The Soul Train Awards Are Back!

Cedric the Entertainer is slated to host the star-studded award show on Centric on Sunday, November 27.

Posted: 10/04/2011 08:58 AM EDT

The Soul Train Awards are back once again, and this year they'll be bigger than ever. The third annual edition of the award show will air on both BET and Centric in an exclusive simulcast on Sunday, November 27 at 9 p.m. EST. Hosted by none other than Cedric the Entertainer, the STAs will honor the music, careers and legacies of Gladys Knight and legendary group Earth, Wind, and Fire. Taping at the celebrated Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Thursday, November 17, the show will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances from the best R&B stars of the past, present and future.

 

“We are honored to be celebrating 40 years of Soul Train by bringing the Soul Train Awards back to Centric,” said Paxton Baker, Centric’s General Manager and Executive Vice President, in a statement. "The Soul Train brand has played a fundamental role in shaping American culture. With such a dynamic host and illustrious legends, I am confident that this year’s show will be the best yet.”

 

“We are thrilled to have an opportunity to partner with BET/Centric again to produce another Soul Train Awards presentation,” Soul Train CEO Kenard Gibbs said. “These annual awards allow us to celebrate the legacy of the Soul Train brand by showcasing amazing new talent that has been influenced by the music icons who have contributed to the success of the Soul Train series.”

 

For more info on the show head over to CentricTV.com.

(Photo: BET)

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