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Mavado, Rihanna, Vybz Kartel Nominated For Soul Train Award

Dancehall heavy weights Mavado and Vybz Kartel received a nod for this year’s Soul Train award.

The Soul Train awards recently announced that they will discontinue the reggae category and make way for a new category called Best Caribbean Performance. The nominees for this category includes Man Down — Rihanna; Delilah — Mavado; Bend Over — Machel Montano; Wotless — Kes The Band and Summertime — Vybz Kartel.

Gyptian won the award last year for his album Hold Yuh.

The Soul Train awards ceremony is schedule for November 17 in Atlanta and will air on Centric and BET on November 27.

See full list of nominees below.

Best New Artiste

Bruno Mars

Marsha Ambrosius


Frank Ocean

Best Male R&B/Soul Artiste

Trey Songz

Chris Brown

Cee Lo Green

R Kelly

Eric Benet


Centric Award


Raphael Saddiq


Anthony David

Aloe Blacc

Best Gospel Performance

I Smile — Kirk Franklin

Walking — Mary Mary

Heaven Hear My Heart — Trin-I-Tee 5:7

I Believe — James Fortune feat Shawn McLemore

More — Cece Winans

Album of the Year

Passion Pain & Pleasure — Trey Songz

21 — Adele

FAME — Chris Brown

Light of the Sun — Jill Scott

4 — Beyoncé

Watch the Throne — Jay Z & Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

Moment for Life — Nicki Minaj

All of the Lights — Kanye West

Look at Me Now — Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne)

Out of My Head — Lupe Fiasco

Otis — Jay Z & Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

Kelly Rowland


Marsha Ambrosius

Jennifer Hudson

Jill Scott

Mary J Blige

Song of the Year

So In Love — Jill Scott featuring Anthony Hamilton

Motivation — Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

Sure Thing — Miguel

Rolling in the Deep — Adele

She Ain’t You — Chris Brown

All of the Lights — Kanye West

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award)

Rolling in the Deep — Adele

Far Away — Marsha Ambrosius

Best Thing I Never Had — Beyoncé

Good Man — Raphael Saddiq

Hold My Hand (duet with Akon) — Michael Jackson

Best Dance Performance

Motivation — Kelly Rowland

Only Girl in the World/ What’s My Name — Rihanna

Run the World (Girls) — Beyoncé

She Ain’t You — Chris Brown

Walking — Mary Mary

Pretty Girl Rock — Keri Hilson

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