Last weekend was a particularly special one for the R&B world. To celebrate the taping of the 25th annual Soul Train Music Awards, celebrities converged on Las Vegas for a 3-day weekend including a concert, a comedy show and a golf tournament. Cedric The Entertainer hosted the Awards, George Wallace was honored by fellow comics including Sherri Shepherd, Earthquake, George Wilbon, Chris Spencer and Gary Owen at the All-Star Comedy show and comedian Bill Bellamy, along with Julius “Dr. J” Erving hosted the Celebrity Golf tournament. Newly signed Atlantic Recording artists TGT (Tyrese Ginuwine Tank) made their official debut as part of the weekend’s Centric Soul Weekend Live in Concert Event, which also featured crooner Miguel and New Edition, this year’s recipients of the Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year’s presenters and hosts included Tamar Braxton and Tony Rock who did red-carpet and pre-show duties and Keri Hilson, Jody Watley, Anthony Mackie, Bill Bellamy, Flavor Flav, Michael Baisden, Tameka “Tiny”Cottle. Performers included the brand new as well as the legendary with Gladys Knight, Elle Leah Labelle, Varner, Anthony Hamilton, Raphael Saadiq (who is also the show’s musical director) Fantasia, John Legend and 2 Chianz.
The show will be broadcast simultaneously on BET and Centric on Sunday, November 25 at 9 p.m.