Bruno Mars makes it 5 at BET Soul Train Awards, other moments

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Bruno Mars makes it 5 at BET Soul Train Awards

 

Briefing

Since 1987 the Soul Train Awards has been celebrating and honoring the best in black music and entertainment. Countless musicians and figures in the music industry have been awarded for their outstanding achievements in soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and hip-hop. Sunday night’s (Nov. 26) edition celebrated the 30th anniversary of the high-profile event and it was a spectacle to behold, with Bruno Mars topping all winners with five awards, including best R&B/soul male artist, video of the year and album/mixtape of the year, among others.

Other moments

The show has been one of the premier awards programs on television, so expectations were high this year. Erykah Badu took on hosting duties for the third time in a row on the BET telecast, providing the audience and viewers at home with a fun-filled, exciting evening. Some of the performers included Tamar Braxton112TankKirk Franklin, and more. SWV received the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award and Toni Braxton was honored with the most prestigious award of the night, the Soul Train Legend Award for her work in R&B/Soul.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Don Cornelius Legend Award

Toni Braxton

Lady of Soul Award

SWV

Best New Artist

​SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

SZA

Soul Train Certified Award

Bell Biv Devoe

Ledisi

Video of the Year

​Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award

Lecrae 

Album/ Mixtape of the Year

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic 

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

​Song of the Year

Bruno mars – “That’s What I Like”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

“Cranes in the Sky” – Written by: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)

Best Dance Performance

Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

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