Soul Train Awards: Fame and Faith
The last quarter of 2017 gave us a lot to be grateful for. This includes a special extra for those who saw BET’s Soul Train Awards firsthand last November in Las Vegas.
Hosted by the enigmatic Erykah Badu, the Soul Train Awards 2017 celebrated the best artists in Soul, R&B and Hip-hop. The winners were:
- Best New Artist – SZA
- Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Bruno Mars
- Soul Train Certified Award – Bell Biv Devoe and Ledisi
- Video of the Year – Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
- Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Lecrae
- Album/Mixtape of the Year – Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
- Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) – Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”
- Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – SZA
- Song of the Year – Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”
- The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Cranes in the Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq
- Best Dance Performance – Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
- Best Collaboration – DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The event witnessed not only the celebration of the African-American community’s artistry and creativity, but also the honoring and affirmation of their faith. Many famous artists attributed their success to the Lord, as seen in this Impact Network show video clip:
It’s exciting to see these famous artists express their faith and recognize all that the Lord has done for them.
Indeed, it’s a testament to the fact that every success we attain, every goal we achieve, and everything we have in this life is because of God. These artists, no matter how successful they are or no matter how wealthy they have become, they always give due credit to the Lord.
The Soul Train Awards 2017 teaches us that FAME cannot erase one’s FAITH. While fame reaps awards here on earth, faith reaps rewards in heaven.
What have you done recently as a testament to your faith?