The 2013 Soul Train Award Nominees (EXCLUSIVE)

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What’s up world? The 2013 Soul Train Awards are coming up and we got all the nominees for you.

I caught up with Paxton Baker, the Executive Vice President over at CENTRIC, and found out everything you want to know about this year’s Soul Train Awards, which will be filmed on November 8th in Las Vegas.

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If you were watching The Wendy Williams Show, then you know our friend Anthony Anderson is this year’s host.

“Anthony Anderson is a great, young star from Compton, CA, and as the first host in Soul Train Awards history originally from the west coast, we think he will bring a different aesthetic to the show that has yet to be presented. We look forward to his smart comedy and capturing his unique ability to resonate with diverse audiences,” Paxton explained.

As far as the nominees go, Kendrick Lamar leads the way this year with 6 noms. CENTRIC’s VP knows this will bring in a younger audience to the Soul Train Awards:

Good Kid m.A.A.D City is a modern urban classic displaying compelling and powerful new beats and sounds. It would be the hope that it will bring in a younger audience.”

So from the looks of it, this year’s Soul Train Awards is shaping up to continue in tradition and bring in a younger, fresher audience, “By continuing to provide a creative mix of young and upcoming stars and classic legends; a spoonful of soul, funk, rhythm and blues. Set against the backdrop of the magical city of Las Vegas, where dreams can come true.”

The 2013 Soul Train Awards will be aired on December 1st on BET and CENTRIC. Now check below for the nominees.

2013 Soul Train Awards – Nominees & Categories

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Best New Artist

Bridget Kelly

K. Michelle

Kendrick Lamar

Tamar Braxton

TGT

Centric Certified Award

Joss Stone

Luke James

Lyfe Jennings

Solange

Stacy Barthe

Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance

Break Every Chain – Tasha Cobbs

Confessions- Lecrae

Every Praise – Hezekiah Walker

God Will Make Away – Shirley Caesar

If He Did It Before…Same God – Tye Tribbett

Life & Favor – John P. Kee

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Bad – Wale feat. Tiara Thomas

High School – Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne

Holy Grail – Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake

Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake

Power Trip – J. Cole feat. Miguel

Started From the Bottom – Drake

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Alicia Keys

Chrisette Michelle

Fantasia

Janelle Monae

Kelly Rowland

Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Charlie Wilson

Chris Brown

John Legend

Miguel

Robin Thicke

Album of the Year

20/20 Experience, The – Justin Timberlake

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar

Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

Magna Carta…Holy Grail – Jay-Z

The Side Effects of You – Fantasia

Unapologetic – Rihanna

Song of the Year

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I.

Diamonds -Rihanna

Fine China – Chris Brown

Love and War – Tamar Braxton

Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

Crooked Smile – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)

Fire We Make – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel, Warren Felder, Gary

Clark Jr.)

Lose to Win – Fantasia (Andrea Martin, Harmony Samuels, Fantasia Barrino, Courtney Harrell,

Emeli Sande)

Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton. LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)

Mirrors – Justin Timberlake (Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Jerome Harmon, James

Fauntleroy)

Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Janelle Monae Robinson, Nathaniel Irvin III,

Charles Joseph II, Kellis Parker Jr, Roman GianArthur Irvin)

Best Dance Performance

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke

Body Party – Ciara

Fine China – Chris Brown

Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu

Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)

Fine China – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)

Love & War – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)

Poetic Justice – Kendrick Lamar feat. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangerookipawaa)

Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)

Started from the Bottom – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration

Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell – Fire We Make

Brandy feat. Chris Brown – Put It Down

J.Cole feat. Miguel – Power Trip

Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.

Miguel feat. Kendrick Lamar – How Many Drinks

Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines

Wale feat. Sam Dew – LoveHate Thing

Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

Differentology – Bunji Garlin

The Fog – Machel Montano

Next To Me – Emeli Sande

Personally – P-Square

Ur Waist – Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

George Benson feat. Wynton Marsalis – Unforgettable

Jeffrey Osborne feat. Chaka Khan – Baby its Cold Outside

Tony Bennett feat. Marc Anthony – For Once In My Life

Nicole Henry – Waiting In Vain

Terrence Blanchard – Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

Jose James – Trouble

Boney James feat. Rick Braun – Batucada (The Beat)

Michael Buble – It’s A Beautiful Day

Dave Koz – Got To Get You Into My Life

George Duke – Missing You

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

Ashanti – Never Should Have

Brian McKnight – Sweeter

Kenny Lattimore – Find A Way

Maysa – Love Me Good

Raheem DeVaughn – Love Connection

Ronald Isley – Dinner And A Movie

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