The Presenters

Meet the star-studded presenters.

Janelle Monae, ‏‪@JanelleMonae  - Tweet: "I have loved ones who work for the gov't & depend on the service of the gov't. This shut down is definitely effecting many families. SAD."John Legend isn’t the only celeb who had something to say about the government shutdown. Janelle Monae chimes in on the controversy surrounding this historic event, nodding to the 800,000 "non-essential" employees who have been sent home while Congress debates the budget.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Janelle Monáe - Fresh off of her smokin' performance on Black Girls Rock! Janelle Monáe journeys to Las Vegas to meet with BET again at the Soul Train Awards. (Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Toni Braxton - R&B frontrunner Toni Braxton joins the presenters line up and will be there to show her little sister Tamar Braxton support as she gets ready to take the stage. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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Toni Braxton - R&B frontrunner Toni Braxton joins the presenters line up and will be there to show her little sister Tamar Braxton support as she gets ready to take the stage. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Kandi Burress - She's a singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. You name it and she does it. The Soul Train Awards will see the "No Scrubs" writer add presenter to those titles. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Kandi Burress - She's a singer, songwriter and entrepreneur. You name it and she does it. The Soul Train Awards will see the "No Scrubs" writer add presenter to those titles. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

Alicia Quarles - Alicia Quarles helps celebrate the biggest night in soul music as a presenter.(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

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Alicia Quarles - Alicia Quarles helps celebrate the biggest night in soul music as a presenter.(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

Malinda Williams - As if the lineup wasn't already star-studded enough, actress Malinda Williams adds more star power as a presenter.  (Photo: Michael Kovac/WireImage)

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Malinda Williams - As if the lineup wasn't already star-studded enough, actress Malinda Williams adds more star power as a presenter.  (Photo: Michael Kovac/WireImage)

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Bill Bellamy  - Funny man Bill Bellamy will be on hand to turn one nominee into a winner.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)

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Bill Bellamy  - Funny man Bill Bellamy will be on hand to turn one nominee into a winner.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET)

Chaka Khan - Metallic eye shadow and hot pink blush elevate this jaw-dropping red carpet look. And her hair!      (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

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Chaka Khan  - Chaka Khan will play presenter and performer at this year's show.(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)

Boris Kodjoe - Boris Kodjoe, one of the show's producers, will hit the stage to give out a trophy. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Boris Kodjoe - Boris Kodjoe, one of the show's producers, will hit the stage to give out a trophy. (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Wolf Blitzer - Wolf Blitzer's got soul! And so it only makes sense that he's a part of this soul affair. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

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Wolf Blitzer - Wolf Blitzer's got soul! And so it only makes sense that he's a part of this soul affair. (Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for People)

Trainer Dolvett - Trainer Dolvett will be in the building to help honor the soul stars who've put in work over the last year.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Trainer Dolvett - Trainer Dolvett will be in the building to help honor the soul stars who've put in work over the last year.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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E-40 - Equipped with his signature slang, E-40 joins the presenters line up at the 2013 Soul Train Awards.(Photo: John Shearer/WireImage for MTV.com)

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E-40 - Equipped with his signature slang, E-40 joins the presenters line up at the 2013 Soul Train Awards.(Photo: John Shearer/WireImage for MTV.com)

Vanilla Ice - We've got new school and old school and Vanilla Ice appears at this year's show to rep for the latter. Needless to mention, he's had soul from the very beginning. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for TV Guide)

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Vanilla Ice - We've got new school and old school and Vanilla Ice appears at this year's show to rep for the latter. Needless to mention, he's had soul from the very beginning. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images for TV Guide)

Mack Wilds - Mack Wilds will be in the building. Which award will he hand out? Watch Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C.(Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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Mack Wilds - Mack Wilds will be in the building. Which award will he hand out? Watch Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C.(Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

David Foster  - Lucky for us, David Foster is a performer and presenter. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Nespresso)

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David Foster  - Lucky for us, David Foster is a performer and presenter. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Nespresso)

George Benson - The ten-time Grammy award-winning artist will be handing out a Soul Train Award.(Photo: WENN)

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George Benson - The ten-time Grammy award-winning artist will be handing out a Soul Train Award.(Photo: WENN)

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Michelle Williams - "If We Had Your Eyes" songtress Michelle Williams gets soulful at this year's show. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Michelle Williams - "If We Had Your Eyes" songtress Michelle Williams gets soulful at this year's show. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Larenz Tate on who he’d like to direct music videos for:  - “I would love to work with Rihanna and Maxwell. I’m a fan of Miguel and Florence and the Machine. I like to tell stories, so if people are interested in doing narratives, it would be great to rock with them.”  (Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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Larenz Tate - Watch Larenz Tate present on this year's Soul Train Awards. Sunday, December 1 at 8P/7C.(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Mario Van Peebles - Mario Van Peebles will be helping to celebrate soul music. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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Mario Van Peebles - Mario Van Peebles will be helping to celebrate soul music. (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Nicole Ari Parker  - Nicole Ari Parker helps hand out statues at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Nicole Ari Parker  - Nicole Ari Parker helps hand out statues at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Raheem DeVaughn - Which award will R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn present? You have to watch to find out!(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Raheem DeVaughn - Which award will R&B crooner Raheem DeVaughn present? You have to watch to find out!(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Sommore  - In what we're sure will be a funny presentation, comedian Sommore will be helping honor the hottest artists in soul music this year.(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for BET)

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Sommore  - In what we're sure will be a funny presentation, comedian Sommore will be helping honor the hottest artists in soul music this year.(Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for BET)

Vanessa Williams - Actress Vanessa Williams brings her beauty and grace center stage to give out an award.(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Vanessa Williams - Actress Vanessa Williams brings her beauty and grace center stage to give out an award.(Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Vawn Sims - The New Atlanta star Vawn Sims journeys West from Georgia to take part in this year's celebration. 

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Vawn Sims - The New Atlanta star Vawn Sims journeys West from Georgia to take part in this year's celebration. 

Vivca A Fox. - Viv's got soul! And this year she's helping celebrate soul genre as a presenter.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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Vivca A Fox. - Viv's got soul! And this year she's helping celebrate soul genre as a presenter.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)