chrisette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Karyn White, Boyz II Men, Ledisi, Chico Debarge, Angie Stone, Brian McKnight, Ginuwine and Melanie Fiona.

And the winners are…. (in bold)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Drake
Jazmine Sullivan
*Keri Hilson
Ryan Leslie
Solange

BEST R&B/SOUL ARTIST FEMALE
*Beyonce
Chrisette Michele
Jennifer Hudson
Ledisi
Whitney Houston

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE
Charlie Wilson
*Maxwell
Musiq Soulchild
Raphael Saadiq
Robin Thicke

SONG OF THE YEAR
“God in Me” – Mary Mary
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
*“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyonce
“Spotlight” – Jennifer Hudson
“Turnin Me On” – Keri Hilson/ ft Lil Wayne

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
*Beyonce – I Am … Sasha Fierce
Jamie Foxx – Intuition
Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak
Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night
Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman

RECORD OF THE YEAR (SONGWRITER AWARD)
Beyonce – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
*Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain – “Blame It”
Keri Hilson – “Knock You Down”
Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”

BEST COLLABORATION
*Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock You Down”
Keyshia Cole feat. Monica – “Trust”
Mario feat. Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett – “Break Up”
Mary Mary feat. Kierra (KiKi) Sheard – “God In Me”
Trey Songz feat. Drake – “Successful”

CENTRIC AWARD – SOUL APPROVED/UNDERGROUND
Corneille
Eric Roberson
Laura Izibor
*Maysa
The Knux

BEST REGGAE ARTIST
Movado
*Sean Paul
Serani
Taurus Riley
Ziggy Marley

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE MALE, FEMALE OR GROUP
BeBe and CeCe Winans – “Close To You”
Fred Hammond feat. John P. Kee – “They That Wait”
Marvin Sapp – “Praise Him in Advance”
*Mary Mary feat. Kierra “KiKi” Sheard – “God In Me”
Smokie Norful – “Justified”

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Michael Jackson