Dallas' resident diva Erykah Badu will have the honor of hosting the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas next month, according to an announcement from Centric, a music and entertainment channel that celebrates black women.
The awards showcase "Soul Train's influence on the history of music and dance from the '70s to today," says the release. The show will be filmed at the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6, and will air Nov. 29 on Centric and BET.
Sultry, electro-leaning singer The Weeknd is up for five awards, including "Album of the Year" and "Best R&B/Soul Male Artist." "Uptown Funk" earned tag-team Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson five nominations for "Video of the Year" and "Song of the Year," among others.
Badu will help honor Jill Scott with the event's first Lady of Soul Award and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds with the Legend Award.
Music lovers can get in on the action with a weekend trip to Vegas filled with performances. For more details, visit SoulTrainWeekend.com.