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.

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!

Jac Ross – “It’s Ok To Be Black”

Jac Ross is the voice of the culture addressing political and social issues in his breathtaking lyricism. Jac Ross reminds people “IT’S OK TO BE BLACK”  with his latest single, a message so many people need to hear.

Reinforcement and positive words from Jac Ross couldn’t have come at a better time. The news headlines over the past couple years prove to be disheartening and unfortunate and made many people question if progress was heading in the wrong direction.

The visual for “IT’S OK TO BE BLACK” show multiple iconic African Americans who changed the narrative and led people to freedom. Next to the icons and legendary heroes are the lyrics to Jac Ross’s electrifying and powerful song, “IT’S OK TO BE BLACK.”

“Rise Up, Don’t You Know You Can Fly.”

Three must hear songs from Jac Ross to accompany “IT’S OK TO BE BLACK” are “Change is Gonna Come”, “Fight The Power” and “The Blacker The Berry”.

Jac Ross is a motivational artist with a powerful message. He opened the Urban One Honors television special and earned a standing ovation from icons such as Missy Eliiot, Anita Baker, Brandy and more.

Stay tuned and be on the lookout for new music from Jac Ross.

Teyana Taylor Turns Up The Heat in “How You Want It?”

Harlem’s own Teyana Taylor takes a quick break from behind the camera to drop “How You Want It?” featuring King Combs (it’s hard to ignore his obvious splitting resemblence of his father, Sean “Diddy” Combs ). The new single, released under Getting Out Our Dreams Inc.(Good Music), features a sample from Mase’s 1997 hit record “What You Want.” When you pair these two hitters, you find yourself engulfed in a special kind of sauce. Teyana unleashes drips of her sex appeal all over this track as she dominates with her late-night inquiries. This one may be a bit too hot to hear, but check it out anyway. Listen to “How You Want It?” below.

NEW RNB ? YES Please !

A lot of artists released music within the past few weeks. RNB is definitely in a good place with breaking new artists and artists that have been around music is coming, coming, coming. We got new music from RNB legend Usher. In this project he collabed with popular producer Zaytoven to come out with an album entitled “A.” Some songs that stood out to me were “Peace sign” and “You decide.” Both songs showed that this legend can still make music and be relevant with the new age of beats and music. He did this and still stayed original to sound and self.

Brent Fiyaz dropped a project called “Lost” with very interesting cover art. I think he has a very unique voice and sound. Some songs that stood out to me were “Around me”  & “Came right back” . I was still listening to old Brent , but these two songs will definitely be added to the playlist .

Breaking New pop Star Khalid releases another project called “Sanctity” . He has some stand out songs “Motion”, “Vertigo “and “ Better” , which is currently doing well .

Lastly ya girl Summer Walker Came out and dropped some heat in her New project  entitled “ Last Days  of summer” . New RNB songstress caught us when she first released two singles “ CPR ” that had everyone in their feelings  ( Very soulful) and “Girls need love” that had everyone in their bag lol . All girls want love , all girls want penis and all girls want to be held but there is not a song embracing it , chanting it and making women feel comfortable with wants , needs and standards .  Honestly she had me when she said Honestly . That note she hit was just beautiful . She also incorporated a very funny skit in the beginning that highlighted instagamous comedian B. Simone . Other songs that stood out in “  Last days of summer “ was “Deep ,”  “Baby ,” and “Shame”. 

So much music , so little time .

– Ebony J.

