Thursday, 29 October 2009

MUSIC NEWS: Soul Train Awards adds reggae category

GETTING THE DUE: Ziggy Marley among nominees for inaugural Soul Train reggae award

For the first time in the history of its awards show, Soul Train will recognize the achievements of reggae/dancehall artistes this year, when the ceremony takes place on Tuesday, November 3 at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta.

Nominees for Best Reggae Artiste:

· Mavado
· Sean Paul · Serani · Tarrus Riley · Ziggy Marley

With four nominations each, Beyoncé, Keri Hilson and Maxwell head the list of nominees for the return of the Soul Train Awards. The awards ceremony, hosted by actors Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, will be the first special aired on BET's recently launched CENTRIC Network. Taping on November 3, the show will be dubbed CENTRIC Presents: 2009 Soul Train Awards. It will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET in a special simulcast on November 29 at 9:00 p.m.

In addition to awards presented in various categories, the show will salute the careers of legendary artists Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Antonio "L.A." Reed and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The Soul Train Awards will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motown Records and honor the late Michael Jackson with the Entertainer of the Year Award. Scheduled performers include Toni Braxton, Trey Songz, Chrisette Michelle, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona.

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