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On Tuesday, BET announced three-time GRAMMY® award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Maxwell will receive the Legend award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards.

Award-winning and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ashanti will be the recipient of the Lady of Soul honor.

"It's an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that's been growing with me throughout my career," said Maxwell. “I'm so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence."

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"I'm honored to be recognized as this year's 'Lady of Soul' honoree," said Ashanti.

"This is a full circle moment for me because I received the 'Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year' Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of Soul Train, I'm proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate."

 

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Singer/songwriter H.E.R. leads the 2021 Soul Train Awards nominations with eight nods.

The Oscar winner will compete with six-times nominated Jazmine Sullivan and WizKid for Best Song, Best Album and Video of the Year honors.

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Tichina Arnold (left) and Tisha Campbell (right) are co-hosting for a fourth consecutive year. The show will honor the 50th anniversary of Soul Train, which made its debut in October, 1971.

The Soul Train Awards will take place at the iconic Apollo theater in Harlem, New York on Saturday, November 20 and will air on Sunday, November 28 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

The complete list of nominees for the 2021 Soul Train Awards include:

Song of the Year:

Blxst feat. Ty Dolla $Ign & Tyga – Chosen

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – Leave the Door Open

H.E.R. – Damage

Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Yung Bleu feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Album of the Year:

Blxst – No Love Lost

Doja Cat - Planet Her

Giveon - When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time

H.E.R. - Back of My Mind

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales

Wizkid - Made in Lagos

Video of the Year:

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – Leave the Door Open

Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – Go Crazy (Remix)

H.E.R. – Damage

Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings

Normani feat. Cardi B – Wild Side

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist:

Alicia Keys

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Jazmine Sullivan

Jhené Aiko

SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist:

Blxst

Chris Brown

Giveon

Lucky Daye

Tank

Usher

Best Collaboration:

Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – Go Crazy (Remix)

Doja Cat feat. SZA – Kiss Me More

H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown – Come Through

Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. – Girl Like Me

Wizkid feat. Tems – Essence

Yung Bleu feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Best New Artist:

Blxst

Capella Grey

Morray

Tems

Tone Stith

Yung Bleu

Certified Soul Award:

Anthony Hamilton

Ashanti

Charlie Wilson

The Isley Brothers

Jam & Lewis

T-Pain

Best Dance Performance:

Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour

Chris Brown, Young Thug – City Girls

Lizzo Feat. Cardi B – Rumors

Normani Feat. Cardi B - Wild Side

Usher – Bad Habits

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

Brian Courtney Wilson

James Fortune

Kelly Price

Kirk Franklin

Maverick City Music

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award:

Can't Let It Show - written by: Kate Bush, Durrell Babbs (Tank)

Come Through - written by: Carl Mccormick, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Kelvin Wooten, Michael L. Williams Ii, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown)

Damage - written by: Anthony Clemons Jr., Carl Mccormick, H.E.R., James Harris, Jeff Gitelman, Terry Lewis, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R.)

Essence - written by: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Oniko Eddie Uzezi, Oniko Evawero, Richard Isong, Temilade Openiyi (Wizkid Feat. Tems)

Leave the Door Open - written by: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile Ii, Christopher Brody Brown (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic)

Pick Up Your Feelings - written by: Blue June, Chi, Audra Mae Butts, Jazmine Sullivan, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes (Jazmine Sullivan)

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R&B superstar Tank's single, titled "Can't Let It Show" (R&B Money/Atlantic Records), has hit #1 on R&B radio stations around the country after 18 weeks on the charts.

Written and produced by Tank, "Can't Let It Show" samples Kate Bush's 1989 single, "This Woman's Work", which was covered by singer Maxwell in 1997.

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"Can't Let It Show" is Tank's fourth consecutive #1 hit, including songs "When We," "Dirty," and "I Don't Think You're Ready” off his wildly successful albums Savage and Elevation, respectively.

"Can't Let It Show" has already received over 3.6M views on YouTube.

Tank was a featured performer this past weekend that kicked off the ESSENCE Festival of Culture Virtual Weekend (June 25 - 27 and July 2-4) celebrating the excellence of the Black community.

In addition, he has hit the road with appearances in several cities across America, and fans can check www.therealtank.com for additional live dates.
 

Tank - Can't Let It Show

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Legendary singer/songwriter, Maxwell, celebrated his 25th anniversary album, Urban Hang Suite, with his very good friend Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5/97.5 radio in Atlanta on Monday.

They discussed what the album meant at that time, and how it inspired the next generation of R&B.

Maxwell explained why he turned down a Verzuz battle against D'Angelo in March.

Maxwell said it "was a question of timing". He was also dealing with the loss of family members to Covid-19.

"I got love for my brothers and I know that the people needed something. I did my best and my best wasn't able to come through in that way," he said.

"So, I couldn't commit to it at the time, but I'm always open to doing anything I can to bring entertainment to the people that I love and respect who have made my life what it is for sure."

Maxwell told Ryan he got the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine the day before the interview and he's still feeling the effects from the shot.

Listen to a snippet of the interview below.
 

Click here to hear the full interview. Maxwell and Ryan discuss:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic
  • If he's heard Tank's latest single, "Can't Let It Show"
  • Watching the Derek Chauvin trial
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