BET Soul Train Awards: Bruno Mars Tops With 5 Wins


Bruno Mars topped the BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards, which were handed out in a telecast that aired Sunday night on BET and BET HER.  Mars won a total of five awards, for best R&B/soul male artist, video of the year, album/mixtape of the year, song of the year and best dance performance. SZA followed with two awards, for best new artist and best R&B/soul female artist.


Erykah Badu returned as host of the show, which was filmed Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, recognized the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop, both legends and modern-day artists.


Also during the show, Toni Braxton received the coveted Legend Award.

Here is the complete list of winners in 12 different categories…
Don Cornelius Legend Award: Toni BraxtonLady of Soul Award: SWV

Best New Artist



Kevin Ross



Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

WINNER: Bruno Mars

Bryson Tiller

Chris Brown


The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist


Lalah Hathaway


Mary J. Blige



Soul Train Certified AwardWINNER: Bell Biv Devoe

Johnny Gill

Lalah Hathaway

WINNER: Ledisi

Mack Wilds

Video of the Year

Beyoncé — “All Night”

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Chris Brown — “Party (feat. Usher and Gucci Mane)”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award

Chance the Rapper

Charlie Wilson

Kirk Franklin


Tamela Mann

Album/ Mixtape of the YearWINNER: Bruno Mars — 24k Magic

Mary J. Blige — Strength of a Woman

Solange — A Seat at the Table

SZA — Ctrl

The Weeknd — Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award

WINNER: Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

French Montana — “Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee)”

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.”

Yo Gotti — “Rake It Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Song of the Year

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “That’s What I Like”

Childish Gambino — “Redbone”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryston Tiller)”

Khalid — “Location”

Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

WINNER: “Cranes in the Sky” — Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq

“Location” — Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs

“Love Me Now” — Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens

“Redbone” — George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson

“Versace on the Floor” — Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence

Best Dance Performance

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Chris Brown — “Party (feat. Usher and Gucci Mane)”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Solange — “Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)”

Wizkid — “Come Closer (feat. Drake)”

Best Collaboration

WINNER: DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Jazmine Sullivan and Bryson Tiller — “Insecure”

Mary J. Blige — “Love Yourself (feat. Kanye West)”

Solange — “Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)”

SZA — “Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: AP
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