2020 Soul Train Awards: H.E.R. Scores Eight Nominations

H.E.R. at the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards. Photo by Earl Gibson III/Shutterstock (10564541bv)

The music industry’s awards season is heating up and Soul Train Awards is the latest ceremony to unveil its list of nominations. H.E.R. is leading the way with a total of eight nominations and she’s in the running in the majority of the main categories.

H.E.R. and YG scored the song of the year nomination with their collaboration “Slide”, but their competition is pretty strong. This category also includes Beyoncé’s “Black Parade”, Chloe X Halle’s “Do It”, and Chris Brown & Young Thug collaboration “Go Crazy”.

H.E.R. is also competing for best collaboration, best songwriting, and best video awards with “Slide”, in addition to scoring two more nominations with Skip Marley collaboration “Slow Down” and another one with the solo song “I Can’t Breathe”.

The list of major contenders at this year’s Soul Train Awards also includes Chris Brown with seven nominations, Beyoncé and Young Thug with six nods, and Chloe X Halle, Summer Walker, and Usher with five each. The ceremony will take place on November 29th, with Tisha Campbell and Tichina Arnold co-hosting the event.

Full List of 2020 Soul Train Awards Nominations:

Song of the Year

Beyoncé – “Black Parade”

Chloe X Halle – “Do It”

Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”

H.E.R. Feat. YG – “Slide”

Summer Walker & Usher – “Come Thru”

Usher Feat. Ella Mai – “Don’t Waste My Time”

Album of the Year

Brandy – B7

Chloe X Halle – Ungodly Hour

Chris Brown & Young Thug – Slime & B

Jhené Aiko – Chilombo

Summer Walker – Over It

The Weeknd – After Hours

Video of the Year

Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint JHN & Wizkid – “Brown Skin Girl”

Chloe X Halle – “Do It”

Chris Brown – “Go Crazy” Feat. Young Thug

H.E.R. – “Slide” Feat. YG

Lizzo – “Good As Hell”

Skip Marley & H.E.R. – “Slow Down”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Alicia Keys




Jhené Aiko

Summer Walker

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Anderson .Paak

Charlie Wilson

Chris Brown

PJ Morton

The Weeknd


Best Collaboration

Chris Brown Feat. Young Thug – “Go Crazy”

H.E.R. Feat. YG – “Slide”

Ne-Yo Feat. Jeremih – “U 2 Luv”

Skip Marley & H.E.R. – “Slow Down”

Summer Walker & Usher – “Come Thru”

Usher Feat. Ella Mai – “Don’t Waste My Time”

Best New Artist


Layton Greene


Saint JHN

Snoh Aalegra

Victoria Monét

Rhythm & Bars

Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”

Dababy Feat. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”

DJ Khaled Feat. Drake – “Popstar”

Drake Feat. Lil Durk – “Laugh Now Cry Later”

Megan Thee Stallion – “Savage”

Roddy Ricch – “The Box”

Best Dance Performance

Beyoncé, Shatta Wale & Major Lazer – “Already”

Chloe X Halle – “Do It”

Chris Brown & Young Thug – “Go Crazy”

Danileigh Feat. Dababy – “Levi High”

Missy Elliott – “Why I Still Love You”

Teyana Taylor – “Bare Wit Me”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Bebe Winans

Kirk Franklin

Koryn Hawthorne

Marvin Sapp

PJ Morton

The Clark Sisters

Soul Train Certified Award



Kelly Rowland



PJ Morton

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

“Black Parade” – (Beyoncé

“Do It” – Chloe X Halle

“Go Crazy” – Chris Brown & Young Thug

“Playing Games” – Summer Walker ft. Bryson Tille

“I Can’t Breathe” – H.E.R.

“Slide” – H.E.R. ft. YG