Soul Train Awards 2023: 7 Essential Singles to Experience BJ The Chicago Kid

The R&B crooner is poised to grace the stage for a performance that you won't want to miss this year's ceremony.

R&B singer and songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid dazzled audience members and viewers at home during “Soul Train Awards” 2023, hosted by Emmy-nominated actress and singer Keke Palmer.

 The 39-year-old delivered a must-see performance of his latest single, "Spend the Night," alongside"Best New Artist" winner of the night, Coco Jones. In honor of the sultry duet, we're looking back at some of the BJ The Chicago Kid's essential records. Check them out below and add some to your playlist. And don't forget to check out the "Soul Train Awards" next year!

  • “Soul of a Woman”


    BJ’s 2014 track, “Soul of a Woman,” is a soulful and heartfelt ode that pays tribute to the enduring strength and resilience of women.

  • “Turnin' Me Up”

    From his 2016 album, “In My Mind,” “Turnin’ Me Up” demonstrates BJ's ability to blend nostalgia with modern R&B.

  • “The New Cupid” - feat. Kendrick Lamar

    BJ the Chicago Kid collaborates with Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar to create a soulful narrative exploring the complexities of love and its challenges in their track, “The New Cupid.

  • “Church” - feat. Chance The Rapper, Buddy

    This gospel-infused R&B track featuring Chance the Rapper and Buddy is an anthem of love.

  • “Good Luv’n”

    The singer shines in the soulful ballad, “Good Luv’n.” With his velvety vocals and heartfelt lyricism, BJ crafts a captivating narrative of love and connection.

  • “Feel the Vibe”- feat. Anderson .Paak

    BJ and Anderson .Paak team up for the lively collaboration, “Feel the Vibe.” In this vibrant track, BJ's soulful vocals blend seamlessly with  .Paak's rhythmic flow creating a dynamic fusion of their unique styles.

  • Joey Bada$$ - “Like Me”

    BJ adds his soulful touch to Joey Bada$$’s .2015 record “Like Me” from the Brooklyn native’s debut studio album “B$.DA$$.”

    “Soul Train Awards” 2023 premieres Sunday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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