Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

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)!”

Erykah Badu

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.

Bell Biv DeVoe

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

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.

SWV

Congrats to all the deserving winners!

Photos by WENN.com, Paras Griffin / Getty Images




  • thrift.store.jungle

    why did they air this almost a month later? didn’t watch… congrats to all the winners tho.

  • bemetoo

    I love bruno..but had that been mtv..he would have showed up..and swv looks terrible

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I didn’t watch it either but I heard it was good

  • isaiit

    SWV looks like bad wax figure replicas of themselves

  • YES I SAID IT…

    I like Bruno Mars But I feel as if, if U can’t show up for the awards then the next runner up she get it but then again what if U are on tour which I’m sure Bruno Mars is at this time

  • Luv Pitties

    I didn’t know the girls from 702 made up, Toni and Tamar do not resemble either parent

  • SpillyNillie

    TAE MAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR

  • You Could Never

    Hate the 1997 prom dresses SWV got on

  • Toni Wiggins-Sorzano

    I love Bruno.

    Why Taj face looks like that. And Iris did not age well honey. At allllllllllllllll. SHe looks ol der

  • 100milesperhour

    SWV look like scary prom rejects. They never get it right.

  • MsPam

    Is Bruno Mars considered soul music?! Asking for Stephanie Millis ?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Who styled SWV? Why did they allow said person to style them like that. Smdh.

    Did Tamar sing? How did she sound?

  • kennedy campbell

    I thought SWV looked great!!!! yeah some of you hated the look but it’s only opinion…after all these years they are underrated even with all the hits they’ve had. i was surprised to hear coko say they have never won any awardz

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Tamar did an amazing job…her eyes and facial expressions, well that’s another story?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Anita Baker would also like answers.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Iris?

  • YES I SAID IT…

    LOL y’all so petty, but that’s just what I like… In my Bruno Mars voice LOL!!!

  • Toni Wiggins-Sorzano

    From 702

  • SpillyNillie

    Said the same thing…I see they still holdin on to the 90s

  • Mark mcharm

    he is considered and r and b artist

  • TawnyDelux

    Bruno didn’t show up cause he was on tour at the time of taping. I wasn’t expecting him to win either. But he better start showing up to these functions.
    Swv….I liked them.
    Tamar was good.
    Toni was amazing.

  • You Could Never

    Tell Stephanie’s horse faced ass that he is considered R & B/funk which is derived from the soul genre

  • bemetoo

    They look like shit….point blank period!

  • Trey

    Last time Bruno was at the awards there was controversy that he won..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    at least they finally gave him something …. This man has been snubbed so much…. Congratulations Bruno … Talented brother

  • Coy little wink

    I thought she passed…or am I confusing groups?

  • Karen Brady

    teeeee heeeeeeeee.

  • Coy little wink

    Erykah’s swag is outta this world ?

    I don’t have cable or I would have watched ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    shyt ?????? damn straight

  • Karen Brady

    I didn’t watch but please tell me Key’shia did not dance.

  • Trey

    So you didnt watch the last BET awards where he won? Thats the actual picture that is posted.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Keyshia Cole album is straight garbage by the way…. Bought it and deleted it…. Keyshia palease …. No growth …. None …. At all ….purchased that garbage … Chile …. ya got me…. Never damn again…. Ever B …. ?? shyt there is always your first album …

  • tt

    1. I love SWV
    2. Ronnie Devoe wears 50 like a professional
    3. I am soooo NOT a Bruno Mars fan

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Faith Evans and Fantasia in the Soul Cypher was so good …especially Faith I got chills!!!

  • Noirluv45

    Even though Bruno Mars imitates us, at least he gives Black people credit unlike many.

  • what?why

    Multi Talented Bruno Mars is and has been the best entertainer for the past few years. Unbelievable talent …

  • Liah

    she tried….

  • stav

    What seamstress turned those curtains into dresses for SWV?

  • stav

    Agreed!

  • You Could Never

    FAIFF DID THAT. I loved everyone else too. But she turned it out!

  • IntroSpective

    Bruno Mars had a great album….no shade to Soul Train, but I wonder why he didn’t win any Grammys ?

  • IntroSpective

    True. There’s no male performer out that can compete with him.

