As usual, some of our favorite artists are always in the running for awards, and this year H.E.R and Bruno Mars are tied with six nominations each. Both artists have snagged nominations for Song of the Year. Nominees in other categories include SZA, Daniel Caesar, Ella Mai, Queen Naija and a bunch of others.

Hosting this year’s award show is none other than everyone’s favorite best friend duo, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold. Erykah Badu, who has hosted the show for the past few years, will be honored with the Legend Award, and Faith Evans will receive the Lady of Soul Award.

The 2018 Soul Train Awards will return to Las Vegas on November 17th and air on BET and BET HER on November 25th.

Check out the list of nominees below

BEST NEW ARTIST

  • Daniel Caesar
  • Jorja Smith
  • Kali Uchis
  • Leon Thomas
  • Normani
  • Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

  • Ashanti
  • Jorja Smith
  • Ledisi
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • MAJOR.
  • Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

  • Beyoncé
  • Ella Mai
  • H.E.R.
  • Mariah Carey
  • SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

  • Bruno Mars
  • Childish Gambino
  • Daniel Caesar
  • John Legend
  • Khalid
  • Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

  • Andra Day
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Lecrae
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

  • Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
  • Childish Gambino – “This is America”
  • DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
  • Drake – “In My Feelings”
  • The Carters – “Apesh*t”

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
  • Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
  • H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”
  • SZA – “The Weekend”
  • The Internet – “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

  • Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
  • Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon
  • H.E.R. – H.E.R.
  • Leon Bridges – Good Thing
  • Miguel – War & Leisure
  • The Internet – Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

  • “Finesse” (Remix) – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)
  • “Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)
  • “Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)
  • “Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)
  • “Focus” – Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)
  • “Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
  • Chris Brown – “Tempo”
  • Ciara – “Level Up”
  • HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”
  • Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
  • Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.
  • John Legend – “A Good Night” featuring BloodPop
  • Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW"
  • SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
  • Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
  • H.E.R. – “Avenue”
  • SZA – “Broken Clocks”
  • The Internet – “Come Over”

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