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Catch the 2016 Soul Train Music Awards Tonight


Courtesy of Centric/BET NetworksFans will finally see whether BeyoncéDrake or Kanye West will take home the Album of the Year award when the 2016 Soul Train Awards air this Sunday. 

The event, hosted by Erykah Badu, will feature performances by Eric BenétMaseCarl ThomasWreckx-N-EffectGuyBobby BrownBlackstreet, Anderson .PaakDoug E. FreshRo JamesD.R.A.M.BJ the Chicago KidYunaCandice Boyd and MAJOR.  

Beyoncé and Rihanna will battle it out in several award categories, including Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Dance Performance and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.

Drake and DJ Khaled are also up for many of the same awards, including Album of the Year, the Rhythm & Bars Award and Best Collaboration.  

The two artists also are nominated together in the Best Collaboration category for DJ Khaled’s track “For Free,” which features vocals by Drake.  

Brandy and Teddy Riley will be honored with the Lady of Soul and Legend awards, respectively.  

The 2016 Soul Train Awards, hosted by Erykah Badu, will air on BET and Centric on November 27 at 8 p.m. ET. 

Here are the nominees: 

Album of the Year
Beyoncé — Lemonade 
Bryson Tiller — TRAPSOUL 
DJ Khaled — Major Key 
Drake — Views 
Kanye West — The Life of Pablo 
Rihanna — ANTI

Best Collaboration 
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar — “Freedom” 
Chance the Rapper featuring 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne — “No Problem” 
DJ Khaled featuring Drake — “For Free” 
Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared — “All the Way Up” 
Rihanna featuring Drake — “Work”

Best Dance Performance
Beyoncé — “Formation” 
Drake — “Hotline Bling” 
Kanye West (Dance Performance featuring Teyana Taylor — “Fade” 
Rihanna featuring Drake — “Work” 
Usher featuring Young Thug — “No Limit” 

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
Donnie McClurkin — “I Need You” 
Hezekiah Walker — “Better” 
Kirk Franklin — “123 Victory” 
Tamela Mann — “God Provides” 
Travis Greene — “Made a Way”

Best New Artist
Anderson .Paak 
Andra Day 
Bryson Tiller 
Chance the Rapper 
Ro James 
Tory Lanez

Best R&B Soul/Female Artist
Alicia Keys 
Jill Scott 

Best R&B Soul Male Artist
Anthony Hamilton 
Bryson Tiller 
The Weeknd 

Centric Certified Award
After 7 
Anderson .Paak 
Lalah Hathaway 
Musiq Soulchild 

Rhythm & Bars Award
Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz — “No Problem” 
DJ Khaled featuring Drake — “For Free” 
Drake — “Controlla” 
Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared — “All the Way Up” 
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla — “One Dance” 

Song of the Year
Adele — “Hello” 
Beyoncé — “Formation”
Bryson Tiller — “Don’t” 
Drake — “Controlla” 
Rihanna featuring Drake — “Work” 

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Hello” — Written By: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Gregory Allen Kurstin (Adele) 
“Rise Up” — Written By: Andra Day, Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day) 
“Formation” — Written By: Michael L. Williams II, Beyoncé Knowles, Khalif Brown, Aaquil Brown, Asheton Hogan 
“Don’t” — Written By: Johnta M. Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Tavoris Javon Hollins 
“Needed Me” — Written By: Nicholas Valentino Audino, Rachel Derrus, Adam King Feeney, Robyn R. Fenty, Brittany 

Video of the Year
Beyoncé — “Formation” 
Beyoncé — “Sorry” 
Drake — “Hotline Bling” 
Kanye West — “Fade”
Rihanna featuring Drake — “Work”

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