Neo-soul duo Floetry have certainly made an impact on American R&B audiences despite the fact the two ladies were born in England. Floetry earned top honors when the 9th annual Lady of Soul Awards nominations were announced Thursday in Los Angeles.
The pair led the pack with four nominations, including a nod for R&B/Soul Album of the Year for their debut effort, Floetic, and R&B/Soul Single of the Year for “Say Yes.”
Erykah Badu, a past winner at the Lady of Soul Awards, was nominated three times for her single “Love of My Life,” the soft-spoken song from the “Brown Sugar” soundtrack. And there’s one award Badu will definitely win this year: the honorary achievement Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Other nominees for this year’s Awards include Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Heather Headley, Vivian Green, 702 and TLC.
The Lady of Soul Awards will be broadcast live from Pasadena, California, on August 23. Arsenio Hall, Aisha Tyler, Tyrese and Heather Headley will host.