Where’s Jane? Series 1 EP

If you’re looking for good music, then you’ve come to the right place. Jane Handcock has delivered a bomb EP you’ll be sure to love.
Let me tell you how much I loved Wheres Jane? Series 1 There’s a magical moment that unfolds when you discover a new song by an artist that blows your mind. It’s hard to explain the euphoric feeling that washed over me when listening to Jane Handcock’s new project but this is one gem you can’t afford to miss out on. Setting the tone for August, Jane Handcock releases her four song EP titled Where’s Jane? Series 1. Experiencing a slight moment of déjà vu, I realized that Jane was the mastermind behind Adrian Marcel’s 2014 hit smash “2 AM.” Stepping in front of the mic, Jane Handcock is here to give you a taste of her genius.
The talented California songwriter has unleashed a snippet of her artistry and we’re so glad she did. This four song EP is exactly what the doctor prescribed. “No Doubt” is a great example of how wickedly nice Jane’s pen will surprise you. Featuring a rendition of R. Kelly’s “Feelin’ On Yo Booty”, Jane’s playful persona brings the track to life. “Heyyy” is a mid-tempo relaxing R&B track that is hard to forget. The electric guitar solo at the end will run laps around you. Don’t sleep!
“Function”, a more light-hearted track allows Jane to share her vocal range as the song transitions. Jane’s beat selection is so diverse, the songs independently live on their own yet somehow belong together— like cousins! Jane’s lyrical cadence resembles that of Missy Elliot and it makes it that much more exciting to watch where she goes next. Flexing her impeccable pen game, it’s hard to say which track reigns supreme but this project is a certified hit. Take a listen for yourself. Dive into Where’s Jane? Series 1 today!

Trey Songz – “Nobody Else But You”

In this video, “Nobody Else But You” Trey Songz is innocently kissing random girls but we see he has one main chick at home. He sings about the main girl’s loyalty and her real-ness. He admits to treating her wrong even though she’s true to him. The chorus sums it up, “Trying to be in love we don’t fall too often but you got me falling even when I try the hoes keep calling.” He doesn’t want anyone else hence the title Nobody Else But You but he knows he causes her a lot of pain. This is more than believable content coming from Trey. This is a hit point blank period. 

Check it out for yourself.


Fantasia Album Release Party – “The Definition Of”


Season 3 American Idol winner, Fantasia held her album release party at No. 8 for her 5th studio album “The Definition of” this past Tuesday.  The calm and dimly lit venue was swiftly packed as exclusively invited individuals made their way into the party. The event was hosted by blogstar, Rae Holliday.  Fantasia as usual slayed the event with her beautiful apparel and overall presence. She wore all black and gave a warming welcome to all guests in attendance.

Check out the video above for a quick preview of the album release party and the words she gave before the start of the party.


Trey Songz releases New Hits, Remixes and More!

Trey Songz dropped a remix to TK N Cash’s “3x in a row” and the content of the song is strictly about women.


He also dropped, “SKRT” which is a particular girl he’s with but can leave at anytime. “SKRT” was originally released by Kodak Black. Although the content is similar to the “3x in a row” remix Trey gives us a hint for what’s to come next, “I’m just thugging fu**ing around but the album on the way.” The ending of the song is really nice as he really exercises his vocals. In this song he basically explains being with a girl for a while but has no problem leaving after he’s done.

“Look What I Did” features MikexAngel and talks about the people who didn’t believe in his talent or goals. MikexAngel sings, “They said I would never be sh*t, they said I was never going to amount to nothing, they said I would never make it but guess what I did, Look what I did. On the other hand Trey only cares about the money and never what others have to say. At the end of the track, the beat slightly changes up to a slower record and Trey sings about buying his mom a benz, getting signed and money in general.

The next single is titled, “LYFT (Uber Everywhere Remix).” This is a popular single by Madeintyo. Instead of joining the bandwagon Trey’s new song speaks about using LYFT and never using Uber. Trey raps, “Uber never coming here if it did it would be different.”

The last single “All I Had” is a remix of Belly & The Weeknd’s “Might Not.”

Which on is your favorite???

Julzz Grandeur Releases His New Single “One Time”

“One Time” is a combination of Reggae, R&B and Rap! Now tell me what’s not to like about this track? I’ve witnessed it myself; ladies love to sing the lyrics to this song. It can also be a useful tool for fellas trying to sweet talk a lady at a club. 


Mandy Mar is the hook queen of “One Time” as she sings about a certain mister who caught her eye. This track is super romantic yet designed for a party. 

 Julzz One Tim

Julzz Gradueur’s flow is unique and smooth placing his music style in another lane. The duo fits quite well for both of their voices. Many millennials can definitely relate to the lyrics.  

Check out Julzz Grandeur’s catchy new record, “One Time” ft. Mandy Mar by pressing play above.