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Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child lead the nominees announced Tuesday for the sixth annual Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards with three nods each.
Eve scored two nominations for her own work and two for her contributions to Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott's single "Hot Boyz."
Blige's nominations include one for Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo for "All That I Can Say," competing against Aaliyah's "Try Again," Lauryn Hill's "Everything Is Everything," and Angie Stone's "No More Rain (In This Cloud)." "All That I Can Say" also was nominated for R&B/Soul Or Rap Song Of The Year, along with "Say My Name" from Destiny's Child, "Unpretty" by TLC, and Elliott's "Hot Boyz" (featuring Nas, Eve, and Q-Tip).
Rounding out the nominees were, for Best New Artist, Group, F.A.T.E ("Just Because"), Jazzyfatnastees ("The Wound"), Mary Mary ("Shackles"), and So Plush Featuring Ja Rule for "Damn (Should've Treated U Right)."
Album nominees include Adams ("Mountain High... Valley Low"), Karen Clark-Sheard ("Finally Karen"), Trin-I-Tee 5:7 ("Spiritual Love"), and CeCe Winans for "Alabaster Box."
The awards ceremony will be held on September 2 in Santa Monica, California, and will be hosted by Sisqo and soap opera star Shemar Moore.