Soul Train Awards 2012: Beyonce, Frank Ocean & Miguel Win Big, Ne-Yo & John Legend Perform
The 2012 Soul Train Awards, which were taped earlier this month at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, aired on BET last night (November 25), and the show featured big performances from a litany of R&B’s biggest names: Ne-Yo, Miguel, John Legend, Keyshia Cole, Elle Varner and Stevie Wonder, among others.
And while no one swept the awards, the biggest winner was probably Beyonce, who took Best R&B/Soul Female Artist as well as Best Dance Performance for “Love On Top.” Varner nabbed Best New Artist, while the critically-beloved Miguel took home the win for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, and Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange won for Album of the Year. See the full winners’ list and watch the performances after the jump.
Best New Artist: Elle VarnerCentric Award: Leah LabelleBest Gospel/Inspirational Performance: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks, “Celebrate”Best Hip Hop Song of the Year: Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, “Mercy”Best R&B/Soul Female Artist: BeyonceBest R&B/Soul Male Artist: MiguelAlbum of the Year: Frank Ocean, Channel OrangeSong of the Year: Tyrese, “Stay”The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award: “Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” John Legend feat. LudacrisBest Dance Performance: Beyonce, “Love On Top”
Keyshia Cole — “Trust and Believe”/”Enough of No Love”
Ne-Yo — “Let Me Love You”
John Legend — “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”
Elle Varner — “Refill”
Miguel — “Adorn”