D’Angelo, Jill Scott Get Three Soul Train Nods Each

D’Angelo, Jill Scott, R. Kelly and Carl Thomas are sitting up front on the Soul Train this year.

With three nods each, those four singers topped the nominations for the 15th annual Soul Train Music Awards, which were announced Tuesday.

Double nods were given to Eminem, gospel duo Mary Mary, vocal quartet Jagged Edge and R&B supergroup Lucy Pearl. Newcomers Nelly and Avant each scored a nomination.

The awards will be handed out February 28 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and they will air in syndication March 3, according to the show’s publicist. Performers have not yet been determined.

Soul Train Award nominees:
Best R&B/Soul Single, Female:

“Open My Heart,” Yolanda Adams
“Bag Lady,” Erykah Badu
“Your Child,” Mary J. Blige
“Gettin’ in the Way,” Jill Scott

Best R&B/Soul Single, Male:

“Separated,” Avant
“Untitled (How Does it Feel),” D’Angelo
“I Wish,” R. Kelly
“I Wish,” Carl Thomas

Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo:

“Independent Woman, Part 1,” Destiny’s Child
“Same Script, Different Cast,” Whitney Houston & Deborah Cox
“Let’s Get Married,” Jagged Edge
“Dance Tonight,” Lucy Pearl

Best R&B/Soul Album, Female:

The Heat, Toni Braxton
Fear of Flying, Mya
Mirror Mirror, Kelly Price
Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1, Jill Scott

Best R&B/Soul Album, Male:

Voodoo, D’Angelo
TP-2.com, R. Kelly
Unleash the Dragon, Sisqó
Emotional, Carl Thomas

Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo:

J.E. Heartbreak, Jagged Edge
Thankful, Mary Mary
Welcome II Nextasy, Next
Lucy Pearl, Lucy Pearl

R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year:

Dr. Dre – 2001, Dr. Dre
The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem
The Dynasty – Roc La Familia (2000), Jay-Z
TP-2.com, R. Kelly

Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist:

“Bounce With Me,” Lil’ Bow Wow, featuring Xscape
“(Hot Sh–) Country Grammar,” Nelly
“Gettin’ in the Way,” Jill Scott
“I Wish,” Carl Thomas

Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video:

“Untitled (How Does It Feel),” D’Angelo
“Stan,” Eminem
“Shake Ya Ass,” Mystikal
“Ms. Jackson,” Outkast

Best Gospel Album:

Sing It on Sunday Morning!, Chester D.T. Baldwin & Music Ministry Mass
Thankful, Mary Mary
Emmanuel (God With Us), Mississippi Mass Choir
Good Time, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s