The second annual Soul Train Awards have announced that they will honor R&B icon Anita Baker with their Legend Award at their second annual awards show, which are set for Wednesday, November 10 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in metropolitan Atlanta , GA. Hosted by Oscar-nominated actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, the awards will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 28 at 9:00pm. Grammy-award winning R&B superstar R. Kelly will open the show with a performance, followed by today’s hottest artists including Ne-Yo, Cee-lo, Keyshia Cole, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu, Eric BenÃ©t, Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway, Faith Evans, Janelle MonÃ¡e, Gyptian, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osborne, Tamia, and Tank. For more information, please visit www.centrictv.com.
Baker is set to make fans of her romantic style excited with the forthcoming 21st Century Love, the artist’s seventh studio album, which will be released on EMI’s Blue Note Records in 2011. The album will feature the same classic baby making music that Baker is known for, but with a modern twist.