Music legends Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Yolanda Adams were honored last night (November 17th) at the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards. Babyface presented Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis with the Legend award and artists like Boyz II Men, Stokely Williams of Mint Condition, Sounds of Blackness, S.O.S. Band, Cherelle and Alexander O' Neal all paid tribute to the music icons. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis later took the stage with Morris Day and performed hits like “Jungle Love.” During the performance, the audience broke out into the electric slide!
Yolanda Adams accepted the Ladies of Soul award and performed her hits like “Be Blessed,” “Open Up My Heart,” and more.
Other big winners of the night included H.E.R., who took home the award for Best R&B Soul female artist and Kirk Franklin took home the award for Best Gospel/Inspirational artist.
Hosts Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold opened the show with a hilarious nod to the hit show “Pose” with a performance with MJ Rodriguez. They also paid homage to Janet Jackson's hits “Miss You Much” and “Black Cat.”
Meanwhile, this year's Soul Cypher featured Carl Thomas, Keyshia Cole, gospel star Le'Andria Johnson, Anthony Hamilton and Erykah Badu.
Sir had the crowd grooving with his performance of “Hair Down” and “John Redcorn”
K. Michelle performed her new single “The Rain,” which features a sample of New Edition's “Can You Stand the Rain”
Tiana Major9 and EARTHGANG hit the stage with “Collide” from the Queen & Slim soundtrack
Wale and Jerimih performed their number 1 hit “On Chill.” He also bought out Kelly Price to perform “Set You Free.”
Queen Naija hit the stage to perform her new single “Goodmorning Text”
Luke James turned up the heat for his performance of “Go Girl” with BJ the Chicago Kid and Ro James.
ISSA RAE: Issa Rae looked regal in her white cut out dress. Class act!
H.E.R.: H.E.R. just glows! She does no wrong…EVER!
LETOYA LUCKETT: She looked great with her all black blazer, lace shirt and tights and high heels.
ARI LENNOX: Ari looks TF goodt! That is all! #BAWDY!
LUKE JAMES: Why did Luke James show up to the awards with a raggedy purple hoodie?
TANK: Tank showed up on the red carpet with an oversized yellow sweater, slacks and boots. WTF?!
Check out the full list of winners below:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Lizzo – “Juice”
BEST COLLABORATION Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake
BEST NEW ARTIST Summer Walker
SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD Trevor Jackson
BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD Kirk Franklin –
RHYTHM & BARS (FORMERLY BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR) Cardi B – “Money”
BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST H.E.R.
BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST Khalid
ALBUM/MIXTAPE OF THE YEAR Lizzo – Cuz I Love You
SONG OF THE YEAR Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD “Brown Skin Girl” – Written by Beyoncé Knowles, Carlos St. John, Adio Marchant, Shawn Carter, Stacy Barthe, Anathi Mnyango, Michael Uzowuru, Ayodeji Balogun, Richard Isong (Beyoncé featuring Saint Jhn, Wizkid & Blue Ivy Carter)
BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE Chris Brown – “No Guidance” featuring Drake
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Boyz II Men perform Tender Love and On Bended Knee during Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis tribute :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Carl Thomas and Keyshia Cole sing in Soul Cypher :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Cherelle sings Saturday Love :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Erykah Badu sings in the Soul Cypher :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS HER wins best R and B soul female artist :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis accept the legend award :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS K Michelle performs The Rain :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Keyshia Cole and Tank present the Best R and B soul female artist :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Kirk Franklin wins best inspirational album :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Le Andria Johnson and Anthony Hamilton sing in cypher :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Luke James performs Go Girl with Ro James and BJ The Chicago Kid :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Morris Day and The Time perform Jungle Love :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Queen Naija performs Good Morning Text :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Sir performs Hair Down :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS SOS Band perform Tell Me Do You Still Care during Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis tribute :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Sounds of Blackness performs Optimistic during Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis tribute :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Stokely Williams of Mint Condition performs Pretty Brown Eyes during Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis tribute :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Summer Walker wins best new artist :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Tichina flirts with Sinqua Walls :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Tichina sings Janet Jacksons Black Cat during the opening performance :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Tichina sings Janet Jacksons Miss You Much during the opening performance :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Wale and Jeremih perform On Chill :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Wale performs Set You Free with Kelly Price :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Yolanda Adams accepts Lady of Soul award :
2019 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Yolanda Adams performs Open My Heart :