2020 Soul Train Award Winners & Highlights

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: In this image released on November 29th, Monica performs during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET)

The 2020 Soul Train Awards had a lot of excitement varying from winners, performances, red carpet moments and more. The award show aired on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2.

Chris Brown won the most awards, winning an award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and shared honors of Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance, and Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their hit “Go Crazy.”

H.E.R. won two awards in the categories of Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “I Can’t Breathe.”

There were several performances but the Lady of Soul Award Winner, Monica really made an impact. Babyface, Brandy, Charlie Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Ella Mai, Lucky Daye, Snoh Aalegra are just a few of the talented artists to touch the stage tonight.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: In this image released on November 29th, Smokey Robinson and Charlie Wilson perform during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET)

The soul cypher was a real treat featuring R&B stars PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Shanice, and Stokely.

Below are a full list of the winners, select red carpet images, performances and more.

2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” WINNERS
Best New Artist – Snoh Aalegra

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. In this screengrab released on November 29th, Snoh Aalegra performs during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by 2020 Soul Train Awards/via Getty Images)


Soul Train Certified Award –Brandy

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: In this image released on November 29th, Brandy attends the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET)


Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Chris Brown

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – H.E.R.

Video of the Year – Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid “Brown Skin Girl”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Kirk Franklin

Album of the Year – Summer Walker “Over It”

Rhythm & Bars Award – Megan thee Stallion “Savage”
Song of the Year – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “I Can’t Breathe,” Written by H.E.R.
Best Dance Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Best Collaboration Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Here are some of the performances from the 2020 Soul Train Award show, enjoy!

2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” AIRS TODAY, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020 AT 8/7C ON BET NETWORKS

This years 2020 Soul Train Awards will feature some of your favorite RnB and Soul Music Artists including Jazmine Sullivan, Brandy, Babyface, Ella Mai, Lucky Daye and more!

For the third time hosting, Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will host the 2020 Soul Train Award Show.

H.E.R. leads in nominations with 8 and Chris Brown follows with 7.

The 2020 Soul Train Awards Lady of Soul Award goes to Monica.

Immediately after the award show, DJ Cassidy will premiere his hit virtual series “Pass The Mic: Soul Train Edition.”

Here are some amazing interview questions and answers starring Jazmine Sullivan.

Here are some amazing interview clips from H.E.R.’s interviews for this years Soul Train Awards.

During the press interviews, Jermaine Dupri dropped several gems for music artists, check it out below.

Melanin Power Post – Parker Mckenna Posey

This week’s Melanin Power Post is dedicated to Parker McKenna Posey. Parker McKenna Posey is an actress, philanthropist and designer from Los Angeles, California. She is African American, Native American, Italian and Irish Descent. She started appearing in front of the tv screen at the age of 2 starring in a Kodak commercial. 

You may recognize her as Kady from the hit television show, “My Wife and Kids” which she was casted for at the age of 4. She’s been featured in commercials and movies including “Summer Camp” and “Meet The Santas.” She was on the television show NYPD Blue at the age of 6.

Her acting career continued into adulthood, Parker McKenna Posey stars in a BET Series called, “Games People Play” acting alongside Lauren London, Karen Obilom, Sarunas J. Jackson and Jackie Long. She is also in the film, “Conundrum: Secrets Among Friends.”

Parker Mckenna Posey is a philanthropist and in an interview with Madamenoire.com she said she did a lot of work with the Stand Up to Cancer Foundation. She posted on Instagram a collaboration she did with Forever 21 to create the F21  X SU2C Collection. The instagram page for Stand Up to Cancer is @SU2C whose mission is to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

Posey is also a designer and has a brand called Honey Dip currently under construction.

Stay tune to Parker Mckenna Posey by joining her 1.6M followers on instagram @parkermckennaaa.

Mulatto, Flo Milli, Ade and Original Koffee 2020 BET Hip Hop Award Show Interviews

There were amazing interviews that took place on the virtual red carpet for the 2020 BET Hip Hop Award Show. Here are some highlights from the Mulatto, Flo Milli, Ade and Original Koffee.

“We can be women and still be bosses” – Flo Milli 

During the interviews, Flo Milli talks about her personality and how she always been confident and as time went on she learned to love herself even more. However even though she always had it she believes anyone can obtain it.

