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The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2015 took place on Friday, November 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, and will be airing in the UK on Monday 30th November and Friday 4th December, only on BET – Sky 187 / Virgin 184 / Freesat 140.

Hosted by flamboyant and eclectic Erykah Badu, the Soul Train Awards 2015 has been honouring the best in R&B, soul, rap, jazz and gospel music since 1987 and making this the 29th airing of the Soul Train awards.

With a history of the biggest stars from music scene and an A list of performers that have previously entertained at the awards, here’s our 7 reasons you need to watch the Soul Train Awards 2015.

1. The Show

The Soul Train awards legacy should be the ONLY reason you need to watch the awards ceremony. The list of performers that have appeared on the Soul Train awards is immense.

2. The Host

The Soul Train Awards 2015 is hosted by the Erykah Badu. Her flamboyant attitude, amazing style and personality is a sight to be seen. Think Grace Jones meets Lauren Hill for those of you that may not be aware of her, and she opens up the show with a medley of her memorable songs including “Danger,” “On & On,” and “Love Of My Life.” Here’s a reminder of why Eryka Badu is the queen of Neo Soul.

3. The list of performers

This years sees a stella lineup of performances. Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Fantasia, Bobby Brown, Tyrese, Jeremih, Brandy, Boyz II Men, R.Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan, V. Bozeman, Cameo, Erica Campbell, Tasha Cobbs and Jill Scott will be providing the entertainment at the 2015 Soul Train Awards.

Brandy performing at the Soul Train Awards 2015

4. Honouring the women

Apart from performing, Jill Scott will also receive the FIRST-EVER Lady of Soul Award. Jill Scott is the perfect candidate for this award, her blissful music and longevity in the music scene is a testament to her prowess. A special tribute video was shown with celebs such as Whoopi Goldberg, Usher and more speaking to Scott’s energy, creativity, exceptional talent and inspiration. Honouree Jill Scott blew the crowd away with a selection of her most beloved hits including “Back Together,” “Long Walk,” “It’s Love,” “Golden,” “Cross My Mind,” and “Whatever.” She brought the crowd to their feet as they joined in with her including Janelle Monae mouthing along to every song.

jill scott soul train awards 2015

5. Tyrese

Heart-throb Tyrese performed at the awards, this means we do not have to wait until the release of Fast and Furious 8 to see Tyrese on our screens again. He performed his Adult R&B Billboard chart-topping single “Shame”.

tyrese gibson topless

6. She Can’t Be Tamed

The beautiful Jillian Hervey performed as one-half of Lion Babe on the Centric Certified stage serving a lot of retro, a lot of pop and a lot of new school in one perfect package. Lion Babe who has worked Pharrell and Mark Ronson is one of our Women-To-Watch.

Lion Babe

7. The Awards

The Soul Train Awards will be awarding in all of these categories WOW.

Album of the year, Best collaboration, Best dance performance, Best gospel and/or inspirational song, Best hip-hop song of the year, Best new artist, best r&b/soul female artist, Best r&b/soul male artist, Centric certified award, Song of the year, the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award, Video of the year.

This and so much, be sure to watch the Soul Train Awards 2015 0n Monday 30th November and Friday 4th December, only on BET – Sky 187 / Virgin 184 / Freesat 140

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