Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge were double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, taped last night (Feb. 28) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The two-hour syndicated television special i

Both R. Kelly and Jagged Edge were double winners at the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, taped last night (Feb. 28) at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The two-hour syndicated television special is slated to air in most major markets Saturday (March 3).

Jagged Edge walked away with awards for best R&B/soul single and best R&B/soul album in the group, band, or duo category, while R. Kelly earned honors in the male category for best R&B/soul single and best R&B/soul album. Picking up her first music industry statuette following a shutout at the Grammy Awards was Jill Scott, who won kudos for best R&B/soul album (female). Contemporary gospel artist Yolanda Adams beat out Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, and Scott for best R&B/soul single (female).

Receiving this year's Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year were Destiny's Child and Jay-Z, while the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley were given the Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement.

As with any awards show, an added dividend for artists is the post-show sales boost that generally accompanies such appearances. "Anybody who performs or wins will see some kind of increase," predicts Lance Johnson, Midwest urban coordinator for the Musicland chain. "Anytime Destiny's Child wins anything or performs, the group sees a sales spike. Jay-Z is red-hot right now, so he'll also see an increase, as will Jill Scott."

Awards nominees were chosen by a panel of radio programmers, retail personnel, and artists, based on chart positions in several national trade publications. Produced by Don Cornelius Productions in association with Tribune Entertainment, this year's awards show also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the weekly "Soul Train" TV series. A prime-time special -- featuring performances by Destiny's Child and Smokey Robinson taped live at Las Vegas' House Of Blues -- is scheduled to air in June.

Here is the complete list of Soul Train Music Awards winners:

Best R&B/soul single (female): Yolanda Adams, "Open My Heart" (Elektra)
Best R&B/soul single (male): R. Kelly, "I Wish" (Jive)
Best R&B/soul single (group, band, or duo): Jagged Edge, "Let's Get Married" (So So Def/Columbia)
Best R&B/soul album (female): Jill Scott, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1" (Hidden Beach/Epic)
Best R&B/soul album (male): R. Kelly, "TP-2.Com" (Jive)
Best R&B/soul album (group, band, or duo): Jagged Edge, "J.E. Heartbreak" (So So Def/Columbia)
R&B/soul or rap album of the year: Dr. Dre, "Dr. Dre-2001" (Aftermath/Interscope)
Best R&B/soul or rap, new artist: Nelly, "(Hot S**t) Country Grammar" (Fo' Reel/Universal)
Best R&B/soul or rap music video: Mystikal, "Shake Ya Ass" (Jive)
Best gospel album: Mary Mary, "Thankful" (C2/Columbia)
Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year: Destiny's Child, Jay-Z
Quincy Jones Award for outstanding career achievement: Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley

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