Bruno Mars, Ella Mai and Daniel Caesar Win Big At 2018 Soul Train Awards


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The 2018 Soul Train Awards was full of SOULLLLLL! 

The award show — which was held on November 17, but aired on BET Sunday (November 25) night — featured performances by Faith Evans, Jacquees, Bell Biv DeVoe, and Erykah Badu  (to name a few)! 

Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell hosted the star-studded evening, giving Martin fans the mini-reunion we've all been waiting for. The longtime besties didn't disappoint as they stole the night with their hilarious jokes and skits. 

On top of an action-packed show, the evening also featured a few shockers, including, the fact that the biggest winners of the evening were actually newcomers Daniel Caesar and Ella Mai. The two not only walked away with the most awards — Daniel won two awards and Ella owned the night walking away with not one, not two, but three Soul Train awards — but some of the biggest and most respected awards!

See the full list of winners below:

BEST NEW ARTIST

Daniel Caesar — WINNER

Jorja Smith

Kali Uchis

Leon Thomas

Normani

Queen Naija

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD

Ashanti

Jorja Smith

Ledisi WINNER

Lenny Kravitz

MAJOR.Tamia

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé

Ella Mai WINNER

 H.E.R.

Mariah Carey

SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Bruno Mars WINNER

Childish Gambino

Daniel Caesar

John Legend

Khalid

Tank

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Andra Day

Kirk Franklin

Lecrae WINNER

Snoop Dogg

Tori Kelly

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD (BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR)

Cardi B — "I Like It" featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Childish Gambino — "This is America"

DJ Khaled — "No Brainer" featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo

Drake "In My Feelings" - WINNER

The Carters — "Apeshit"

SONG OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars — "Finesse (Remix)" featuring Cardi B

Ella Mai – "Boo’d Up" - WINNER

H.E.R. — "Every Kind of Way"

SZA — "The Weekend"

The Internet — "Come Over"

ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR

Chloe X Halle — The Kids Are Alright

Chris Brown — Heartbreak on a Full Moon

H.E.R. — H.E.R. - WINNER

Leon Bridges — Good Thing

Miguel — War & Leisure

The Internet — Hive Mind

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER'S AWARD

"Finesse (Remix)" — Written by Gene Hernandez, Belcalis Almanzar, Chris Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray McCullough, Klenord Raphael, Jeremy Reeves, James Yip, Ray Romulus (Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B)

"Summertime Magic" — Written by Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson (Childish Gambino)“Best Part” – Written by Ashton Simmonds, H.E.R., Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans (Daniel Caesar featuring H.E.R.)

"Boo’d Up" — Written by Ella Howell, Dijon McFarlane, Joelle James, Larrance Dopson — WINNER

"Focus" — Written by H.E.R., Darhyl Camper, Justin Love (H.E.R.)

"Broken Clocks" — Written by Solana Rowe, Cody Fayne, Adam Feeney, Ashton Simmonds, Thomas Beesley (SZA)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars — "Finesse (Remix)" featuring Cardi B

Chris Brown — "Tempo"

Ciara — "Level Up" — WINNER

 HoodCelebrityy — "Walking Trophy"

Janet Jackson — "Made for Now" featuring Daddy Yankee

BEST COLLABORATION PERFORMANCE

Bruno Mars — "Finesse" (Remix) featuring Cardi B

Daniel Caesar — "Best Part" featuring H.E.R. - WINNER

John Legend — "A Good Night" featuring BloodPop

Khalid featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack — "OTW"

SZA — "Doves in the Wind" featuring Kendrick Lamar

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars – "Finesse (Remix)" featuring Cardi B - WINNER

Ella Mai — "Boo’d Up"

H.E.R. — "Avenue"

SZA — "Broken Clocks"

The Internet — "Come Over"

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