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3 Unforgettable Performances From Past 'Soul Train Awards'

These are the performances that remind us why we love soul music so much.

Since its first show, 33 years ago, the Soul Train Awards has seen so many entertainers take the stage and blow audiences away with some of the most unforgettable performances ever. Honestly, what better place for R&B and soul artists to showcase their star power if not on the one night meant specifically for it.

Between Brandy effortlessly letting out the notes to some of her new and classic hits or veterans like Jon B and Donell Jones proving fans why they crawled so the new crop of R&B fellas could walk, one thing is for sure, once out on that stage, it’s either all or nothing.

Ahead of this year's show we’re reflecting on some past performances that remind us why we love the genre, and the ceremony so much.

  • Dru Hill Performs | Soul Train Awards 2016

    The fellas of Dru Hill, Sisqó, Larry “Jazz” Anthony, and Nokio the N-Tity, couldn’t jump any higher in this energy packed performance nearly 5 years ago to the sounds of "Tell Me" and "Sleeping In My Bed."

    The boyband has been around since 1992 and are still active till today, creating songs and contributing in other areas of the music industry

  • Jon B & Donell Jones | Soul Train Awards 2018

    Take a trip back to the late 90s with this soulful  and smooth medley of “Someone to Love '' and who could forget the classic 1997 record, “They Don’t Know,” from Jon B. From his looks to his vocal ability, that night, the kid from Pawtucket, Rhode Island hasn't aged a bit.

    And what’s better than one performance but two back to back. Donell Jones makes the difficult decision to break up with his lover with his 2018 performance of “Where I Wanna Be,” before switching gears to his uptempo record featuring the late Lisa Left-Eye Lopez, “U Know What’s Up.”

  • Erykah Badu | Soul Train Awards 2018

    In 2018, fans were blessed with a whole night full of Badu, who not only hosted but blessed listening ears with a medley only fit for the Soul Train Awards stage.

    As a fan once put it, “Erykah Badu is not a person. She's a presence.” Badu’s performance was nothing short of captivating at the 2018 award ceremony. Performing classic hits such as “Call Tyrone” and “Other Side of the Game,” the singer’s performance was food for the sou

    Watch the 2021 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, November 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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