Gospel At The 2009 Soul Train AwardsPublished by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm.
Yes, you heard me, right. “The 2009 Soul Train Awards.” Centric, BET’s new “grown and sexy” sister network has brought it back! (it’s late and I’m too tired to find a more original description, but you get my point.)
As I was looking at the nominations, I realized that Gospel will be front and center at the awards show and wanted to congratulate the nominees. So here goes:
Song Of The Year
“God In Me” – Mary Mary
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” – Beyonce
“Spotlight” – Jennifer Hudson
“Turnin Me On” – Keri HIlson f/ Lil Wayne
What’s so hot about the first category I mentioned is that it’s a general category, not a gospel one. But I think Mary Mary being nominated is TOTALLY appropriate, because I don’t know about you, but that song was definitely a theme for me this past year and I heard it everywhere. It was in the the church, the club, the cook-out and everywhere else.
Best Gospel Performance Male Female Or Group
- BeBe and CeCe Winans- ”Close To You”
- Fred Hammond f/John P Kee- ”They That Wait
- Marvin Sapp-”Praise Him in Advance”
- MaryMary- ”God In Me”
- Smokie Norful– ”Justified”
Now a lot of y’all complained about the gospel category nominations at this year’s BET Awards and truthfully, I was with you. It was a little random, but I think this time, most of these are dead on. Now I’m going to be honest, I don’t know if I’m feeling the Bebe & Cece nomination going up against the others, but ummm, yeah. I guess technically the song was a “hit.” And let’s face it, Bebe & Cece Winans could have put out a CD of them humming the ABC’s in Z Minor and the nostalgic folks would have jumped all over it. There are certain legendary artists who just don’t even have to try because their mans are that real with it.
- Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo “Knock you Down”
- Keyshia Cole featuring Monica -”Trust”
- Mario featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett – “Break up”
- Mary Mary featuring Kierra (KiKi) Sheard – “God In Me”
- Trey Songz featuring Drake – “Successful”
And there we go again, Mary Mary & Kierra “Kiki” Sheard land another nomination in a general category. You GOTTA love that! I’m really excited, because although they’re up against some mainstream R&B and Hip Hop heavyweights, I really think they have a shot in both categories.
Well, that’s it for now. Congratulation to ALL the nominees and I’m looking forward to the show, which airs Sunday, November 29 @ 9pm. Make sure you watch to see who wins! For more info about the 2009 Soul Train Awards, click HERE. (since I only talked about the gospel stuff, hehehe)