Soul Train Awards 2023: SZA, Usher, and Victoria Monét Take Home Top HonorsSZA Courtesy of RCA Records

LAS VEGAS, NV – Soul Train Awards 2023: SZA, Usher, and Victoria Monét emerged as the big winners at the 35th annual Soul Train Awards, held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 26, 2023. The ceremony, hosted by Taraji P. Henson, celebrated the best in soul, R&B, and hip-hop music, honoring both established artists and rising stars.

SZA, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, led the pack with three wins, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Song of the Year for “Kill Bill,” and Album of the Year for “SOS.” Usher, the R&B veteran, also took home three awards, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Certified Soul Award, and Best Dance Performance for “Boyfriend.” Victoria Monét, the rising star of the R&B scene, earned two awards, including Best New Artist and Best Collaboration for “On My Mama” featuring Lil Baby.

Other notable winners included Mary J. Blige, who received the Ashford & Simpson Award for Legendary Verve, and Chris Brown, who won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. The night also featured a special tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, performed by Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Gladys Knight.

Here is the full list of winners from the 2023 Soul Train Awards:

Album of the Year:

  • SOS – SZA

Song of the Year:

  • “Kill Bill” – SZA

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist:

  • SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist:

  • Usher

Best New Artist:

  • Victoria Monét

Best Collaboration:

  • “On My Mama” – Victoria Monét featuring Lil Baby

Best Dance Performance:

  • “Boyfriend” – Usher

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:

  • Chris Brown

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:

  • Cardi B

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

  • “All Things” – Kirk Franklin

Certified Soul Award:

  • Usher

Ashford & Simpson Award for Legendary Verve:

  • Mary J. Blige

The 2023 Soul Train Awards was a night to remember, celebrating the rich history and vibrant culture of soul music. With its star-studded lineup and unforgettable performances, the ceremony solidified its place as one of the most prestigious events in the music industry.

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