K. Michelle

Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, & Wale Perform at Soul Train Awards

There were tears, tributes, and plenty of thrills when the Soul Train Awards 2013 aired last night on BET and Centric. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this year’s show paid homage to the soul soundtrack of the ’90s, with performances from today’s brightest stars and the legends before them.

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the two-and-a-half hour show at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena with her new single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” accompanied by Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan, and T.I.

An emotional Tamar Braxton picked up two awards for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award and later performed a medley including “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All the Way Home.”

Best New Artist winner K. Michelle delivered a very special performance of “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.,” while Wale teamed up with Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams for a mash-up of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and “LoveHate Thing.”

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Keith Sweat brought down the house with a medley of his greatest hits including “Make It Last Forever,” for which he was joined by Faith Evans.

Dionne Warwick was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded salute from Ron Isley, Ruben Studdard, Chrisette Michelle, Gladys Knight, and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover.

Slick Rick, Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane brought back memories with an old school hip-hop medley, while the “Blue-Eyed Soul” set starred Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, Dave Koz, and Vanilla Ice, who had the crowd in its feet with “Ice Ice Baby.”

Other big winners included Kendrick Lamar (Album of the Year), Janelle Monáe (Video of the Year for “Q.U.E.E.N.”), Robin Thicke (Song of the Year for “Blurred Lines”), and Ashanti (Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have”).

Watch highlights from the show below.

Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, and Evelyn “Champagne” King Perform “I Can’t Describe,” “I’m in Love,” and “Do What You Feel”

Wale and Stokley Williams Perform “LoveHate Thing” and “Inner City Blues”

K. Michelle Performs “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.”

Tamar Braxton Accepts Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

Tamar Braxton Performs “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All the Way Home”

Warren G Performs “Regulate”

Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, and Big Daddy Kane Perform Medley

Keith Sweat Performs Medley + “Make It Last Forever” with Faith Evans

Ron Isley, Gladys Knight, Chrisette Michele, Eddie Levert, Eric Benét, Ruben Studdard, and Candice Glover Pay Tribute to Dionne Warwick

Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, and Dave Koz Perform “They Don’t Know” and “What You Won’t Do”

Vanilla Ice Performs “Ice Ice Baby”

  • KenBarbUk

    What’s a Soul Train Awards? ://

    • Oh

      @KenBarbUk, something B-LIST CELEBRITYS Attend. But why is Tamar stealing Beyoncé mannerisms ?

      • fa

        @Oh, WTF?

        I don’t know what is more alarming:
        The fact that someone doesn’t know the Soul Train Awards
        your extremely dumb reply to his stupid question!!
        How stupid is my generation becoming…Fucking unbelievable!

  • Jessie J

    why is vanilla ice there? and performing his only song? where are the queens Riri, nicki, lil kim, trey songz, weezy and drizzy? Why da fuck is tamar crying? bitch, you ain’t did a tribute to paul walker, sava ya tears gurl

    • Anonymous

      @Jessie J, First of all, this show was taped LONG before Paul Walkers death, and second of all why would Nicki or Lil wayne be be there when they aint even had a new album or song out this year??? This is The soul train awards, not the BET hip hop awards so why would there be a bunch of rappers there? the main focus on this show was R&B Music.

  • KenBarbUk

    + and why are bitches getting emotional over it

  • Jessie J

    why arent da queens riri, nicki, kimmy blanco, trey, weezy and drizzy there? #flop why da fuck is tamar crying? btich, u aint doing a paul walker tribute, save those tears

    • Oh

      @Jessie J, They never come. They should come its very rude, to be honored by your own people then you don’t show up. If this was a white washed award show I bet they’d be there

  • KenBarbUk

    + •

  • Jessie J

    why arent da queens riri, nicki, kimmy blanco, trey, weezy and drizzy there? #flop why da hell is tamar crying? btich, u aint doing a paul walker tribute, save those tears gurl

    • fa

      @Jessie J, bitch, this is real music.
      Something that you obviously don’t know anything about!
      This is no auto tuned wanna be starlet parade!
      Those are real legends!
      The person who played the piano for the Warwick tribute can buy you, your family and all the people on your stupid list!
      Have some respect!
      ..and now take several seats…

    • Triniti

      @Jessie J, Kill yourself, you piece of shit. Even in death, Paul is still better than you will ever be.

  • Jessie J

    why is vanilla ice there? and performing his only song???

  • Brina

    She need to stop she act like she won a Grammy girl bye …

  • Ashy

    Chris brown or trey songz should of won a soul train award

    • Anonymous

      @Ashy, why would Trey songz be nominated for anything if he didnt have any new releases this year???

  • BEYHIVE2014

    The shade is thick on here! When you been waiting to be a star for 20 years this is why you get emotional! It don’t matter what type of award show it is, it was her first, so yes Tamar was crying rightfully so. Now people see her and she has a fan base #HATERS

  • JFB

    LOVED K.Michelle’s and JHud’s performances. Tamar was straining for her LIFE. I usually like her but NO MAM Tamar.

    • Hey there

      @JFB, baby… This was during the time she ruptured a vocal cord so if there was strain this is why. Still slayed.


    She probably saw her sis win so many of these she was overwhelmed to finally get her recognition. Congrats to all who won. This is the R&B Award show. Sister to the BET Awards and cousin to the Hip-Hop. This is where the lessors get recognition for staying true to their genres.

    • im me

      @NICKI MINAJ, verrrrrrrry WELL SAID!!!

  • fan4mc

    tamar’s speech got me emotional made me connect with her performance even more..and i loved k michelle performance…buh ur whats j hudson wearing..

  • Jackie Rayne

    My only issue is K.Michelle’s hair it was too much but the performances were great. Blue-eye soul came on and I got excited..Jon B..he still go it.

  • iSpeakTruth

    I shake my head in disbelief at tha ignorance displayed on this post about Soul Train””longest-running first-run, nationally syndicated program in television history” not to mention tha award show started in 87

    But what I’m most upset about @oh is Gladys knight…Ron Isley …Charlie Wilson …Chaka Khan…Aretha Franklin…Patti Labelle…Michael Jackson…to name a few equate to B-list ?

    These musician who’ve been inducted into music hall of fame B-list?

    The ignorance now a days….tha legacy behind the soul train name was totally disrespected

    • A Benjamin

      @iSpeakTruth, Preach….well said!

  • IV.

    Flops. Vince paid for Tamar’s awards

    • thetruth

      @IV., The only reason why Tamar nagged those awards bcuz the rest of the females nominated was a no show. Tamar Braxton best female artist up against Alicia Keyes or Kelly Rowland is laughable! Thats the shade… but congrats to her tho!

  • Elvick

    K. Michelle killed it.

  • Taylor

    Who sang the song that goes” I bet you’ve wondered where I’ve been…”