Kendrick Lamar has come out as the top nominee for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The artist is nominated for 6 awards: Best New Artist, Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, and Song of the Year.
Following Kendrick with 5 nominations each are Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, and Tamar Braxton. Notably left off the list of nominees is Kanye West, whose album Yeezus has been met with mixed reviews since its release earlier this summer.
Last night, the Soul Train Awards aired on BET and performances came from the likes of John Legend, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole, TGT, and Elle Varner. You can watch and/or re-live the performances above and below as G.O.O.D. Music kicks it off with Legend's "Tonight (Best I Ever Had)" and then 2 Chainz right under with "Birthday Song", "I'm Different", and "Ghetto Dreams". Then there's Miguel with "Adorn", Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You", Keyshia Cole "Trust & Believe" and "Enough Of No Love", TGT (Tank, Ginuwine, & Tyrese) with "Stay", "If You're Lonely", and "Zoom", and finally, Elle Varner with "Refill". Enjoy!