R. Kelly Sets Record as Most Beloved ‘Soul Train’ Act?
It seems, by ‘Soul Train’ standards, that if you molest a few young girls, urinate on their faces and video tape it all as you’re doing it, there is no problem, as long as you go on television and talk out of both sides of your mouth. On one hand you can vaguely apologize and acknowledge that you have “problems” and then on the other hand, you can vehemently deny that you’re guilty of molesting the young girls.
If that were not true, then why would R. Kelly be the most popular person at ‘Soul Train’? The R&B crooner has been nominated for two awards at the 2012 Soul Train Awards. These two most recent nominations make Kelly the most nominated act in ‘Soul Train’ history.
Kelly has been nominated for album of the year as well as the Ashford & Simpson songwriter’s award which brings his total to 21 nominations and earns him the number one spot in number of nominations.
This year, Usher is at the top of the list of highest number of nominations, with five nominations. John Legend, Nas, Trey Songz and Estelle have also been nominated multiple times each.
The late Whitney Houston has been nominated for best gospel inspirational performance, while the late Amy Winehouse has been nominated for best international performance. The lifetime achievement award goes to New Edition.
The awards will be hosted by non other than funny man, Cedric the Entertainer. The show will be taped in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood on November 8 but it will not air until November 25 on BET and Centric.