The stars came out for the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards, which was taped in Las Vegas on Friday night (November 8th). This year, the show paid homage to 90’s R&B music.Tamar Braxton was a big winner, taking home 3 awards, one for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and one for Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award. Tamar later performed her new single “All The Way Home.” K. Michelle took home Best New Artist and hit the stage to perform. Kendrick Lamar took home the award for Album of The Year for Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Robin Thicke took home song of the year for “Blurred Lines.” Miguel took home the award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist. Janelle Monae took home Video of the Year for “Q.U.E.E.N.” Ashanti took home Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have.” Word is that BET didn’t allow anyone to lip sync. Insiders tell me it was the best the show has ever been out together.
Jennifer Hudson opened the show with a medley of hits and also hit the stage with Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan and T.I. with a performance of “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel).”
Wale also hit the stage with Mint Condition’s Stokely Williams for a mash up of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and “LoveHate Thing.” Wale won an award as well!
K. Michelle also performed
Slick Rick, Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane performed an old-school hip-hop medley and while the “Blue-Eyed Soul” set featured Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, Dave Koz, and Vanilla Ice — who performed “Ice Ice Baby.”
The 2013 Soul Train Awards will air on Centric and BET on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. EST.