ATLANTA, GA. (Top40 Charts / CENTRIC TV/ Sunseeker Media)
The most soulful night in entertainment has upped the ante for all things peace, love, and soul at the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS taping on Thursday, November 17 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. The audience will be treated to the new additions of dynamic tribute performances from celebrated R&B crooner Freddie Jackson, Cee Lo Green, Common, Chrisette Michelle, Mary Mary, Marsha Ambrosius, Musiq
Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Tamar
Braxton and many more to applaud the achievements of the Legend Award recipients Earth, Wind and Fire and Gladys Knight. Pre-recorded tribute testimonialsbyElton John, Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Will.I.Am, The Roots, Marie Osmondand several others will also be presented in honor of the recipients of the Legend Award. Hosted by the original king of comedy, Cedric "The Entertainer," the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS will premiere on both CENTRIC and BET on Sunday, November 27 at 9:00 PM*.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer and hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh
had such a great time teaching everyone how to do the "Dougie" at last year's awards that they have both decided to return to the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS with another surprise. Basketball great and Chairman of Vibe Media LLC, owner of STHoldings, Vibe and Uptown Magazine, Earvin "Magic
" Johnson will serve as a presenter, joining the iconic Valerie
Simpson, actors Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Melissa De Sousa, Lance Gross, Demetria McKinney, Nelsan Ellis, Amber
Rose, DJ Just Blaze, KelMitchell, Shaunie O'Neal and many more who will also grace the Soul Train
stage. Additionally, world-renowned drummer for The Roots
and producer ?uestlove will also develop a revamped rendition of the "Soul Train" opening song. The 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS promises the most electrifying evening in entertainment with previously announced performers including, the Original 7ven, The Group Formerly Known As The Time, Natalie
Cole, Jill Scott, Robin
Thicke, Melanie Fiona, Keith Sweat, Bebe Winans, Joe, Lalah Hathaway
and Kenny Latimore.
The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is a presentation of Centric and Sunseeker Media and directed by Manny Rodriguez. Paxton Baker, Tami Willis-Arasli, Derek Lewis, Centric; Bart Phillips, Sunseeker Media; and Soul Train
Holdings' Kenard Gibbs will all be the executive producers of the network telecast, along with Cedric Kyles and Eric Rhone. The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS is produced in cooperation with the City of Atlanta led by Mayor Kasim Reed and Stacii Jae Johnson, Special Events Director
for the Office of the Mayor.
To apply for media credentials to cover the 2011 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, please visit https://soultrainawards2011.iworldreg.com/media/apply
For more information, please visit www.centrictv.com.
*All times ET/PT