The 2015 Soul Train Awards went down last night, and right from Erykah Badu’s opening monologue we knew we were in for a special night. We got two very excellent medley performances from a couple of the best songwriters in the R&B game (Babyface and R. Kelly), which featured the likes of Brandy,Fantasia and Boyz II Men.
The big winners were The Weeknd (who took home “album of the Year” and “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist,” as well as Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for “Uptown Funk” (earning “Video of the Year” and “Song of the Year”). To the horror of the Bey Hive, Silento beat out Beyonce for best dance performance. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” won the award for “Rap Song of the Year”.
Check out the full list of winners below.
Best New Artist
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Centric Certified Award
Video of the Year
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Best Gospel and/or Inspirational Song
Lecrae, “All I Need Is You”
Album of the Year
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Song of the Year
Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Glory” (from the motion picture Selma) written by Lonnie Rashid Lynn, John Roger Stephens and Che Smith (artists: Common and John Legend)
Best Dance Performance
Silento, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”
Omarion featuring Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko, “Post to Be”