2010 Soul Train Award Winners: Melanie Fiona, Usher, Keys and MoreMonday, November 29, 2010
Both Usher and Alicia keys snagged two awards each. Usher landed Album of the Year and Best Male R&B/Soul Artist, which tied with Trey Songz, and Keys won Best Female R&B/Soul Artist and Record of the Year.
Newcomer Melanie Fiona won Best New Artist of 2010, beating out hot contenders like B.o.B, Nicki Minaj, Dondria and Wale.
Best Dance Performance was awarded to Ciara over Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Usher and Janelle Monae, but Monae won the Centric Award.
Your own Singersroom.com also won an award for one of the "Best Soul Sites." The new category recoginizes online portals that are leading the soul music trend.
The 2010 Soul Train Awards took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia with Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as hosts, and the likes of Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, Keyshia Cole, Cee-Lo, Tank and Jazmine Sullivan as musical guests. Special honorees were Anita Baker and Ron Isley who were saluted with Legend Awards.
See List of winners below:
• Legend Awards: Anita Baker and Ron Isley
• Best New Artist: Melanie Fiona
• Best Female R&B/Soul Artist: Alicia Keys
• Best Male R&B/Soul Artist: Trey Songz and Usher (tie)
• Song of the year: "Nothin' on You" - B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars
• Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: "Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem ft. Rihanna
• Album of the Year: "Raymond vs. Raymond" - Usher
• Record of the Year: "Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)" - Alicia Keys, Aubrey Graham (Drake), Kerry Brothers Jr., and Noah "40" Shebib
• Best Reggae Artist: Gyptian
• Centric Award: Janelle Monae
• Best Gospel Performance: Marvin Sapp
• Best Dance Performance: Ciara - "Ride"