2021 Soul Train Awards Nominations Revealed, H.E.R. Leads

2021 Soul Train Awards Nominations Revealed, H.E.R. Leads

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The nominations for the 2021 Soul Train Awards have been announced. H.E.R. leads the competition with eight nods, including Album of the Year (Back of My Mind) and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist. 

H.E.R., who led in 2020 and 2018, is double nominated in two fields: Best Collaboration and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter of the Year Award, both of which she won at previous ceremonies. 

Jazmine Sullivan and Chris Brown are tied with six honors, vying for both Best Collaboration and Video of the Year for their respective recordings. Meanwhile, Silk Sonic nets three each. 

The 50th anniversary of Soul Train isn’t all that will be honored at the annual ceremony. Ashanti will receive the Lady of Soul Award, while Maxwell will be crowed with the Legend Award

Actresses Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold are booked for the fourth consecutive year as hosts. 

The 2021 Soul Train Awards takes place on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. EST on BET and BET HER. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Best New Artist
Blxst
Capella Grey
Morray
Tems
Tone Stith
Yung Bleu

Certified Soul Award
Anthony Hamilton
Ashanti
Charlie Wilson
The Isley Brothers
Jam & Lewis
T-Pain

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Jazmine Sullivan
Jhené Aiko
SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
Tank
Usher

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award
Brian Courtney Wilson
James Fortune
Kelly Price
Kirk Franklin
Maverick City Music
Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Song Of The Year
Blxst Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Tyga – Chosen
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open
H.E.R. – Damage
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings
Wiz Kid Feat. Tems – Essence
Yung Bleu Feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Album Of The Year
Blxst – No Love Lost
Doja Cat – Planet Her
Giveon – When It’s All Said And Done… Take Time
H.E.R. – Back Of My Mind
Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
WizKid – Made In Lagos

The Ashford And Simpson Songwriter’s Award
Can’t Let It Show – Written By: Kate Bush, Durrell Babbs (Tank)

Come Through – Written By: Carl Mccormick, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Kelvin Wooten, Michael L. Williams Ii, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown)

Damage – Written By: Anthony Clemons Jr., Carl Mccormick, H.E.R., James Harris, Jeff Gitelman, Terry Lewis, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R.)

Essence – Written By: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Oniko Eddie Uzezi, Oniko Evawero, Richard Isong, Temilade Openiyi (WizKid Feat. Tems)

Leave The Door Open – Written By: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile II, Christopher Brody Brown (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic)

Pick Up Your Feelings – Written By: Blue June, Chi, Audra Mae Butts, Jazmine Sullivan, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes (Jazmine Sullivan)

Best Dance Performance
Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour
Chris Brown, Young Thug – City Girls
Lizzo Feat. Cardi B – Rumors
Normani Feat. Cardi B- Wild Side
Usher – Bad Habits

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown, Young Thug Feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – Go Crazy (Remix)
Doja Cat Feat. Sza – Kiss Me More
H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown – Come Through
Jazmine Sullivan Feat. H.E.R. – Girl Like Me
WizKid Feat. Tems – Essence
Yung Bleu Feat. Drake – You’re Mines Still

Video Of The Year
Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open
Chris Brown, Young Thug Feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – Go Crazy (Remix)
H.E.R. – Damage
Jazmine Sullivan – Pick Up Your Feelings
Normani Feat. Cardi B – Wild Side
WizKid Feat. Tems – Essence