The Performance Lineup

Meet the performance lineup.

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award: "Love and War" - (Tamar Braxton. LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick) - Tamar Braxton shares the dynamic of her real life relationship in this chart-topping power ballad.  (Photo: Maury Phillips/Getty Images)

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Tamar Braxton  - With her hit album Love & War, TV talk show, The Real, and WeTV's Tamar & Vince, 2013 has proved to be Tamar's year. What better stage for her to take than the '13 Soul Train Awards?(Photo: Maury Phillips/Getty Images)

T.I.  - The King is here! Watch the "Ball" hitmaker take the stage with Jennifer Hudson on Sunday, December 1 8P/7C.

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T.I. - The King is here! Watch the "Ball" hitmaker take the stage with Jennifer Hudson on Sunday, December 1 8P/7C.

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Chaka Khan - The funk-infused sounds of BET Honors alum Chaka Khan are sure to be the performance highlight at this year's show.(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Chaka Khan - The funk-infused sounds of BET Honors alum Chaka Khan are sure to be the performance highlight at this year's show.(Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for BET)

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Jon B.  - Everyone's favorite '90s crooner, Jon B., will serve his soulful sounds at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. (Photo: Steve Snowden/WireImage)

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Jon B.  - Everyone's favorite '90s crooner, Jon B., will serve his soulful sounds at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. (Photo: Steve Snowden/WireImage)

Jennifer Hudson - Whenever you think of a R&B singer that knows gospel and has a voice that packs power and punch, Jennifer Hudson should come to mind. And if she enters your mind, then you'll know everything that she and Erica Campbell have in common.(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for VH1)

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Jennifer Hudson - With an event where soul is a must, Hudson is equally mandatory. Ready yourself for vocal prowess and lots of soul from the "I Can't Describe" songstress.(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for VH1)

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"Left-Right" - Being hip hop's greatest entertainer, Doug E. Fresh has alway been about keeping up with the current. And in 2007, Doug teamed with Harlem rhyme squad Square Off, made up of his sons Trips and Slim, and unleashed this cut about ballin' Uptown style.   (Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

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Doug E. Fresh - Producer of the event Dougie Fresh will put his showmanship on full display.(Photo: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Gladys Knight - No stranger to the Soul Train brand, the sounds of Gladys Knight are sure to provoke dancing and audience participation. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Chernin)

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Gladys Knight - No stranger to the Soul Train brand, the sounds of Gladys Knight are sure to provoke dancing and audience participation. (Photo: REUTERS/Stephen Chernin)

Evelyn "Champagne" King: June 29 - The Bronx-born disco queen turns 52.(Photo: Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

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Evelyn "Champagne" King  - Evelyn "Champagne" King takes the stage at this year's show.(Photo: Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

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Bobby V - The "Slow Down" belter will be paying tribute to one of our special honorees. Whom, you ask? Watch the 2013 Soul Train Awards on Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C.(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HollyRod Foundation)

K. Michelle - Her smash "V.S.O.P." and album Rebellious Soul whet our appetites. And now K. Michelle gets ready to take center stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards! (Photo: John Lamparski/WireImage)

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K. Michelle - Her smash "V.S.O.P." and album Rebellious Soul whet our appetites. And now K. Michelle gets ready to take center stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards! (Photo: John Lamparski/WireImage)

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Dave Koz - Ready yourselves for the smooth sounds of Dave Koz, who will be taking the stage.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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Dave Koz - Ready yourselves for the smooth sounds of Dave Koz, who will be taking the stage.(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Kenny Lattimore - R&B’s modern soul man blesses Soul Train Awards with his presence and helps round out the performances with charming tunes and style. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

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Kenny Lattimore  - When you think of the top R&B vocalists of the last 20 years, Kenny Lattimore being a part of that list is a no-brainer. Tune in and watch the "For You" singer steal the show. (Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation) 

Ruben Studdard  - American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will remind everyone why the country fell for him in the first place as he takes center stage during a special performance. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Ruben Studdard  - American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will remind everyone why the country fell for him in the first place as he takes center stage during a special performance. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Warren G - What would a present-day Soul Train event be without some hip hop? Warren G reps for the genre with his signature West Coast swag. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Warren G - What would a present-day Soul Train event be without some hip hop? Warren G reps for the genre with his signature West Coast swag. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Big Daddy Kane - Big Daddy Kane is hip hop. Watch your favorite rappers' favorite rapper in action on Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C. (Photo: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

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Big Daddy Kane - Big Daddy Kane is hip hop. Watch your favorite rappers' favorite rapper in action on Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C. (Photo: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)

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Stokley Williams - Stokley Williams reps for Mint Condition, and soul music, at this year's show. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

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Stokley Williams - Stokley Williams reps for Mint Condition, and soul music, at this year's show. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Smokey Robinson

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Smokey Robinson - Smokey Robinson gets aboard the Soul Train and promises his signature showmanship, great vocals and smooth swag. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Ron Isley - His hits date back more than five decades and bridge the gap between old and new. Watch him in action on Sunday, December 1.(Photo: Vallery Jean/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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Ron Isley - His hits date back more than five decades and bridge the gap between old and new. Watch him in action on Sunday, December 1.(Photo: Vallery Jean/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Faith Evans - She has wowed audiences with her sweet melodies and powerful vocals and the R&B force joins us as a performer. 

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Faith Evans - She has wowed audiences with her sweet melodies and powerful vocals and the R&B force joins us as a performer. 

Chrisette Michele - "A Couple of Forevers" songbird Chrisette Michele joins the performance lineup.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Chrisette Michele - "A Couple of Forevers" songbird Chrisette Michele joins the performance lineup.(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Bobby Caldwell - The incomparable Bobby Caldwell is set to take the stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Bobby Caldwell - The incomparable Bobby Caldwell is set to take the stage at the 2013 Soul Train Awards.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Wale  - Want hip hop at the Soul Train Awards? We got you! Wale is bringing his unique brand of hip hop center stage.(Photo: C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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Wale  - Want hip hop at the Soul Train Awards? We got you! Wale is bringing his unique brand of hip hop center stage.(Photo: C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

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Eric Benét - Don't miss R&B crooner Eric Benét rocking the mic.(Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

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Eric Benét - Don't miss R&B crooner Eric Benét rocking the mic.(Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

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Kem - Celebrate soul music with soul man Kem on Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C.(Photo: Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka)

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Kem - Celebrate soul music with soul man Kem on Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C.(Photo: Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Grey Goose Vodka)

Warren G - @regulator: "RIP Mandela"(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Warren G - West Coast will be fully represented on stage as Warren G readies a special performance. 

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Candice Glover  - It's light, camera, action at the Soul Train Awards for this American Idol winner at

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Candice Glover  - It's light, camera, action at the Soul Train Awards for this American Idol winner at

Big Daddy Kane - Hip Hop icon Big Daddy Kane still has it. He'll put all on full display at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. 

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Big Daddy Kane - Hip Hop icon Big Daddy Kane still has it. He'll put all on full display at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. 

Slick Rick  - Hip hop pioneer Slick Rick makes an appearance on stage this year as part of a special throwback performance. 

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Slick Rick  - Hip hop pioneer Slick Rick makes an appearance on stage this year as part of a special throwback performance.