2011 Soul Train Awards ‘Best Caribbean Performance’ Nominees

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The nominees are in!!! Soul Train has announced the nominees for this years Soul Train Award for Best Caribbean Performance! Last year the category was Best Reggae Performance so its good to know that Soul Train is broadening its horizons. Congratulations to this year’s nominees!!! You’re one click away from seeing the 2011 Soul Train Awards nominees!!!


Best Caribbean Performance
Man Down -Rihanna
Summer Time -Vybz Kartel
Wotless -Kes The Band
Bend Over Machel Montano
Delilah Mavado

Shout out to St. Thomas’ own Rock City, producers on Rihann’s “Man Down”!!! Although Rihanna is also nominated in two other categories: Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year and Best Dance Performance. Her ex-lover Chris Brown leads the pack with five nominations!!! Below is the full list of nominations.

Celebrating 40 years of the Soul Train brand, this years Soul Train Awards is gearing up to be one of the biggest events of the year. Hosted by comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, the show will honor Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire, with the coveted Legend Award for their immense contributions to the world of music.

This years nominees represent the best in R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and Carribean music. Musics bad-boy turned golden child Chris Brown leads the pack with an astounding five nominations, including Album of the Year for his critically acclaimed F.A.M.E. He is followed by Beyonce and Kanye West who tied with four nominations.

New categories to this years line-up include awards for best traditional and contemporary jazz albums. These two categories will be viewers choice awards, and the winners will be determined through online voting.

This years show will tape in Atlanta on November 17, but will air in simulcast on both Centric and BET on November 27 at 9pm/8c.

Best New Artist
Bruno Mars
Marsha Ambrosius
Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist
Trey Songz
Chris Brown
R. Kelly
Cee Lo Green
Eric Benet

Centric Award
Raphael Saddiq
Anthony David
Aloe Blacc

Best Caribbean Performance
Man Down -Rihanna
Summer Time -Vybz Kartel
Wotless -Kes The Band
Bend Over Machel Montano
Delilah Mavado

Best Gospel Performance
I Smile Kirk Franklin
Walking Mary Mary
Heaven Hear My Heart Trin-I-Tee 5:7
I Believe James Fortune ft. Shawn McLemore
More Cece Winans

Album of the Year
21 – Adele
F.A.M.E – Chris Brown
4 – Beyonce
Passion Pain & Pleasure – Trey Songz
Light of the Sun – Jill Scott
Watch The Throne – Jay Z and Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Moment for Life Nicki Minaj
All of the Lights- Kanye West ft. Rihanna
Look at Me Now Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne
Out of My Head Lupe Fiasco
Otis – Jay Z and Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist
Kelly Rowland
Marsha Ambrosius
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige

Song of the Year
Motivation Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne
Sure Thing- Miguel
Rolling in the Deep Adele
She Aint You Chris Brown
All of the Lights Kanye West
So In Love Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton

Record of the Year (The Ashford and Simpson Songwriters Award)
Rolling in the Deep Adele (Writers: Adele, Paul Epworth)
Far Away Marsha Ambrosius (Writers: Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms)
Best Thing I Never Had Beyonce (Writers: Antonio Dixon; Kenneth Edmonds; Larry Griffin, Jr.; Beyonc Knowles; Caleb McCampbell; Patrick Smith; Shea Taylor)
Good Man Raphael Saddiq (Writers: Raphael Saadiq, Taura Stinson)
Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon) Michael Jackson (Writers: Aliaune Thiam (Akon), Giorgio Tuinfort, Claude Kelly)

Best Dance Performance
Motivation Kelly Rowland
Only Girl in the World/Whats My Name Rihanna
Run The World Beyonce
She Aint You Chris Brown
Walking Mary Mary
Pretty Girl Rock Keri Hilson

2011 Soul Train Award Legend Award Recipients
Gladys Knight
Earth Wind and Fire

Traditional Jazz*
In Concert On Broadway Harry Connick Jr.
James Farm- Eric Harland
Light My Fire- Eliane Elias
Silver Pony- Cassandra Wilson
Whats It All About Pat Metheny

Contemporary Jazz*
Contact Boney James
Hello Tomorrow Dave Koz
Rock-et Sci-ence – Bela Fleck
Lets Touch The Sky- Fourplay
Time Together- Michael Franks

*Viewers choice awards to be housed online




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