*When people tune in to see the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards tomorrow evening (Nov. 17 at 8pm Eastern), they’ll be in good company.
Actress, dancer, writer Tisha Campbell (Martin, My Wife & Kids, Last Man Standing) will once again join actress, singer, writer Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris, The Neighborhood) to host the annual celebration that recognizes the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists.
EURweb correspondent Anasia Obioha recently sat down with Campbell ahead of the event to discuss her friendship with Arnold, what to expect at this year’s show, surviving childhood rape and finding her long lost sister.
Chris Brown leads the nominees for this year’s awards, receiving eight nominations including ‘Best R&B/Soul Male Artist,’ ‘Album/Mixtape of the Year,’ ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award’ for “No Guidance” and two nods in the ‘Best Dance Performance’ category. He is followed by Drake, who received seven nominations in categories including ‘Rhythm & Bars,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ ‘Best Collaboration,’ and two nods in the ‘Song of the Year’ category for “No Guidance” and “Girls Need Love Too Remix.”
Beyoncé and Lizzo have both received six nominations, each receiving nods for ‘Best R&B/Soul Female Artist,’ ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Video of the Year,’ ‘Best Dance Performance,’ and ‘The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.’
The fifth annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to five-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Billboard Magazine’s Gospel Artist of the last decade Yolanda Adams. With her pioneering blend of modern gospel that infuses touches of R&B and jazz, Adams has continued to inspire her fans and transform the musical landscape with her powerful voice across 13 powerful albums which have earned her numerous accolades, including the first American Music Award for Contemporary Gospel Artist and four Gospel Music Association Dove Awards.
The 2019 Soul Train Awards will air tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 17 LIVE on BET and BET HER at 8pm Eastern (5pm Pacific)with a one-hour pre-show beginning at 7pm Eastern, and a post-show directly after.