2019 Soul Train Awards Nominees

These performers are in close races for Soul Train Awards.

Ella Mai is nominated for Album/Mixtape of the Year for her self-titled album.  - (Photo: 10 Summers/Interscope)

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Ella Mai is nominated for Album/Mixtape of the Year for her self-titled album.  - (Photo: 10 Summers/Interscope)

BEST COLLABORATION - -

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BEST COLLABORATION - -

Ari Lennox and J. Cole are nominated for Best Collaboration Performance for "Shea Butter Baby."  - (Photo: Dreamville Records)

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Ari Lennox and J. Cole are nominated for Best Collaboration Performance for "Shea Butter Baby."  - (Photo: Dreamville Records)

Beyonce has a Best Collaboration Performance nomination for "Brown Skin Girl" with SAINt JHN, Wizkid and Blue Ivy Carter.  - (Photo: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia)

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Beyonce has a Best Collaboration Performance nomination for "Brown Skin Girl" with SAINt JHN, Wizkid and Blue Ivy Carter.  - (Photo: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia)

Cardi B and Bruno Mars got a Best Collaboration Performance nomination for "Please Me."  - (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Cardi B and Bruno Mars got a Best Collaboration Performance nomination for "Please Me."  - (Photo: Atlantic Records)

"No Guidance" by Drake and Chris Brown is up for Best Collaboration Performance.  - (Photo: RCA)

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"No Guidance" by Drake and Chris Brown is up for Best Collaboration Performance.  - (Photo: RCA)

(Photo: Young Money/Cash Money) - PJ Morton and JoJo's "Say So" received a Best Collaboration Performance nomination. 

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(Photo: Young Money/Cash Money) - PJ Morton and JoJo's "Say So" received a Best Collaboration Performance nomination. 

Ty Dolla $ign's "Purple Emoji" featuring J. Cole secured a Best Collaboration Performance nomination.  - (Photo: Universal Music)

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Ty Dolla $ign's "Purple Emoji" featuring J. Cole secured a Best Collaboration Performance nomination.  - (Photo: Universal Music)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE - -

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BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE - -

Lizzo received a Best Dance Performance nomination for her "Juice" music video.  - (Photo: Sony/ATV Music)

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Lizzo received a Best Dance Performance nomination for her "Juice" music video.  - (Photo: Sony/ATV Music)

Beyonce has been recognized with a Best Dance Performance nomination for "Spirit."  - (Photo: Parkwood Entertainment)

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Beyonce has been recognized with a Best Dance Performance nomination for "Spirit."  - (Photo: Parkwood Entertainment)

Chris Brown and Drake's "No Guidance" has a Best Dance Performance nomination.  - (Photo: RCA)

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Chris Brown and Drake's "No Guidance" has a Best Dance Performance nomination.  - (Photo: RCA)

DaniLeigh's "Easy (Remix)" featuring Chris Brown earned a Best Dance Performance nomination.  - (Photo: Def Jam)

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DaniLeigh's "Easy (Remix)" featuring Chris Brown earned a Best Dance Performance nomination.  - (Photo: Def Jam)

BEST GOSPEL/ INSPIRATION AWARD - -

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Donald Lawrence earned a Best Gospel/Inspirational Award nomination.  - (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Tori Kelly gets a nomination for the Best Gospel/Inspirational Award.  - (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom)

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Tori Kelly gets a nomination for the Best Gospel/Inspirational Award.  - (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT/Viacom)

BEST NEW ARTIST - -

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YK Osiris earned a nomination for Best New Artist.  - (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage)

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YK Osiris earned a nomination for Best New Artist.  - (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/WireImage)

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST - -

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BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST - -

Ari Lennox picks up a Best R&B/Soul Female Artist nomination.  - (Photo by Ryan Theriot/Getty Images for BET Essence Festival Weekend)

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Ari Lennox picks up a Best R&B/Soul Female Artist nomination.  - (Photo by Ryan Theriot/Getty Images for BET Essence Festival Weekend)

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST - -

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Khalid picks up a nomination for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist.  - (Photo: RCA Records)

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Khalid picks up a nomination for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist.  - (Photo: RCA Records)

Daniel Caesar received a nomination for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist of 2019.  - (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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Daniel Caesar received a nomination for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist of 2019.  - (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

RHYTHM & BARS AWARD  - -

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RHYTHM & BARS AWARD  - -

21 Savage's "a lot" featuring J. Cole is nominated for the Rhythm & Bars Award.  - (Photo: Universal Music)

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21 Savage's "a lot" featuring J. Cole is nominated for the Rhythm & Bars Award.  - (Photo: Universal Music)

Cardi B picked up a Rhythm & Bars Award nomination for "Money."  - (Photo: Atlantic Records)

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Cardi B picked up a Rhythm & Bars Award nomination for "Money."  - (Photo: Atlantic Records)

J. Cole's "MIDDLE CHILD" gets recognition with a Rhythm & Bars Award nomination.  - (Photo: Dreamville)

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J. Cole's "MIDDLE CHILD" gets recognition with a Rhythm & Bars Award nomination.  - (Photo: Dreamville)

SONG OF THE YEAR - -

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SONG OF THE YEAR - -

"No Guidance" by Chris Brown and Drake secured a Song of the Year nomination.  - (Photo: RCA)

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"No Guidance" by Chris Brown and Drake secured a Song of the Year nomination.  - (Photo: RCA)

Ella Mai picked up a Song of the Year nomination for "Shot Clock."  - (Photo: Interscope Records)

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Ella Mai picked up a Song of the Year nomination for "Shot Clock."  - (Photo: Interscope Records)

Summer Walker's "Girls Need Love (Remix)" featuring Drake has a Song of the Year nomination.  - (Photo: Interscope Records)

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Summer Walker's "Girls Need Love (Remix)" featuring Drake has a Song of the Year nomination.  - (Photo: Interscope Records)

SOUL TRAIN CERTIFIED AWARD - -

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Fantasia Barrino picks up a Soul Train Certified Award nomination.  - (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

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Fantasia Barrino picks up a Soul Train Certified Award nomination.  - (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

India Arie is acknowledged with a Soul Train Certified Award nomination.  - (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

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India Arie is acknowledged with a Soul Train Certified Award nomination.  - (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

Kelly Rowland earns a 2019 Soul Train Certified Award nomination.   - (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

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Kelly Rowland earns a 2019 Soul Train Certified Award nomination.   - (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

Trevor Jackson is in the mix for the 2019 Soul Train Certified Award.  - (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)

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Trevor Jackson is in the mix for the 2019 Soul Train Certified Award.  - (Photo by Leon Bennett/FilmMagic)

THE ASHFORD AND SIMPSON'S SONGWRITER'S AWARD - -

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"No Guidance" by Chris Brown and Drake has a shot at winning the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award.  - (Photo: RCA)

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"No Guidance" by Chris Brown and Drake has a shot at winning the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award.  - (Photo: RCA)

Lizzo could take home the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award for "Juice."  - (Photo: Sony/ATV Music)

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Lizzo could take home the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award for "Juice."  - (Photo: Sony/ATV Music)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR - -

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VIDEO OF THE YEAR - -

Childish Gambino's animated "Feels Like Summer" is nominated for Video of the Year.  - (Photo: RCA Records)

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Childish Gambino's animated "Feels Like Summer" is nominated for Video of the Year.  - (Photo: RCA Records)

Lizzo picks up a Video of the Year nomination for "Juice."  - (Photo: Sony/ATV Music)

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Lizzo picks up a Video of the Year nomination for "Juice."  - (Photo: Sony/ATV Music)