Watch Soul Train Music Awards
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The Soul Train Music Awards is aired every year. The show showcases the best of R and B music artist. The show is shown on television usually the last weekend in November. The awards show is formatted similar to The Soul Train show. The voting process consists of music professionals within the industry. There have been various R&B soul singers that hosted the show such as Will Smith, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, and Luther Vandross to name a few. The trophy that is award has an African mask since the awards show debuted in 1987. Many successful R&B singers hold records for the most nominated, and winner of the Soul Train Music Awards. The Soul Train Music Awards first show was in 1987. There were many performers such as Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and LL Cool J just to name a few. Janet Jackson Control album won best female album of the year. Luther Vandross Give Me the Reason album won best male album of the year. Cameo Word Up album won best group album of the year. Janet Jackson has won the most awards for a female artist, and Michael Jackson holds the most awards for male artist and overall artist. R. Kelly has been nominated the most for the Soul Train Music Award. Due to a lot of red tape and at the time the founder Don Cornelius was not in the greatest health the show was not aired in 2008. However the show was aired in 2009 through a different production company. Also in 2009 the Soul Train Music Awards was held in Atlanta, Georgia and not in Los Angeles, California this made history. In 2010 the show was held again in Atlanta, Georgia, and in 2011 the show was held in Atlanta Georgia. In 2012, the show was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 the group New Edition won the Life Time Achievement award. The Best R&B female singer was Beyonce. The best R&B male singer was Miguel. Frank Ocean Channel Orange won best album of the year. The Soul Train Awards continues to be a pleasure for many to view.