Wizkid and Tems have been nominated five times each for the 2021 Soul Train Awards.


Organisers of the award ceremony recently released the full list of nominations for its 2021 edition.

Wizkid and Tems had joint nominations in the ‘Song of The Year’, ‘Video of The Year’, ‘The Ashford and Simpson songwriter’s award’ and ‘Best Collaboration categories for their collaborative song ‘Essence’.

Wizkid was then nominated for ‘Album of The Year’ for his 2020 project ‘Made In Lagos’.


Tems also bagged a solo nomination in the ‘Best New Artist’.

The Soul Train Music Awards honour the best in African-American culture music and entertainment. Its 2021 edition will air on November 28.

See the full list of nominees below:


Song of the Year

  • Blxst feat. Ty Dolla $Ign & Tyga – “Chosen”
  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – “Leave the Door Open”
  • H.E.R. – “Damage”
  • Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”
  • Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”
  • Yung Bleu feat. Drake – “You’re Mines Still”

Album of the Year

  • Blxst – No Love Lost
  • Doja Cat – Planet Her
  • Giveon – When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time
  • H.E.R. – Back of My Mind
  • Jazmine Sullivan – Heaux Tales
  • Wizkid – Made in Lagos

Video of the Year

  • Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak (Silk Sonic) – “Leave the Door Open”
  • Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – “Go Crazy (Remix)”
  • H.E.R. – “Damage”
  • Jazmine Sullivan – “Pick Up Your Feelings”
  • Normani feat. Cardi B – “Wild Side”
  • Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

  • Alicia Keys
  • Doja Cat
  • H.E.R.
  • Jazmine Sullivan
  • Jhené Aiko
  • SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

  • Blxst
  • Chris Brown
  • Giveon
  • Lucky Daye
  • Tank
  • Usher

Best Collaboration

  • Chris Brown, Young Thug feat. Future, Lil Durk, Latto – “Go Crazy (Remix)”
  • Doja Cat feat. SZA – “Kiss Me More”
  • H.E.R. feat. Chris Brown – “Come Through”
  • Jazmine Sullivan feat. H.E.R. – “Girl Like Me”
  • Wizkid feat. Tems – “Essence”
  • Yung Bleu feat. Drake – “You’re Mines Still”

Best New Artist

  • Blxst
  • Capella Grey
  • Morray
  • Tems
  • Tone Stith
  • Yung Bleu

Certified Soul Award

  • Anthony Hamilton
  • Ashanti
  • Charlie Wilson
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Jam & Lewis
  • T-Pain

Best Dance Performance

  • Chloe X Halle – “Ungodly Hour”
  • Chris Brown, Young Thug – “City Girls”
  • Lizzo Feat. Cardi B – “Rumors”
  • Normani Feat. Cardi B- “Wild Side”
  • Usher – “Bad Habits”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

  • Brian Courtney Wilson
  • James Fortune
  • Kelly Price
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Maverick City Music
  • Tasha Cobbs Leonard

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

  • “Can’t Let It Show” – written by: Kate Bush, Durrell Babbs (Tank)
  • “Come Through” – written by: Carl Mccormick, Chris Brown, H.E.R., Kelvin Wooten, Michael L. Williams Ii, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R. Feat. Chris Brown)
  • “Damage” – written by: Anthony Clemons Jr., Carl Mccormick, H.E.R., James Harris, Jeff Gitelman, Terry Lewis, Tiara Thomas (H.E.R.)
  • “Essence” – written by: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Oniko Eddie Uzezi, Oniko Evawero, Richard Isong, Temilade Openiyi (Wizkid Feat. Tems)
  • “Leave the Door Open” – written by: Bruno Mars, Brandon Anderson, Dernst Emile Ii, Christopher Brody Brown (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic)
  • “Pick Up Your Feelings” – written by: Blue June, Chi, Audra Mae Butts, Jazmine Sullivan, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes (Jazmine Sullivan)


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