With details confirmed during a nomination ceremony Wednesday, the Soul Train Awards will be presented for the first time in Las Vegas, NV and will be hosted by Cedric “The Entertainer.”
“Every year, Soul Train Awards acknowledges the achievements of today’s most famed entertainers in multiple categories,” reportsCentric/BET.
Usher is among those with leading nominations in the fields of Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best R&B/Soul Male Artist. All together he has a total of five nominations.
Newly appointed “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj has also been nominated for Best Dance Performance, a field she shares with Usher (“Scream”), Beyonce (“Love On Top”), Rihanna (“Where Have You Been”) and Chris Brown (“Turn Up The Music”).
Rising soulful singer Emeli Sande has been nominated for two awards including Best New Artist.
Due to air in November, the Soul Train Awards ’12 will also present a Lifetime Achievement Award to New Edition.
The Soul Train Awards ’12 air on BET and Centric Sunday, November 25th at 9 p.m.