Soul Train Awards 2023: Janelle Monáe and T-Pain Among Winners

Janelle Monáe and T-Pain accept Soul Train Awards on on November 19, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET)

The 2023 Soul Train Awards celebrated music, songwriting and Black culture.

Keke Palmer hosted the awards, which saw SZA lead the winners list with four trophies, including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

Usher picked up three wins — Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Certified Soul, and Best Collaboration with Summer Walker and 21 Savage.

Rising star Victoria Monét won two awards, including Best Dance Performance and Video of The Year.

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Coco Jones was named Best New Artist.

T-Pain was honored with the Legend Award and Janelle Monáe picked up the Spirit of Soul Award. The two also performed at the show.

The ceremony was taped in Beverly Hills, and aired Nov. 26, on BET and BET Her.

Encore presentations will be broadcast on Monday, Nov. 27 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6 PM ET/PT on BET.

The awards air internationally on BET Africa on Monday, Nov. 27 at 3:00 CAT, BET France on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 20:45 PM CET. The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning Thursday, Nov. 30.

Below is the complete list of winners at the 2023 Soul Train Awards:

BEST NEW ARTIST
COCO JONES

CERTIFIED SOUL AWARD
USHER

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST
SZA

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST
USHER

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD
ALL THINGS-KIRK FRANKLIN

SONG OF THE YEAR
SNOOZE-SZA

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
SOS-SZA

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD
SNOOZE-SZA

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE
ON MY MAMA-VICTORIA MONÉT

BEST COLLABORATION
GOOD GOOD-USHER, SUMMER WALKER, 21 SAVAGE

BEST GROUP
MAVERICK CITY MUSIC

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
ON MY MAMA-VICTORIA MONÉT