Soul Train Music Awards 2013

Soul Train Music Awards 2013

Date: November 8, 2013

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Soul Train Music Awards 2013 Nominees & Winners List

Best New Artist

  • Bridget Kelly
  • K. Michelle
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Tamar Braxton
  • TGT

Centric Certified Award

  • Joss Stone
  • Luke James
  • Lyfe Jennings
  • Solange
  • Stacy Barthe
  • Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance

  • “Break Every Chain” - Tasha Cobbs
  • “Confessions” - Lecrae
  • “Every Praise” - Hezekiah Walker
  • “God Will Make Away” - Shirley Caesar
  • “If He Did It Before…Same God” - Tye Tribbett
  • “Life & Favor” - John P. Kee & New Life

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

  • “Bad” - Wale f. Tiara Thomas
  • “High School” - Nicki Minaj f. Lil Wayne
  • “Holy Grail” - Jay Z f. Justin Timberlake
  • “Poetic Justice” - Kendrick Lamar f. Drake
  • “Power Trip” - J. Cole f. Miguel
  • “Started From the Bottom” - Drake

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

  • Alicia Keys
  • Chrisette Michele
  • Fantasia
  • Janelle Monae
  • Kelly Rowland
  • Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Album of the Year

  • The 20/20 Experience Justin Timberlake
  • Good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar
  • Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
  • Magna Carta Holy Grail Jay Z
  • The Side Effects of You - Fantasia
  • Unapologetic - Rihanna

Song of the Year

  • “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I.
  • “Diamonds” -Rihanna
  • “Fine China” Chris Brown
  • “Love and War” Tamar Braxton
  • “Poetic Justice” Kendrick Lamar f. Drake
  • “Suit & Tie” Justin Timberlake f. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

  • “Crooked Smile” J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
  • “Fire We Make” Alicia Keys f. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
  • “Lose to Win” Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
  • “Love & War” Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
  • “Mirrors” Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
  • “Q.U.E.E.N.” Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

Best Dance Performance

  • “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke
  • “Body Party” - Ciara
  • “Fine China” Chris Brown
  • “Q.U.E.E.N.” Janelle Monáe f. Erykah Badu
  • “Suit & Tie” Justin Timberlake f. Jay Z
  • “Treasure” Bruno Mars

Video of the Year

  • “Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
  • “Fine China” Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
  • “Love & War” Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
  • "Poetic Justice” Kendrick Lamar f. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
  • "Q.U.E.E.N." Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
  • "Started from the Bottom" Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration

  • Alicia Keys f. Maxwell “Fire We Make”
  • Brandy f. Chris Brown “Put It Down”
  • J.Cole f. Miguel “Power Trip”
  • Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu “Q.U.E.E.N.”
  • Miguel f. Kendrick Lamar “How Many Drinks”
  • Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. “Blurred Lines”
  • Wale f. Sam Dew “LoveHate Thing”

Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

  • “Differentology” - Bunji Garlin
  • “The Fog” - Machel Montano
  • “Next To Me” - Emeli Sande
  • “Personally” - P-Square
  • “Ur Waist” Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

  • George Benson f. Wynton Marsalis “Unforgettable”
  • Jeffrey Osborne f. Chaka Khan “Baby it’s Cold Outside”
  • Tony Bennett f. Marc Anthony “For Once In My Life”
  • Nicole Henry “Waiting In Vain”
  • Terence Blanchard “Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

  • Jose James “Trouble”
  • Boney James f. Rick Braun “Batucada (The Beat)”
  • Michael Buble “It’s A Beautiful Day”
  • Dave Koz “Got To Get You Into My Life”
  • George Duke “Missing You”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)

  • Ashanti “Never Should Have”
  • Brian McKnight “Sweeter”
  • Kenny Lattimore “Find A Way”
  • Maysa “Love Me Good”
  • Raheem DeVaughn “Love Connection”
  • Ronald Isley “Dinner And A Movie”