Mary J. Blige & Beyoncé lead nominations for 2022 Soul Prepare Awards

It looks like it’s almost that time of year again when some of your favorite stars are recognized and honored at the Soul Train Awards. The nominees for this year’s awards ceremony were announced on Thursday, and Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead with seven nominations each. Mary released her latest album Good Morning Gorgeous in February and is currently touring the country in support of the project. Beyoncé has released her highly anticipated album, Renaissance, which has become an instant classic.

Behind Mary and Bey is none other than Ari Lennox, who received a total of six nominations. Lizzo, who is currently touring, received five nominations and Chris Brown, who released his latest project Breezy in June, also received five nominations.

Other artists who have been nominated include Muni Long, Burna Boy, Jazmine Sullivan, Silk Sonic and many others.

Deon Cole was also announced as the presenter of this year’s awards ceremony. Discussing being this year’s emcee, he said:

“Hosting the Soul Train Awards is a dream come true. I grew up on Soul Train and to this day I have never encountered a Soul Train Line that I have not blessed with my skillful Two-Step. It is truly a privilege to receive this opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Don Cornelius, all the amazing black talent that lit our screens on the iconic TV show, and my favorite music genres: soul, R&B and hip hop.”

Check out the list of nominees below:

Best New Artist
CCay
Coco Jones
dixson
Doechii
Fireboy DML
Moon long
Steve Lacy
times

Certified Soul Award
Chaka Khan
Charlie Wilson
Diana Ross
Mary J Blige Maxwell
PJ Morton
Ronald Isley and the Isley brothers
T pain

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
CeCe Winans
Erika Campbell
Fred Hammond
Main.
Marvin SAP
Maverick City Music X Kirk Franklin
Tamela man
Tasha Cobbs-Leonard

Best R&B/Soul Artist
Ari Lenox
beyonce
YOU
Jasmine Sullivan
Lizzo
Mary J Blige
SZA
times

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist
baby face
Brent Faiyaz
Burna boy
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
Giveon
Happy Daye
PJ Morton

album of the year
An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
Message Of Absence (EP), Ari Lennox
Breezy, Chris Brown
Good Morning Gorgeous, Mary J Blige
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
R&B money, tank
Renaissance, Beyonce
Special, Lizzo

song of the year
“About fucking time,” Lizzo
“Bad habit”, Steve Lacy
“Break my soul,” Beyoncé
“Good morning master,” Mary J. Blige
“Hours & Hours”, Muni Long
“Last Last”, Burna Boy
“Pressure”, Ari Lennox

Ashford and Simpson Songwriter Award
“Bad habit”, Steve Lacy
“Break my soul,” Beyoncé
“Church Girl,” Beyoncé
“Good morning master,” Mary J. Blige
“Hours & Hours”, Muni Long
“I hate you”, SZA
“Last, last”, Burna Boy
“Pressure”, Ari Lennox

Best dance performance
“About fucking time,” Lizzo
“Call Me Every Day”, Chris Brown feat. wonder child
“Have mercy”, Chloe
“Convincing,” Doechii
“Pressure”, Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window”, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
“We (warm hugs)”, Chris Brown
“Woman”, Doja Cat

video of the year
“About fucking time,” Lizzo
“Bad habit”, Steve Lacy
“Good morning master,” Mary J. Blige
“Have mercy”, Chloe
“Hours & Hours”, Muni Long
“Last Last”, Burna Boy
“Pressure”, Ari Lennox
“Smokin Out the Window”, Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)

Best cooperation
“Amazing,” Mary J. Blige feat. DJ Khaled
“Be Like Water,” PJ Morton feat. Stevie Wonder & Nas
“Call Me Every Day”, Chris Brown feat. wonder child
“I Gotta Move On”, Diddy feat. Bryson Tiller
“Hate Our Love”, Queen Naija & Big Sean
“Let Me Say It Again Girl,” Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers feat. beyonce
“Move”, Beyoncé feat. Grace Jones & Tems
“Slow Down”, Tank feat. J.Valentine

This year’s award ceremony will take place on November 27th.

TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94

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