*”Soul Train” stepped back into the 90s and pulled out Bobby Brown, BLACKstreet, Guy, Wreckx-N-Effect and Total to join its list of performers for their annual trophy ceremony this weekend in Las Vegas.
The 2016 Soul Train Awards, which tapes Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena stage ahead of a Nov. 27 broadcast, also has Doug E. Fresh and Carl Thomas set to take the stage, joining a previously announced talent lineup that includes rising newcomers Yuna, Candice Boyd and Major.
Also announced today (Nov. 3) as presenters are cast members from BET’s forthcoming biopic “The New Edition Story”: Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley and Keith Powers. They further round out a presenter slate that includes Jill Scott, India.Arie and Eric Benét.
This year’s special honorees are Grammy winners Teddy Riley (Legend Award) and Brandy (Lady of Soul Award). Returning as host is Erykah Badu.
Drake and Beyoncé lead this year’s nominations slate, with 12 and eight nods, respectively. Additional multiple nominees include Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak and Bryson Tiller.
The awards show will cap off the Soul Train Weekend, which began today at the neighboring Mandalay Bay. Among the daily activities will be concerts featuring Scott, Monica, Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese, Jazmine Sullivan and Bell Biv DeVoe plus a comedy set starring Cedric “The Entertainer” and D.L. Hughley, among others.
The 2016 Soul Train Awards will premiere on Centric and BET on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET.