*The Weeknd and the duo behind “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, are tied for five nominations each at the Soul Train Awards, to be taped on Nov. 6 for a Nov. 29 broadcast on Centric and BET.
All three earned nominations for video of the year, song of the year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. The Weeknd also is nominated for best R&B/soul male artist and album of the year. And Ronson and Mars are nominated for best dance performance and best collaboration.
Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese have four nominations each for the awards show held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
The awards ceremony will anchor BET’s Soul Train Weekend 2015, which takes place in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7. The three-day R&B/soul fest will conclude with a Nov. 7 concert headlined by R. Kelly, featuring special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common at Mandalay Bay Events Center.