Usher, Ice Cube, and Ciara Honored By Upcoming Soul Train Awards

The legendary program Soul Train hosted a gathering on February 1st, 2005 to release a list of nominees for its annual awards ceremony honoring the best and brightest in contemporary r&B, hip hop, and gospel.

Special Award Recipents include Ice Cube who will receieve the 2005 Quincy Jones Award for Outstanding Career Achievements in the Field of Entertainment. Other special award recipeints include Usher and newcomer r&b singer Ciara.

Other nominees include…

Best R&B/Soul Single, Female
“Naughty Girl” Beyoncé
“Goodies” Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
“If I Ain’t Got You” Alicia Keys
“Golden” Jill Scott
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Best R&B/Soul Single, Male
“Charlene” Anthony Hamilton
“Let Me Love You” Mario
“Call My Name” Prince
“Confessions Part II” Usher
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Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo
“Lose My Breath” Destiny’s Child
“Hot 2Nite” New Edition
“My Boo” Usher & Alicia Keys
“The Closer I Get To You” Luther Vandross Duet with Beyoncé Knowles
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Best R&B/Soul Album, Female
“Afrodisiac” Brandy
“Goodies” Ciara
“The Diary of Alicia Keys” Alicia Keys
“Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2” Jill Scott
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Best R&B/Soul Album, Male
“Happy People/U Saved Me” R. Kelly
“Soulstar” Musiq
“Musicology” Prince
“Confessions” Usher
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Best R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or Duo
“Hot & Wet” 112
“Throwback” Boyz II Men”
“Destiny Fulfilled” Destiny’s Child
“One Love” New Edition
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Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist
“Goodies” Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
“I Believe” Fantasia
“Tipsy” J-Kwon
“Used To Love U” John Legend
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The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video
“99 Problems” Jay-Z
“Jesus Walks” Kanye West
“Roses” Outkast
“Yeah!” Usher Featuring Ludacris & Lil Jon
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Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut
“Goodies” Ciara Featuring Petey Pablo
“Headsprung” LL Cool J
“Drop It Like It’s Hot” Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson
“Yeah!” Usher Featuring Ludacris &; Lil Jon
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Best Gospel Album
“The Heavens Are Telling” Karen Clark-Sheard
“Live From Another Level” Israel and New Breed
“The J Moss Project” J Moss
“I Owe You” Kierra Kiki Sheard

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