Tems and Wizkid Are Nominated for the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards

The 2021 Soul Train Music Awards will take place at the Apollo Theater in New York on 20 November, and Wizkid and Tems are among the nominees from Africa.

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A previous nominee, Wizkid will compete for Album of the Year for Made In Lagos, while Tems will compete for Best New Artist. PHOTO via @PM News Nigeria

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) —  Nigerian Global superstars Wizkid and Tems have been nominated at the Soul Train Music Awards 2021, which will take place at the Apollo Theater on 20 November in New York.

  • Among the nominees at the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards are Wizkid and Tems.
  • Globally, H.E.R. is the top-nominated artist this year at the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards.
  • Check out the complete list of 2021 Soul Train Music Awards nominees below.
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This year, the Soul Train Music Awards celebrate their golden anniversary by honouring outstanding achievements in African-American culture, including soul music, contemporary R&B, gospel music, jazz, and hip hop.

With the global hit song ‘Essence,’ Wizkid and Tems have been shortlisted for multiple categories, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, and The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

For his album ‘Made In Lagos’, Wizkid has been nominated for Album of the Year, while Tems is competing for Best New Artist.

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Globally, H.E.R. leads the nominated artists for the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards with eight nominations, followed by Jazmine Sullivan and Chris Brown with six nominations each.

Event organizers BET has announced that Gerald Maxwell Rivera will receive the Legend award at the awards ceremony, and R&B singer Ashanti will take home the Lady of Soul award.

Maxwell said: “It’s an honour to be presented with the Legend award by a community that’s been growing with me throughout my career. I’m so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence.,”

Maxwell said: “It is an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that has grown with me throughout my career, and I am so grateful to be returning to the Apollo for such a special evening.,”

Ashanti said: “I’m honoured to be recognized as this year’s ‘Lady of Soul’ honoree. This is a full-circle moment for me because I received the Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of Soul Train, I’m proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate.”

Ashanti said: “I am honoured to be recognized as a ‘Lady of Soul’ honoree this year. This is a full-circle moment for me since the Lady of Soul Awards named me the Entertainer of the Year in 2002.

Here is the full list of nominees at the 2021 Soul Train Music Awards.

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Best New Artist

  • Blxst
  • Capella Grey
  • Morray
  • Tems
  • Tone Stith
  • Yung Bleu

Certified Soul Award

  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Ashanti
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Isley Brothers
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  • T-Pain

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

  • Alicia Keys
  • Doja Cat
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Sza

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

  • Blxst
  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Lucky Daye
  • Tank
  • Usher

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Brian Courtney Wilson
  • James Fortune
  • Kelly Price
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Song of the Year

  • ‘Chosen’ by Blxst ft. Ty Dolla $Ign & Tyga 
  • ‘Leave The Door Open’ by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic 
  • ‘Damage’ by H.E.R. 
  • ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’ by Jazmine Sullivan 
  • ‘Essence’ by Wizkid ft. Tems 
  • ‘You’re Mines Still’ by Yung Bleu ft. Drake 

Album of the Year

  • No Love Lost by Blxst  
  • Planet Her by Doja Cat 
  • When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time by Giveon 
  • Back Of My Mind by H.E.R. 
  • Heaux Tales by Jazmine Sullivan 
  • Made In Lagos by Wizkid 

The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award

  • Can’t Let It Show – Written By: Kate Bush, Durrell Babbs 
  • Come Thru – Written By: Carl Mccormick, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Kelvin Wooten, Michael L. Williams Ii, Tiara Thomas 
  • Damage – Written By: Anthony Clemons Jr., Carl Mccormick, H.E.R., James Harris, Jeff Gitelman, Terry Lewis, Tiara Thomas 
  • Essence – Written By: Ayodeji “Wizkid” Ibrahim Balogun, Oniko Eddie Uzezi, Oniko Evawero, Richard Isong, Temilade “Tems” Openiyi
  • Leave The Door Open – Written By: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile Ii, Christopher Brody Brown
  • Pick Up Your Feelings – Written By: Blue June, Chi, Audra Mae Butts, Jazmine Sullivan, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes 
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Best Dance Performance

  • Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour
  • Chris Brown, Young Thug – City Girls
  • Lizzo Feat. Cardi B – Rumors
  • Normani Feat. Cardi B – Wild Side
  • Usher – Bad Habits

Best Collaboration

  • ‘Go Crazy (Remix)’ by Chris Brown ft. Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk, Latto 
  • ‘Kiss Me More’ by Doja Cat ft. SZA 
  • ‘Come Through’ by H.E.R. ft. Chris Brown 
  • ‘Girl Like Me’ by Jazmine Sullivan ft. H.E.R.  
  • ‘Essence’ by Wizkid ft. Tems  
  • ‘You’re Mines Still’ by Yung Bleu ft. Drake

Video of The Year

  • ‘Leave The Door Open’ by Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic 
  • ‘Go Crazy (Remix)’ by Chris Brown, Young Thug Feat. Young Thug, Future, Lil Durk, Latto  
  • ‘Damage’ by H.E.R. 
  • ‘Pick Up Your Feelings’ by Jazmine Sullivan 
  • ‘Wild Side’ by Normani ft. Cardi B  
  • ‘Essence’ by Wizkid ft. Tems  
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