Lauryn Hill, Monica Top Lady Of Soul Nominees

Adhering to the mandate that every awards show must devote at least 25 percent of its airtime to Lauryn Hill, the singer once again led the pack when the nominees for this year's Soul Train Lady Of Soul Awards were announced on Wednesday.

When the awards are handed out on September 3 in Hollywood, Hill will be up for four honors including Best R&B/Soul Album Of The Year Solo for "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" and Best R&B/Soul Song Of The Year for "Ex-Factor."

Coming close on Hill's heels is Monica, who landed three nods going into the awards show. Her album "The Boy Is Mine" will be up against Hill's for Best R&B/Soul Album Of The Year Solo, while her chart-topping duet with Brandy of the same name will also vie for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band Or Duo.

Brandy herself is among a crop of artists, including TLC, Whitney Houston, and Aaliyah, who each earned two nominations apiece.

Here's how this year's crop of nominees looks:

Best R&B/Soul Single,

Solo

  • "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" - Deborah Cox
  • "Ex-Factor" - Lauryn Hill
  • "Chante's Got A Man" - Chante Moore
  • "Angel of Mine" - Monica

Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band Or Duo

  • "Where My Girls At?" - 702
  • "The Boy is MIne" - Brandy and Monica
  • "No Scrubs" - TLC
  • "Heartbreak Hotel" - Whitney Houston featuring Faith Evans & Kelly Price

Best R&B/Soul Album Of The Year Solo

  • "The Boy Is Mine" -Monica
  • "Never Say Never" - Brandy
  • "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" - Lauryn Hill
  • "My Love Is Your Love" - Whitney Houston

Best R&B/Soul Album Of The Year Group, Band Or Duo

  • "Princesses Nubiennes" - Les Nubians
  • "Fanmail" - TLC
  • "Kima, Keisha & Pam" - Total
  • "Traces of My Lipstick" - Xscape

Best R&B/Soul Song Of The Year

  • "Are You That Somebody" - Aaliyah
  • "Nobody's Supposed To Be Here" - Deborah Cox
  • "Ex-Factor" - Lauryn

    Hill

  • "Movin' On" - Mya

Best R&B/Soul Or Rap New Artist

  • "808" - Blaque
  • "Lately" - Divine
  • "Makeda" - Les Nubians
  • "Talk Show Shh!" - Shae Jones

Best R&B/Soul Or Rap Music Video

  • "Are You That Somebody" - Aaliyah
  • "Hot Spot" - Foxy Brown
  • "Doo Wop (That Thing)" - Lauryn Hill
  • "She's A Bitch" - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot

Best Jazz Album

  • "Traveling Miles" - Cassandra Wilson
  • "Maiden Voyage" - Nnenna Freelon
  • "Modern Cool" - Patricia Barber
  • "I Remember Miles" - Shirley Horn

Best Gospel Album

  • "His Gift" - CeCe Winans
  • "The Lord Is A Wonder" - Dorothy Norwood
  • "God Can & God Will" - Dottie Peoples
  • "Trin-I-Tee 5:7" - Trin-I-Tee 5:7

Best R&B/Soul Or Rap New Artist

  • "808" - Blaque
  • "Lately" - Divine
  • "Makeda" - Les Nubians
  • "Talk Show Shh!" - Shae Jones

Best R&B/Soul Or Rap Music Video

  • "Are You That Somebody" - Aaliyah
  • "Hot Spot" - Foxy Brown
  • "Pages Of Life Chapter I & II" - Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ
  • "Love Alive V: 25th Anniversary Reunion" - Walter Hawkins And The Love Center Choir