Winners’ List: 2017 Soul Train Awards

Published: Sunday 26th Nov 2017 by Rashad

The 2017 Soul Train Awards, taped earlier this month at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, saw some of music’s finest go head-to-head for the show’s coveted trophies.

With the likes of Urban’s top names, including Bruno Mars and Solange leading the nominations tally, the competition was steep.  Now that the show is over, find out who picked up which awards in which categories at the high profile outing below…

Don Cornelius Legend Award: Toni Braxton

Lady of Soul Award: SWV

Best New Artist



Kevin Ross



Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

WINNER: Bruno Mars

Bryson Tiller

Chris Brown


The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist


Lalah Hathaway


Mary J. Blige



Soul Train Certified AwardWINNER: Bell Biv Devoe

Johnny Gill

Lalah Hathaway

WINNER: Ledisi

Mack Wilds

Video of the Year

Beyoncé — “All Night”

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Chris Brown — “Party (feat. Usher and Gucci Mane)”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award

Chance the Rapper

Charlie Wilson

Kirk Franklin


Tamela Mann

Album/ Mixtape of the Year

WINNER: Bruno Mars — 24k Magic

Mary J. Blige — Strength of a Woman

Solange — A Seat at the Table

SZA — Ctrl

The Weeknd — Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award

WINNER: Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

French Montana — “Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee)”

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.”

Yo Gotti — “Rake It Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Song of the Year

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “That’s What I Like”

Childish Gambino — “Redbone”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryston Tiller)”

Khalid — “Location”

Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

WINNER: “Cranes in the Sky” — Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq

“Location” — Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs

“Love Me Now” — Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens

“Redbone” — George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson

“Versace on the Floor” — Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence

Best Dance Performance

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Chris Brown — “Party (feat. Usher and Gucci Mane)”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Solange — “Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)”

Wizkid — “Come Closer (feat. Drake)”

Best Collaboration

WINNER: DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Jazmine Sullivan and Bryson Tiller — “Insecure”

Mary J. Blige — “Love Yourself (feat. Kanye West)”

Solange — “Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)”

SZA — “Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)”

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  1. TruthTea November 27, 2017


    We’re all for here SZA and Solange getting recognition, but Bruno Mars cleaning up for those records is getting old.

    It’s not that he isn’t killing it right now, but the industry needs to stop acting like there are no other crooners or male R&B artists in the game besides Chris, Bruno, and Timberlake. Honestly, ‘That’s What I Like’ was basic, Versace sounds like a record Usher, Tank, Mario Winans, etc. have sung many times before. It took BET and Soul Train four albums to recognized as R&B but every time Timberlake, Bruno, and Robin Thicke :cough: SEE NON-BLACK ARTISTS :cough:: throw in a honor section and black songwriter, they get both nominated and win the R&B categories ::SEE 2014 Grammys, where R&B Song of the Year went to Justin Timberlake beating out Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, Janelle Monae, and Tamar’s Love & War for ‘Pusher Love Girl’, disco album track no one has heard of with a horn section).

    Is Bruno killing this year? Yes. Are we getting a bit delusional? Yes. R&B Song of the Year? Let’s not kid ourselves.


    • TruthTea November 27, 2017

      sp* it took BET and Soul Train four albums to recognize Jason Derulo as an R&B artist, but Bruno…

  2. Theman November 27, 2017

    Nah congrats Bruno! Great! The same for Solange/SZA/Cardi…

  3. Tonya aka Pumpkin November 27, 2017

    U go woman dont stop can’t lose blessings unto you in jesus name

  4. LostOne November 27, 2017

    Big Congrats to Bruno 24K was a dope R&b album so I hope he win a Grammy for it. I had no idea that R&B music can only be sung by Black people. Black people always want Whites to recognize them but they only want to recognize their own.

  5. Kai2dasuan November 27, 2017

    Congrats to Cardi b win and the Grammy announcement are less than 24 hours hopefully Cardi b get at least 3-4 Grammy nominations.

  6. JOHNVIDAL November 27, 2017

    Wow they really like Bruno Mars. I cannot complain, talent wise he has pretty much been the best male in maisntream of the last 5-10 years.

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