Chris Brown Leads Soul Train Nominations

By: Sebastien “@TheGayBestie” Gaudin

On November 30th the Soul Train Awards is officially on for us all to watch. Chris Brown is leading the pack for the evening with a total of 7 nominations. Beyonce follows him with a total of 6. Who would of thought Breezy would be ahead of the Queen? Either way congrats them both. Pharell comes in third with 5 nominations and we’re all familiar with his smash hit of the year with “Happy”.

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The evening will be hosted by none other than talk show maven Wendy Williams. She announced the news last week on her show and looks to be excited more than ever.

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Be sure to tune in and check out the entire list below!

The full list of 2014 nominees is below:

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz

Sevyn Streeter Centric Certified Award
Avery Sunshine
Kelis
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper
Shaliek

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Beyoncé
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Jhené
Aiko Marsha
Ambrosius Ledisi

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Chris Brown
John Legend
Kem Pharrell
Williams Tank
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Love in the Future – John Legend
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé
Xscape – Michael Jackson

Song of the Year
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin) “The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”

Video of the Year
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance 
Davido – “Aye”
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura”
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’”
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours”
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2″
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night”
Shaliek – “The Past” Terrace Martin feat. T$,
Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”

About The Writer

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As a New Jersey native it came as no surprise when Sebastien, birthed a knack for talking and writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC.  

The lifestyle and culture company provides a different spin on love, sex, relationships, and fashion.  #TGB focuses on the 21st Century woman and her loyal companion, other known as the gay bestie. Readers will find discussions that are usually held behind closed doors placed in the forefront to totally meet the needs of all. No, topic is ever off limits.

So ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.

Sebastien "@TheGayBestie" Gaudin

As a New Jersey native it came to no surprise when Sebastien birthed a knack for writing. During his college days the young blogger gained experience through international talkers such as The Maury Show and The Mo’nique Show. After years of interning and assisting the aspiring journalist threw caution to the wind and launched The Gay Bestie, LLC. Ladies brace yourselves because Sebastien is taking you places where you’ll be sure to blush and share a laugh! He’s giving exactly what’s been missing. Grab you’re favorite beverage (i.e. red wine), sit back, and prepare to gab about this with your girlfriends the minute you see them.