Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Sunshine Anderson Score Lady Of Soul Nominations

Soul Train Awards honor women in R&B, hip-hop and gospel.

Jill Scott, Sunshine Anderson and 3LW are the leading ladies of Soul Train, nabbing three nominations each for the Seventh Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards.

But Scott, who made a name for herself with last year’s Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, stands a chance at a four-trophy night – she will also receive the Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year.

Trailing behind the Philadelphia songstress, Anderson and 3LW with two nods each are current chart-topper Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child, India.Arie, Dream, Sunday and Changing Faces.

The awards, which recognize women in R&B, hip-hop and gospel, will be handed out August 28 at the Santa Monica (California) Civic Auditorium. The ceremony will air later in syndication. Performers have not been announced.

7th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards nominees:


    Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo:

  • Sunshine Anderson, “Heard It All Before”
  • Alicia Keys, “Fallin’ ”
  • Janet Jackson, “All for You”
  • Jill Scott, “A Long Walk”


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

  • 3LW, “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”
  • Changing Faces, “That Other Woman”
  • Destiny’s Child, “Survivor”
  • Sunday, “I Know”


    R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Solo:

  • Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun
  • India.Arie, Acoustic Soul
  • Sade, Lovers Rock
  • Jill Scott, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1


    R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Group, Band or Duo:

  • 3LW, 3LW
  • Changing Faces, Visit Me
  • Dream, It Was All a Dream
  • En Vogue, Masterpiece Theater


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

  • Aaliyah, “Try Again”
  • Yolanda Adams, “Open My Heart”
  • Sunshine Anderson, “Heard It All Before”
  • Destiny’s Child, “Independent Women, Part I”


    Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Solo:

  • Sunshine Anderson, “Heard It All Before”
  • India.Arie, “Video”
  • Alicia Keys, “Fallin’ ”
  • Jill Scott, “A Long Walk”


    Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Group, Band or Duo:

  • 3LW, “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”
  • Doggy’s Angel, “Baby If You’re Ready”
  • Dream, “He Loves U Not”
  • Sunday, “I Know”


    Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video:

  • Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, “Get Ur Freak On”
  • Eve, “Who’s That Girl”
  • Lil’ Kim featuring Sisqó, “How Many Licks?”
  • Trina, “Pull Over”


    Best Gospel Album:

  • Shirley Caesar, You Can Make It
  • Mary Mary, Thankful
  • Dottie Peoples, Show Up & Show Out
  • Evelyn Turrentine-Agee, God Did It!