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Davido Nominated for 2014 Soul Train Awards + Full List of Nominees

Posted by funke on October 14, 2014 in Editorial, News · 33 Comments


If you call Davido ‘man of the moment’, you wouldn’t be that far off mark. Carting in nominations for all the prominent award shows this year so far from City People Awards, NEAs, BET Awards, MTV Awards, Ghana Music Awards (all won) as well as Channel O Music Awards, MTV Europe Awards, MOBO, Future Awards, The Headies (still pending), the OBO himself is fast on his way to becoming Man of the Year.

The nominations for the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards have been announced and guess who’s on the list again…..Davido! Nominated in the Best International Performance category for “Aye”, he goes head to head with the likes of Machel Montano , Nico & Vinz , Sam Smith , Shaggy , Ziggy Marley  for the award.

Scheduled to take place on Sunday, Nov. 30th, this year’s nominee list is full of big name acts, with Beyoncé, Jhene Aiko, Janelle Monae and John Legend all receiving multiple nominations.

Cop the  full list of 2014 nominees below:

Best New Artist
August Alsina
Jhené Aiko
LiV Warfield
Mack Wilds
Nico & Vinz

Sevyn Streeter Centric Certified Award
Avery Sunshine
Leela James
Luke James
Robert Glasper

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song
“Help” – Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae
“I Can Only Imagine” – Tamela Mann
“No Greater Love” – Smokie Norful
“Real Love” – Inspired People feat. Charles Jenkins
“Say Yes” – Michelle Williams feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland
“We Are Victorious” – Donnie McClurkin feat. Tye Tribbett

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“No Mediocre” – T.I. feat. Iggy Azalea
“Pills N Potions” – Nicki Minaj
“Studio” – ScHoolboy Q feat. BJ the Chicago Kid

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
Janelle Monaé
Jennifer Hudson
Aiko Marsha
Ambrosius Ledisi

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Chris Brown
John Legend
Kem Pharrell
Williams Tank
Trey Songz

Album of the Year
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
G I R L – Pharrell Williams
Love in the Future – John Legend
Nothing Was the Same – Drake
The Electric Lady – Janelle Monaé
Xscape – Michael Jackson

Song of the Year
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Hold On (We’re Going Home)” – Drake feat. Majid Jordan
“Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson feat. Justin Timberlake
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“All of Me” – John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“Pretty Hurts” – Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Seeff, Bernie Taupin) “The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Jhené Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Dance Performance
“2 On” – Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q
“Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe
“Good Kisser” – Usher
“Loyal” – Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
“Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Best Collaboration
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga – “Loyal”
Chris Brown feat. Usher & Rick Ross – “New Flame”
Janelle Monaé feat. Miguel – “Primetime”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Toni Braxton & Babyface – “Hurt You”

Video of the Year
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé feat. Jay Z (Hype Williams)
“Good Kisser” – Usher (Christopher Sims)
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams (We are from L.A.)
“New Flame” – Chris Brown feat. Usher (Breezy & Mike Ho)
“The Man” – Aloe Blacc (Matty Barnes)
“The Worst” – Jhené Aiko (Danny Williams)

Best International Performance 
Davido – “Aye”
Machel Montano – “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Shaggy feat. Ne-Yo – “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley – “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Audra McDonald – “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Gregory Porter – “Hey Laura”
Kenny Garrett – “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander – “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis – “Flee as A Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Liv Warfield – “Stay – ‘Soul Lifted’”
Najee feat. Meli’sa Morgan – “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott – “Calls”
Snarky Puppy – “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin feat. Robert Glasper – “It’s Yours”
Vandell Andrew – “Let’s Ride”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe feat. Kelly Rowland – “Love & Sex Pt. 2?
Kelly Price – “It’s My Time”
LiV Warfield – “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael feat. Wale – “Last Night”
Shaliek – “The Past” Terrace Martin feat. T$,
Tone Trezure – “You’re the One”

PS: Davido is the only African artiste to make this list.

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  1. Nice one davido.. But I guess Sam Smith gat d award.. #Stay with me ain’t joke# that jam is topping chart in Yankee.. # buh I must confess.. Davido u dope.. U d current Africa best artist.. Thumbs up broda

  2. Davido is nominated in d award,but lemme be honest wit y’al davido can’t win d award.

    • You a goat! who needs ya honesty?! Nomination is a form of recognition and an achievement (Google SoulTrain) lubbish!

