On Sunday, the 28th of November, the 2021 Soul Train Awards commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Soul Train television show legacy. The Awards took place at the World Famous Apollo in Harlem, for the first time. The returning co-hosts of best-friend duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold hosted the awards.
BET also held the first-ever Soul Train Awards Weekend, a three-day multiplatform celebration that featured several events including the Leading With Soul Luncheon, Soul Surprises, and the formation of a Guinness World Record-breaking Soul Train line.
Ashanti was crowned “Lady of Soul” at this year’s Awards; an honor presented to her by Normani, who spoke about emulating her famous style while growing up.
This is the full list of winners from the 2021 Soul Train Awards
BEST NEW ARTISTYUNG BLEU CERTIFIED SOUL AWARD CHARLIE WILSON BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST JAZMINE SULLIVAN BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST GIVEON BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD KIRK FRANKLIN SONG OF THE YEAR BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN ALBUM OF THE YEAR JAZMINE SULLIVAN – HEAUX TALES 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) BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE NORMANI FEAT. CARDI B – WILD SIDE BEST COLLABORATION WIZKID FEAT. TEMS – ESSENCE VIDEO OF THE YEAR BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC – LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN