LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off their Grammy success, Usher and Alicia Keys dominated the Soul Train Awards, each winning two individual honors and sharing the prize for best R&B-soul single by a group or duo.
R&B sensation Usher picked up the award for best male R&B-soul single for “Confessions Part II,” as well as the prize for best R&B-soul album by a male artist for “Confessions.”
Keys got a nod for the best female R&B-soul single for her hit “If I Ain’t Got You” and was honored for best female R&B-soul album for “The Diary of Alicia Keys.”
The two singers already shared a Grammy for their chart-topping duet “My Boo.” Keys won four Grammys last month, while Usher had three.
The awards, named after the long-running television show, honor recording artists in R&B, hip-hop, rap and gospel music. The awards are chosen by a group of radio station professionals, talent managers and performers.
The ceremony was held at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and will be broadcast in syndication the week of March 12.
Usher also earned an award for best R&B-soul or rap music video for his work with rappers Ludacris & Lil Jon in the song “Yeah!”
Other artists picking up awards were Destiny’s Child, for “Destiny Fulfilled,” and the sexy newcomer Ciara, who won for best R&B-soul or rap new artist for her album “Goodies.”
Rapper Jay-Z picked up an award for best R&B-soul or rap music video for “99 Problems.”
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