today revealed that Jennifer Hudson
, Tamar Braxton
, Smokey Robinson
, K. Michelle, Ron Isley
, Eric Benet
, Candice Glover
, Chrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell
and Joss Stone
will be hitting the stage as performers for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013
This year’s show pays homage to the soul soundtrack of the 90s, allowing fans to reminisce on a decade of influential black cinema and music. Charged with keeping the party going throughout the night are Grammy Award winning producers 1500 or Nothin’ and legendary keyboardist Greg Phillinganes who have both been tapped as music directors for the show.
As previously announced, comedian and actor Anthony Anderson
will host the event in Las Vegas on 8 November, which will premiere on BET
across Africa on Tuesday 3 December @ 22:00 CAT.
For the first time, SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013
will be held at the Orleans Arena, one of the nation’s leading mid-size arenas. Also marking a first for the award show is the addition of a second stage, which will feature a rotating mix of celebrity DJs. Hip-hop sensation Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with six nominations across multiple categories, including: Best New Artist, Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Tied with five nominations each are Miguel, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton and Janelle Monae.
For more information, please visit BET.com/SoulTrain
. Follow us at @bet
, and join the conversation using the hashtags #SoulTrainAwards