All aboard! The 2020 Soul Train Awards made a two-hour virtual stop last night to celebrate the best in R&B and hip-hop music, with the always-hilarious Tichina Arnold and Tisha Campbell as hosts.
Monica was presented with the coveted Lady of Soul award by H.E.R. for her 25 years of timeless love songs and hood classics and around-the-way girl influence. Following her touching acceptance speech, the R&B legend performed a nearly 10-minute medley of her beloved hits, and her latest single, “Trenches.”
Ella Mai paid homage to Janet Jackson in her performance of “Not Another Love Song,” while Jazmine Sullivan took the nightclub stage to deliver a soul-burning set of “Lost Ones” and “Pick Up Your Feelings.”
Nothing was more amazing than the soul cypher, which included vocal-packed freestyles by the likes of Shanice, Stokley, PJ Morton, and Chanté Moore.
Legends Smokey Robinson and Charlie Wilson united for their new single “All My Love,” before Uncle Charlie took us to church to honor the late gospel titan Rance Allen.
Check out the 2020 Soul Train Awards performances below.
Skip brings the vibes with “Slow Down” and “Make Me Feel.”
Brandy performs b7 medley.
Ella Mai pays homage to Janet Jackson in “Not Another Love Song” performance.
Jazmine Sullivan bears soul in two-song set.
The Soul Cypher featuring Stokley, Chanté Moore, Shanice and PJ Morton.
Moses Sumney makes BET debut with a show-stopping performance.
Lucky Daye and Babyface serenade the crowd with “Shoulda.”
CeeLo Green brings the energy with a Go-go music tribute.
Charlie Wilson and Smokey Robinson unite.
Snoh Aalegra delivers beautiful rendition of “I Want You Around.”
Introducing, Ella Nicole.
Monica’s moving Lady of Soul Award acceptance speech.
Monica performs medley of her biggest hits, as well as new music.