Solange Knowles and Bruno Mars lead nominations for this year’s Soul Train Awards.
The 31-year-old singer tops the list with seven nods, including one for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, which will see her go up against Mary J. Blige, Kehlani, Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi and Sza.
The ‘Don’t Wish Me Well’ hitmaker’s tune ‘Cranes In The Sky’ is up for both Song of the Year and Video of the Year, but she will face stiff competition from the likes of Bruno Mars and her sister Beyonce, whose video for ‘All Night’ has been given a nod.
Bruno, 32, received six nominations, including one for Song of the Year for his top tune ‘That’s What I Like’, while his ’24K Magic’ clip is up for Video of the Year.
He also stands a chance of winning the Best R&B/Soul Male Artist category, but could lose out to one of Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, Khalid or The Weeknd.
Bruno and Solange will do battle in the Best Dance Performance category for their respective hits ’24K Magic’ and ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’, which she teamed up with Sampha for.
That duet is also up for the Best Collaboration accolade, alongside the likes of Mary J. Blige and Kanye West’s ‘Love Yourself’ and Rihanna’s tune with Bryson Tiller, ‘Wild Thoughts’.
Bruno was delighted to receive six nods and took to his Twitter account to thank Soul Train for the recognition.
He wrote: “Thank you @SoulTrain let’s dance! (sic)”
Source: Bang ShowBiz