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Drake, Ella Mai, & More Win Big At 2018 Soul Train Music Awards

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Article By: Ashia Skye

Last night, some of the hottest names in hip-hop gathered together for the Soul Train Awards. During the show, major artists like Drake, Cardi B, Ella Mai, Bruno Mars and more big artist took home trophies for their efforts this year.

The biggest winner of the night was new-comer Ella Mai, who took home three Soul Train Awards total. Ella beat out Beyonce, Mariah Carey, SZA and H.E.R. for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist. Her hit “Boo’d Up,”snagged her Song of the Year. It also received the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

Check out the entire list of nominees and winners for the 2018 Soul Train Awards below.

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar – WINNER
Jorja Smith
Kali Uchis
Leon Thomas
Normani
Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti
Jorja Smith
Ledisi – WINNER
Lenny Kravitz
MAJOR.
Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé
Ella Mai – WINNER
H.E.R.
Mariah Carey
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars – WINNER
Childish Gambino
Daniel Caesar
John Legend
Khalid
Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day
Kirk Franklin
Lecrae – WINNER
Snoop Dogg
Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B – “I Like It” featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin
Childish Gambino – “This is America”
DJ Khaled – “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo
Drake – “In My Feelings” – WINNER
The Carters – “Apeshit”

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up” – WINNER
H.E.R. – “Every Kind of Way”
SZA – “The Weekend”
The Internet – “Come Over”

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle – The Kids Are Alright
Chris Brown – Heartbreak on a Full Moon
H.E.R. – H.E.R. – WINNER
Leon Bridges – Good Thing
Miguel – War & Leisure
The Internet – Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Finesse (Remix)” – Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)
“Summertime Magic” – Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)
“Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)
“Boo’d Up” – Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson (Ella Mai) – WINNER
“Focus” – Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)
“Broken Clocks” – Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B
Chris Brown – “Tempo”
Ciara – “Level Up” – WINNER
HoodCelebrityy – “Walking Trophy”
Janet Jackson – “Made for Now” featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars – “Finesse” (Remix) featuring Cardi B
Daniel Caesar – “Best Part” featuring H.E.R. – WINNER
John Legend – “A Good Night” featuring BloodPop
Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack – “OTW”
SZA – “Doves in the Wind” featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B – WINNER
Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up”
H.E.R. – “Avenue”
SZA – “Broken Clocks”
The Internet – “Come Over”

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