'The Soul Train' established itself as one of the most well-known television programs aimed essentially at promoting the best in American black music between October 1971 and March 2006. Created and presented by Don Cornelius, the program in 35 years of history was not only the stage for big names ofSoul, R&B, Pop, Dance, Disco, Hip Hop and Jazz, but could also reveal several choreographers, since its format was a dance floor formed by the audience and that consequently interacted with the environment.
Years later, this mood continued, but in a more measured way, through BET's Soul Train Awards, an event that annually highlights American soul and R&B artists.
Actresses Tisha Campbell (My Wife and Kids) and Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Cris) have been host of the event this year and made a real celebration of the music, in addition to conducting the award ceremony, alongside:
Snoh Aalegra (Best New Artist);
Brandy (Soul Train Certified Award);
H.E.R. (Best R&B/Soul Female Artist);
Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel Award);
Chris Brown & Young Thug (Best Collaboration Performance, Best Dance Performance and Song of the Year);
Summer Walker (Album of the Year);
Megan Thee Stallion (Rhythm and Bars Award);
Chris Brown (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist);
Beyonce, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid (Video of the Year).
More info at www.soultrainawards.com