  • IntroSpective

    Has she grown any vocally?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    told ya trashed it…. garbage don’t waste your money

  • IntroSpective

    Dang…I was hoping at least she had better vocals ?

  • millz

    You’re thinking of blaque… left eyes old group

  • You Could Never

    If my twin died when we were mid 20’s I would probably look bad too. IJS

  • You Could Never

    Orish…. the twin of Irish (mispelled above as Iris) passed away. She was an original member.

  • justlooking
  • Anunnaki

    Wait, what is he, he no black?

  • Shawty

    Cracking up over here

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Shawty

    I think he’s of the Latin descent. (Wanted to say Mexican but I’m sure that’s not politically correct…giggles)

  • Shawty

    Lucky for you that’s what I like….in my Bruno Mars voice

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i said the same (and i love these girls) smh…

  • justlooking

    TRASH AND GARBAGE. I am TEARSSSSSS

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    “he no black”

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • klwbaby

    His dad is Puerto Rican and his mother is from the Philippines.

  • Toni Wiggins-Sorzano

    Her twin passed.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I loved that whole cypher. Yaaasss

  • You Could Never

    My wife Lyte looks purdy dont she?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Toni Wiggins-Sorzano

    I’m pretty sure that’s not it. After her twin passed. Years after her twin passed she appeared good look wise. Some folks just dont age well. And that’s really it in a nut she’ll. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Anunnaki

    ooooo so our 3rd cousins. Got it…?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    she DEW!

  • Anunnaki

    Yep them our kin people, they just been diluted

  • klwbaby

    ??

  • Noirluv45

    No, Bruno isn’t Black. According to Wiki, “His father is of half Puerto Rican and half Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Ukraine and Hungary), and is originally from Brooklyn, New York.[3][4][5] His mother emigrated from the Philippines to Hawaii as a child, and was of Filipino, and some Spanish, ancestry.”

  • Noirluv45

    At first I thought he had at least some Black in him (and I’m sure he probably does) since all people came from us.

  • Karen Brady

    Thought she would have learned not to try by now.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • You Could Never

    Well Off’Keyshia is still trying to find a key to sing in that is even remotely correct so…

  • Karen Brady

    Bell & Biv think they are how old?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • 88

    So called Puerto Ricans are black

  • Ni Ni

    Well i think SWV look great. They could be out here tryna squeeze into too little leotards and catsuits, chile?. I haven’t watched the show yet, but why is Tank half nekkid? Everyone else looks nice.

  • Ms. Jackson

    Awww…i heard it on YouTube and I liked most of the songs ???

  • Simone

    Yes! LMFAO
    Facial expressions were tooooooooooooooooo much! HAHA

  • Simone

    LOL!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Oh…never knew their names.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile you better say it … Should have known…. Never ever again …?? I need substance people …. Not a victim party chile …. Keyshia azz should have known … Trying to be nice because of the title 11:11 you know deem my numbers Chile …. Chile that fraud….

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    what’s that hanging from Ms.Badu’s mouth .. Jewelry ? asking for my mother.

  • Blue

    Jenie I’ll get it for you for Christmas. Don’t be salty either. Be gracious. Then toss it out the window when I leave?

  • Blue

    Cause we be late for everything?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    now… why would you buy me that shyt again …???

  • Blue

    lmao. fine.

  • ALLMINE?

    yea.. lmao

  • ALLMINE?

    they aint my kin..

  • ALLMINE?

    amy Winehouse and Tina marie wanna kno as well.. lmao

  • NicoleZee

    I love Bruno with his cute self! He puts on a great show. If you listen to his 24K Magic album, you’ll probably end up making a baby with someone ;)! I only listen to it on my non-ovulation days. Aw hell, I don’t think I ovulate at all anymore. The hell??? TMI but oh well! LOL!

  • NicoleZee

    He’s Hispanic, I forgot where his parents are from but overall his ethnicity is Hispanic I think.

  • NicoleZee

    So what would his race be??? I think his ethnicity would still be Hispanic. Confusing. He’s a cutie pie though, he’s just short!

  • NicoleZee

    What??? I was going to download her album when I have some free time. Dang. Keyshia Cole just needs better producers and a better marketing team I guess. I kind of think her bad attitude has held her back in some ways. It pays to be humble and kind. No one has raw talent anymore. I miss singers like Whitney Houston, Phyllis Hyman and even Karen Carpenter, they could all genuinely sing and they sang from the heart.

