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SoulTracks Honors Meli’sa Morgan with Lifetime Achievement Award

*R&B artist Meli’sa Morgan is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Queens, New York native is known for her memorable ballads with top Billboard hits like “Love Changes,” “Do Me Baby,” and “Do You Still Love Me,” and her mega mid-tempo dance hit “Fool’s Paradise.” Her latest release, “Footprints of An Angel” dropped in 2002, SoulTracks reports. 

“We are proud to present this Lifetime Achievement Award to an artist who has meant so much to SoulTrackers,” per SoulTraks.

Check out what Morgan said about the honor in the YouTube clip above.


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In a post shared with fans on her official Instagram page, Morgan wrote, “I am so Honored to be chosen by @soultrackscom to receive “THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT” Award for 2023! It is so nice to be recognized for The Body of Work I have and The Years I have Been in the Music Industry. I love what I do and I have so much more to Achieve! Thank you so much SoulTracks.”

Below is the complete list of finalists for the 2023 SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards. The winners will be announced December 7.

Album of the Year

Acantha Lang – Beautiful Dreams
Cleo Sol – Gold
Helen Bruner & Terry Jones – 2nd Overture
Hil St. Soul – Back In Love
Jeff Bradshaw – Jeff Bradshaw 20
Joe Leavy – Soul On Fire
Jonathan Butler – Ubuntu
Maysa – Music For Your Soul
Nik West – Moody
Ray Curenton – Believer
Swatkins – Friends and other Necessities
Young Gun, Silver Fox – Ticket To Shangri-La

Song of the Year

“AA Side Single” – Brooklyn Funk Essentials
“Boom Baby Boom” – Nik West
“Come Back Home” – Acantha Lang
“Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long” – Kimberly Brewer ft. Joe and Stevie Wonder
“Freeway” – Cleveland P. Jones, Stokes & Machine, U-Nam
“Intoxicated Love” – Castella
“Last Night Was Good for My Soul” – The Shindellas
“Look My Way” – Kevin Ross
“Text Me Tomorrow” – Con Funk Shun
“Think of You (Live)” – Tanika Charles
“Till We Meet Again” – Will Downing
“Too Much To Mention” – Jonas

Female Vocalist of the Year

Acantha Lang
Angel Sessions
Avery Sunshine
Cleo Sol
Dessy DiLauro
Hil St. Soul
Joan Belgrave
Michon Young
Tanqueray Hayward
Whittington Still

Male Vocalist of the Year

Alex Harris
Eric Roberson
Joe Leavy
Mark Scott
Sargent Tucker
Son of Pearl
Trade Stevens
Ty Causey
Will Downing
Will Preston
Will Wheaton
William Bell

Duo or Group of the Year

Anthony David & Algebra
Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Crutchfield Jones
George McCrae and Linda Law
Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
Ingram Street
Kinsman Dazz Band
RJ’s Latest Arrival
The Detroit Emeralds
The Sextones
The Shindellas
Young Gun Silver Fox

New Artist of the Year

Carletta Carletta
Claire Davis
Crutchfield Jones
Daughters of Legacy
Jason Morales
MT Jones
Ray Curenton
Saint Smith
Sandra-Mae Lux

Instrumentalist of the Year

Andre Ward
Christian de Mesones
Dee Lucas
Drew Schultz
Fostina Dixon
Gary Palmer
Jeff Bradshaw
Johnny Britt
Marlon McClain
Marqueal Jordan
Nik West
Vladimir Cetkar
Walter Beasley

READ MORE: Everybody Dance! Meli’sa Morgan’s New Single is ‘So Good’

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