The show creator of Soul Train Music Awards, Don Cornelius, has announced Thursday, February 2, the nominees of the award for this year and it's R. Kelly who turns out to lead the nomination this time. Obtaining a Best Male R&B-Soul Album nod for his "TP.3 Reloaded", the R&B crooner was also nominated in Best Male R&B-Soul Single and Best R&B-Soul or Rap Music Video categories for song "Trapped in the Closet (Chapter 1 of 5)" besides being the first recipient of the Stevie Wonder Award, given for his outstanding career achievements in song writing.
Joining Kelly in the line-up of Best Male R&B-Soul Single and Album nominations, John Legend nabbed the honor of being presented with the 2006 Sammy Davis Jr. Entertainer of the Year Award while chart-toppers Destiny's Child received another accolade for Outstanding Career Achievements from Quincy Jones.
On the female side, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, and Keyshia Cole all managed to score two nominations. Carey and Cole both were nominated for Best Female R&B-Soul Single and Album while Elliott for R&B-Soul or Rap Music Video and R&B-Soul or Rap Dance Cut categories. Other nominees included Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Black Eyed Peas, Bobby V, and Kanye West among others. The event itself will be taped March 4 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California to be aired in national syndication the week of March 11-19.