Soul Train Awards Return to Las Vegas as BET Sets Date for November Event

BET is bringing the ‘Soul Train Awards’ back to Las Vegas. The channel is set to announce Thursday that the 2022 edition of the annual event will be taped on Sunday, November 13 in Sin City. The awards ceremony aims to reward the best soul, R&B and hip hop of the year.

The “Soul Train Awards” nominees, selected by a voting academy of music industry insiders, performers and presenters, will be announced at a later date. BET also said it would follow local COVID-19 protocols in cooperation with Las Vegas County officials.

Last year’s “Soul Train Awards” took place in New York City at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold returned as co-hosts. Ashanti received the “Lady of Soul” award, Maxwell received the “Legend” award and Ciara and Russell Wilson and Marley Dias received the “Souls of Justice” award.

BET recently aired the BET Hip Hop Awards on September 30, combined with “Rap City ’22” and “DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET Hip Hop Awards Edition,” which did well for the cabler. Broadcast live simultaneously on BET, BET Her, MTV2 and VH1, the 2022 edition of the BET Hip Hop Awards averaged 2 million viewers, including 1.7 million on BET. The show’s linear ratings included 0.72 among adults 18-49 across all networks, up 3% year-over-year. On BET, the broadcast averaged a 0.6 rating in the demo, up 21%. The BET Hip Hop Awards was the No. 1 program of the night on broadcast and cable among black viewers among adults 18-49.

The network said the BET Hip Hop Awards drew more than 244 million viewers across BET digital platforms, up 181% year-over-year and according to Talkwalker’s social content rankings, is the ” No. 1 most social program in prime time on all of television” this fall, excluding sports and wrestling.

As for the Soul Train Awards, Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music Programming and Music Strategy at BET will oversee the show and executive produce for the network along with Jamal Noisette, Vice President, Specials and Music Programming. . Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, is EP of the Soul Train Awards 2022 with Jeannae Rouzan – Clay and Dionne Harmon of Jesse Collins Entertainment.

“We look forward to bringing the famous ‘Soul Train Awards’ back to Las Vegas and uniting generations of music lovers from around the world,” Orlando said in a statement. “We are working on a show full of surprises and moving moments that you don’t want to miss.”