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And the CENTRIC Soul Train Award Nominees Are…

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Common and John Legend pose for a portrait for People.com during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)
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CENTRIC announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015, which will celebrate and honor R&B’s finest and most soulful artists on November 6, 2015 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. This year’s fete will take Vegas by storm with not-to-be missed moments including unforgettable performances, iconic tributes, and appearances by today’s leading musicians. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will air on Centric and BET Sunday, November 29th at 8PM ET.
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 will honor artists in 12 different categories. The Weeknd leads the pack alongside duo Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars with five nominations, including nominations for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist for The Weeknd, Best Album of the Year for The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, Best Dance Performance for Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk,” Best Collaboration for Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk,” and all three leaders receiving nods for Video of The Year, Song of the Year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Jidenna, and Tyrese follow with four nominations in categories including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist for Beyoncé, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist for Chris Brown and Tyrese, and Video of Year for Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur’s “Classic Man,” to name a few.
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 is part of Soul Train Weekend at The Orleans Hotel and Casino and Mandalay Bay. The weekend includes the following events:
Thursday, November 5: GRAMMY Foundation Entertainment Panel with industry professionals followed by 2015 Soul Train Kickoff & Welcome Party at Mandalay Bay Casino that evening
§ Friday, November 6: SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015, followed by Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party at LIGHT nightclub
§ Saturday, November 7: Soul Train Weekend Charity Golf Classic at Bali Hai Golf resort, followed by Soul Train Weekend Concert Featuring R.Kelly with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds

Packages are on sale now on Ticketmaster.com, starting at $800. Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Friday, October 16 at 10am for the Centric Presents Soul Train Awards at Orleans Arena (orleansarena.com) and the Soul Train Weekend Concert featuring R. Kelly with special guest Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds (Ticketmaster.com). General admission tickets to the Soul Train Weekend Late Night Party at LIGHT nightclub will be available at a later date to be announced. Additional information and ticketing can be found at SoulTrainWeekend.com.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando and Lynne Harris Taylor from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment.
For show information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015. Join the conversation on social by using hashtag #SoulTrainAwards.
The complete list of nominees for the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 are:
Best New Artist
ALESSIA CARA
DEJ LOAF
JIDENNA
JUSSIE SMOLLETT
TINASHE

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
CHRIS BROWN
D’ANGELO
THE WEEKND
TREY SONGZ
TYRESE

Centric Certified Award
AVANT
CHRISETTE MICHELE
THE INTERNET
TYRESE
VIVIAN GREEN

Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – 7/11
JIDENNA FT. ROMAN GIANARTHUR – CLASSIC MAN
KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song
ERICA CAMPBELL – MORE LOVE
FRED HAMMOND FT. BREEANN HAMMOND – I WILL TRUST
KIRK FRANKLIN – WANNA BE HAPPY?
LECRAE – ALL I NEED IS YOU
MARVIN SAPP – YES YOU CAN

Album of the Year
CHRIS BROWN – X
D’ANGELO AND THE VANGUARD – BLACK MESSIAH
JILL SCOTT – WOMAN
THE WEEKND – BEAUTY BEHIND THE MADNESS
TYRESE – BLACK ROSE

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
BIG SEAN FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGS
BIG SEAN FT. E-40 – IDFWU
FETTY WAP – TRAP QUEEN
KENDRICK LAMAR – ALRIGHT
NICKI MINAJ FT. DRAKE & LIL WAYNE – TRUFFLE BUTTER

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
BEYONCÉ
JANELLE MONÁE
JANET JACKSON
JILL SCOTT
TAMAR BRAXTON

Song of the Year
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
JIDENNA FT. ROMAN GIANARTHUR – CLASSIC MAN
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
RIHANNA – B***H BETTER HAVE MY MONEY
THE WEEKND – EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK)

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”) – WRITTEN BY: LONNIE RASHID LYNN, JOHN ROGER STEPHENS AND CHE SMITH (COMMON & JOHN LEGEND)
APPARENTLY – WRITTEN BY: JERMAINE L. COLE, DAMON COLEMAN, FILIPPO TRECCA (J.COLE)
UPTOWN FUNK – WRITTEN BY: MARK RONSON, RUDOLPH TAYLOR, LONNIE SIMMONS, PHILIP MARTIN LAWRENCE II, PETER GENE HERNANDEZ, JEFFREY NATH BHASKER, NICHOLAUS JOSEPH WILLIAMS, DEVON CHRISTOPHER GALLASPY, ROBERT LYNN WILSON, CHARLES K. WILSON, RONNIE WILSON (MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS)
EARNED IT (FROM THE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY” SOUNDTRACK) – WRITTEN BY: ABEL “THE WEEKND” TESFAYE, AHMAD “BELLY” BALSHE, JASON QUENNEVILLE, STEPHAN MOCCIO (THE WEEKND)
SHAME – WRITTEN BY: WARRYN S. CAMPBELL II, SAM DEES, TYRESE DARNELL GIBSON, RON KERSEY, DE WAYNE JULIUS ROGERS (TYRESE)

Best Dance Performance
BEYONCÉ – 7/11
CHRIS BROWN X TYGA – AYO
JANELLE MONÁE & JIDENNA – YOGA
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
SILENTO – WATCH ME (WHIP/ NAE NAE)

Best Collaboration
BIG SEAN FT. DRAKE & KANYE WEST – BLESSINGS
COMMON & JOHN LEGEND – GLORY (FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “SELMA”)
MARK RONSON FT. BRUNO MARS – UPTOWN FUNK
NICKI MINAJ FT. BEYONCÉ – FEELING MYSELF
OMARION FT. CHRIS BROWN & JHENÉ AIKO – POST TO BE

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