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Soul Train Awards

Soul Train Awards

  • Premiered: 
    November 29, 2009
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  • Network: BET
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Soul Train Music Awards 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 2009, the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS have honored the best in R&B, hip-hop, soul, gospel, dance, Caribbean and jazz music. In 2009, two years after the final SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS, the awards program made its return with a new name and a new TV home, Centric and BET, which simulcast the event approximately two weeks after each ceremony. The first three SOUL TRAIN AWARDS were held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center (2009), the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2010), and the Fox Theatre (2011), before moving to Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (2012) and Orleans Arena/Theater (2013-2019). Because of COVID-19, the 2020 event had no in-person audience. For 2021, the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS moved to Apollo Theater in Harlem, before returning to Orleans Arena in 2022.
Hosted by Keke Palmer, SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2023 debuts on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 8-10pm ET/PT on BET, with a simulcast on BET Her, VH1, MTV2 and Logo. Summer Walker, SZA, and Usher lead the 2023 nominations with nine nods each. T-Pain receives the "Legend Award," while Janelle Monae is honored with the "Spirit of Soul" Award. Arin Ray, Eric Bellinger, Marsha Ambrosius, and Nicci Gilbert will blend harmonies for this year's Soul Cypher, while Bryan-Michael Cox takes command of the turntables. Performers include Maeta, BJ The Chicago Kid, Coco Jones, Dante Bowe, Fridayy, Keke Palmer, Muni Long, and SWV. The 2023 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS were taped one week earlier on November 19, 2023 in Hollywood, CA.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Centric TV (2013)
  • Produced by Sunseeker Media (2013 & 2014)
  • Produced by BET Event Productions (2014)
  • Produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment (2015)


  • Georgia World Congress Center (2009) - Atlanta, Georgia USA - Map It!
  • Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (2010) - Atlanta, Georgia USA - Map It!
  • Fox Theatre (2011) - Atlanta, Georgia USA - Map It!
  • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino (2012) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • Orleans Arena (2013-2020, 2022) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • Apollo Theater (2021) - Harlem, New York USA