Last night, the 2011 Soul Train Awards aired on BET. With the exception of Chris Brown who won Album of the Year and Miguel who won Best New Artist, it was primarily ladies night. Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Rihanna won trophies from the ceremony, although they were not in attendance. A tribute for Gladys Knight was the highlight of the show as Marsha Ambrosius, Kenny Latimore, Dave Hollister, Tamar Braxton and more took the stage to pay homage.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.
SONG OF THE YEAR: Kelly Rowland – “Motivation”
RECORD OF THE YEAR: Marsha Ambrosius – “Far Away”
BEST FEMALE R&B & SOUL ARTIST: Jill Scott
BEST MALE R&B & SOUL ARTIST: Cee Lo Green
BEST NEW ARTIST: Miguel
BEST HIP HOP SONG: Nicki Minaj – “Moment for Life”
BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE: Beyonce – “Run the World (Girls)”
BEST CARIBBEAN PERFORMANCE: Rihanna – “Man Down”
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE: Mary Mary – “Walking”