Chris Brown was the top winner at the 2020 Soul Train Awards, which aired on BET on Sunday (Nov. 29). Brown won four of the 12 awards presented, including best R&B/soul male artist. “Go Crazy,” Brown’s collab with Young Thug, won three awards, including song of the year. The smash has cracked the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
H.E.R. won two awards — best R&B/soul female artist and the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award for “I Can’t Breathe.” That socially-conscious song is also Grammy-nominated for song of the year.
H.E.R. was this year’s top nominee at the Soul Train Awards, with eight nods. Brown was runner-up, with seven nods.
Summer Walker’s debut album, Over It, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200, won album of the year.
Beyoncé shared the video of the year award for “Brown Skin Girl” with her eight-year old daughter, Blue Ivy, as well as Saint Jhn & Wizkid. That video is also nominated for a Grammy for best music video.
Snoh Aalegra, a Swedish singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, took best new artist. Aalegra’s 2019 sophomore album, Ugh, Those Feels Again, reached No. 73 on the Billboard 200.
Here’s the complete list of 2020 Soul Train Award winners:
Song of the year: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Album of the year: Summer Walker, Over It
Video of the year: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid, “Brown Skin Girl”
Best R&B/soul female artist: H.E.R.
Best R&B/soul male artist: Chris Brown
Best collaboration performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Rhythm & bars award: Megan Thee Stallion, “Savage”
Best dance performance: Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy”
Best gospel/inspirational award: Kirk Franklin
The Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award: H.E.R., “I Can’t Breathe”
Lady of Soul award: Monica
Soul Train certified award: Brandy
Best new artist: Snoh Aalegra