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2011 Soul Train Awards

And the Winners Are ...


2011 Soul Train Awards
© Soul Train Awards.
Updated November 28, 2011
The nominations for the 2011 Soul Train Awards were announced Fri., Oct. 21 and Chris Brown received the most nominations, five. Beyonce was the runner-up with four noms. The show was taped Nov. 17 in Atlanta and aired Nov. 27 on both the BET and Centric cable channels. Cedric The Entertainer hosted, and Jill Scott, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and Keith Sweat were among the performers. The full list of nominees and winners in all categories is below, with the winners in bold and an asterisk (*) next to them.

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

  • Marsha Ambrosius

  • Beyonce

  • Mary J. Blige

  • Jennifer Hudson

  • Kelly Rowland

  • *Jill Scott

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist

  • Eric Benet

  • Chris Brown

  • *Cee-Lo Green

  • Miguel

  • R. Kelly

  • Trey Songz

Best New Artist

  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Bruno Mars
  • *Miguel
  • Frank Ocean

Song of the Year

  • "So in Love"
    Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton

  • *"Motivation"
    Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne

  • "Sure Thing"

  • "Rolling in the Deep"

  • "She Ain't You"
    Chris Brown

  • "All of the Lights"
    Kanye West feat. Rihanna

Centric Award

  • Bilal

  • Aloe Blacc

  • Anthony David

  • Ledisi

  • Raphael Saadiq

Album of the Year

  • Passion, Pain & Pleasure
    Trey Songz

  • 21

  • *F.A.M.E.
    Chris Brown

  • The Light of the Sun
    Jill Scott

  • 4

  • Watch the Throne
    Jay-Z/Kanye West

Record of the Year (Songwriter's Award)

  • "Rolling in the Deep"

  • *"Far Away"
    Marsha Ambrosius

  • "Best Thing I Never Had"

  • "Good Man"
    Raphael Saadiq

  • "Hold My Hand"
    Michael Jackson feat. Akon

Best Dance Performance

  • "Motivation"
    Kelly Rowland

  • "Only Girl in the World/"What's My Name"

  • *"Run the World (Girls)"

  • "She Ain't You"
    Chris Brown

  • "Walking"
    Mary Mary

  • "Pretty Girl Rock"
    Keri Hilson

Best Hip-Hop Song

  • *"Moment for Life"
    Nicki Minaj

  • "All of the Lights"
    Kanye West feat. Rihanna

  • "Look at Me Now"
    Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne

  • "Out of My Head"
    Lupe Fiasco

  • "Otis"
    Jay-Z/Kanye West
Best Gospel Performance
  • "I Smile"
    Kirk Franklin

  • *"Walking"
    Mary Mary

  • "Heaven Hear My Heart"
    Trin-I-Tee 5:7

  • "I Believe"
    James Fortune feat. Shawn McLemore

  • "More"
    Cece Winans
Best Caribbean Performance
  • "Bend Over"
    Machel Montano

  • *"Man Down"

  • "Delilah"

  • "Wotless"
    Kes The Band

  • "Summertime"
    Vybz Kartel

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