Kendrick Lamar Leads 2013 Soul Train Music Awards Nominations

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By: / September 17, 2013

The good kid is having a great year. After putting in work on everyone’s albums from Robin Thicke to Quadron to Pusha T, rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the charge for the most nominations at this year’s Soul Train Music Awards.

The “B-tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” MC clocks in at six nods, including best new artist, best video for “Poetic Justice” and best album of the year for his well-received good kid, m.A.A.d. City. Trailing right behind with five nominations each are Miguel, Chris Brown, Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake.

Actor/ funny man Anthony Anderson will host the festivities, which are set to take place at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 8 and air on CENTRIC and BET at 9PM EST/PST Dec. 1.

See the full list of nominations below.

Best New Artist
Bridget Kelly
K. Michelle
Kendrick Lamar
Tamar Braxton
TGT

Centric Certified Award
Joss Stone
Luke James
Lyfe Jennings
Solange
Stacy Barthe
Talib Kweli

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance
“Break Every Chain” – Tasha Cobbs
“Confessions” – Lecrae
“Every Praise” – Hezekiah Walker
“God Will Make Away” – Shirley Caesar
“If He Did It Before…Same God” – Tye Tribbett
“Life & Favor” – John P. Kee & New Life

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Bad” – Wale f. Tiara Thomas
“High School” – Nicki Minaj f. Lil Wayne
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z f. Justin Timberlake
“Poetic Justice” – Kendrick Lamar f. Drake
“Power Trip” – J. Cole f. Miguel
“Started From the Bottom” – Drake

The Chaka Khan Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Alicia Keys
Chrisette Michele
Fantasia
Janelle Monae
Kelly Rowland
Tamar Braxton

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars
Charlie Wilson
Chris Brown
John Legend
Miguel
Robin Thicke

Album of the Year
The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake
good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick Lamar
Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel
Magna Carta Holy Grail – Jay Z
The Side Effects of You – Fantasia
Unapologetic – Rihanna

Song of the Year
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I.
“Diamonds” -Rihanna
“Fine China” – Chris Brown
“Love and War” – Tamar Braxton
“Poetic Justice” – Kendrick Lamar f. Drake
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake f. Jay Z

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Crooked Smile” – J.Cole (Jermaine Cole, Meleni Smith)
“Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys f. Maxwell (Gary Clark Jr., Warren Felder, Alicia Keys, Andrew Wansel)
“Lose to Win” – Fantasia (Francine Golde, Dennis Lambert, Andrea Martin, Walter Orange, Harmony Samuels)
“Love & War” – Tamar Braxton (Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper Jr., LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick)
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake (James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake)
“Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu (Roman GianArthur Irvin , Dr. Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Janelle Monáe Robinson, Kellis Parker Jr.)

Best Dance Performance
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke
“Body Party” – Ciara
“Fine China” – Chris Brown
“Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe f. Erykah Badu
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake f. Jay Z
“Treasure” – Bruno Mars

Video of the Year
“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. (Diane Martel)
“Fine China” – Chris Brown (Chris Brown, Sylvain White)
“Love & War” – Tamar Braxton (Walid Azami)
“Poetic Justice” – Kendrick Lamar f. Drake (The Lil Homie, Dave Free, and Dangeroo Kipawaa)
“Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson)
“Started from the Bottom” – Drake (Director X)

Best Collaboration
Alicia Keys f. Maxwell – “Fire We Make”
Brandy f. Chris Brown – “Put It Down”
J.Cole f. Miguel – “Power Trip”
Janelle Monae f. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
Miguel f. Kendrick Lamar – “How Many Drinks”
Robin Thicke f. Pharrell & T.I. – “Blurred Lines”
Wale f. Sam Dew – “LoveHate Thing”

Best International Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
“Differentology” – Bunji Garlin
“The Fog” – Machel Montano
“Next To Me” – Emeli Sande
“Personally” – P-Square
“Ur Waist” – Iyanya

Best Traditional Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
George Benson f. Wynton Marsalis – “Unforgettable”
Jeffrey Osborne f. Chaka Khan – “Baby it’s Cold Outside”
Tony Bennett f. Marc Anthony – “For Once In My Life”
Nicole Henry – “Waiting In Vain”
Terence Blanchard – “Pet Step Sister’s Theme Song”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Jose James – “Trouble”
Boney James f. Rick Braun – “Batucada (The Beat)”
Michael Buble – “It’s A Beautiful Day”
Dave Koz – “Got To Get You Into My Life”
George Duke – “Missing You”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance (CENTRICTV.com)
Ashanti – “Never Should Have”
Brian McKnight – “Sweeter”
Kenny Lattimore – “Find A Way”
Maysa – “Love Me Good”
Raheem DeVaughn – “Love Connection”
Ronald Isley – “Dinner And A Movie”