The Soul Train Awards can sometimes get lost in the award show cycle, between the two awards shows that are held by BET, the MTV VMAs, The Billboard Awards, and The Grammys. However, this year the Soul Train Awards organizers are promising a star-studded event that people won’t want to miss, featuring presenters and performers from the present and past. According to the Soul Train Awards press team:
“Presenters will include Bill Bellamy, Boris Kodjoe, Vanessa A. Williams, Janelle Monae, Vivica A. Fox, Kandi Burruss, Michelle Williams, Vanilla Ice, Dolvett Quince, Mario Van Peebles, Raheem Devaughn, Nicole Ari Parker, George Benson, E-40, Larenz Tate, Hanif Carter, E!’s Alicia Quarles, Sommore and Vawn. Additionally, performers Chaka Khan, Doug E. Fresh, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Gladys Knight, Bobby V, Dave Koz, Jon B., Kenny Lattimore, Ruben Studdard, Warren G., Big Daddy Kane, and Stokley Williams will join the lineup of previously announced performers including Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, Ron Isley, Wale, Eric Benet, Candice Glover, Chrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell and Joss Stone. Comedian and actor Anthony Anderson will host the event.
“This year’s show pays homage to the soul soundtrack of the 90s, allowing fans to reminisce on a decade of influential black cinema and music. The night will feature special moments and tributes including a 90’s Hip-Hop performance with Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and more, as well as a Blue-Eyed Soul performance featuring Joss Stone, Bobby Caldwell, Jon B. and Dave Koz honoring yesterday’s and today’s biggest blue-eyed superstars.”
The show organizers really believe they have the best lineup they’ve ever had for the 2013 Soul Train Awards stating:
“We have carefully curated our lineup of performers and presenters to bring viewers a mix of today’s hottest acts, legends in soul and our favorite 90s nostalgia moments,” said Paxton Baker, General Manager and Executive Vice President, CENTRIC. “Every year we are excited to bring the rich Soul Train brand to life and look forward to making this the most eclectic and entertaining Soul Train Awards yet.”
The 2013 Soul Train Awards will take place in Las Vegas on November 8, and will air on Centric and BET on December 1, at 8:00 p.m.