2017 Soul Train Awards Nominees and Honorees

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On Tuesday, BET announced the official list of nominees for the BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards. Solange is the most nominated artist for this year's edition of BET's 2017 Soul Train Awards.

Solange leads the pack of nominations with seven total, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist as well as Video of the Year and Song of the Year for “Cranes in the Sky.”

Bruno Mars, who had six total nominations, also is up for Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like,” as well as Album/Mixtape of the Year for 24K Magic.

Other nominees include Khaled, Rihanna, SZA and Bryson Tiller, who between them have received nods for Video of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

Hip-hop is also a part of the celebration. The Rhythm & Bars Award, formerly known as the Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year, features nods for Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” French Montana’s “Unforgettable,” Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” and Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up.”

 Toni Braxton will receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award and female R&B trio SWV will honored with the Lady of Soul Award. BET said Tuesday the artists are being honored for their longstanding careers and influence.

The Soul Train Awards, which will be filmed on Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, will air on BET and BET HER on Nov. 26, 2017 at 8PM ET.

View the full list of nominations below. 

BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards Nominees

Best New Artist6lackH.E.R.Kevin RossKhalidSza

Best R&B/Soul Male ArtistBruno MarsBryson TillerChris BrownKhalidThe Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female ArtistKehlaniLalah HathawayLedisiMary J. BligeSolangeSza

Soul Train Certified AwardBell Biv DevoeJohnny GillLalah HathawayLedisiMack Wilds

Video Of The YearBeyoncé - "All Night"Bruno Mars - "24K Magic"Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane - "Party"DJ Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"Solange - "Cranes In The Sky"

Best Gospel/ Inspirational AwardChance the RapperCharlie WilsonKirk FranklinLecraeTamela Mann

Album/ Mixtape Of The YearBruno Mars - 24k MagicMary J. Blige - Strength Of A WomanSolange - A Seat At The TableSza - CtrlThe Weeknd - Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year)Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"French Montana Ft. Swae Lee - "Unforgettable"Kendrick Lamar - "Humble."Yo Gotti Ft. Nicki Minaj - "Rake It Up"

Song Of The YearBruno Mars - "That’s What I Like"Childish Gambino - "Redbone"Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"Khalid - "Location"Solange - "Cranes In The Sky"

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award"Cranes In The Sky" - Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)"Location" - Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)"Love Me Now" - Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)"Redbone" - Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donaldmckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)"Versace On The Floor" - Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

Best Dance PerformanceBruno Mars - "24K Magic"Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane - "Party"Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"Solange Ft. Sampha - "Don’t Touch My Hair"Wizkid Ft. Drake - "Come Closer"

Best Collaboration

Dj Khaled Ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - "Wild Thoughts"Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller - "Insecure"Mary J. Blige Ft. Kanye West - "Love Yourself"Solange Ft. Sampha - "Don’t Touch My Hair"Sza Ft. Travis Scott - "Love Galore"


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