Jill Scott, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, and Carl Thomas lead the nominations for the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with three nods each, Billboard Bulletin reports. Jagged Edge, Lucy Pearl, Mary Mary,

Jill Scott, D'Angelo, R. Kelly, and Carl Thomas lead the nominations for the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, with three nods each, Billboard Bulletin reports. Jagged Edge, Lucy Pearl, Mary Mary, and Eminem each earned two. Jay-Z and Destiny's Child -- whose "Independent Women Part I" is nominated for best R&B/soul single by a group, band, or duo -- will share the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for entertainer of the year. Ronald Isley will receive the Quincy Jones Award for career achievement.

The awards are determined by a panel of radio programmers, artists, and retailers and are based on chart positions in national trade publications. The syndicated special, hosted this year by Queen Latifah, Mya, and "Soul Train" host Shemar Moore, will tape Feb. 28 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for broadcast later in various markets.

Here are the nominees for the Soul Train Music Awards:

Best R&B/soul single, female:
Yolanda Adams, "Open My Heart"
Erykah Badu, "Bag Lady"
Mary J. Blige, "Your Child"
Jill Scott, "Gettin' In The Way"

Best R&B/soul single, male:
Avant, "Separated"
D'Angelo, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
R. Kelly, "I Wish"
Carl Thomas, "I Wish"

Best R&B/soul single, group, band, or duo:
Destiny's Child, "Independent Women Part 1"
Whitney Houston & Deborah Cox, "Same Script, Different Cast"
Jagged Edge, "Let's Get Married"
Lucy Pearl, "Dance Tonight"

Best R&B/soul album, female:
Toni Braxton, "The Heat"
Mya, "Fear Of Flying"
Kelly Price, "Mirror Mirror"
Jill Scott, "Who Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol. 1"

Best R&B/soul album, male:
D'Angelo, "Voodoo"
R. Kelly, "TP-2.com"
Sisqo, "Unleash The Dragon"
Carl Thomas, "Emotional"

Best R&B/soul album, group, band, or duo:
Jagged Edge, "J.E. Heartbreak"
Mary Mary, "Thankful"
Next, "Welcome II Nextasy"
Lucy Pearl, "Lucy Pearl"

R&B/soul or rap album of the year:
Dr. Dre, "Dr. Dre - 2001"
Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP"
Jay-Z, "The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000 -)"
R. Kelly, "TP-2.com"

Best R&B/soul or rap new artist:
Lil' Bow Wow
Nelly
Jill Scott
Carl Thomas

Best R&B/soul or rap music video:
D'Angelo, "Voodoo"
Eminem, "Stan"
Mystikal, "Shake Ya Ass"
Outkast, "Ms. Jackson"

Best gospel album:
Chester D.T. Baldwin & Music Ministry Mass, "Sing It On Sunday Morning!"
Mary Mary, "Thankful"
Mississippi Mass Choir, "Emmanuel (God With Us)"
Lee Williams And The Spiritual QC's, "Good Time"

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