SoulTrain Awards 2014 - Chris Brown To Open The Show - Davido Also Nominated

Christopher Maurice ‘Chris’ Brown is set to kick off the 2014 SoulTrain Awards, which is slated for the 7thNovember, at the Orleans Arena, Las Vegas.

The ‘Loyal’ and ‘New Flame’ hit maker who leads the pack with seven nominations would be performing at the music industry biggest awards night. This would be his second performance at the Soul Train Awards.

Other artistes slated to perform are ‘The Man’ Aloe Blacc, ‘Am I Wrong’ Nico & Vinz, Lisa Stansfield, Kem, Jeremih and Liv WarfieldJodeci are also set to reunite for a medley of their hits.

Wendy Williams will host the event, airing Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. on Centric and BET networks. The 2014 show will celebrate the history of dance with choreographer Fatima Robinson and her seasoned troupe, as well as producers 1500 or Nothin’ on board as music directors.
“This slate of performances is another example that Soul Train Awards 2014 is the only place where soul music lovers can find the diverse combination of current chart-topping performers and reunions from their favorite hit-making groups,”said Paxton Baker, general manager and executive vp, Centric, in a statement. "We are pulling out all the stops this year and are thrilled to have Chris Brown and Jodeci lead the big surprises we have in store."

The 2014 Soul Train Awards is directed by Tony McCuin and produced by BET Event Productions and Sunseeker Media. Executive producers include Centric's Baker, Tami Arasli and Derek Lewis; Sunseeker's Bart Phillips; Soul Train Holdings' David Koff and Jerry Letter; Doug E. Fresh and Wendy Williams Productions' Williams and Kevin Hunter.


Best New Artist 
August Alsina 
Jhené Aiko 
LiV Warfield 
Mack Wilds 
Nico & Vinz

Sevyn Streeter Centric Certified Award 
Avery Sunshine 
Leela James 
Luke James 
Robert Glasper 

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song 
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae 
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann 
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful 
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins 
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland 
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year 
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX 
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan 
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga 
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea 
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj 
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist 
Janelle Monaé 
Jennifer Hudson 
Aiko Marsha 
Ambrosius Ledisi

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist 
Chris Brown 
John Legend 
Kem Pharrell 
Williams Tank 
Trey Songz

Album of the Year 
Beyoncé – Beyoncé 
G I R L – Pharrell Williams 
Love in the Future – John Legend 
Nothing Was the Same – Drake 
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé 
Xscape – Michael Jackson

Song of the Year 
“All of Me” – John Legend 
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z 
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams 
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan 
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake 
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award 
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer) 
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams) 
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles) 
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith) 
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin) “The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance 
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q 
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe                                  

“Good Kisser” – Usher 
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga 
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz 
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal” 
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame” 
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime” 
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good” 
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls” 
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”

Video of the Year 
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams) 
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims) 
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.) 
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho) 
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes) 
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance 
Davido – “Aye” 
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”     

Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong” 
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me” 
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl” 
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance 
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” 
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura” 
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away” 
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez” 
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance 
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’” 
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow” 
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls” 
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)” 
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours” 
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance 
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2 
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time” 
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?” 
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night” 
Shaliek – “The Past” Terrace Martin feat. T$, 
Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”