The Soul Train Awards were broadcast on BET and Centric last night. In case you missed it, there are highlights below:
Chance the Rapper won Best New Artist
It seems like ‘New Artist’ is a relative term; Chance has been in the consciousness of hip-hop heads since 2013. Nevertheless the award is an honor, one much deserved, and a nice way to end 2016, the same year that he got to visit the White House. Below is Chance’s video for the uplifting song How Great, which you should watch on your phone.
Beyonce took home a haul
Beyonce won Video of the Year (Formation), Album of the Year (LEMONADE), Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Song of the Year (Formation). Let’s take a look at the video that earned Beyonce all of the hardware (and Amy Schumer a bunch of scrutiny):
With Beyonce winning all of these awards is it any wonder that Kanye is going crazy? Beyonce did lose to Kanye (sort of) in one category:
Teyana Taylor’s dance does not Fade
Teyana won Best Dance Performance. Watch the video. No commentary necessary.
For more winners click here.
Brandy’s still got it
Brandy brought Ma$e out for her performance of Top of the World. The singer was awarded the Lady of Soul award last night for her long, successful career. You can watch her exciting performance here.
Erykah Badu does it all
Not only did she host for the second year in the row she also performed. She and DRAM teamed up for their single Wifi. Click here to watch the performance.