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Kendrick Lamar is the lead Soul Train Awards nominee

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards.

The rapper is up for six awards, including Album of the Year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city," Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justin Timberlake, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Chris Brown and Tamar Braxton follow with five nominations each.

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The latest albums from Lamar, Timberlake and Miguel will battle efforts from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Fantasia for album of the year. Lamar's other nominations include best new artist, hip-hop song of the year and collaboration.

The Soul Train Awards will be presented Nov. 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will air Dec. 1 on BET and Centric.

Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson will host the show.

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Sep 18, 2013 5:41AM
never heard of the soul train award or kendrick lamar. Isn't he that gay black dude in the movie revenge of the nerds?
Sep 18, 2013 5:24AM
Sep 18, 2013 12:26AM
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