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Soul Train Award nominations honor Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly

Whitney Houstreceived 2012 Soul TraAward nominatifor her collaboratiwith JordSparks 'Celebrate' from film 'Sparkle.'

Whitney Houston received a 2012 Soul Train Award nomination for her collaboration with Jordin Sparks on "Celebrate" from the film "Sparkle."

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Updated: September 22, 2012 9:55AM



Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston picked up posthumous nominations for the 2012 Soul Train Awards announced Wednesday. The late greats are honored for “Our Day Will Come” for Best International Performance, while Houston’s “Celebrate” — her duet with Jordan Sparks from the film “Sparkle” — garnered a nod for Best Gospel International Performance.

Other noteworthy nominations include two for R. Kelly, which makes him the most-nominated artist in Soul Train Award history, and Usher received five nominations this year.

Cedric the Entertainer hosts the Soul Train Awards on Nov. 8 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show airs on BET Nov. 25 at 9 p.m.

Here is the list of nominees:

Best New Artist

Elle Varner

Emeli Sande

J. Cole

Luke James

Robert Glasper

Centric Award

Daley

Esperanza Spalding

Gary Clark Jr.

Leah Labelle

Santigold

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance

BeBe Winans, America America

Fred Hammond, I Feel Good

Marvin Sapp, My Testimony

Mary Mary, Go Get It

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, Celebrate

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

2 Chainz feat. Drake, No Lie

Wale feat. Miguel, Lotus Flower Bomb

Nas, Daughters

Kanye West feat. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, Mercy

Young Jeezy feat. Ne-Yo, Leave You Alone

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Beyoncé

Estelle

Keyshia Cole

Mary J. Blige

Melanie Fiona

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Miguel

Robin Thicke

Trey Songz

Tyrese

Usher

Album of the Year

Eric Benet, The One

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange

Nas, Life Is Good

R. Kelly, Write Me Back

Usher, Looking For Myself

Song of the Year

Estelle, “Thank You”

John Legend feat. Ludacris, “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”

Trey Songz, “Heart Attack”

Tyrese, “Stay”

Usher, “Climax”

Wale feat. Miguel, “Lotus Flower Bomb”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award

“Thank You,” Estelle (Writers: Arden Altino, Akene “The Champ” Dunkley, Jerry Duplessis, Doug F. Edwards, Thomas D. Richardson, Aliaune Thiam)

“Tonight (Best You Ever Had),” John Legend feat. Ludacris (Writers: Allen Arthur, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, Keith Justice, Miguel Pimentel “Miguel”, Clayton Reilly, John Stephens)

“Daughters,” Nas (Writers: Nasir Jones, Ernest D. Wilson, Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka)

“Share My Love,” R. Kelly (Writer: Robert Kelly)

“Climax,” Usher (Writers: Usher Raymond IV, Sean “Redd Stylez” Fenton, Thomas “Diplo” Pentz, Ariel Rechtshaid)

Best Dance Performance

Beyoncé, Love On Top

Chris Brown, Turn Up The Music

Nicki Minaj, Starships

Rihanna, Where Have You Been

Usher, Scream

CENTRICTV.COM AWARDS:

CENTRICTV.com Best Caribbean Performance

Cover Drive, Bajan Style

Damien “Junior Gong” Marley, SuperHeavy

Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth

Matisyahu, Spark Seeker

Sean Paul, Tomahawk Technique

CENTRICTV.com Best International Performance

Amy Winehouse, Our Day Will Come

Daley feat. Marsha Ambrosius, Alone Together

Emeli Sande, Next To Me

Estelle, Thank You

Gotye feat. Kimbra, Somebody (That I Used To Know)

Rebecca Ferguson, Nothing’s Real But Love

CENTRICTV.com Best Traditional Jazz Artist/Group

Chris Botti, Impressions

Kenny Garrett, Seeds From The Underground

Melody Gardot, The Absence

The Robert Glasper Experiment, Black Radio

Tony Bennett, Isn’t It Romantic

CENTRICTV.com Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/Group

Ben Tankard, Full Tank

Cassandra Wilson, Another Country

Esperanza Spalding, Radio Music Society

Peter White, Here We Go



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