Beyonce and Mary J. Blige Dominate 2022 Soul Train Awards Nominations

The ‘Break My Soul’ songstress and the ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ singer lead the list of nominees with seven nods, followed by Ari Lennox with the second most nominations.

AceShowbiz -Having careers that have spanned over several decades, Beyonce Knowles and Mary J. Blige prove they are still a force to be reckoned with in the industry. The two ladies lead the nominations for the 2022 Soul Train Awards with seven nods apiece.

Both artists are vying for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year as well as The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award, with Blige also up for Certified Soul Award alongside Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and T-Pain among other music vets.

Ari Lennox is trailing behind as the second most nominated artist with six nods. She is nominated for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Best Dance Performance and Video of the Year.

Other stars with multiple nominations include Lizzo and Chris Brown, who score five nominations each, as well as Burna Boy, Muni Long and Steve Lacy who all have four nods apiece.

Dedicated to celebrating the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop music that span multiple generations, the 2022 Soul Train Awards will be hosted by actor and comedian Dean Cole. “Hosting the Soul Train Awards is a dream come true. I grew up watching Soul Train and ’til this day, I’ve never met a Soul Train Line I didn’t bless with my skilled two step,” Cole said in a press statement about the gig.

He added, “It is truly a privilege to be given this opportunity to celebrate Don Cornelius’ legacy, all of the amazing Black talent that illuminated our screens on the iconic TV show, and my favorite genres of music: Soul, R&B and Hip Hop.”

The ceremony will take place in Las Vegas and air Sunday, November 27 at 8 P.M. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

Best New Artist

  • CKay
  • Coco Jones
  • Dixson
  • Doechii
  • Fireboy DML
  • Muni Long
  • Steve Lacy
  • Tems

Certified Soul Award

  • Chaka Khan
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Diana Ross
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Maxwell
  • PJ Morton
  • Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers
  • T-Pain

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • CeCe Winans
  • Erica Campbell
  • Fred Hammond
  • Major.
  • Marvin Sapp
  • Maverick City Music X Kirk Franklin
  • Tamela Mann
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

  • Ari Lennox
  • Beyonce Knowles
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Lizzo
  • Mary J. Blige
  • SZA
  • Tems

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

  • Babyface
  • Brent Faiyaz
  • Burna Boy
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Lucky Daye
  • PJ Morton

Album of the Year

  • “An Evening With Silk Sonic”, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • “Away Message” (EP), Ari Lennox
  • “Breezy”, Chris Brown
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous”, Mary J. Blige
  • “Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe”, Jazmine Sullivan
  • “R&B Money”, Tank
  • “Renaissance”, Beyonce Knowles
  • “Special”, Lizzo

Song of the Year

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “Break My Soul,” Beyonce Knowles
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “Last Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox

The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award

  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “Break My Soul,” Beyonce Knowles
  • “Church Girl,” Beyonce Knowles
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “I Hate U,” SZA
  • “Last, Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox

Best Dance Performance

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
  • “Have Mercy,” Chloe Bailey
  • “Persuasive,” Doechii
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox
  • “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • “We (Warm Embrace),” Chris Brown
  • “Woman,” Doja Cat

Video of the Year

  • “About Damn Time,” Lizzo
  • “Bad Habit,” Steve Lacy
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
  • “Have Mercy,” Chloe Bailey
  • “Hrs & Hrs,” Muni Long
  • “Last Last,” Burna Boy
  • “Pressure,” Ari Lennox
  • “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)

Best Collaboration

  • “Amazing,” Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
  • “Be Like Water,” PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas
  • “Call Me Every Day,” Chris Brown feat. Wizkid
  • “Gotta Move On,” P. Diddy feat. Bryson Tiller
  • “Hate Our Love,” Queen Naija & Big Sean
  • “Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers feat. Beyonce Knowles
  • “Move,” Beyonce Knowles feat. Grace Jones & Tems
  • “Slow,” Tank feat. J. Valentine

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