The 2010 Soul Train Awards rocked the house in Atlanta and gave us a taste of good music.
The 2010 Soul Train Awards rocked the house in Atlanta and gave us a taste of good music. Hosted by Taraji Henson and Terrance Howard, the show featured lots of entertainment. Our favorite artists took home prizes for their amazing talent. Check out who won what here.
This year’s Legend Awards went to Ron Isley and Anita Baker, who were also honored with a special tribute.
Alicia Keys was named Best Female R&B/Soul Artist and Trey Songz tied with Usher for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist.
The year’s best hits received nods, with B.o.B and Bruno Mars’ “Nothing on You” winning Song of the Year. “Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna won for Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year.
Although Soul Train focus on hip-hop and R&B, other genres got wins too. Gyptian won Best Reggae Artist and Marvin Sapp took home the Best Gospel Performance award.
The people behind the scenes, who write the songs we love to sing were recognized, too. Aubrey Graham, Brothers, Noah “40” Shebib and Alicia Keys herself won Record of the Year (songwriter award) for “Unthinkable (I’m Ready).”
Melanie Fiona snagged the trophy for Best New Artist and Janelle Monae took home the Centric Award. Ciara won Soul Train’s Best Dance Performer for “Ride.”
Usher’s sixth album Raymond vs. Raymond won Album of the Year.
Overall, Terrance and Taraji did a great job of making sure the audience enjoyed themselves, but the performances kept the ceremony moving along.
R. Kelly came out of the woodworks to give us a medley of his best songs. Newcomer Bruno Mars rocked the stage with our new favorite song “Grenade.” Finally, we loved the tribute to the legendary Anita Baker by Chrisette Michele, Tamia and Faith Evans!
– Genet Lakew
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