GET READY TO RIDE THE 2016 SOUL TRAIN ON FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER AT 9PM ONLY ON BET – SKY 187 / VIRGIN 184 / FREESAT 140
The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host, and for the first time as Executive Producer, with her eccentric humor and legendary style. The annual event honouring the best in soul and R&B featured moving performances by Brandy, Bobby Brown, MA$E, DRU HILL, Doug E Fresh, India Arie, Carl Thomas, Eric Benét, Tito Jackson and more!
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GRAMMY award-winning, multi-platinum singer Brandy was presented with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and three-time GRAMMY award-winning producer, singer and songwriter Teddy Riley was honored with the night’s highly coveted Legend Award.
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For the second year, the awards unveiled a powerful “Soul Cypher” featuring a mix of legendary and contemporary R&B and soul singers coming together. Badu DJ’d the cypher while Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone and the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight performed raw versions of their songs.
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Brandy was presented with the Lady of Soul Award following a heartfelt speech from 2015 honouree Jill Scott and a special tribute video from industry’s top executives and artists such as Kenny “BabyFace” Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan, Jhene Aiko and more, who spoke to Brandy’s dedication, creativity and vocal prowess. Brandy then blew the crowd away with a full dance and stunning vocal performance of her most beloved hits including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “What About Us,” “Full Moon,” “I Wanna Be Down,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Talk About Our Love,” “Have You Ever,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World,” joined by MA$E.
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Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ presented Teddy Riley with the night’s highly regarded Legend Award honoring the prolific singer-songwriter and producer for his tremendous influence in soul culture and music. Teddy Riley was welcomed to the stage with a standing ovation and roaring round of applause. He celebrated with R&B and soul superstars Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Guy, Wreckx-N-Effect, V. Bozeman and Tito Jackson.
Catch all this and more on the Soul Train Awards 2016 premiere Friday 2nd December @ 9pm only on BET – Sky 187 / Virgin 184 / Freesat 140.