Whew chile! Jazmine Sullivan brought the house DOWN at the 2020 Soul Train Awards. Stage presence … check. Impeccable styling … check. Powerhouse vocals … triple check!!! The R&B singer absolutely stole the show and dominated Twitter timelines.
Sullivan has long been regarded for her soul-stirring singing, but it was something about Sunday’s performance that catapulted her to near legend status.
Set in the era of segregation, Jazmine’s almost 5-minute show-stopping set opened with effortless runs and rifts while she sang “Lost Ones.” Sullivan then transitioned into her latest single “Pick Up Your Feelings” and set the stage a blaze.
Folks on Twitter hailed Jazmine as an icon in the making…
Jazmine Sullivan is the definition of a SANGER.
— Ari Lennox (@AriLennox) November 21, 2020
Jazmine Sullivan is the greatest singer in the world. 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️ I don’t make the rules.
— JoJo. (@iamjojo) November 22, 2020
Jazmine Sullivan top 5 best R&B artist of all time I think.
— HOOD VOGUE is tired of poverty (@itskeyon) November 21, 2020
Jazmine Sullivan is an R&B treasure.
— KEITHAN (@iamKeithan) November 30, 2020
What is Joe Biden's plan to stop people from sleeping on Jazmine Sullivan..?
— Kurnn (@karenobilom) November 23, 2020
— Brenda Watkins (@ALEJANDRODa_Gr8) November 30, 2020
Jazmine Sullivan is one of the greatest R&B singers and doesn’t get enough of the love she deserves pic.twitter.com/gqmf73Lzoj
— Tyra (@tyra___monique) November 30, 2020
While Jazmine was definitely a highlight, she wasn’t the only one. The 2020 “Soul Train Awards” celebrated the best in Soul, R&B, and hip hop by highlighting both living legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and show-stopping performances.
Brandy performed a medley of her recent hits “Say Something” and “Boderline.” Ella Mai sang her latest single “Not Another Love Song.” Lucky Daye shut the stage down with Babyface for a performance of their new collaboration “Shoulda.” Charlie Wilson performed a duet with Smokey Robinson before honoring the memory of gospel legend Rance Allen with a rousing tribute. Additional performers included Snoh Aalegra, Andra Day, and CeeLo Green. After accepting the Lady of Soul Award, Monica brought down the house with a jam-packed performance of her chart-topping hits.
And, in case you missed it, here’s the list of winners:
Best New Artist – Snoh Aalegra
Soul Train Certified Award –Brandy
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Chris Brown
Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – H.E.R.
Video of the Year – Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid “Brown Skin Girl”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Kirk Franklin
Album of the Year – Summer Walker “Over It”
Rhythm & Bars Award – Megan thee Stallion “Savage”
Song of the Year – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “I Can’t Breathe,” Written by H.E.R.
Best Dance Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Best Collaboration Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Congrats to everyone!