R&B newcomer Jill Scott captured three awards, including entertainer of the year, at the seventh annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, held last night (Aug. 28) in Santa Monica, Calif. The Philadelphia-based artist’s “A Long Walk” — from her debut Hidden Beach/Epic album “Who Is Jill Scott?” — won R&B/soul single and R&B/soul or rap new artist honors. Other winners at the ceremony included Destiny’s Child, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, and 3LW.
Although Aaliyah lost the R&B/soul or rap song of the year award to Yolanda Adams’ “Open My Heart,” several entertainers at the ceremony dedicated their performances and awards to the late singer. As previously reported, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Saturday.
“I know, with her talent, she would’ve gotten this award too,” Patti LaBelle said as she dedicated her Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement to the young star’s memory. “What brings peace to my heart is that she was able to do what she loved to do,” singer/actor Tyrese said.
The Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards program was co-hosted by Luther Vandross, Leeza Gibbons, Eve, and “Soul Train” host Shemar Moore. The syndicated program, taped at the Santa Monica Civic AudItorium, will be broadcast Saturday.
For a list of broadcast outlets, as well as pictures from the show, visIt the event’s official Web sIte.
Here is the full list of Lady of Soul Awards winners:
Entertainer of the year: Jill Scott
R&B/soul single of the year: “A Long Walk,” Jill Scott
R&B/soul or rap new artist of the year: “A Long Walk,” Jill Scott
R&B/soul single of the year, for group, band or duo: “Survivor,” Destiny’s Child
R&B/soul album of the year, solo artist: “Mama’s Gun,” Erykah Badu
R&B/soul album of the year, for group, band or duo: “3LW,” 3LW
R&B/soul or rap song of year: “Open My Heart,” Yolanda Adams
R&B/soul or rap new artist of the year, for group, band or duo: “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right),” 3LW
R&B/soul or rap music video of the year: “Get Ur Freak On,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott
Gospel album of the year: “Thankful,” Mary Mary
Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement: Patti LaBelle
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