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Mariah, John Legend Top Soul Train Awards

Posted in News on March 7, 2006
Three-time BMI Grammy winners Mariah Carey and John Legend continue their award show dominance by each picking up two of the top trophies at the 20th Annual Soul Train Awards, held March 4 in Pasadena, Calif.

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Carey took home Best Female R&B/Soul Album for her comeback recording, The Emancipation of Mimi, and Best Female Single for the album's smash hit "We Belong Together." In addition to three Grammys and being named the top-selling album of 2005, Mimi has also earned her four Vibe Awards, five Billboard Awards, four Radio Music Awards, four World Music Awards and the NAACP Image Award for Best Album.

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Legend's debut Get Lifted was named Best Male R&B/Soul Album and the CD's stirring "Ordinary People" was named Best Male Single. The neo-soul artist was also honored with the Sammy Davis Jr. Award as Entertainer of the Year.

Black Eyed Peas

The inaugural Stevie Wonder Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting was presented to r&b singer R. Kelly by Wonder himself, while 16-year-old newcomer Chris Brown took home the Best New Artist trophy.

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Other BMI winners included rapper Kanye West, hip-hop outfit the Black Eyed Peas, actor/singer Jamie Foxx, gospel great Donnie McClurkin and Grammy-winning artist/producer/radio show host Fatman Scoop, who was featured (along with Ciara) on the Missy Elliott hit, "Lose Control."

The Soul Train Awards, created by Don Cornelius after his long-running TV franchise, singles out the best in r&b, hip-hop, rap and gospel. Nominations and winners are based on a survey of radio programmers, talent managers and artists. Hosted by Vivica A. Fox and Tyrese Gibson, the 2006 honors will air in syndication beginning March 11.

BMI's 20th Annual Soul Train Award winners:

The Black Eyed Peas
R&B/Soul Album Group, Band or Duo
Monkey Business

Chris Brown
Best New Artist

Mariah Carey
Female R&B/Soul Album: The Emancipation of Mimi
Female R&B/Soul Single: "We Belong Together"

Fatman Scoop
R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut
"Lose Control" featuring Fatman Scoop

Jamie Foxx
Quincy Jones Outstanding Career Achievement, Male

R. Kelly
Stevie Wonder Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting

John Legend
Male R&B/Soul Single: "Ordinary People"
Male R&B/Soul Album: Get Lifted
Sammy Davis Jr. Award -- Entertainer of the Year

Donnie McClurkin
Best Gospel Album
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Kanye West
Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
"Gold Digger"