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R. Kelly makes Soul Train history, Usher up for 5 awards

NEW YORK (AP) -- R. Kelly is nominated for two awards at this year's Soul Train Awards, making him the most nominated act ever at the awards show.

Kelly is up for the Ashford & Simpson songwriter's award and album of the year, bringing his career total to 21 nominations.

Usher leads this year's awards with five nominations. Estelle, Nas, Trey Songz and John Legend are also multiple nominees.

Whitney Houston is nominated for best gospel inspirational performance and Amy Winehouse is nominated for best international performance. New Edition will receive a lifetime achievement award.

The Soul Train Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be taped Nov. 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show will air Nov. 25 on BET and Centric.

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Sep 30, 2012 9:40PM
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BBQGRITS, you are so right, there aren't many white in R&B, Rap.  AND you know all to well why.

"rythm" dummy.

Sep 28, 2012 1:50PM
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The Soul Train Awards are an example of reverse racism at its finest.
Sep 19, 2012 5:37PM
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I've seen R. Kelly and he is great.  I like them both but R. Kelly have a better  voice.
Sep 19, 2012 2:02PM
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@minnesotanite well, kind sir. Let me ask you this question.........how many "blacks only" signs and notices had you seen posted? Unfortunately, The United States of America can not hide nor ignore it's past injustices to ALL races that are not black. White Americans killed the Native American, enslaved the African American, discriminated against early Asian settlers and currently have less than kind emotions for Latin Americans and Muslim Americans. So, I am sorry that your feelings are hurt by the existence of of PREDOMINANTLY BLACK colleges, universities, and award shows that were created as a direct result of YOUR counties segregation practices. BTW...Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gino Vannelli, Elton John,,Average White Band, David Bowie, Teena Marie, Captain & Tennille, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Michael McDonald, The Manhattan Transfer, The Romantics, Sheena Easton, Don Henley, Spandau Ballet, Go West, a-ha, Pet Shop Boys, Beastie Boys, Sting, ABC, Pretty Poison, New Kids on the Block, The Manhattan Transfer, Exposé, Michael Bolton, Sheena Easton, Wild Orchid, 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Robin Thicke, and JoJo ALL ARE WHITE AND HAVE APPEARED AND PERFORMED on Soul Train and The Soul Train Awards. I am white and I'm not from your country but we see everything that goes on. And you can not be surprised that the majority of the world as ill feelings towards The U.S.A. Look at your past and present actions. How quickly you forget.

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Sep 19, 2012 1:22PM
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Superficial awards mean nothing!!! 
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