2009 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards Winners!

The show is over, and what a show it was! After months of preparations and ballots going out to thousands of SoulTrackers, the winners of the 2009 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards were announced during our international broadcast on December 7th.  Many thanks to our host, Jodine Dorce, Fusicology's Nina Morena and all of the stations around the world that carried the broadcast.

And many thanks to all the SoulTrackers who participated in this year's awards voting. Because of you, a donation in the amount of $5,000 was made to Detroit's Cornerstone Schools, a series of three urban schools that have become a national model for how to educate our children. 

Did you miss the show? Listen to it now at Jodine's Corner

Here is the list of winners of this year's awards.  Congratulations to all of you!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Eric Roberson - Music Fan First 

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Runners Up
Silky Soul Music: All-Star Tribute to Frankie Beverly/Maze 
Leela James - Let's Do It Again
Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life...
Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind
Maysa - Metamorphosis
Darien - If These Walls Could Talk

SONG OF THE YEAR
Eric RobersonLalah Hathaway - Dealing 

Runners Up
Calvin Richardson - Woman's Got To Have It
Leela James - Baby I'm Scared of You
Eric Roberson - The Power That Kisses Hold
Maysa - Grateful
Foreign Exchange - Daykeeper
Tortured Soul - Did You Miss Me?

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Leela James

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Runners Up
Maysa
Oleta Adams
Yahzarah
Syleena Johnson
Choklate
Wayna

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Eric Roberson

Runners Up
Rahsaan Patterson
Calvin Richardson
Darien
Ali Ollie Woodson
Russell Taylor
Ty Causey

DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Melba Moore and Phil Perry

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Runners Up
Foreign Exchange
Kloud 9
The Revelations feat. Tre Williams
Swing Out Sister
Tortured Soul
Jaspects


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Darien

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Runners Up
Melinda Doolittle
The Revelations feat. Tre Williams
Jesse Boykins III
Chester Gregory
Kimberly Nichole
Shae Fiol

MAJOR LABEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night

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Runners Up
Anthony Hamilton - The Point of It All
Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
Ledisi - Turn Me Loose
Will Downing - Classique
Chrisette Michele - Epiphany
Mary Mary - The Sound

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
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