Wendy Williams revealed on her talk show Monday that she will host the 2014 Soul Train Awards in November.
Don Cornelius’s son Tony Cornelius and Dionne Warwick were on hand at “Wendy” to make the announcement.
“My dad always thought highly of you. He always thought you were aggressive and you could make it happen. And now you’ve become this big media personality,” Tony told Wendy.
The awards show, to be held on Nov. 7 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, promises to “engage fans with unforgettable performances, iconic tributes and special appearances by today’s leading musicians.”
Williams’ role comes just one year after her successful run as the host of the 2013 red carpet show, according to the press release.
“No stranger to entertaining, Williams brings her signature charm and quick wit,” Centric said.
This will be Williams’ first time hosting an awards show. Calling her the “queen of daytime talk,” Centric assured that this year’s show will be “one for the books.”
The talk show host expressed her absolute excitement on Monday:
“As a longtime lover of R&B and Hip Hop, I am beyond excited to host this year’s Soul Train Awards on Centric,” she said. “It is an honor to be a part of the biggest night in music and highlight the achievements of both legends and rising talent.”
She added: “Vegas, how you doin’?”
Catch the 2014 Soul Train Awards Nov. 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Centric and BET.