Soul Train Awards

Nov
30
Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, & Da Brat Bring ‘Ladies Night’ to Soul Train Awards

Da Brat, Missy Elliott, and Lil' Kim

It was ladies’ night at the Soul Train Awards 2014. Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat hit the stage for the first time in 17 years to perform their 1996 platinum single “Not Tonight (Remix)” during Sunday’s pre-taped show.

Eric Benét kicked things off by singing the original song before Kim emerged with her female dancers. They paid tribute to the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes before Da Brat bumrushed the stage followed by Missy, who was greeted with roaring cheers from the crowd.

During the finale, they were joined on stage by their fellow females including Total, MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage, and Yo-Yo. Angie Martinez, who was featured on the song, was M.I.A.

The performance was part of a tribute to Kool & the Gang, whose 1979 song “Ladies’ Night” they sampled.

“I want to thank @LilKim @ONLY1BRAT @mclyte @THEOFFICIALRAGE YOYO TOTAL! I GOT ALL MY SISTAS WiTME! #RIP LeftEye we miss u!” tweeted Missy.

Watch their highly-anticipated reunion below.

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Nov
30
Tinashe Performs ‘Pretend’ and ‘2 On’ at Soul Train Awards

Tinashe

Tinashe set the stage on fire with her sizzling set at the Soul Train Awards. The L.A. singer, who was nominated for Best Dance Performance, kicked off her performance with “Pretend” and then showed out with some killer moves while singing her DJ Mustard-produced smash “2 On.”

Tinashe will embark on her “Aquarius Tour” on December 5 at Power 106′s Cali Christmas.

Watch her bring the crowd to its feet.

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Nov
30
Jodeci Reunites at Soul Train Awards

Jodeci

They’re back! After over a decade, Jodeci reunited to perform a nostalgic medley at Sunday’s Soul Train Awards 2014. DeVante Swing, Joel “JoJo” Hailey, Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey, and Dalvin DeGrate thrilled the crowd with their greatest hits including “Freek’n You,” “Come & Talk to Me,” “Stay,” and “Forever My Lady.” With some help from B.o.B., the North Carolina quartet also debuted its new single “Nobody Wins.”

The song will go to radio next month, while the group is working on its first album in nearly 20 years with producers including Timbaland. They also plan to tour next year with a couple other artists.

“It will be the biggest R&B tour in music!” Dalvin told fans in a Facebook chat.

Watch their big comeback performance below.

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Nov
30
Chris Brown Performs Medley at Soul Train Awards 2014

Chris Brown

There was peace, love, and Breezy at the Soul Train Awards 2014. Nearly a decade after first dazzling the Soul Train audience, Chris Brown returned with an electrifying performance during Sunday’s two-hour show, which was taped earlier this month at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena.

The R&B superstar served up a dance-heavy medley of old and new hits including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “Poppin’,” “Take You Down,” “New Flame,” and “Loyal.”

He also went home with the awards for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Loyal.”

Watch Breezy kick off the show with a bang.

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Nov
8
Chris Brown Wins Big, Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, & Da Brat Reunite at Soul Train Awards 2014

Trey Songz, Sevyn Streeter, and Chris Brown

The Soul Train Awards 2014 rolled through Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena on Friday night. Hosted by Wendy Williams, the show celebrated R&B’s past and present stars with show-stopping medleys, reunions, and some all-star tributes.

Chris Brown, who led with seven nominations, kicked off the show with a dance-heavy medley of his hits including “Yo (Excuse Me Miss),” “New Flame,” and “Loyal.” The R&B superstar also went home with the awards for Best Collaboration and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Loyal.”

’90s R&B icons Jodeci reunited for the first time in years to perform a nostalgic medley of fan favorites including “Freek’n You,” “Come & Talk to Me,” “Stay,” and “Forever My Lady.” The North Carolina quartet also debuted its new single “Nobody Wins” with help from B.o.B.

Kool & the Gang was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded tribute from Tamar Braxton, Joe, Elle Varner, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Tank, and Ma$e, who performed his Kool & The Gang-sampled hit “Feels So Good” with Total’s Kima Raynor and Pamela Long.

Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat had the crowd on its feet as they closed out the evening with a performance of their 1996 platinum single “Not Tonight (Remix)” in tribute to Kool & the Gang.

Other performers included Tinashe, who served up her hit “2 On,” and Nico & Vinz, who went home with Best New Artist. Tamar Braxton hosted the red carpet pre-show.

The Soul Train Awards will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m.

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Nov
7
Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat Rehearse for Soul Train Awards

Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim, and Da Brat

The stage is set for ladies night. Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, and Da Brat landed in Las Vegas to rehearse for tonight’s Soul Train Awards 2014. The rap trio hit the stage for the first time in 17 years to perform their 1996 platinum single, “Not Tonight (Remix).” The last and only time they performed the song was at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.

“I’m just happy to see my friends again,” Kim told Hip Hollywood. “Missy Elliott is my sister. She’s a longterm friend and she’s someone that I love dearly.”

The performance is part of a tribute to Kool & the Gang, whose 1979 song “Ladies’ Night” they sampled. The track off the soundtrack to Nothing to Lose also features the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Angie Martinez, who will not be joining the trio.

The Soul Train Awards, which are also set to feature performances from Chris Brown, Jodeci, Ma$e, and Tamar Braxton, tape tonight and will air on Centric and BET on November 30 at 8 p.m.

Watch the ladies reunite in the rehearsal footage below.

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Oct
27
Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, & Da Brat to Reunite at Soul Train Awards

Lil' Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat

It will be ladies’ night at the Soul Train Awards 2014. Lil’ Kim, Missy Elliott, and Da Brat will reunite for a special performance at next month’s show.

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