Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, and singer-songwriter Angie Stone each took home two trophies at this year's Lady Of Soul Awards, held September 2 in Santa Monica, California.
Blige won R&B/Soul Song Of The Year for "All That I Can Say" and R&B/Soul Album Of The Year for "Mary." Destiny's Child emerged the best band, winning both R&B/Soul Single for "Say My Name" and R&B/Soul Album Of The Year for "The Writing's On the Wall" in the group performance category. The eclectic Angie Stone was honored with the Best R&B/Soul Single for "No More Rain (In This Cloud)," as well as the Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist award. Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video honors went to Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott for "Hot Boyz."
Actress Halle Berry and singer Toni Braxton received special awards: The Lena Horne Award for outstanding career achievement went to Berry, and Braxton took home the Aretha Franklin Award for entertainer of the year.
The Lady Of Soul Awards were broadcast
live in New York and Los Angeles. Pink and Sisqo joined "Soul Train"'s Shemar Moore as co-hosts of the event, which will be shown throughout September via syndication in selected U.S. markets. For showtimes, visit the Lady Of Soul Awards' Web site at www.soultraintv.com.