The 2011 Soul Train Awards was just tapped at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Hosted by comedian Cedric The Entertainer, the show will feature performances from Jill Scott, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Keith Sweat, and Natalie Cole, as well as a tribute to the late Heavy D. The ceremony is also sure to include some big name winners. Check inside for more exclusive photos of your favorite celebrities on the red carpet.

R&B star Chris Brown leads the field of nominees with five bids, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Male R&B/Soul Artist. Pop megastar Beyonce is also eyeing a big night with four nominations. She’ll look to take home titles for Record of the Year, Best Female R&B/Soul Artist, and Album of the Year, where she will take on her husband Jay-Z.

My homie Sheree Whitfield from the Real Housewives of Atlanta was in attendance looking absolutely stunning.

R&B crooners Bobby V. and Miguel were also in the building. Bobby chose the more laid back casual look while Miguel spiced it up with pin-striped pants with a  red suit jacket.

 

Singer Eric Benet was in Atlanta for the event. Eric recently announced he and his fiance’ are expecting a child.

 

Mindless Behavior made their way down the carpet and these young men have such a grown man swag.

Reality TV Star Tami Romans from BBW was there wearing a cute short black dress.

Singer Melanie Fiona was also in attendance rocking a more unique style.

Hey Mary Mary!

Atlanta’s own Lil’ Scrappy was there.

‘House of Payne’ Actor Lance Gross made his way down the carpet

Marsha Ambrosius was also at the big event.

Kanye West also has four nods, while artists like Adele, Kelly Rowland, Marsha Ambrosius, and Miguel each have three. Earth, Wind and Fire and Gladys Knight will also be on hand to receive the Legend Award.

The 2011 Soul Train Awards will air Sunday, November 27th at 9:00 p.m. ET on both BET and Centric.

Here are the nominees for the 2011 Soul Train Awards:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Adele – “21”
Chris Brown – “F.A.M.E.”
Beyonce – “4”
Trey Songz – “Passion Pain & Pleasure”
Jill Scott – “Light of the Sun”
Jay-Z/Kanye West – “Watch the Throne”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
Miguel – “Sure Thing”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Chris Brown – “She Ain’t You”
Kanye West – “All of the Lights”
Jill Scott feat. Anthony Hamilton – “So in Love”

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
Beyonce – “Best Thing I Never Had”
Raphael Saddiq – “Good Man”
Michael Jackson – “Hold My Hand”

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
Rihanna – “Only Girl in the World/What’s My Name”
Beyonce – “Run The World (Girls)”
Chris Brown – “She Ain’t You”
Mary Mary – “Walking”
Keri Hilson – “Pretty Girl Rock”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bruno Mars
Marsha Ambrosius
Miguel
Frank Ocean

BEST MALE R&B/SOUL ARTIST
Trey Songz
Chris Brown
R. Kelly
Miguel
Cee Lo Green
Eric Benet

BEST FEMALE R&B/SOUL ARTIST
Kelly Rowland
Beyonce
Marsha Ambrosius
Jennifer Hudson
Jill Scott
Mary J. Blige

CENTRIC AWARD
Ledisi
Raphael Saddiq
Bilal
Anthony David
Aloe Blacc

BEST CARIBBEAN PERFORMANCE
Rihanna – “Man Down”
Vybz Kartel – “Summer Time”
Kes The Band – “Wotless”
Machel Montano – “Bend Over”
Movado – “Delilah”

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE
Kirk Franklin – “I Smile”
Mary Mary – “Walking”
Trin-I-Tee 5:7 – “Heaven Hear My Heart”
James Fortune feat. Shawn McLemore – “I Believe”
CeCe Winans – “More”

BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR
Nicki Minaj – “Moment For Life”
Kanye West – “All of the Lights”
Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne – “Look At Me Now”
Lupe Fiasco – “Out of My Head”
Jay-Z/Kanye West – “Otis”

 

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