Chris Brown leads the nominations at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.

The singer is up for five different prizes including Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year.

Beyoncé Knowles and Kanye West are also nominated for five awards each.

Kelly Rowland and British songstress Adele follow closely behind with three nods each. Chris, Kanye, Kelly and Adele are all in the running for Song of the Year alongside Jill Scott.

Chris is also nominated for Best Dance Performance for She Ain’t You. He will fight it out in an otherwise all female category including Kelly, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Mary Mary and Keri Hilson.

Album of the Year will be a battle between husband and wife, with both Beyoncé and Jay-Z nominated for the award. The accolade could go to Passion Pain & Pleasure by Trey Songz, Adele’s monster hit 21, F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown, Light of the Sun by Jill Scott, 4 by Beyoncé or Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaboration Watch the Throne.

Cedric the Entertainer is set to host the event and there will be performances throughout the night from Jill Scott, Mindless Behaviour, Robin Thicke, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and many more.

The Award ceremony will be held on November 17 in Atlanta and will be broadcast on CENTRIC and BET on November 27.

The Soul Train Music Awards nominations:

Best New Artist

Bruno Mars

Marsha Ambrosius


Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist

Trey Songz

Chris Brown

Cee Lo Green

R. Kelly

Eric Benet


Centric Award


Raphael Saddiq


Anthony David

Aloe Blacc

Best Caribbean Performance

Bend Over - Machel Montano

Man Down - Rihanna

Delilah - Movado

Wotless - Kes The Band

Summertime - Vybz Kartel

Best Gospel Performance

I Smile - Kirk Franklin

Walking - Mary Mary

Heaven Hear My Heart - Trin-I-Tee 5:7

I Believe - James Fortune feat. Shawn McLemore

More - Cece Winans

Album of the Year

Passion Pain & Pleasure - Trey Songz

21 - Adele

F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown

Light of the Sun - Jill Scott

4 – Beyoncé

Watch the Throne - Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Moment for Life - Nicki Minaj

All of the Lights - Kanye West

Look at Me Now - Chris Brown (featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne)

Out of My Head - Lupe Fiasco

Otis - Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

Kelly Rowland

Beyoncé Knowles

Marsha Ambrosius

Jennifer Hudson

Jill Scott

Mary J. Blige

Song of the Year

So In Love - Jill Scott (featuring Anthony Hamilton)

Motivation - Kelly Rowland (featuring Lil Wayne)

Sure Thing - Miguel

Rolling in the Deep - Adele

She Ain't You - Chris Brown

All of the Lights - Kanye West

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award)

Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius

Best Thing I Never Had - Beyoncé Knowles

Good Man - Raphael Saddiq

Hold My Hand (duet with Akon) - Michael Jackson

Best Dance Performance

Motivation - Kelly Rowland

Only Girl in the World/What's My Name - Rihanna

Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé

She Ain't You - Chris Brown

Walking - Mary Mary

Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson

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