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D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Mark Ronson & The Weeknd All Net 2015 Soul Train Awards Nominations

D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Mark Ronson & The Weeknd All Net 2015 Soul Train Awards Nominations

D'Angelo's & The Vanguard's Legendary Forest Hills Performance As Told By Nelson George, Greg Tate & Anthony Demby [Photos & Recap]
Photo Credit: Victoria Ford for Sneakshot/Okayplayer

D'Angelo's & The Vanguard's Legendary Forest Hills Performance As Told By Nelson George, Greg Tate & Anthony Demby [Photos & Recap]
Photo by Victoria Ford for Sneakshot/Okayplayer

Barely a day after it was announced that Common, R. Kelly and Babyface would headline a massive Soul Train weekend 2015 show in Las Vegas, BET has now unveiled their official awards nominees. D’Angelo, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar have all netted multiple nods, with Black Messiah apparently blazing a trail for politically charged, musician-lead funk in our modern era.

Read the full list of nominees below. The 2015 Soul Train Awards will be taped on November 6th and are due to air November 29th at 8 p.m. EST on Centric and BET.

SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS:

BEST NEW ARTIST
Alessia Cara
DeJ Loaf
Jidenna
Jussie Smollett
Tinashe

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
Chris Brown
D’Angelo
The Weeknd
Trey Songz
Tyrese

CENTRIC CERTIFIED AWARD
Avant
Chrisette Michele
The Internet
Tyrese
Vivian Green

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Jidenna ft. Roman Gianarthur – “Classic Man”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

BEST GOSPEL AND/OR INSPIRATIONAL SONG
Erica Campbell – “More Love”
Fred Hammond ft. Breeann Hammond – “I Will Trust”
Kirk Franklin – “Wanna Be Happy?”
Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”
Marvin Sapp – “Yes You Can”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Chris Brown – X
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Jill Scott – Woman
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
Tyrese – Black Rose

BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

See Also

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe
Janet Jackson
Jill Scott
Tamar Braxton

SONG OF THE YEAR
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (from the motion picture Selma)
Jidenna ft. Roman Gianarthur – “Classic Man”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Rihanna – “B***h Better Have My Money”
The Weeknd – “Earned It” (from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
“Glory” (from the motion picture Selma) – Written by: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, John Roger Stephens and Che Smith (Common & John Legend)
“Apparently: – Written by: Jermaine L. Cole, Damon Coleman, Filippo Trecca (J. Cole)
“Uptown Funk” – Written by: Mark Ronson, Rudolph Taylor, Lonnie Simmons, Philip Martin Lawrence Ii, Peter Gene Hernandez, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, Nicholaus Joseph Williams, Devon Christopher Gallaspy, Robert Lynn Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Ronnie Wilson (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars)
“Earned It” (from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack) – Written by: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd)
“Shame” – Written by: Warryn S. Campbell Ii, Sam Dees, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, Ron Kersey, De Wayne Julius Rogers (Tyrese)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Chris Brown x Tyga – “Ayo”
Janelle Monáe & Jidenna – “Yoga”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Silento – “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”

BEST COLLABORATION
Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”
Common & John Legend – “Glory” (from the motion picture Selma)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”
Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko – “Post To Be”

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