Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead Soul Train Award Nods

As reported by MTV, Chris Brown is up for the most nominations at the Soul Train Awards with five nods. Following closely behind are “Party” and “Lift Off” collaborators Beyoncé and Kanye West with five nominations each. Also making a strong showing in the nominations are Kelly Rowland and Adele, who nabbed three nods apiece.

Brown is up for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist against Trey Songz, Cee Lo Green, R. Kelly, Eric Benet and Miguel, as well as Album of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year (“Look at Me Now”), where he faces off against West (“All of the Lights”), Nicki Minaj (“Moment for Life”), Lupe Fiasco (“Out of My Head”) and Jay-Z and Kanye West (“Otis”).

West landed two more nods for Song of the Year (“All of the Lights”) as well as Album of the Year for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, alongside Trey Songz ( Passion Pain & Pleasure), Adele (21), Chris Brown (F.A.M.E.), Jill Scott (Light of the Sun), Beyoncé (4) and his joint LP with Jay-Z ( Watch The Throne).

Beyoncé also landed nominations in Record of the Year (“Best Thing I Never Had”), Best Dance Performance (“Run the World (Girls)”) and Best Female R&B/Soul Artist. Fellow former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland is also nominated.

The show tapes November 17 in Atlanta and will premiere on CENTRIC and BET on November 27. Cedric “The Entertainer” has been tapped to host, and Jill Scott, Mindless Behavior, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and Keith Sweat will be among the performers taking the stage.

Complete Soul Train Awards nominations:

Best New Artist
» Bruno Mars
» Marsha Ambrosius
» Miguel
» Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist
» Trey Songz
» Chris Brown
» Cee Lo Green
» R. Kelly
» Eric Benet
» Miguel

Centric Award
» Ledisi
» Raphael Saddiq
» Bilal
» Anthony David
» Aloe Blacc

Best Caribbean Performance
» “Bend Over” – Machel Montano
» “Man Down” – Rihanna
» “Delilah” – Movado
» “Wotless” – Kes The Band
» “Summertime” – Vybz Kartel

Best Gospel Performance
» “I Smile” – Kirk Franklin
» “Walking” – Mary Mary
» “Heaven Hear My Heart” – Trin-I-Tee 5:7
» “I Believe” – James Fortune feat. Shawn McLemore
» “More” – Cece Winans

Album of the Year
» Passion Pain & Pleasure – Trey Songz
» 21 – Adele
» F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
» Light of the Sun – Jill Scott
» 4 – Beyoncé » Watch the Throne – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
» Moment for Life – Nicki Minaj
» All of the Lights – Kanye West
» Look at Me Now – Chris Brown (featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne)
» Out of My Head – Lupe Fiasco
» Otis – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist
» Kelly Rowland
» Beyoncé
» Marsha Ambrosius
» Jennifer Hudson
» Jill Scott
» Mary J. Blige

Song of the Year
» “So In Love” – Jill Scott (featuring Anthony Hamilton)
» “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland (featuring Lil Wayne)
» “Sure Thing” – Miguel
» “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
» “She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown
» “All of the Lights” – Kanye West

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award)
» “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
» “Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius
» “Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé
» “Good Man” – Raphael Saddiq
» “Hold My Hand” (duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson

Best Dance Performance
» “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland
» “Only Girl in the World”/”What’s My Name” – Rihanna
» “Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé
» “She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown
» “Walking” – Mary Mary
» “Pretty Girl Rock” – Keri Hilson

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