Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams & T.I. Win At 2013 Soul Train Awards

Big Daddy Kane, Warren G, and Doug E. Fresh also make appearances at the awards.

The 2013 Soul Train Awards took place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Friday (November 8).

The awards show is meant to honor some of music's most soulful artists, and Hip Hop was well-represented at the event.

One of the top awards, "Album of the Year," went to Kendrick Lamar for his studio debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. In addition to earning a platinum plaque, good kid earned Kendrick the "Album of the Year" award at the BET Hip Hop Awards, a nomination for "Top Rap Album" at the Billboard Music Awards, and numerous other award nominations.

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. earned the "Song of the Year" award for Thicke's smash single "Blurred Lines," which broke the record for the highest radio audience ever. The track did cause some controversy, as Thicke sued Marvin Gaye's family over lawsuit threats stemming from the song.

Also among the winners were Miguel and Tamar Braxton, who took home the Best R&B/Soul Male and Female Artist awards. To catch the rest of the awards, tune into the 2013 Soul Train Awards, which will air Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM EST on BET and CENTRIC.

Performances at the event included Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, T.I., Warren G, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, and Big Daddy Kane.

The awards show "bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today; acting as a hybrid of a traditional show with an 'honors' show format," said BET in a press release. "Showcasing the evolution of Soul Train’s impact on musical history from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today, the new Soul Train Awards is all about the melodic marriage of music and dance."

"Soul Train" is the longest running first-run, nationally syndicated program in television history, and featured such soul staples as Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, and more.

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  • Anonymous

    man that Blurred Lines song is annoying as hell

  • Young Guru

    Kendrick Lamar = Ronald Reagan Era Pharrell Williams = Hot Damn T.I. = Rubberband Man Big Daddy Kane = Nuff Respect Warren G's best song = What's Next Doug E. Fresh's best song = He has none

  • Patricia Astudillo

    until I looked at the check four $4800, I have faith friend woz like actually erning money parttime at their computer.. there friend brother started doing this for only 8 months and resently paid for the debts on their cottage and got a great Lotus Esprit. visit the website WWW.FB39.COM He obviously dissed the system where white men in suits from Hollywood try to adapt the music so that it would appeal to the masses and would fuck up their mentaility. What the fuck were you thinking? He hates Hollywood cause they make movies over there? Moron.


    good job michael jackson

  • Anonymous

    wait the soul train awards still happen?

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