The Soul Train Awards are headed to Las Vegas! Cedric The Entertainer will host the annual awards show that will be honoring the legacy of Don Cornelius, and the career achievements of New Edition which premiers on BET and Centric Sunday, November 25th at 9P/8C in Sin City.

Full list of nominations inside.

The awards will be at Planet Hollywood in Vegas for music’s most soulful night,  Soul Train Awards 2012. Usher leads pack with 5 nominations including Song of the Year and Album of the Year. R. Kelly is now considered the most nominated artist in Soul Train Awards history, while Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse receive posthumous nominations.

The Soul Train Awards is a presentation of Centric and Sunseeker Media and directed by Manny Rodriguez, Paxton Baker, Tami Willis-Arasli, Derek Lewis, Centric; Bart Phillips, Sunseeker Media; and Soul Train Holdings’ Kenard Gibbs will all be the executive producers of the network telecast, along with Cedric Kyles and Eric Rhone.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS ’12 – NOMINEES AND AWARD CATEGORIES

Best New Artist
Elle Varner
Emeli Sande
J. Cole
Luke James
Robert Glasper

Centric Award
Daley
Esperanza Spalding
Gary Clark Jr.
Leah Labelle
Santigold

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
BeBe Winans-America America
Fred Hammond-I Feel Good
Marvin Sapp-My Testimony
Mary Mary-Go Get It
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks-Celebrate

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
2 Chainz feat. Drake-No Lie
Wale feat. Miguel-Lotus Flower Bomb
Nas-Daughters
Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz-Mercy
Young Jeezy feat. Ne-Yo-Leave You Alone

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Beyoncé
Estelle
Keyshia Cole
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Miguel
Robin Thicke
Trey Songz
Tyrese
Usher

Album of the Year
The One- Eric Benet
Channel Orange-Frank Ocean
Life Is Good-Nas
Write Me Back-R. Kelly
Looking For Myself-Usher

Song of the Year
Estelle-Thank You
John Legend feat. Ludacris-Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
Trey Songz- Heart Attack
Tyrese-Stay
Usher-Climax
Wale feat. Miguel-Lotus Flower Bomb

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
Thank You-Estelle (Writers: Arden Altino, Akene “The Champ” Dunkley, Jerry Duplessis, Doug F. Edwards, Thomas D. Richardson, Aliaune Thiam)
Tonight (Best You Ever Had)-John Legend feat. Ludacris (Writers: Allen Arthur, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, Keith Justice, Miguel Pimentel “Miguel”, Clayton Reilly, John Stephens)
Daughters-Nas (Writers: Nasir Jones, Ernest D. Wilson, Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka)
Share My Love-R. Kelly (Writer: Robert Kelly)
Climax-Usher (Writers: Usher Raymond IV, Sean “Redd Stylez” Fenton, Thomas “Diplo” Pentz, Ariel Rechtshaid)

Best Dance Performance
Beyoncé-Love On Top
Chris Brown-Turn Up The Music
Nicki Minaj-Starships
Rihanna-Where Have You Been
Usher-Scream

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