March 12, 2007 05:15:14 GMT
A row of names are out as winnners in the annual event that appreciate black music and entertainment.
The 2007 Soul Train Music Awards that was held at Pasadena Civic Auditorium has revealed its winners. Co hosted by LeToya Luckett and Omarion and planned to air between March 17th and 25th, the event sadly did not attract most of the winners to come. The show went on anyway.
Winners of Best R&B Album are Jamie Foxx and Mary J. Blige. Foxx grabbed the award through his album "Unpredictable" (2005) while Blige who did not attend the ceremony won it through "The Breakthrough" (2005).
John Legend snatched the Best R&B/Soul Single, Male through single "Save Room" which is taken from album "Once Again" (2006). Not coming either, he delivered his acceptance speech via screen "I want to thank Soul Train for appreciating my music and black music over the years." Beyonce Knowles on the other hand seized the same award for the female category owing to her single "Irreplaceable". For the Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo, Gnarls Barkley won it through their first hit "Crazy".
Newcomer and rocketing artist Jennifer Hudson was granted the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year. Within her acceptance speech, she recalled the early days, "I just can't believe I got the Sammy Davis Jr. award. I'm standing on the same stage where I made the top 32 of 'American Idol." Hudson was tapped to perform in the show.
The Michael Jackson Award is bestowed upon rapper Jay-Z for Best Soul or Rap Video for "Show Me What You Got." The young R&B singer Ne-Yo has also gotten his name called as a winner for Best New Soul or Rap Artist for "Sexy Love". Meanwhile, The Isley Brothers took home Best R&B Album, Group, Band or Duo for "Baby Makin' Music" (2006).
Outstanding Career Achievement Award this year is presented to Jermaine Dupri while Babyface is given Stevie Wonder Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Song Writing. Delivering his winning speech he said, "When you think of songwriting and where it comes from, you go to your space in your room and you write, and you try to write from the heart."
This year's event is the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards. It has been giving appreciation to Black music and entertainment since 1987. The voting is accumulated from professional icons in recording, radio and other related musical fields.