Badu, Puffy, Usher Walk Away With Soul Train Awards

Mere days after Grammy voters honored her “Baduizm” as the Best R&B Album of last year, Erykah Badu grabbed the same title and three others at Friday’s Soul Train Music Awards.

Badu was the night’s big winner as she made off with a total of four awards, including R↦B/Soul Single, Female for “On & On,” R&B/Soul Album, Female” for “Baduizm” and R&B/Soul Or Rap New Artist in addition to Album of the Year.

Puff Daddy also repeated his Grammy success as he picked up statuettes for R&B/Soul Or Rap Music Video for his “I’ll Be Missing You” and the Sammy Davis Jr. Entertainer of the Year Award.

Dru Hill also walked away multiple winners as the Baltimore R&B outfit earned honors for R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band Or Duo for “In My Bed” and R&B/Soul Album Group, Band Or Duo for their self-titled album.

Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G. and Usher were also among the winners honored at Friday night’s ceremony at Los Angeles’ Shrine
Auditorium. Here’s a list of the night’s winners:

  • R&B/Soul Single, Female – “On and On,” Erykah Badu
  • R&B/Soul Single, Male – “You Make Me Wanna…,” Usher
  • R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band Or Duo – “In My Bed,” Dru Hill
  • R&B/Soul Album, Female – “Baduzim,” Erykah Badu
  • R&B/Soul Album, Male – “Life After Death,” The Notorious B.I.G.
  • R&B/Soul Album Group, Band Or Duo – “Dru Hill,” Dru Hill
  • R&B/Soul Or Rap Album Of The Year – “Baduzim,” Erykah Badu
  • R&B/Soul Or Rap New Artist – “On and On,” Erykah Badu
  • R&B/Soul Or Rap Music Video – “I’ll be Missing You,” Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112
  • Jazz Album – “Sweet Thing,” Boney James
  • Gospel Album – “God’s Property,” God’s Property from Kirk Franklin’s Nu Nation
  • Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievement – Whitney Houston
  • The Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year – Sean “Puffy” Combs