Entertainment Solange, Bruno Mars lead in 2017 Soul Train Music Award nominations Solange received seven nominations, while Bruno Mars earned six Solange leads in nominations for the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Bennett Raglin By Keira Alexander firstname.lastname@example.org @keira_alexander Updated October 17, 2017 7:03 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Solange is the front-runner in nominations for this year’s Soul Train Music Awards, BET announced on Tuesday, receiving seven nominations for the awards honoring the best musicians in soul, R&B and hip-hop. The 31-year-old’s “Cranes in the Sky” single scored nods for both video of the year and song of the year. Bruno Mars followed the singer, nabbing six nominations, including song of the year for his number one hit “That’s What I Like.” Others nominated in the best song category include Childish Gambino (“Redbone”), Khalid (“Location”), as well as DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (“Wild Thoughts”). H.E.R., 6lack, Kevin Ross, SZA and Khalid will all contend for best new artist, while stars including Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Cardi B are all up for prizes, too. Beyoncé also managed to score a nomination this year — she’ll go up against little sister Solange in the video of the year category, with her video for “All Night.” BET also announced that New York trio SWV will be awarded the Lady of Soul Award, and R&B icon Toni Braxton will be honored this year with the Don Cornelius Legend Award. The ceremony is set to take place Nov. 5 at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena, and will be aired on BET and BET Her at 8 p.m. on Nov. 26. News on who will perform and present at the show is still to come. BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Award nomineesBest New Artist6lackH.E.R.Kevin RossKhalidSZABest R&B/Soul Male ArtistBruno MarsBryson TillerChris BrownKhalidThe WeekndBest R&B/Soul Female ArtistKehlaniLalah HathawayLedisiMary J. BligeSolangeSZASoul Train Certified AwardBell Biv DevoeJohnny GillLalah HathawayLedisiMack WildsVideo Of the YearBeyoncé - “All Night”Bruno Mars - “24k Magic”Chris Brown Ft. Usher & Gucci Mane - “Party”DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”Solange - “Cranes in the Sky”Best Gospel/ Inspirational AwardChance The RapperCharlie WilsonKirk FranklinLecraeTamela MannAlbum/ Mixtape Of The YearBruno Mars - “24k Magic”Mary J. Blige - “Strength of a Woman”Solange - “A Seat at the Table”Sza - “Ctrl”The Weeknd - “Starboy”Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year)Cardi B - “Bodak Yellow”DjJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”French Montana ft. Swae Lee - “Unforgettable”Kendrick Lamar - “Humble.”Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj - “Rake It Up”Song Of The YearBruno Mars - “That’s What I Like”Childish Gambino - “Redbone”DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”Khalid - “Location”Solange - “Cranes in the Sky”The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award“Cranes in the Sky” - written by: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)“Location” - written by: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid)“Love Me Now” - written by: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend)“Redbone” - written by: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donald Mckinley Glover II, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino)“Versace on the Floor” - written by: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)Best Dance PerformanceBruno Mars - “24k Magic”Chris Brown ft. Usher & Gucci Mane - “Party”DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”Solange ft. Sampha - “Don’t Touch My Hair”Wizkid ft. Drake - “Come Closer”Best CollaborationDJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - “Wild Thoughts”Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller - “Insecure”Mary J. Blige ft. Kanye West - “Love Yourself”Solange ft. Sampha - “Don’t Touch My Hair”SZA ft. Travis Scott - “Love Galore” By Keira Alexander email@example.com @keira_alexander Keira has been amNewYork's style and entertainment editor since 2015, covering beauty, fashion, décor, celebrity news and all things entertainment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.