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BET today announced the nominees for the BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards across 12 different categories.

The annual celebration will recognize the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop from legends to the next generation. Filmed on November 5th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26th, 2017 at 8PM ET.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 01: Solange Knowles arrives at the Lavazza Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 1, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Solange leads the bunch with seven total nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and the highly coveted Video of the Year and Song of the Year for hit single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars follows with six total nominations including two nominations for Song of the Year for his hit single “That’s What I Like,” and Album/Mixtape of the Year for “24K Magic.” DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Khalid and SZA, who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Best Collaboration and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

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Multi-platinum and seven-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, artist, actress and producer Toni Braxton is set to receive the coveted Don Cornelius Legend Award. Braxton became an immediate R&B superstar after the release of her self-titled debut album in 1993. Her debut album received multiple awards, including three Grammy Awards (for Best New Artist and two consecutive awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1994 and 1995). Her second album, “Secrets” was certified 8x platinum and included her greatest hit titled, “Un-Break My Heart,” the Diane Warren-penned ballad which spent 11-weeks at number one. Over the span of her career, Braxton has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums, worldwide. Toni’s current single, “Deadwood,” was released by Def Jam Recordings in September and her new album, “Sex & Cigarettes,” her first in seven years, will be out in early 2018.

The third annual Lady of Soul Award will be presented to Grammy Award-Nominated, multi-platinum, female R&B trio SWV. SWV became one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1990s. They had a series of hits, including “Weak,” “Right Here/Human Nature,” “I’m So into You,” and “You’re the One.” They have sold more than 25 million records, making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Last year’s Lady of Soul Award went to R&B icon Brandy. Both Toni and SWV are being recognized for their longstanding presence in the music industry and influence on the world of soul and R&B music past and present.

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BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances and viewers can expect special appearances by some of the brightest stars in entertainment. The event annually showcases Soul Train’s impact on the history of music and dance from the 70s to today.

The complete list of nominees for BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards are:

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Best New Artist
6LACK
H.E.R.
KEVIN ROSS
KHALID
SZA


Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
BRUNO MARS
BRYSON TILLER
CHRIS BROWN
KHALID
THE WEEKND


Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
KEHLANI
LALAH HATHAWAY
LEDISI
MARY J. BLIGE
SOLANGE
SZA


Soul Train Certified Award
BELL BIV DEVOE
JOHNNY GILL
LALAH HATHAWAY
LEDISI
MACK WILDS


Video of the Year
BEYONCÉ – ALL NIGHT
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
CHRIS BROWN FT. USHER & GUCCI MANE – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY


Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award
CHANCE THE RAPPER
CHARLIE WILSON
KIRK FRANKLIN
LECRAE
TAMELA MANN


Album/ Mixtape of the Year
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 (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
CARDI B – BODAK YELLOW
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
FRENCH MONTANA FT. SWAE LEE – UNFORGETTABLE
KENDRICK LAMAR – HUMBLE.
YO GOTTI FT. NICKI MINAJ – RAKE IT UP


Song of the Year
BRUNO MARS – THAT’S WHAT I LIKE
CHILDISH GAMBINO – REDBONE
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
KHALID – LOCATION
SOLANGE – CRANES IN THE SKY


The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
CRANES IN THE SKY – WRITTEN BY: TROY L. JOHN, SOLANGE KNOWLES, RAPHAEL SAADIQ (SOLANGE)
LOCATION 
– WRITTEN BY: ALFREDO EMMANUEL GONZALEZ, OLATUNJI OLUTOMIWA, SAMUEL DAVID JIMENEZ, KHALID ROBINSON, JOSHUA SCRUGGS (KHALID)
LOVE ME NOW – WRITTEN BY: BLAKE MATTHEW SIMON MILLS, JOHN HENRY RYAN, JOHN ROGER STEPHENS (JOHN LEGEND)
REDBONE – WRITTEN BY: GEORGE CLINTON, WILLIAM EARL COLLINS, GARY LEE COOER, DONALD MCKINLEY GLOVER II, LUDWIG EMIL TOMAS GORANSSON (CHILDISH GAMBINO)
VERSACE ON THE FLOOR 
– WRITTEN BY: CHRISTOPHER STEVEN BROWN, JAMES EDWARD FAUNTLEROY, BRUNO MARS, PHILIP MARTIN LAWRENCE (BRUNO MARS)


Best Dance Performance
BRUNO MARS – 24K MAGIC
CHRIS BROWN FT. USHER & GUCCI MANE – PARTY
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
SOLANGE FT. SAMPHA – DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR
WIZKID FT. DRAKE – COME CLOSER


Best Collaboration
DJ KHALED FT. RIHANNA & BRYSON TILLER – WILD THOUGHTS
JAZMINE SULLIVAN & BRYSON TILLER – INSECURE
MARY J. BLIGE FT. KANYE WEST – LOVE YOURSELF
SOLANGE FT. SAMPHA – DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR
SZA FT. TRAVIS SCOTT – LOVE GALORE

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#BoyBye! Khloe Kardashian Has NOT Forgiven Thompson! Reveals Why She Named Their Daughter, “True!”

