Beyonce Sweeps Top Honors at Soul Train Awards 2016

Beyonce, Soul Train Awards 2016, Beyonce album Lemonade
Beyoncé performing during The Formation World Tour, at Wembley Stadium in London, England in July 2016.

Musical artists who shot to fame in the late 1990s brought audiences to a trip down memory lane at the Soul Train Awards 2016 held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Beyoncé was the woman of the night, romping away with the major awards.

Beyoncé bagged the award for Album/Mixtape of the Year for Lemonade. Released in April this year, it covers a wide range of genres including blues, rock, pop, hip-hop, reggae, soul, country, funk, and electronic, to name some. Guest vocals from Kendrick Lamar, James Blake, The Weeknd and Jack White further spice up the album.

Beyonce Reaps Other Plum Awards at Soul Train Awards 2016

When the former lead singer of Destiny’s Child tweeted the album in April, fans, as well as record industry bigwigs, reacted quite favorably. As the Epic Records CEO tweeted, Beyoncé is the “absolute best.” Another follower thanked the singer on the same thread for the gift of music, adding that the new album is “honest poetry.”

Beyoncé also picked up the trophy for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, besting AMAs 2016 Favorite Female Artist-Soul/R&B Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Dantasia and Jill Scott. Jay Z’s significant other also bagged Song of the Year, as well as Video of the Year for Formation that is contained in her Lemonade album.

Rendering great performances at Soul Train Awards 2016 were two other artists who hit it big back in the 1990s along with Beyonce — Brandy and Dru Hill.  Brandy, the recipient of the Lady of Soul Award, was in her element. She belted out a medley of songs that included a haunting a capella version of Almost Doesn’t Count, plus hits like What About Us?, Full Moon, and I Wanna Be Down and Top Of The World. Neo-soul artist Erykah Badu served as host and executive producer of the show.

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