Soul Train Awards 2022 will honor iconic 80’s funk band Morris Day & The Time with the ‘Legend’ award at this year’s ceremony for their outstanding contribution to the music industry for over four decades. Frequent collaborator with the legendary and late musician Prince, Morris Day is best known as the lead singer of the legendary band as well as his solo work.
Ari Lennox, Chanté Moore, Muni Long, SiR, Tank, and BET Amplified stage artists Coco Jones and Q are set to perform at the feel-good party of the year. So get to know some of Morris Day & The Time’s timeless hits ahead of this year’s show, hosted by award-winning comedian and actor Deon Cole, “Soul Train Awards” 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
The Time released their 1984 funk-pop record “Jungle Love” from the album Ice Cream Castle. Prince, Morris Day, and Jesse Johnson co-wrote the single. The group profited from the momentum of Prince’s classic film, Purple Rain, and ultimately peaked at no. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Jerk Out” is The Time’s highest charting record of all time. The song initially appeared on the group’s 1990 album Pandemonium, serving as the lead single for the project. The track was produced by Prince at his home studio nearly a decade before. The song reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart, nine on the U.S. pop chart, and six on the dance chart.
If Prince produced it, it’s sure to be a smash. “The Bird” appeared on The Time’s third studio album, Ice Cream Castle, and serves as one of the group’s premiere records. It finds them coming together as a complete ensemble instead of a collaboration between Prince and Morris.
The Soul Train Awards 2022 premieres Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.