According to the AP, that makes him the most nominated act ever at the awards show. If you’re counting, his total Soul Train Awards noms count is a staggering 21!
Specifically, Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award and album of the year.
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Usher leads this year’s awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees.
Meanwhile, Whitney Houston is nominated for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse is up for best international performance. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award.
The 2012 Soul Train Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be taped Nov. 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will air Nov. 25 on BET and Centric.