Soul Train Awards 2021 Winners List

On Sunday night, the Soul Train Awards held its annual celebration at New York’s Apollo Theater. Presented by BET, the pre-taped award show featured performances by prominent stars in R&B and gospel.

Tisha and Tichina Campbell host the awards show, which celebrates the best in African American culture, music, and entertainment.

The 2021 edition of the awards show featured performances by Silk Sonic’s Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye, Fred Hammond, Tone Stitch, Musiq Soulchild, Ashanti, Leon Bridges, ELHAE, Summer Walker and Maxwell.

Singer Jazmine Sullivan notched two trophies by winning both Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and Album Of The Year for Heaux Tales. Normani received her first award, for Best Dance Performance. In her speech, she also recognized other female artists. Ashanti was later presented with the Lady Of Soul Award. She performed onstage along with Ja Rule (Fat Joe) and Fat Joe. Maxwell emotionally accepted the Living Legend Award and thanked Don Cornelius and the R&B community during his acceptance speech.

You can see the complete list below, sorted by category.

Song of the year

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – “Leave the Door Open”

Album of the Year

Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales

Video of The Year

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – “Leave the Door Open”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist


Best R&B/Soul Male Artist


Best Collaboration

Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”

Best New Artist

Yung Bleu

Certified Soul Award

Charlie Wilson

Best Dance Performance

Normani Feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Kirk Franklin

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

“Leave the Door Open” – written by: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile Ii, Christopher Brody Brown (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic)

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