The 2013 Soul Train Awards will take place tomorrow in Las Vegas and will air on BET and Centric on December 1. The show’s organizers have already put together a celebrity-studded line up, and now they’re adding more star power. Soul Train Awards officials announced today they will be honoring music legend Dionne Warwick and singer-song writer Keith Sweat.
According to the Soul Train press team:
“Dionne Warwick’s relationship with the Soul Train brand dates all the way back to the beginning. In her basement, along with Don Cornelius, the idea and concept for the Soul Train Awards was conceived. Committed to providing artists with a platform to showcase their talent, Cornelius and Warwick put together an innovative show at a time where African-American artists were not widely recognized for their contributions. In honor of her commitment and longstanding success, Gladys Knight, Ronald Isley, Eric Benet, Ruben Studdard, Kenny Lattimore, Bobby V and Candice Glover will take the stage in a special tribute performance.
“R&B crooner Keith Sweat has been affecting audiences for decades with his unique sound. In 1987, his hit “I Want Her,” was the song that inaugurated the New Jack Swing era. In addition to his musical talent, his ability to identify new talent put him in a league of few. He founded the Keia Records label that featured platinum-selling group Silk and formed platinum supergroup LSG. To celebrate his achievements, Keith Sweat will perform a medley of his top hits and will welcome a special appearance by Faith Evans.”
The 2013 Soul Train Awards promises to be one of the best to date and will be hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson. Hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with six across multiple categories, including: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Tied with five nominations each are Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton and Janelle Monae.
Fans will be looking forward to the 2013 Soul Train Awards that airs on Centric and BET networks on Dec. 1.