  • NicoleZee

    Sad that Keyshia’s music is not better than she should be. Tamar’s latest album is really good. She can sing and you can feel the emotion when she sings. Her voice isn’t manufactured like some of these artists. Sam Smith’s new album is not what I expected, I expected better, but it has a few good songs. The first album was much better and he does great on stage.

  • The Chosen One

    WTF os Erykah Badu wearing. In that all white, she looks like that chicken off the front of the chicken box of Broaster Chicken, found in convenience stores

  • The Chosen One

    He has is in him. He is Puerto Rican.

  • Noirluv45

    True.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, that’s what I think. He really is cute. Girl, what is he? Five foot 2?

  • Thanos of Titans

    I don’t get the hype with Bruno Mars but the masses seem to love him. Come thru 702!

  • Hmmm~?

    Forever love Ms. Erykah and her signature style. ?

  • Thanos of Titans

    I was so hype when Faith Evans performed! Faith and Luke James were my favs of the night.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    How would he show up when he’s on tour in another country?

  • Kimberly King

    Every time I see Eddie George’s wife, I think about my aunt who used to sleep with him. They met during the Grizzlies’ first home game in Memphis. This is when they were playing in the pyramid. Taj looks like a man in the pic. Coko is one of my inspirations for my extra long ass nails.

    I see that ring on Toni’s finger!

    Can’t take Tank serious after he went on the Breakfast Club and said he allowed a chick to eat his butt. Gross

  • Ms Thang

    Damn

  • KcoolMuziq

    I got into it heavy with a friend of mine who swear he’s black. I told her otherwise and she refuses to believe it.

  • KcoolMuziq

    His father is half Puerto Rican and Jewish. His mother is from the Philipnines.

  • Gone Too Far

    I have got to be the only person in the world who is disgusted by Bruno Mars’ music. It’s so corny to me. His story is humbling though, from what he came from to where he is now so I congratulate every success he has

  • Kimberly King

    I don’t like Tamar’s wig. I hope she’s separating herself from fatso. Am I the only one who thinks Tamar sings better than Toni? Toni is a legend of course and I have all of her albums in my iTunes library… but Tamar has wide vocal range. She can sing in high and low pitches.

  • Gone Too Far

    Bruno mars is pop

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Yea it’s just u…..

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Bruno is a entertainer!

  • Gone Too Far

    ????? I’m fine with that

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Well there u have it

  • andrice

    LOL………i thought the same

  • andrice

    You’re a hater.

  • Gone Too Far

    Looool wow

  • Kimberly King

    A pretty one, though. ??????

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    The man is pure talent no one can deny that

  • http://bettybooplover.tumblr.com/ Berry Melon

    He’s very lucky, I wonder who was in the running? And to think Bruno started his career as an Elvis Presley impersonator.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmy-gUe4T4E

  • Michelle

    Nobody cares that your aunt was deep throating Eddie…mkay? Lol

  • Michelle

    Grammy nominations go out by next month. Granny’s don’t air until Feb. he will win one guaranteed

  • Michelle

    They do. Tamar looks a lot like her father. Toni looks like both just gotta see their young pics and their parents young pics

  • Angela Marsh

    I agree with you. Classic: culture appreciation. SMH, he’s benefiting from a style that was created by black people that are now poor…..yet, he is rich and successful from pure imitation. America!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Tamar can saaaaannnnngg and yes she does have range. It took me a min to warm up to Toni when she first came on the scene.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOO.. I love it. but yep that’s Ms. Off’Keyshi a all day long!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Good for you Bruno. Well deserved???

  • Kimberly King

    Tamar got some pipes on her! I wish she would ditch the Beyonce-esque style and performances and find her own true identity.

  • Kimberly King

    You care because you took the time out to respond. Thanks!

  • esh

    awwwww he’s adorable then and now!

  • EMILY POST

    The Music industry encourages Cultural Appropriation. Have you seen Soul Music and R&B they turned it into Blue Eyed souless music. They dont play black artist on the radio.. and now look at the rapper lol they sold out and started making music for white audiences and now the white audiences are putting white artist to replace them..

  • Gone Too Far

    It’s nothing but theft