Today, BET announced “Kandi” Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Tamika Scott, and LaTocha Scott of legendary.
Multiplatinum-selling R&B supergroup Xscape will collectively receive the ‘Lady of Soul’ honor at “Soul Train Awards” 2022, the feel-good party of the year. Xscape emerged on the scene in the ‘90s with a sound of its own. With hit songs like “Just Kickin’ It,” “Understanding,” and “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” the powerhouse group took the industry by storm with their amazing harmonies and industry-defining sounds. Hosted by actor, comedian, and writer Deon Cole, “Soul Train Awards” 2022 premieres Sunday, November 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
“Given how important Soul Train is to all of us, we’re so thankful to be honored with the ‘Lady of Soul’ Award this year,” said the ladies of Xscape. “It’s going to be an amazing night, and we can’t wait to see you all there.”
“Xscape is one of the most notable R&B supergroups of all time. Their powerful vocal harmonies laid the foundation for ‘90s R&B and some of today’s chart-topping hits,” said Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “Their sound is undeniably unique and masterful. We look forward to honoring these multi-talented artists collectively on R&B’s biggest stage, Soul Train Awards.”
Xscape united four show-stopping voices and powerhouse personalities as one R&B force of nature unlike anything the world had seen, heard, or felt before. The iconic Georgia quartet—“Kandi” Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott—have sold millions of records, notched six Top 10 hits on the Billboard charts, packed arenas across the country, and inspired generations of artists. Their influence can be felt throughout the culture with instantly recognizable smashes such as “Just Kickin’ It,” “Who Can I Run Into,” and “My Little Secret” across a trio of platinum-certified albums—Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick. Beyond gracing the soundtracks of box office hits The Mask, Big Momma’s House, Hardball, Love Jones, and Soul Food, their music is sampled in 21st-century bangers by the likes of 21 Savage, Summer Walker, Anderson .Paak, The Game, Trey Songz, and more. After launching successful and prolific solo careers in music, film, fashion, business, and beyond, Xscape returned to ignite audiences everywhere on The Great Xscape Tour in 2017, selling out 31 cities. They also starred in BRAVO series Xscape Still Kickin’ It and participated in one of the most-viewed VERZUZ specials of all time, squaring off against SWV. Maintaining this momentum, 2022 saw them light up Mary J. Blige’s inaugural Strength of a Woman Festival.
BET Soul joins “Soul Train Awards” 2022 celebration by dedicating a full hour to a collection of Xscape music videos. Watch many of their iconic music videos, including Lady of Soul list of songs on October 28, 2022, at 5 PM ET. Check Harlem listings.
Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige lead “Soul Train Awards” 2022 nominations with an impressive 7 nods. Ari Lennox garnered the second-highest number of nods with 6 nominations. Lizzo and Chris Brown are tied at 5 nods each, followed by Burna Boy, Muni Long, and Steve Lacy with 4 nods. Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Silk Sonic, PJ Morton, and Tems each garnered 3 nominations.
The “Soul Train Awards” 2022 presented by BET will feature an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances, special moments, and appearances by some of the brightest stars in Black culture and entertainment. The annual event is committed to showcasing the impact of Soul Train on music and dance from the ‘70s to today.
Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy will oversee the annual show and Executive Produce for BET with Jamal Noisette, VP, Specials & Music Programming. Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, to serve as Executive Producer of “Soul Train Awards” 2022 along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jeannae Rouzan–Clay and Dionne Harmon.
BET, a unit of Paramount, is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, a growing BET festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
Jesse Collins Entertainment
Founded in 2012, Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® winning company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film projects which could include Viacom’s Paramount Players. JCE’s award-winning and critically acclaimed television includes programming from its three divisions. From the scripted division: scripted series—Real Husbands of Hollywood, American Soul and miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story. From the unscripted division: unscripted series – Oh Hell No…With Marlon Wayans, Cardi Tries, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic and Forward: The Future of Black Music, competition/game shows—Becoming A Popstar, Rhythm + Flow, Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares and Nashville Squares, talk shows – Yara Shahidi’s Day Off, Face to Face with Becky G and children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices (Emmy® Award winner). From the specials division: award shows—The American Music Awards, BET Awards, Soul Train Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars and ABFF Honors, specials—The Super Bowl Halftime Show, CNN’s Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom, Martin: The Reunion, John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, A GRAMMY Salute to the Sounds of Change, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25, Leslie Jones: Time Machine, The All-Star Nickmas Spectacular and Rip the Runway. Emmy® winner Jesse Collins, Founder and CEO, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the Grammy Awards. He produced the 2021 Oscars.
“Soul Train” was created in 1971 by visionary Don Cornelius and predominantly featured performances by R&B, pop, soul, and hip-hop artists, in addition to the occasional funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists. When the final episode of the show’s historic thirty-five-year run aired in 2006, it was the longest-running first-run, nationally syndicated program in television history. “Soul Train” highlighted a cast of incredible, ethnically diverse dancers who famously introduced the world to a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Cornelius opened every show welcoming the audience to “the hippest trip in America” and closed each show wishing the audience “love, peace, and soul.” Today, the legacy of “Soul Train” lives on through the legendary Soul Train dance line, which has become a timeless staple on dance floors across America. In 2016, BET, acquired the “Soul Train” brand and remains dedicated to revitalizing the brand while also honoring its heritage.