This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Soul Train from when it aired in 1971 and the 33rd year of the Soul Train Awards so this year’s awards show will be in commemoration of both of these milestones. The show aired for 35 years and was created by Don Cornelius. It brought African American culture to a nationwide audience.
The award show showcases Soul Train’s impact on the genre of music and dance. The Soul Train Awards will feature performances from some of the most talented musicians in the industry. The awards show has aired on BET since 2009 being taped in Las Vegas in recent years.The annual awards ceremony is being held for the first time at the Apollo Theater in New York City. The awards show will honor the 2021’s best in soul, hip-hop and R&B.
“The Apollo is thrilled to partner with BET to host the ‘Soul Train Awards,’ bringing together three iconic brands that represent Black culture and excellence under one roof,” Kamilah Forbes, Apollo executive producer, said in a press release.
Catch the awards on November 28 at 8 PM EST on BET and BET Her for more information visit the ABC News article on the event.