It was a powerful night of Hip-Hop, R&B at the music for the 2011 Soul Train Awards. A lot of love and emotion could be seen in the building. There was a moving Heavy D tribute put on by Doug E. Fresh, Goodie M.O.B., Naughty By Nature, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane and Kurtis Blow.
The Time, Joe, Robin Thicke, Common, Kenny Lattimore, Dave Hollister, Freddie Jackson, Gladys Knight, Tamar Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Anthony Hamilton, BeBe Winans, Mary Mary, Natalie Cole, Cee Lo Green, Melanie Fiona, Lloyd, Eric Benet and Joe among others.
Some of the nights winners were:
Best New Artist Award
Album Of The Year Award
Best R&B/Soul Artist – Female
Ashford & Simpson Songwriter Of The Year Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Earth, Wind & Fire