H.E.R., Summer Walker, Brandy, Shine at the 2020 Soul Train Awards

by Shine My Crown Staff

Sunday night was the airing of the 2020 Soul Train Awards, and several women of color walked away with a few news accolades under their belts.

The awards ceremony was hosted for the third consecutive year by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold.

H.E.R., led the nominations with eight nods, taking home two awards — Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “I Can’t Breathe.” Summer took the Album of the Year award for Over It.

Brandy, Babyface, CeeLo Green, Ella Mai, Charlie Wilson, Moses Sumney, Jazmine Sullivan, Lucky Daye, Monica and Smokey Robinson and others offered up stellar performances on the night.

Read the full list of nominations below.

Song of the Year:

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

• Chloe X Halle – “Do It”

• Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy” – WINNER

• H.E.R. Feat. YG – “Slide”

• Summer Walker & Usher – “Come Thru”

• Usher Feat. Ella Mai – “Don’t Waste My Time”

Album of the Year:

• Brandy – B7

• Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour

• Chris Brown & Young Thug – Slime & B

• Jhené Aiko – Chilombo

• Summer Walker – Over It – WINNER

• The Weeknd – After Hours

Video of the Year:

• Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint JHN & Wizkid – “Brown Skin Girl” – WINNER

• Chloe X Halle – “Do It”

• Chris Brown – “Go Crazy” Feat. Young Thug

• H.E.R. – “Slide” Feat. YG

Lizzo – “Good As Hell”

• Skip Marley & H.E.R. – “Slow Down”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist:

Alicia Keys

• Beyoncé

• Brandy


• Jhené Aiko

• Summer Walker

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist:

• Anderson .Paak

• Charlie Wilson

• Chris Brown – WINNER

• PJ Morton

• The Weeknd

• Usher

Best Collaboration:

• Chris Brown Feat. Young Thug – “Go Crazy” – WINNER

• H.E.R. Feat. YG – “Slide”

• Ne-Yo Feat. Jeremih – “U 2 Luv”

• Skip Marley & H.E.R. – “Slow Down”

• Summer Walker & Usher – “Come Thru”

• Usher Feat. Ella Mai – “Don’t Waste My Time”

Best New Artist:

• Giveon

• Layton Greene

• Lonr.

• Saint JHN

• Snoh Aalegra – WINNER

Victoria Monét

Rhythm & Bars:

Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

• Dababy Feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

• DJ Khaled Feat. Drake – “Popstar”

• Drake Feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”

• Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage” – WINNER

• Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Best Dance Performance:

• Beyoncé, Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – “Already”

• Chloe X Halle – “Do It”

• Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy” – WINNER

• Danileigh Feat. Dababy – “Levi High”

Missy Elliott – “Why I Still Love You”

Teyana Taylor – “Bare Wit Me”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

• Bebe Winans

Kirk Franklin – WINNER

• Koryn Hawthorne

• Marvin Sapp

• PJ Morton

• The Clark Sisters

Soul Train Certified Award:

• Brandy – WINNER

• Fantasia

Kelly Rowland

• Ledisi

• Monica

• PJ Morton

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award:

• “Black Parade” – Written by Akil King, Beyonce Knowles Carter, Brittany Coney, Denisia Andrews, Derek James Dixie, Kim “Kaydence” Krysiuk, Rickie Caso Tice, Shawn Carter, Stephen Bray (Beyoncé)

• “Do It” – Written by Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Scott Storch, Victoria Monet, Vincent Van Den Ende, Anton Kuhl (Chloe X Halle)

• “Go Crazy” – Written by Cameron Devaun Murphy, Christopher Brown, Dounia Aznou, Jeffrey Lamar Williams, Johnny Kelvin, Kaniel Castaneda, Omari Akinlolu, Orville Hall, Patrizio Pigliapoco, Phillip Price, Said Aznou, Soraya Benjelloun, Tre Samuels, Turrell Sims, Wayne Samuels, Zakaria Kharbouch (Chris Brown & Young Thug)

• “I Can’t Breathe” – Written by H.E.R. (H.E.R.)”Playing Games” – Written By: Summer Walker, Bryson Tiller, London Holmes, Kendall Roark Bailey, Cameron Griffin, Aubrey Robinson, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelendria Rowland, Letoya Luckett, Latavia Roberson, Lashawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins (Summer Walker Feat. Bryson Tiller) – WINNER

• “Slide” – Written by Charles Carter, Elijah Dias, H.E.R., Jermaine Dupri, Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, Roger Parker, Ron Latour, Shawn Carter, Steven Arrington, Tiara Thomas, Waung Hankerson (H.E.R. Feat. YG)

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