Last night’s 2020 Soul Train Awards show was a toe-tappin,’ finger-snappin’ good time that delivered exciting performances from Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Charlie Wilson & Smokey Robinson, Cee-Lo Green, Snoh Aalegra, Ella Mai and many more who showed up and showed out on one of music’s biggest nights in music.
Hosted by iconic BFF duo Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold, the annual celebration of R&B/Soul continued its reign as BET’s flyest Awards show that honored Summer Walker (Album of the Year), Megan Thee Stallion (Rhythm & Beats Award), Brandy (Soul Train Certified), Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN & Wizkid (Video of the Year), Snoh Aalegra (Best New Artist) and Kirk Franklin (Best Gospel/Inspirational Award) for their special contributions to the genre.
The star-studded show comes just days after the Grammy nominations stirred up backlash from R&B artists like Teyana Taylor and weeks after the AMAs that STILL, after all these years, failed to recognize the beloved genre properly.
Grammy-winning icon (and social media obsession) Monica won the night with her highly anticipated performance/acceptance of the prestigious Lady of Soul Award.
“The little girl, that was constantly told what she couldn’t do it, did it because you’ve been there and because you consistently supported me,” she said, thanking her family and all those who helped her reach the top.
“I have accomplished a lot, but there’s so much more I’d like to do because I believe he’s still carrying me. I know it’s possible,” she added.
What was your fave moment of the show? Tell us down below and peep the funniest (and pettiest) tweets from the Soul Train Awards on the flip.
“CeeLo Green has his bellybutton showing. 2020 is going out with a bang.” – …you know what
“Ceelo right now” – he was jammin’
“IF MONICA DON’T DO NOTHING ELSE, SHE GONE SHOUTOUT COREY MILLER!” – FACTS
“Brandy Norwood and the Sorcerer’s Stone” – haaaaa
“How Ella Mai got on “I Get Lonely” Janet outfits and got these background dancers twerking on a vibe beat” – questions that need answers
“Ella Mai back up dancers dancing hard Af to this slow song” – we were confused
“If Charlie Wilson don’t do nothing else he gonna shabba dabba dweet dweet dweet” – ICONIC
“Monica is gonna go up for C-Murder no matter the time or place! You should’ve known better! #SoulTrainAwards” – you know what it is
“Kerry Washington let her husband out the house. Love to see it.” – so nice of her
“Brandy and Ella Mai came out covered up!!! Holiness is still right!!!! HUP” – *cackles*
“So do the musicians be pretending to play the instruments when its a prerecorded track” – hmmmmm
“When Jazmine hit the first run” – WE STAN
“A Glam Goon” – yassssssss