(In news that we really hope is true) It looks as though the rumors of Khloe Kardashian forgiving Tristan Thompson are just that–RUMORS. Apparently, Khloe has NOT forgiven Tristan, and their relationship is in shambles to say the least.

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(In news that we really hope is true) It looks as though the rumors of Khloe Kardashian forgiving Tristan Thompson are just that–RUMORS. Apparently, Khloe has NOT forgiven Tristan, and their relationship is in shambles to say the least.

via TMZ

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Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Khloe has not spoken to Tristan for several days because she’s still furious after finding out he repeatedly cheated on her, and embarrassed her in the process.

We’re told while Khloe’s recent post made it appear as if she and Tristan were solid — unveiling the baby’s name as “our little girl,” True Thompson — sources tell us it’s just a facade and their relationship is hanging by a thread.

We’re told Khloe is nowhere near forgiving Tristan … and the same goes for the rest of the Klan, including Rob, who is raging at Tristan. For now … Khloe’s putting on a brave face for the sake of their daughter. Khloe’s sisters are also livid.

Khloe and the baby are staying at Tristan’s house in Cleveland for the time being, largely because all of the baby gear is in the nursery there. But, they haven’t been alone since Khloe was released from the hospital. There is definitely a chill in the air.

Kris has been by Khloe’s side since the birth, and Kim, Kourtney and Kendall flew to Cleveland on Monday to support their sister after she had an emotional breakdown. But things will soon change. We’re told once Khloe’s medically cleared to fly, she’s getting the hell outta Dodge and bringing True back with her to L.A.

Aside from being the baby daddy, Tristan’s status with Khloe is tenuous at best.

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WINNING! Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) Becomes First Rapper To Win Pulitzer Prize!

Kendrick Lamar is once again making history! Apparently the highly acclaimed rapper who has won Grammy after Grammy can add a Pulitzer Prize to his repertoire of awards, via his hit album, “Damn!” Kendrick is now the first rapper to receive a Pulitzer and the first musician outside of the jazz and classical music genres to win as well!

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Kendrick Lamar is once again making history! Apparently the highly acclaimed rapper who has won Grammy after Grammy can add a Pulitzer Prize to his repertoire of awards, via his hit album, “Damn!” Kendrick is now the first rapper to receive a Pulitzer and the first musician outside of the jazz and classical music genres to win as well!

via NewYorkTimes.com

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On Monday, Mr. Lamar’s “DAMN.” took home an even more elusive honor, one that may never have even seemed within reach: the Pulitzer Prize for music. Mr. Lamar is not only the first rapper to win the award since the Pulitzers expanded to music in 1943, but he is also the first winner who is not a classical or jazz musician.

“The time was right,” Dana Canedy, the administrator of the prizes, said in an interview after the winners were announced. “We are very proud of this selection. It means that the jury and the board judging system worked as it’s supposed to — the best work was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.”

She added: “It shines a light on hip-hop in a completely different way. This is a big moment for hip-hop music and a big moment for the Pulitzers.”

All we can say is congratulations Kendrick! This is huge and we are over the moon happy for you. Mr. Lamar continues to push the envelope with his music, style, and mantra of activism! Dana is right this is a huge moment for hip-hop/rap, allowing others to recognized for their craft and contributions. What do you guys think of Kendrick’s big win? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Prayers! Khloe Kardashian (@khloekardshian) Reportedly Having Early Contractions!

We are definitely sending up prayers for our favorite member of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan, Khloe Kardashian! As you may already know this has NOT been her best week ever. Just yesterday, across the internet, we learned her boyfriend, and the father of their unborn daughter, NBA player Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on her with multiple women! Now, it is being reported Khloe is having early contractions!

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We are definitely sending up prayers for our favorite member of the Kardashian-Jenner Clan, Khloe Kardashian! As you may already know this has NOT been her best week ever. Just yesterday, across the internet, we learned her boyfriend, and the father of their unborn daughter, NBA player Tristan Thompson was caught cheating on her with multiple women! Now, it is being reported Khloe is having early contractions!

via TMZ

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We’re told the contractions just started and, although there’s no way to know, it may not be a coincidence it happened just hours after videos surfaced of Tristan hooking up with other women. We’re told her due date is late April, but it looks like the baby is coming soon.

Our sources say Kris Jenner flew out Wednesday morning and Kim, along with other family members and friends are scheduled to fly out Thursday and Friday.

We’re told the family is extremely upset over the revelations about Tristan … they say they were in the dark until Tuesday.

As for Tristan … he has a game tonight in Cleveland, on the heels of his team’s NYC trip … which included his apparent rendezvous with a side chick. As we first reported, he was also with 2 other women last Fall in a D.C. area club.

We are really hoping Khloe comes out of the unscathed. She has wanted to be a mother for so long and it really sucks that she has to deal with Tristan’s infidelity during what should be the happiest moment of her life. We understand that people felt she had some karma coming to her after she allegedly “stole” Tristan from his then pregnant girlfriend, Jordan Craig. Still, no one deserves this. We wonder is Tristan in route too. He better be! If not start the child support now! We will keep you posted as this story develops.

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