Lauryn Hill Leads Nominees For 1999 Soul Train Music Awards

A month after the Grammy dust settles in Los Angeles, most of the big names in hip-hop and R&B will return to the Shrine Auditorium for the presentation of the 13th Annual Soul Train Music Awards on March 25.

Nominees for this year's Soul Train awards were announced yesterday at a press conference in Los Angeles by Brian McKnight, Monica and supermodel Tyra Banks, who is scheduled to host the event.

Like the Grammys, singer-producer Lauryn Hill landed the most nominations, receiving four nods for in the categories of Best Female R&B/Soul Single and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video for "Doo Wop (That Thing)."

The Fugees frontwoman was also nominated Best Female R&B/Soul Album and R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year for "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" -- and Hill is guaranteed to take home at least one award, as she and R. Kelly have also been named recipients of this year's Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year.

The complete list of nominees for this year's

Soul Train Music Awards:

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female:
  • "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" - Deborah Cox
  • "Doo Wop (That Thing)" - Lauryn Hill
  • "I Get Lonely" - Janet Jackson featuring Blackstreet
  • "Friend of Mine" - Kelly Price
Best R&B/Soul Single, Male:
  • "They Don't Know" - Jon B.
  • "Lean on Me" - Kirk Franklin featuring R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Crystal Lewis and the Family
  • "Half on a Baby" - R. Kelly
  • "Anytime" - Brian McKnight
Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo:
  • "The Boy Is Mine" - Brandy & Monica
  • "All My Life" - K-Ci & Jo Jo
  • "Too Close" - Next
  • "Stay" - The Temptations
Best R&B/Soul Album, Female:
  • "Never S-A-Y Never" - Brandy
  • "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" - Lauryn Hill
  • "Mya" - Mya
  • "Soul of a Woman" - Kelly Price
Best R&B/Soul Album, Male:
  • "Volume 2: Hard Knock Life" - Jay-Z
  • "R." - R. Kelly
  • "Embrya" - Maxwell
  • "Big

    Willie Style" - Will Smith

Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo:
  • "Enter the Dru" - Dru Hill
  • "Levert, Sweat, Gill" - LSG
  • "Aquemini" - Outkast
  • "Phoenix Rising" - The Temptations
R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year:
  • "Erykah Badu Live" - Erykah Badu
  • "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" - DMX
  • "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" - Lauryn Hill
  • "Volume 2: Hard Knock Life" - Jay-Z
Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist:
  • "Make It Reign" - Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz
  • "Mya" - "Mya"
  • "Soul of a Woman" - Kelly Price
  • "Trin-i-tee 5:7" - Trin-i-tee 5:7
Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video:
  • "Dangerous" - Busta Rhymes
  • "Doo Wop (That Thing)" - Lauryn Hill
  • "Still Not a Player" - Big Punisher featuring Fat Joe
  • "Getting' Jiggy With It" - Will Smith
Best Jazz Album:
  • "In the World from Natchez to New York" - Olu Dara
  • "From the Redwoods to the Rockies" - Russ Freeman and

    Craig Chaquico

  • "Gershwin's World" - Herbie Hancock
  • "A Go Go" - John Scofield
Best Gospel Album:
  • "He's a Keepa" - Ronnie Bryant and the Christian Community Choir
  • "The Nu Nation Project" - Kirk Franklin
  • "Pages of Life Chapter I & II" - Fred Hammond
  • "Love Alive V: 25th Anniversary Reunion" - Walter Hawkins and the Love Center Choir