LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — Soul and R&B music were in full effect in Las Vegas on Saturday night as the 2022 Soul Train Awards took place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems was named the Best New Artist for 2022, while Muni Long was lauded as the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter of the Year for her hit “Hrs And Hrs.”
Jazmine Sullivan took home the award for Best Female Soul/R&B Artist, while Chris Brown was named Best Male Soul/R&B artist.
The awards gala kicked off with the “Soul Train Awards Red Carpet Special,” with Tank hosting the main stage, and Letoya Luckett and Novi Brown covering the correspondent stage and the Walmart Lounge, respectively. The pre-show featured performances and appearances by Baby Tate, DIXSON, J. Holiday, FLO, and Vedo.
The main event was hosted by Deon Col and featured performances from R&B singer-songwriter Muni Long, who sang a rendition of “Plot Twist,” with some help from Erica Ash, Skyh Black, DC Young Fly, and Paige Hurd, followed by her hit single, “Hrs and Hrs.”
Chanté Moore shared a rendition of her hits “Love’s Taken Over,” “It’s Alright,” and fan-favorite “Chante’s Got A Man,” while SiR emerged from the audience during his set to serenade Ari Lennox during his performance of his latest single “Nothing Even Matters.”
Trailblazing 90’s R&B supergroup Xscape was crowned Lady of Soul at this year’s Awards, sponsored by Walmart, and he late hip-hop icon and Migos member Takeoff was memorialized with a tribute.
Iconic funk band Morris Day & The Time closed out the night with the Legend Award, presented to them by JB Smoove.
The complete list of “Soul Train Awards” 2022 winners are:
BEST NEW ARTIST
CERTIFIED SOUL AWARD
MARY J. BLIGE
BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
MAVERICK CITY MUSIC X KIRK FRANKLIN
SONG OF THE YEAR
BREAK MY SOUL BEYONCÉ
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
HRS & HRS MUNI LONG
BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
ABOUT DAMN TIME LIZZO
MAKE ME SAY IT AGAIN, GIRL RONALD ISLEY & THE ISLEY BROTHERS FEAT. BEYONCÉ
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
SMOKIN OUT THE WINDOW BRUNO MARS, ANDERSON .PAAK, SILK SONIC