Soul Train Awards 2018: Bruno Mars & H.E.R Lead Nominations / Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyonce & Normani Amongst Nominees [Full List]

Published: Thursday 25th Oct 2018 by Sam

It’s time to hop aboard the Soul Train!

BET presents the 2018 Soul Train Awards next month, so what better way to incite excitement than to reveal the official list of nominations?!

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Two years after its release, Bruno Mars’ ’24k Magic’ project is still all sorts of popping thanks to hits such as ‘Finesse (ft. Cardi B)’ and a mammoth tour – which is still on-going.

Elsewhere, H.E.R has emerged as one of R&B’s definitive new break-out stars.

It’s fitting then that the pair lead with the most amount of nominations – both nabbing six.

Other names on the nominee list include icons such as Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Beyonce, as well as emerging stars ala Ella Mai and Daniel Caesar.

Check out the full list below…

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar
Jorja Smith
Kali Uchis
Leon Thomas
Normani
Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti
Jorja Smith
Ledisi
Lenny Kravitz
MAJOR.
Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé
Ella Mai
H.E.R.
Mariah Carey
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars
Childish Gambino
Daniel Caesar
John Legend
Khalid
Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae
Snoop Dogg
Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
Childish Gambino – “This is America”
DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
Drake – “In My Feelings”
The Carters – “Apeshit”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”
SZA – “The Weekend”
The Internet – “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon
H.E.R. – H.E.R.
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
Miguel – War & Leisure
The Internet – Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Finesse” (Remix) – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)

“Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)

“Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)

“Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)

“Focus” – Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)

“Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Chris Brown – “Tempo”
Ciara – “Level Up”
HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”
Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.
John Legend – “A Good Night” featuring BloodPop
Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW”
SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
H.E.R. – “Avenue”
SZA – “Broken Clocks”
The Internet – “Come Over”

LEGEND AWARD

Erykah Badu

LADY OF SOUL AWARD

Faith Evans

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Set to film on November 17th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the 2018 Soul Train Awards will air on BET November 25th at 8pm ET.

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  1. pat October 25, 2018

    daniel, h.e.r., normani.. the next r and b generation finally starts to show some promise

  2. Me October 25, 2018

    Ummmm we gonna ignore that Cardi is also tied for most nominations with 6 also smh

  3. DanYiel Iman October 25, 2018

    🎶I’m not mad at this for the purposes of shining light on artist who aren’t shown throughout this society journey!!🎶

  4. The Truth October 25, 2018

    Damn the awards. The whole show should be an Aretha Franklin Tribute. Soul Train of all places SHOULD have the BEST one. They can pull the not as popular artists we need.

  5. #TeamTinashe Stan October 25, 2018

    Leon Thomas being nominated for “Best New Artist” is such a stretch and a filler.

    Thats why Award shows are just bs. They know they gotta nominate or give an award to big artists like Beyonce so they can get a Twitter social trend and to possibly get people online to turn over to the actual live program.

  6. #TeamTinashe Stan October 25, 2018

    She needs to win

  7. Swiyyah October 25, 2018

    Faith Evans Being honored is well deserved and long overdue!🤗🤗🤗🤗

  8. JOHNVIDAL October 25, 2018

    Mariah? That´s surprising.

  9. MUSICHEAD October 25, 2018

    Erykah Badu should be getting the Lady of Soul award not the Legend award.

  10. Shonn October 25, 2018

    So why tf Janet only have that one? Yea no I’m giving zero support here sorry

  11. Kay for Toni Braxton October 25, 2018

    Toni Braxton’s Long as I live should be nominated as well it’s one of the best rnb song that came out this year….

  12. Gemini October 25, 2018

    Janet Jackson deserve it

  13. SMH October 25, 2018

    BIG congrats to Faith Evans for being honored with the Lady of Soul award! She’s LONG overdue to be honored for something!

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  15. Arthus Nico October 26, 2018

    Why isn’t Toni nominated for her album?

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