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Bruno Mars and SZA took home the most awards at Sunday’s “BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards,” which were handed out in a telecast that aired Sunday night on BET and BET HER.

Mars won a total of five awards, for best R&B/soul male artist, video of the year, album/mixtape of the year, song of the year and best dance performance. SZA followed with two awards, for best new artist and best R&B/soul female artist.

Erykah Badu returned as host of the show, which was recorded on Nov. 5 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, recognizing the best in soul, R&B and hip-hop, both legends and modern-day artists.

Also during the show, Toni Braxton received the coveted Legend Award, while R&B trio SWV was honored with the third annual Lady of Soul Award. Braxton and SWV also separately performed a medley of their respective hits.

Additional performances included Tamar Braxton, 112, Tank, Kirk Franklin, Method Man, Keyshia Cole, Daniel Caesar, DVSN, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Ledisi, Luke James, Major, Ro James and U-GOD.

A full list of winners follows:

Don Cornelius Legend Award: Toni Braxton

Lady of Soul Award: SWV

Best New Artist



Kevin Ross



Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

WINNER: Bruno Mars

Bryson Tiller

Chris Brown


The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist


Lalah Hathaway


Mary J. Blige



Soul Train Certified Award

WINNER: Bell Biv Devoe

Johnny Gill

Lalah Hathaway

WINNER: Ledisi

Mack Wilds

Video of the Year

Beyoncé — “All Night”

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Chris Brown — “Party (feat. Usher and Gucci Mane)”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award

Chance the Rapper

Charlie Wilson

Kirk Franklin


Tamela Mann

Album/ Mixtape of the Year

WINNER: Bruno Mars — 24k Magic

Mary J. Blige — Strength of a Woman

Solange — A Seat at the Table

SZA — Ctrl

The Weeknd — Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award

WINNER: Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

French Montana — “Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee)”

Kendrick Lamar — “Humble.”

Yo Gotti — “Rake It Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)”

Song of the Year

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “That’s What I Like”

Childish Gambino — “Redbone”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryston Tiller)”

Khalid — “Location”

Solange — “Cranes in the Sky”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

WINNER: “Cranes in the Sky” — Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq

“Location” — Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs

“Love Me Now” — Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens

“Redbone” — George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson

“Versace on the Floor” — Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence

Best Dance Performance

WINNER: Bruno Mars — “24k Magic”

Chris Brown — “Party (feat. Usher and Gucci Mane)”

DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Solange — “Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)”

Wizkid — “Come Closer (feat. Drake)”

Best Collaboration

WINNER: DJ Khaled — “Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)”

Jazmine Sullivan and Bryson Tiller — “Insecure”

Mary J. Blige — “Love Yourself (feat. Kanye West)”

Solange — “Don’t Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha)”

SZA — “Love Galore (feat. Travis Scott)”

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Red Carpet Rundown: 2016 Soul Train Awards
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