Alicia Keys, Usher And Drake Lead Soul Train Awards

Oct 18th, 2010 // Comment

Alicia Keys is having a fantastic week — last Thursday she gave birth to her son Egypt with new hubby Swizz Beatz, and now the singer can celebrate being the most nominated female at BET’s 2010 Soul Train Awards. Keys and Usher are up for four awards each, with Alicia’s “Fireworks” collaborator Drake following close behind with three noms. Plus, Nicki Minaj will duke it out with B.o.B for Best New Artist — pretty tough call. Full list of nominees below.

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Everything To Me” – Monica
“There Goes My Baby” – Usher
“Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” – Alicia Keys
“Soldier Of Love” – Sade
“Nothing On You” – B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars

BEST HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
“Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem feat. Rihanna
“B.M.F. (Blowin Money Fast)”  – Rick Ross feat. Styles P
“Your Love” – Nicki Minaj
“Find Your Love” – Drake
“Shutterbugg” – Big Boi feat. Cutty
“I Got Your Back” – T.I. feat. Keri Hilson

BEST MALE R&B/SOUL MALE
Usher
Kem
Trey Songz
Ne-Yo
Jaheim

BEST R&B/SOUL ARTIST FEMALE
Alicia Keys
Erykah Badu
Monica
Fantasia
Mary J. Blige

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alicia Keys – The Element Of Freedom
Usher – Raymond vs. Raymond
Sade – Soldier of Love
Drake – Thank Me Later
Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two-Return of the Ankh

BEST NEW ARTIST
Melanie Fiona
B.o.B.
Nicki Minaj
Dondria
Wale

BEST REGGAE ARTIST AWARD
Gyptian
Damian Marley
Mr. Vegas
Jah Cure
Vybz Kartel
Gramps Morgan

CENTRIC AWARD
Jesse Boykins III
Dwele
Dondria
Corrine Bailey Rae
Janelle Monáe

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE MALE, FEMALE OR GROUP
Youthful Praise feat. J.J. Harrison
Fred Hammond
Marvin Sapp
Lisa Page Brooks
Hezekiah Walker & LFC
Tye Tribbett

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Fantasia – “Bittersweet” (Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly, Michael Mentore)
El Debarge – “Second Chance” (songwriters: El Debarge & Mischke)
Drake –“Find Your Love” (songwriters: Bhasker, J; Graham, A; Reynolds, P; West, Kanye)
R.Kelly – “When A Woman Loves” (songwriter R. Kelly)
Alicia Keys – “Un-Thinkable(I’m Ready)” (songwriters: Keys, Aubrey Graham, Brothers, Noah “40″ Shebib)

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