Beyoncé, Maxwell and Keri Hilson Lead Soul Train Music Award Nominations

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Soul Train Music Awards are back and Beyoncé, Maxwell and Keri Hilson lead all nominees with four nods apiece. Also up for honors are Drake, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Leslie, Robin Thicke, Keyshia Cole and Musiq Soulchild, among many others.

Legendary artists Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, L.A. Reid and Babyface will be saluted and Motown Records will commemorate their 50th anniversary.

The highlight of night will be a special tribute honoring the late King of Pop with the "Entertainer of the Year" award.

Erykah Badu, Trey Songz, Chrisette Michelle, Boyz II Men and Angie Stone are just a few of the performers slated to hit the stage. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson will host.

Centric Presents: The 2009 Soul Train Awards is set to air on both Centric and BET in a special simulcast on Sunday, November 29, at 9:00 P.M.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best New Artist

• Drake

• Jazmine Sullivan

• Keri Hilson

• Ryan Leslie

• Solange

Best R&B/Soul Artist Female

• Beyoncé

• Chrisette Michele

• Jennifer Hudson

• Ledisi

• Whitney Houston

Best Male R&B/Soul Male

• Charlie Wilson

• Maxwell

• Musiq Soulchild

• Raphael Saadiq

• Robin Thicke

Song of the year

• "God in Me" - Mary Mary

• "Pretty Wings" - Maxwell

• "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" - Beyoncé

• "Spotlight"-Jennifer Hudson

• "Turnin Me On"-Keri Hilson/ ft Lil Wayne

Album of the Year

• Beyoncé - I Am...Sasha Fierce (Platinum) Sony Music

• Jamie Foxx- Intuition (Platinum) J Records

• Kanye West-808s & Heartbreak (Platinum) Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam

• Maxwell-Blacksummer'snight (Gold) Sony Music

• Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman

Record of the Year (Songwriter Award)

• Beyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"

• Drake - "Best I ever had"

• Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain - "Blame it"

• Keri Hilson - "Knock You Down"

• Maxwell - "Pretty Wings"

Best Reggae Artist award

• Movado

• Sean Paul

• Serani

• Taurus Riley

• Ziggy Marley

Centric Award - Soul Approved/Underground

• Corneille

• Eric Roberson

• Laura Izibor

• Maysa

• The Knux


• BeBe and CeCe Winans- "Close To You"

• Fred Hammond f/John P Kee- "They That Wait

• Marvin Sapp-"Praise Him in Advance"

• Mary Mary- "God In Me"

• Smokie Norful- "Justified"


• Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo "Knock You Down"

• Keyshia Cole featuring Monica-"Trust"

• Mario featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett - "Break Up"

• Mary Mary featuring Kierra (KiKi) Sheard - "God In Me"

• Trey Songz featuring Drake - "Successful"

Entertainer of the year

• Michael Jackson


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