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Maxwell to receive the Soul Train Legend award


The Oriel Company

Maxwell is officially a “Legend.”

The three-time Grammy winner will receive the Legend award at the 2021 Soul Train Awards.

“It’s an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that’s been growing with me throughout my career,” Maxwell said in a statement Tuesday. “I’m so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence.”

Ashanti will also receive a special award.

“I’m honored to be recognized as this year’s Lady of Soul honoree,” said the “Rain on Me” singer, who will also receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in April 2022. “This is a full circle moment for me because I received the Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of Soul Train, I’m proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate.”

The Soul Train Awards nominations were also announced Tuesday, and H.E.R. leads with eight nods. The Oscar and Grammy winner is up for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year, and she also scored two nominations for the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award, and two more nods for Best Collaboration.

Jazmine Sullivan and Chris Brown each received six nominations, followed by Wiz Kid and TEMS who received five nods each.

As previously announced, Martin stars Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold will return to host the show for the fourth year in a row.

The 2021 Soul Train Awards, which will be held at the iconic Apollo Theater in New York City, airs Sunday, November 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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