The 2012 Soul Train Awards made its stop in Las Vegas Thursday night (Nov. 8) to spread love, peace and…well…you know the rest. In its 25th year, the musical event brought out the best and brightest to Planet Hollywood’s PH Live in celebration of artists’ accomplishments.
The stage lit up with electrifying performances from Keyshia Cole, Miguel, 2 Chainz, John Legend and Fantasia. Newbies Elle Varner, Marcus Canty and Leah LaBelle also wowed the crowd while R&B acts Ne-Yo and TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank) held it down for the fellas. To close, Stevie Wonder headed a special all-star finale as a photo of President Obama was displayed in the background.
Usher led all artists with five nominations in categories such as Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best Dance Performance (“Scream”) and Album of the Year (Looking For Myself). Trey Songz, Estelle, Santigold, Frank Ocean, Beyonce and more followed with nominations in various categories.
So who were the big winners of the night? Find out when the 2012 Soul Train Awards hosted by Cedric the Entertainer air Sunday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. EST on BET and Centric.
Check out all the red carpet arrivals here!