The Winners List: Soul Train Music Awards 2018

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Real life best friends Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell teamed up to host the 2018 Soul Train Awards from Las Vegas, which aired on Sunday night. Although the top nominees of the night included artists like Bruno Mars, H.E.R., SZA and Cardi B, the night ended up being a throwback to 90s music.

The show included appearances and performance from Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell and Ronnie DeVoe of Bel Biv DeVoe, Jon B., Donell Jones, and Carl Thomas. Fans were later surprised by an appearance by Kid ‘n Play and Al B. Sure!, who made his first public appearance following the death of his son’s mother Kim Porter, who passed away on November 15.The two share son Quincy Brown, 27, who Kim’s ex Diddy helped to raise with Porter.

The special honors of the night include previous Soul Train host Erykah Badu, who won the Legend award, and Lady of Soul award winner Faith Evans. Here are the 2018 Soul Train Awards winners:

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ledisi

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Ella Mai

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Lecrae

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Drake – “In My Feelings”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

H.E.R. – H.E.R.

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Ciara – “Level Up”

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B

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