Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton And Others To Perform At Soul Train Awards
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.10.2013
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Billboard reports that Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton and Smokey Robinson, among others, have been announced for the 2013 Soul Train Awards. The show will be taped on November 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. It will then air on Centric and BET on December 1 at 8 PM ET.
Other performers include K. Michelle, Wale, Kem, Chrisette Michelle, Eric Benét, Ronald Isley, Bobby Caldwell, Joss Stone and American Idol season 12 winner Candice Glover.
Robinson said: "I'm very excited to be a part of this year's ‘Soul Train Awards.' I'm thrilled that the show is honoring Dionne Warwick -- one of my favorite people -- and that I'll be performing in tribute to her."
Kendrick Lamar has six nominations, including best new artist, album of the year and song of the year. Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Braxton have five nominations each. Anthony Anderson will host.
Centric executive VP/GM Paxton Baker said the network is "80%-90% finished" with the book and said there are a "couple of big surprises we are close to closing."
This will be the show's second year in Las Vegas.
Baker said: "Don Cornelius shaped ‘Soul Train' into the premier place to celebrate soul and the African-American culture, and its legacy is just as meaningful today."
Centric is also preparing the annual Soul Train Cruise, featuring headliners Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire. The cruise taxes place on October 5-12 in Mexico. The next cruise will happen between February 23 and MArch 2, with stops in the Caribbean ports of St. Maarten, St. Barths and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Headliners include Charlie Wilson, the Isley Brothers, Roberta Flack and Stephanie Mills.