Bruno Mars was the big winner at the 2017 Soul Train Awards, taped live in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. The 32-year-old Hawaiian native scored 5 top prizes. This year’s show honored Legends Toni Braxton and Ladies of Soul SWV.
The “Locked Out of Heaven” singer won trophies for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best Dance Performance, Video of the Year and Album/Mixtape of the Year, all for his album 24K Magic and single of the same name, and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like”.
Bruno, who is currently on the South American leg of the 24K Magic World Tour, shared Soul Train’s tweet announcing his Video of the Year win and wrote, “God bless you @SoulTrain !! We worked really hard on this video so this means a lot to me. Sending my love from South America. THANK YOU.”
He later shared a link to Soul Train’s full list of winners and wrote, “ITS 2AM & IM SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS IN MY HOTEL ROOM!THANK U @SoulTrain WIN OR LOSE U CONTINUE TO BRING ME NOTHIN BUT JOY (sic)!”
The ceremony, which was hosted by Erykah Badu, was taped at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 5, and aired on BET on Sunday night.
Other Soul Train winners included SZA, who won both the Best New Artist and the Best R&B/Soul Female Artist awards, and Solange Knowles, who received The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award along with the co-writers of Cranes in the Sky.
Rapper Cardi B took home the Rhythm & Bars Award for “Bodak Yellow”, DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller won Best Collaboration for “Wild Thoughts”, and the Soul Train Certified Award was a tie between Bell Biv DeVoe and Ledisi.
Toni Braxton, pictured above, was honored with the previously-announced Legend Award, while R&B trio SWV, pictured below, received the Lady of Soul Award. Both sets of honorees performed a medley of their hits.
Congrats to all the deserving winners!
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