Nominees named for 2009 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards

 

Hey SoulTrackers!  Thanks for the hundreds and hundreds of nominations we received from you for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards.  They were great and helped us to put together a list of 20 nominees in each of our seven categories.  Here's what happens next:  Over the next two weeks a committee of 2,000 artists and music industry professionals will select the top 7 finalists in each of these categories.  Then later this month we'll send personal ballots to all SoulTrackers who have signed up for our newsletter for the final vote (there's still time to sign up at the top left hand box on this page).

In the meantime, congratulations to all of the artists below, who are the nominees for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards!

 

Hey SoulTrackers!  Thanks for the hundreds and hundreds of nominations we received from you for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards.  They were great and helped us to put together a list of 20 nominees in each of our seven categories.  Here's what happens next:  Over the next two weeks a committee of 2,000 artists and music industry professionals will select the top 7 finalists in each of these categories.  Then later this month we'll send personal ballots to all SoulTrackers who have signed up for our newsletter for the final vote (there's still time to sign up at the top left hand box on this page).

In the meantime, congratulations to all of the artists below, who are the nominees for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards!

Independent Album of the Year

  Alice Russell - Pot of Gold Alice Russell - Pot of Gold
  Calvin Richardson - Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack
  Choklate - To Whom It May Concern
  Darien - If These Walls Could Talk
  Eric Roberson - Music Fan First
  Foreign Exchange - Leave It All Behind
  James Day - Natural Things 
  Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Brother's Keeper
  Kimberly Nichole - Yellow Brick Journey
  Jaspects - Polkadotted Stripes
  Leela James - Let's Do It Again
  Maysa - Metamorphosis
  Mica Paris - Born Again
  Platinum Pied Pipers - Abundance
  Russell Taylor - Confessional
  Shae Fiol - Catch a Ride
  Swing Out Sister - Beautiful Mess
  Syleena Johnson - Chapter 4: Labor Pains
  Various Artists - Silky Soul Music: An All-Star Tribute to Frankie Beverly/Maze
  Wayna - Higher Ground
 

Song of the Year

 
  Calvin Richardson - Woman's Got To Have It
  Choklate - The Tea
  Darien - Sail Through
  Eric Roberson - The Power That Kisses Hold
  Eric Roberson & Lalah Hathaway - Dealing
  Foreign Exchange - Daykeeper
  Green Tea - Sweet Georgia Brown
  James Day feat. Mikelyn Roderick - Speak Love
  Jaspects feat. Chante Caan - Find My Way to Love
  Jesse Boykins III - Tabloids
  Leela James - Baby I'm Scared of You
  Maysa - Grateful
  Monet - Vain
  Nadir - Life In the Fast Lane
  Platinum Pied Pipers - Pigeon Hole
  Rachael Bell - I Wanna
  Russell Taylor - Push Pause
  Shu - Beautiful and Broken
  Tortured Soul - Did You Miss Me?
  Wayna - My Love
 

Male Vocalist of the Year

 
  Alain Clark
  Ali Ollie Woodson
  Calvin Richardson
  Dan Dyer
  Darien
  Darrius Willrich
  Eric Roberson
  Jarrard Anthony
  Jon B
  Kameron Corvet
  Kevin Whalum
  Lee Fields
  Matt Cusson
  Rahsaan Patterson
  Randevyn
  Russell Taylor
  Siji
  Slique
  Tony Ozier
  Ty Causey
 


Female Vocalist of the Year

 
  Alice Russell
  Caretta Bell
  Green Tea
  Choklate
  Kimberly Nichole
  LaShell Griffin
  Leela James
  Marilyn Ashford Brown
  Maysa
  Melinda Doolittle
  Mica Paris
  Natalie Brown
  Oleta Adams
  Rachael Bell
  Syleena Johnson
  Tamika Nicole
  Toni Redd
  Wayna
  Yahzarah
  Zakiyah
 

Duo or Group of the Year

 
  76 Degrees West
  Chairmen of the Board 
  Chestnut Brothers
  Donnie Williams and Park Place
  E-Life
  Excellent Gentlemen
  Foreign Exchange
  Impromp2
  Jaspects
  Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
  Kloud 9
  Marcell and the Truth
  Melba Moore and Phil Perry
  Pepper Pots
  Platinum Pied Pipers
  Swing Out Sister
  The Revelations feat. Tre Williams
  Tortured Soul
  Unified Tribe
 


New Artist of the Year

 
  76 Degrees West
  Alain Clark
  Alex Nester
  Brittany Bosco
  Chester Gregory
  ChinahBlac
  Darien
  Dionyza
  Excellent Gentlemen
  F. L. Jones
  Gianna
  Jesse Boykins III
  Joy Jones
  Kimberly Nichole
  Malina Moye
  Melinda Doolittle
  Shae Fiol
  Tess Henley
  The Revelations feat. Tre Williams
  Tracy Cruz
 

Major Label Album of the Year

 
  All-4-One - No Regrets
  Anthony Hamilton - The Point of It All
  Chrisette Michele - Epiphany
  Corneille - The Birth of Corneillius
  Daniel Merriweather - Love & War
  India.Arie - Testimony Vol. 2
  Joe - Signature
  Keyshia Cole - A Different Me
  Kindred - The Arrival
  K'Jon - I Get Around
  Ledisi - Turn Me Loose
  Leigh Jones - Music In My Soul
  Mary Mary - The Sound
  Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
  Musiq Soulchild - OnMyRadio
  Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
  Teena Marie - Congo Square
  Tonex - Unspoken
  Will Downing - Classique
  Whitney Houston - I Look To You

 

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Listening Room - Southern Avenue - Southern Avenue
Listening Room - Carmen Lundy - Code Noir
Listening Room - Robert Damper - "D" Tales
Song of the Month - Atlantic Starr - "My Best Friend"

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