Bruno Mars was the big winner at the 2017 Soul Train Awards, scoring five top prizes.

The Locked Out of Heaven star won the Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best Dance Performance, Video of the Year and Album/Mixtape of the Year, all for his record 24K Magic and single of the same name, and Song of the Year for That's What I Like.

Bruno, who is currently on the South American leg of the 24K Magic World Tour, shared Soul Train's tweet announcing his Video of the Year win and wrote, "God bless you @SoulTrain !! We worked really hard on this video so this means a lot to me. Sending my love from South America. THANK YOU."

He later shared Soul Train's full list of winners and wrote, "ITS 2AM & IM SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS IN MY HOTEL ROOM!THANK U @SoulTrain WIN OR LOSE U CONTINUE TO BRING ME NOTHIN BUT JOY (sic)!"

The ceremony, which was hosted by Erykah Badu, was filmed at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on 5 November (17), but was televised on BET on Sunday night (26Nov17) - just a week after Bruno won seven prizes at the American Music Awards (AMAs).

Other Soul Train winners included SZA, who won both the Best New Artist and the Best R&B/Soul Female Artist awards, and Solange Knowles, who received The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award along with the co-writers of Cranes in the Sky.

Cardi B took home the Rhythm & Bars Award for Bodak Yellow, DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller won Best Collaboration for Wild Thoughts, and the Soul Train Certified Award was a tie between Bell Biv DeVoe and Ledisi.

Toni Braxton was honoured with the previously-announced Legend Award, while R&B trio SWV received the Lady of Soul Award. Both sets of honourees performed a medley of their hits.