      • He can’t not win final….u are a very stupid creature

        • Olosi ni e jor

  3. Y not?he’s gonna win every winables,he’s d man of the year,jst watchout.

    • Let nt decieve ourself davido cant win that award. Stay with me by sam smith peaked at number 2 in the billboard 100, the biggest musical countdown in d world

      • Go and chop shit and die..davido wil win d award…

  4. just vote and he can win this for nigeria

  5. Oboy, Sam smith, stay with me, Lmao, that song was number one in many countries like canada and others, and peaked at number 2 in hot 100 billboard (the biggest music countdown in the world) enter wikipedia n c 4 urself… If davido win dis award, i go kill cow. Congrat 4 been nominated tho but. Winning this might nt be possible…

    • Na so

  6. Sam smith stay with me is way bigger dan aye, but congrat 2 davido anyways

  7. For those of who only listen to 9ja jambs, stay with me by sam smith peak at number 2 in the billboard hot 100..

    • U go just open mouth nd close m bck…. Wen r u gonna earn a single brain 2 think wif b4 u talk in public…..d foreign songs dt u listen 2 ….wea will dey take u too,,”hell” wif all dis backward lyrics..get a gud life bro..damn u…..

      • show sum luv…i pay sum gud money 2 get my self on dat list… 4 my foolish fans incase u dnt knw in d award business money can b paid 2 get u nominated 2 get u trendin

  8. Davido is always on point

  9. Y re peeps so daft nd blind…..dey said best international performance. Nt best song 4 God sake….m nt disputin d fact dt stay wif me sam smiith is a gud song……bt talkin abt best international performance in dt category if dey re nt bias …i tink is davido…..dey wud even pick ziggy marley b4 sam smiith if it’s all abt best performance……peeps dnt get freaked by wot “U” lik nd condemn wot is gud……kudos 2 davido….nice 1 bro.. heads up bro…nigerian—-let’s b positive thinkers

  10. I love Davido… Am happy he was nominated but ouch… If he doesn’t win this, it is still okay…. Stay with me would probably get a global vote. Aye? Only Africans will vote

  11. Pls were is wizkid for all dis bigest award,dem for pity wizkid na,de guy no get award dis year,up davido

  12. Why are you people so negative in nigeria he can’t win, at least he got norminated is it easy to compete with world stars as you call them? Instead of you people to give him your suport as nigerians, u have concluded he would fail. Smh

  13. David will win the award the guy is on point mehn no b dat one were wizkid dey smell mouth up nd down oo

  14. Where is wizzy for all dis bigest award,mak una pity him naa, he noget award dis year,up davido

  15. Up davido….. & u who in ur family has ever done a great thing….I know your father is a pauper so I don’t blame you….oloriburuku akosi bero… Omo iran kiran…..babanki mekuturu.

  16. they don day rate me pass wat i’m singin i knw,trust my father he is behind dat hkn gang lot of love

  17. I trust my man davido, Jah is on ur side friend* its the naija spirit here. The one mind we heard that we used in driving out ebola out of nigeria, let bring those mind together and put in my friend (davido) as the winner of that category.. Happy naija.. How naija? Yankee is cool here..

  18. I’m a Cameroonian and love to see Africa on top and Davido is driving us to that direction. love this dude. OBO

  19. true confession…i paid alot of money 2 b nominated on dat list…if u are sensible enuf u will knw dat aye dose nt ave d weight 2 b on dat list bt my money talks and dats d power of dear fans dnt b angry o am nt goween 2 win it o,jux wanna kip my name trendin d news n entertainment in naija,rememba #OBO

  20. true confession…i paid alot of money 2 b nominated on dat list…if u are sensible enuf u will knw dat aye dose nt ave d weight 2 b on dat list bt my money talks and dats d power of dear fans dnt b angry o am nt goween 2 win it o,jux wanna kip my name trendin d news n entertainment in naija,rememba #OBO

    • Stop faking as Adeleke! Davido cant do such. Be wise

  21. Davido is the man!!!

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