*CENTRIC celebrated and honored R&B legends and soul music’s brightest new stars at this year’s SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, which taped in Las Vegas on Friday, November 7.
Wendy Williams hosted the night’s festivities, which included performances from Chris Brown, Jodeci, Nico & Vinz and more.
Brown, who led with seven nominations, kicked off the show with a dance-heavy medley of his hits including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “New Flame,” and “Loyal.” Chris Brown also went home with awards for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Loyal.”
Other performers included Tinashe, who served up her hit “2 On,” and Nico & Vinz, who went home with Best New Artist. Tamar Braxton hosted the red carpet pre-show.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 will air on CENTRIC and BET Networks on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT.
SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Chris Brown kicked things off by performing a medley of his hits, including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “New Flame,” and “Loyal,” bringing the crowd to their feet.
- Wendy Williams lit up the stage with a glitzy toast to Vegas, waltzing alongside Boris Kodjoe in the show’s opening number. She displayed her over-the-top sense of style with more than six dazzling outfit changes throughout the evening.
- This year’s breakout duo Nico & Vinz performed their smash hit “Am I Wrong” before wowing the crowd with their new single, “In Your Arms.”
- Audience members joined We Are Toonz and their troop of dancers to show off their best rendition of this year’s breakout dance craze, the Nae Nae.
- Jodeci reunited on the Soul Train Awards stage to perform classic fan favorites “Freek’n You,” “Come and Talk to Me,” “Stay” and “Forever My Lady,” in addition to debuting their new single, “Nobody Wins.”
- Kool & The Gang were honored with the Legend Award for their outstanding achievements and contributions to soul music, since initially forming the group 50 years ago. To celebrate the award, a bevy of acts including Tamar Braxton, MC Lyte, Ma$e, Doug E. Fresh and more performed the group’s greatest hits.
- Legendary emcees Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat reunited and closed out the night with a crowd-pleasing performance of their 1996 platinum single “Ladies Night” in tribute to Kool & The Gang.
Host: Wendy Williams
Performers: 3WB, Aloe Blacc, Alyson Cambridge, B.O.B., Chris Brown, Da Brat, Doug E Fresh, Elle Varner, Eric Benet, Jodeci, Joe, Justine Skye, Kandace Springs, Kem, Ledisi, Lil’ Kim, Liv Warfield, Ma$E, MC Lyte, Missy Elliott, Nico & Vinz, Stephanie Mills, Tamar Braxton, Tank, Tessanne Chin, Tinashe, Total, We Are Toonz
Presenters: Bill Bellamy, Dr. Bobby Jones, Boris Kodjoe, Deon Cole, Elle Varner, Erica Campbell, Faith Evans, Flavor Flav, Ivy Levan, Judge Greg Mathis, Kim Coles, Lalia Ali, Ledisi, Leela James, Machel Montano, Michelle Williams, Mike Tyson, Mo’ne Davis, Nile Rodgers, Sevyn Streeter, Sheryl Underwood, Stephen C. Bishop, Tank, Toccara Jones, Trey Songz, Tyrese, Wolf Blitzer
Honoree: Kool & The Gang
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Taped Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
Airs on CENTRIC and BET Networks on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT.
For more information on the show, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain, the official site for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014.