Soul Train Awards: Chris Brown, Drake, Beyoncé, Lizzo Lead Nominations

1:56 PM 10/25/2019

by Annie Howard

The kudocast is set to air live on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. ET from Las Vegas.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown
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Chris Brown leads the 2019 Soul Train Awards nominations with eight, followed by Drake with seven and Beyoncé and Lizzo with six each. The annual awards show recognizes the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop from industry legends to next-generation talent. 

Brown's noms include best R&B/soul male artist, album/mixtape of the year, the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award and two nods for best dance performance. Drake's seven mentions include rhythm & bars (formerly best hip-hop song of the year), best dance performance, best collaboration and two noms for song of the year with "No Guidance" and "Girls Need Love Too Remix."

Beyoncé and Lizzo each picked up noms for best R&B/soul female artist, song of the year, video of the year, best dance performance and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award. Khalid also ranked among the leading nominees with five mentions, followed by J. Cole with four and H.E.R., Ari Lennox and Summer Walker with three each.

Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold are set to host the 2019 Soul Train Awards, which will air live from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

A complete list of this year's nominees follows.

  • Best New Artist

    Summer Walker
    Summer Walker
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    Lucky Daye
    Mahalia
    Nicole Bus
    Pink Sweat$
    Summer Walker
    YK Osiris

  • Soul Train Certified Award

    Ciara
    Ciara
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    Ciara
    Daniel Caesar
    Fantasia
    india.arie
    Kelly Rowland
    Trevor Jackson

  • Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

    Erica Campbell
    Erica Campbell
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    Bebe Winans
    Donald Lawrence
    Erica Campbell
    Kirk Franklin
    Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    Tori Kelly

  • Rhythm & Bars Award

    Cardi B
    Cardi B
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    21 Savage feat J. Cole, "A Lot"
    Cardi B, "Money"
    DaBaby, "Suge"
    J. Cole, "Middle Child"
    Meek Mill feat. Drake, "Going Bad"
    Megan Thee Stallion feat. DaBaby, "Cash Shit"

  • Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

    Mary J. Blige
    Mary J. Blige
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    Ari Lennox
    Beyoncé
    H.E.R.
    Lizzo
    Mary J. Blige
    Summer Walker

  • Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

    Khalid
    Khalid
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    Anderson .Paak
    Bruno Mars
    Chris Brown
    Daniel Caesar
    Khalid
    Tank

  • Album/Mixtape of the Year

    Ella Mai
    Ella Mai
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    Shea Butter Baby, Ari Lennox
    Indigo, Chris Brown
    Ella Mai, Ella Mai
    I Used To Know Her, H.E.R.
    Free Spirit, Khalid
    Cuz I Love You, Lizzo

  • Song of the Year

    Lizzo
    Lizzo
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    "Before I Let Go," Beyoncé
    "No Guidance," Chris Brown feat. Drake
    "Shot Clock," Ella Mai
    "Talk," Khalid
    "Juice," Lizzo
    "Girls Need Love (Remix)," Summer Walker feat. Drake

  • The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award

    H.E.R.
    H.E.R.
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    "Brown Skin Girl," written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé feat. Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)
    "Hard Place," written by H.E.R., David Harris, Sam Ashworth & Ruby Amanfu (H.E.R.)
    "Juice," written by Theron Thomas, Sam Sumser, Sean Small, Eric Frederic & Melissa Jefferson (Lizzo)
    "Make It Better," written by Brandon Anderson, William Smokey Robinson, Alaina Chenevert, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Daniel Manman Farid Nassar (Anderson .Paak feat. Smokey Robinson)
    "No Guidance," written by Christopher Brown, Aubrey Graham, Anderson Hernandez, Josha Lewis, Michee Lebrun, Nija Charles, Teddy Walton, Noah Shebib & Tyler Bryant (Chris Brown feat. Drake)
    "Talk," written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence & Khalid Robinson (Khalid)

  • Best Dance Performance

    Normani
    Normani
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    Beyoncé, "Spirit"
    Chris Brown feat. Drake, "No Guidance"
    Danileigh feat. Chris Brown, "Easy (Remix)"
    Lizzo, "Juice"
    Normani, "Motivation"
    Teyana Taylor, "WTP"

  • Video of the Year

    Childish Gambino
    Childish Gambino
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    Alicia Key, "Raise A Man"
    Beyoncé, "Spirit"
    Childish Gambino, "Feels Like Summer"
    Khalid, "Better"
    Lizzo, "Juice"
  • Best Collaboration

    Beyoncé
    Beyoncé
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    Ari Lennox feat. J. Cole, "Shea Butter Baby"
    Beyoncé feat. Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter, "Brown Skin Girl"
    Cardi B & Bruno Mars, "Please Me"
    Chris Brown feat. Drake, "No Guidance"
    PJ Morton & JOJO, "Say So"
    Ty Dolla $ign feat. J. Cole, "Purple Emoji"