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Congrats to the Weekend and Bruno Mars. They lead the pack in the 2015 Soul Train nominations. he Weeknd is nominated for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Best Album of the Year forBeauty Behind the Madness, while Mars and Ronson earn nods for Best Dance Performance and Best Collaboration for “Uptown Funk.” All three are nominated for Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.

SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS

BEST NEW ARTIST

Alessia Cara

DeJ Loaf

Jidenna

Jussie Smollett

Tinashe

BEST R&B/SOUL MALE ARTIST

Chris Brown

D’Angelo

The Weeknd

Trey Songz

Tyrese

CENTRIC CERTIFIED AWARD

Avant

Chrisette Michele

The Internet

Tyrese

Vivian Green

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Jidenna ft. Roman Gianarthur – “Classic Man”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

The Weeknd – “Earned It” (from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

BEST GOSPEL AND/OR INSPIRATIONAL SONG

Erica Campbell – “More Love”

Fred Hammond ft. Breeann Hammond – “I Will Trust”

Kirk Franklin – “Wanna Be Happy?”

Lecrae – “All I Need Is You”

Marvin Sapp – “Yes You Can”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Chris Brown – X

D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah

Jill Scott – Woman

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Tyrese – Black Rose

BEST HIP-HOP SONG OF THE YEAR

Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Nicki Minaj ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

BEST R&B/SOUL FEMALE ARTIST

Beyoncé

Janelle Monáe

Janet Jackson

Jill Scott

Tamar Braxton

SONG OF THE YEAR

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (from the motion picture Selma)

Jidenna ft. Roman Gianarthur – “Classic Man”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Rihanna – “B***h Better Have My Money”

The Weeknd – “Earned It” (from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack)

THE ASHFORD & SIMPSON SONGWRITER’S AWARD

“Glory” (from the motion picture Selma) – Written by: Lonnie Rashid Lynn, John Roger Stephens and Che Smith (Common & John Legend)

“Apparently: – Written by: Jermaine L. Cole, Damon Coleman, Filippo Trecca (J. Cole)

“Uptown Funk” – Written by: Mark Ronson, Rudolph Taylor, Lonnie Simmons, Philip Martin Lawrence Ii, Peter Gene Hernandez, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, Nicholaus Joseph Williams, Devon Christopher Gallaspy, Robert Lynn Wilson, Charles K. Wilson, Ronnie Wilson (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars)

“Earned It” (from the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack) – Written by: Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Jason Quenneville, Stephan Moccio (The Weeknd)

“Shame” – Written by: Warryn S. Campbell Ii, Sam Dees, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, Ron Kersey, De Wayne Julius Rogers (Tyrese)

BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE

Beyoncé – “7/11″

Chris Brown x Tyga – “Ayo”

Janelle Monáe & Jidenna – “Yoga”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Silento – “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”

BEST COLLABORATION

Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West – “Blessings”

Common & John Legend – “Glory” (from the motion picture Selma)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé – “Feeling Myself”

Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko – “Post To Be”

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