LOVE, PEACE & SOUL! HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ’90S THEMED 2018 ‘SOUL TRAIN AWARDS’November 26, 2018
In true ‘Pam and Gina’ fashion, Tisha and Tichina kicked off show with a ’90s tribute—paying homage to performers like Mary J Blige and Method Man, TLC, Brandy, 702 and many more. Bad boys Michael Bivens, Rickey Bell and Ronnie DeVoe of Bell Biv Devoe (BBD) lit up the stage with a sizzlin’ performance, followed by ’90s hearthrobs, Carl Thomas, Jon B and Donell Jones. Al B. Sure made his first appearance since Kim Porter’s passing, and serenaded us with a sultry snippet of one of his greatest hits.
Erykah Badu and Faith Evans, whose careers both blossomed in the ’90s, received the highest honors of the night. Ctrl songstress SZA presented Badu with the iconic ‘Legend Award’ followed by a soulful performance of some of her greatest hits like “Call Tyrone” and “On and On.” Faith Evans shut the house down by belting ’90s ballads like “Soon As I Get Home” and “Used To Love Me,” after her husband Stevie J presented her with this year’s ‘Lady of Soul’ award.
What did you think of the 2018 Soul Train Awards? Watch below as we highlight the best moments of the show and Gary With Da Tea dishes with all the stars on the redcarpet!
Below is the full list of winners:
- Best New Artist: Daniel Caesar
- Soul Train Certified Award: Ledisi
- Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: Ella Mai
- Best R&B/Soul Male Artist: Bruno Mars
- Best Gospel/Inspirational Award: Lecrae
- Rhythm & Bars Award: Drake, “In My Feelings”
- Song of the Year: Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
- Album/Mixtape of the Year: H.E.R., “H.E.R.”
- The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award: Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up,” written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James and Larrance Dopson
- Best Dance Performance: Ciara, “Level Up”
- Best Collaboration Performance: Daniel Caesar, “Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)”
- Video of the Year: Bruno Mars, “Finesse (Remix) feat. Cardi B”