2013 Soul Train Awards Noms are Out: Kendrick Lamar Leads with Six


    September 17, 2013 by  Leave a Comment

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    Kendrick Lamar performs onstage during the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

    *Nominations for the 2013 “Soul Train Awards” have been announced newcomer and hip hop starKendrick Lamar leads the pack with six.

    All together, Lamar is the recipient of six noms, including new artist and song and album of the year. Meanwhile Lamar is trailed by Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Miguel, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton. They were each accorded five nominations.

    The awards show will taped Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas

    Actor Anthony Anderson, who  claims he’s not a comedian, even though he can keep you in stitches, will host the show.

    The 2013 “Soul Train Awards” air date is Dec. 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on CENTRIC and BET

    A complete list of nominees follows:

    Best New Artist

    Bridget Kelly

    K. Michelle

    Kendrick Lamar

    Tamar Braxton


    Centric Certified Award

    Joss Stone

    Luke James

    Lyfe Jennings


    Stacy Barthe

    Talib Kweli

    Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance

    Break Every Chain – Tasha Cobbs

    Confessions – Lecrae

    Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker

    God Will Make Away – Shirley Caesar

    If He Did It Before…Same God – Tye Tribbett

    Life & Favor – John P. Kee & New Life

    Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

    Bad – Wale feat. Tiara Thomas

    High School – Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne

    Holy Grail – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake

    Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake

    Power Trip – J. Cole feat. Miguel

    Started From the Bottom – Drake

    The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

    Alicia Keys

    Chrisette Michele


    Janelle Monáe

    Kelly Rowland

    Tamar Braxton

    Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

    Bruno Mars

    Charlie Wilson

    Chris Brown

    John Legend


    Robin Thicke

    Album of the Year

    The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake

    Good Kid, m.A.A.d City – Kendrick Lamar

    Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

    Magna Carta… Holy Grail – Jay Z

    The Side Effects of You – Fantasia

    Unapologetic – Rihanna

    Song of the Year

    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.

    Diamonds – Rihanna

    Fine China – Chris Brown

    Love and War – Tamar Braxton

    Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake

    Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

    The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

    Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)

    Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)

    Lose to Win – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)

    Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)

    Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)

    Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

    Best Dance Performance

    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

    Body Party – Ciara

    Fine China – Chris Brown

    Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu

    Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

    Treasure – Bruno Mars

    Video of the Year

    Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)

    Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)

    Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)

    Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)

    Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)

    Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

    Best Collaboration

    Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make

    Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down

    J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip

    Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.

    Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks

    Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines

    Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

    Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

    Differentology – Bunji Garlin

    The Fog – Machel Montano

    Next To Me – Emeli Sande

    Personally – P-Square

    Ur Waist – Iyanya

    Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

    George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable

    Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby it’s Cold Outside

    Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life

    Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain

    Terence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

    Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

    Jose James – Trouble

    Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)

    Michael Bublé – It’s A Beautiful Day

    Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life

    George Duke – Missing You

    Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

    Ashanti – Never Should Have

    Brian McKnight – Sweeter

    Kenny Lattimore – Find A Way

    Maysa – Love Me Good

    Raheem DeVaughn – Love Connection

    Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie

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