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Beyonce, Maxwell and Keri Hilson Lead CENTRIC: 2009 Soul Train Awards

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Nominations for the CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 Soul Train Awards has been announced, and Beyonce Knowles, Keri Hilson and Maxwell lead with four nominations each.

CENTRIC, which is a new 24-hour music and entertainment BET spin-off channel, will be airing the 2009 Soul Train Awards in a special simulcast hosted by Academy Award-nominated actor Terrence Howard and actress Taraji P. Henson.

Taping for the show will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia and will premiere on CENTRIC and BET simultaneously on Sunday, November 29 at 8 PM CST.

Performances for the show include Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu, Trey Songz, Ginuwine, Fantasia, Robin Thicke, Ryan Leslie, Angie Stone, Chrisette Michelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Karyn White, Boyz II Men, Ledisi, Chico Debarge, Angie Stone, Brian McKnight, Melanie Fiona, and Johnny Gill among others, with a special honor going to the late Michael Jackson for “Entertainer of The Year.”

Complete list of nominees and categories for the CENTRIC PRESENTS: 2009 Soul Train Awards:

BEST NEW ARTIST

* Drake
* Jazmine Sullivan
* Keri Hilson
* Ryan Leslie
* Solange

BEST R&B/SOUL ARTIST FEMALE

* Beyonce
* Chrisette Michele
* Jennifer Hudson
* Ledisi
* Whitney Houston

BEST MALE R&B/SOUL MALE

* Charlie Wilson
* Maxwell
* Musiq Soulchild
* Raphael Saadiq
* Robin Thicke

SONG OF THE YEAR

* “God in Me” – Mary Mary
* “Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
* “Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)” – Beyonce
* “Spotlight” – Jennifer Hudson
* “Turnin Me On” – Keri Hilson/ ft Lil Wayne

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

* Beyonce – I am… Sasha Fierce (Platinum) Sony Music
* Jamie Foxx – Intuition (Platinum) J Records
* Kanye West – 808s & Heartbreak (Platinum) Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
* Maxwell – Blacksummer’s Night (Gold) Sony Music
* Ne-Yo – Year of the Gentleman

RECORD OF THE YEAR (SONGWRITER AWARD)

* Beyonce – “Single Ladies (Put a ring on it)”
* Drake – “Best I ever had”
* Jamie Foxx Ft/T-Pain – “Blame it”
* Keri Hilson – “Knock You Down”
* Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”

BEST REGGAE ARTIST AWARD

* Movado
* Sean Paul
* Serani
* Taurus Riley
* Ziggy Marley

CENTRIC AWARD – SOUL APPROVED/UNDERGROUND

* Corneille
* Eric Roberson
* Laura Izibor
* Maysa
* The Knux

BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE MALE, FEMALE OR GROUP

* BeBe and CeCe Winans – “Close To You”
* Fred Hammond f/John P Kee – “They That Wait”
* Marvin Sapp – “Praise Him in Advance”
* Mary Mary – “God In Me”
* Smokie Norful – “Justified”

BEST COLLABORATION

* Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo – “Knock you Down”
* Keyshia Cole featuring Monica – “Trust”
* Mario featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett – “Break up”
* Mary Mary featuring Kierra (KiKi) Sheard – “God In Me”
* Trey Songz featuring Drake – “Successful”

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

* Michael Jackson

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