To stay centered Flo Milli meditates and recharges her energy. She talks about the importance of alone time and preserving her energy. Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Lil Kim are all artists she looks up to. We learned in the interviews if she could work with one male rapper it would be Young Thug. 

When Flo Milli talked about voting her advice was to go out and vote and not to take it lightly. She encourages everybody to vote. 

Hip Hop is freedom of expression. Ade says he always stay motivated because he feels like God always put opportunities in his life to let him know to keep going. He talks about having a song on a NFL commercial and everytime he has doubt something great happens. 

He has unreleased music featuring legends but he doesn’t tell us who. However he did tell us to be on the look out for the next couple of months or top of the year.

“Hip Hop really is pop music now” – Ade

Original Koffee reveals her dream collaboration would be Burna Boy. When she made Toast she remembers feeling grateful and writing her feelings in the song.  

She talks about winning a Grammy and how it’s a proud moment for her country, Jamaica and a historical moment. 

Other artist Original Koffee would like to work with include Drake, Da Baby, and Young Thug. She’s motivated by spirituality and positivity and she grew up in a Christian household. She bases her activities as an adult on her core values from being a child. 

This year’s honoree is Master P. Enjoy the show.

Polo G BET Hip Hop Awards Press Interview

The 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards press interviews were phenomenal because different platforms had a chance to ask questions for each artist. 

Polo G talks about what Hip Hop means to him. He mentions what Hip Hop needs to say such as the truth and to share knowledge. Some of the OG’s in the game he respects right now are Drake, Meek Mill and Future. He respects them for their consistency. 

Polo G talks about his clothing line a collaboration with Rose In Good Faith. 

“The hip hop community needs unity, the hip hop community needs honesty.”

In the social cypher this year he wants to relay the message that we need to fight as a people and stand up and force the worlds hand for change. 

Melanin Power Post : Yandy Smith-Harris

This week’s Melanin Power Post is dedicated to Yandy Smith-Harris. She is a film producer, business owner and overall media mogul. 

Yandy created YELLE skincare, skin care products for melanin rich women. The ingredients were carefully selected and include Aloe Vera, hyaluronic acid, peptides and more. YELLE skincare is for the entire family, both females and males to use including serums, eye creams and toners just to name a few. 

https://yelleskincare.com/blogs/skincare/up-close-with-yelle-skincare

Yandy Smith-Harris is a wife, mother and influencer. She has a Youtube channel called the Harris Family. In her videos you can watch Yandy and her family vlog while cooking, touring homes, waterfighting and more. Her Youtube channel has over 40,000 subscribers. 

She founded Everything Girls Love (EGL) along with Latoya Bond. The EGL  brand represents:

“Women partnering and positioning themselves for advancement through Collaboration and Community.”

I love the Everything Girls Love brand because the movement is women empowerment and the images on the @eglwinnetwork instagram page are designed with motivating quotes,  relationship advice, uplifting black empowerment images and words. They even have a website with articles that address balancing life challenges, male perspectives on topics and highlights of black women in different industries. 

Yandy supports politics and activism. She heavily supports T’wina for election who would be the only black senator in Washington State and the fifth senator of color.

Yandy posted a vote tour video presented by @untilfreedom and @WokeVote. Yandy Smith and Porsha Williams were part of a peaceful “Day of Action” Breonna Taylor march organized by Until Freedom and were arrested. On Page Six she explains the cops gave no warning before arresting protesters and they didn’t give anyone a chance to walk away.

https://pagesix.com/2020/09/04/yandy-smith-my-arrest-at-breonna-taylor-protest-was-inhumane/

Our first Melanin Power Post goes to Yandy Smith-Harris for being a media mogul who believes in empowerment, making a difference and making sure everyone’s voice can be heard.

To stay connected with Yandy Smith-Harris, follow her on instagram @yandysmith.

Tadashi Presents a Children’s Sneaker Drive / Giveaway in Yonkers, NY

Tadashi held a Sneaker Giveaway providing children with sneakers, book bags, food, coats and more. Tadashi (@fleablocknino) Presented the Children’s Sneaker Drive / Giveaway and collaborated with Project Inspire, Pamela’s Big Heart Foundation and Yonkers African American Heritage Committee all came together to give back to the community.

The event was held at the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers, New York.