2009 Soul Train Music Awards

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Soul Train Music Awards
Date November 29, 2009 (2009-11-29)
Location Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Country United States
Hosted by Terrence Howard and
Taraji P. Henson
First awarded 1987
Most awards Beyoncé (3)
Website soultrain.com
Television/radio coverage
Network BET, Centric

The 2009 Soul Train Music Awards were held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on November 29, 2009.[1] The show was hosted by Oscar nominated actor Terrence Howard and Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson. Performers included Keri Hilson, Toni Braxton, Trey Songz, Mario, Raheem DeVaughn, Ludacris, Ryan Leslie, and Robin Thicke.

Singers Chaka Khan and Charlie Wilson received the honoree Soul Train Legend Award. Michael Jackson was honoree for posthumous award for Entertainer of the Year. Beyoncé won three awards; Best Female Artist, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year. LeToya served as host for the Red-Carpet Show.

Special awards[edit]

Entertainer of the Year (Posthumous Honor)[edit]

Legend Award – Female[edit]

Legend Award – Male[edit]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Song of the Year[edit]

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award[edit]

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist[edit]

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist[edit]

Best New Artist[edit]

Best Reggae Artist[edit]

CENTRIC Award[edit]

Best Gospel Performance – Male, Female or Group[edit]

Best Collaboration[edit]


Tribute performances[edit]

Charlie Wilson Legend Tribute
Chaka Khan Legend Tribute
Motown Musical Moment


The Soul Train Awards aired on BET and Centric on November 29, 2009. It was also broadcast on BET UK.


The Soul Train Awards was a trending topic during its time on-air on the social media site, Twitter.

The Soul Train trophy, originally the trademark African ceremonial mask (Soul Train Music Award for Heritage Award – Career Achievement) is replaced with an actual train.

In an episode of Community, "Social Psychology", character Troy mentions the Soul Train Awards when complaining about participating in a study that never begins.


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