1997 Soul Train Music Awards

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Soul Train Music Awards
DateMarch 7, 1997 (1997-03-07)
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGladys Knight, Brandy
and LL Cool J
First awarded1987
Most awardsMaxwell (3)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkWGN America

The 1997 Soul Train Music Awards was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 7, 1997. The show was hosted by Brandy, LL Cool J and Gladys Knight.[1][2] It would be the final public appearance for The Notorious B.I.G., who would be killed in a drive-by shooting on the early hours of March 9, 1997.

Special awards[edit]

Heritage Award[edit]

Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are in bold text.

R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year[edit]

Best R&B/Soul Album – Male[edit]

Best R&B/Soul Album – Female[edit]

Best R&B/Soul Album – Group, Band, or Duo[edit]

Best R&B/Soul Single – Male[edit]

Best R&B/Soul Single – Female[edit]

Best R&B/Soul Single – Group, Band, or Duo[edit]

Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video[edit]

Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist[edit]

Best Jazz Album[edit]

Best Gospel Album[edit]



  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 7. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
  2. ^ "11th Annual (1997) Soul Train Music Awards". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on October 16, 2002. Retrieved 2015-03-08.

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