For over 20 years Don Cornelius hosted a show called “Soul Train”. The show was an “American Bandstand” with Soul. Although Cornelius left in 1994, the show continued for a number of years.
For the past 35 years the Soul Train Awards have honoured the best of that soul music. The 2010 Soul Train Awards were hosted by Terrance Howard and Taraji Hensen in Atlanta. Along with the awards were performances by Bilal, Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo, Chante Moore, Chrisette Michele, Dionne Farris, Eric Benet,, Faith Evans, Freddie Jackson, Coapele, Gyptian, Jazmine Sullivan, Kem, Deyshia Cole, Jeffrey Osborne, Lalah Hathaway, Ne-Yo, Peabo Bryson, rachelle Ferrell, , Tamia, Tank, and El DeBarge.
Winners of the 2010 Soul Train Awards are…
Best New Artist: Melanie Fiona
Best Female R&B Soul Artist: Alicia Keys
Best Male R&B Soul Artist: a tie between Trey Songz and Usher
Song of the Year: “Nothing on You” by B.o.B with Bruno Mars
Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: “Love the Way You Lie” by with Rihanna
Album of the Year: “Raymond vs. Raymond” by Usher Raymond
Record of the Year: “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)” by Alicia Keys
Best reggae Artist Award: Gyptian
Centric Award: Janelle Monae
Best Gospel Performance: Marvin Sapp
Best Dance Performance: “Ride” by Ciara