Nominees Named for 2011 SoulTracks Awards!

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    Hey SoulTrackers!  Thanks for the hundreds and hundreds of nominations we received from you for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the world's leading awards for independent soul artists.  The nominations 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).  The winners will be named in a December SoulTracks broadcast.

    Hey SoulTrackers!  Thanks for the hundreds and hundreds of nominations we received from you for this year's SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the world's leading awards for independent soul artists.  The nominations 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).  The winners will be named in a December SoulTracks broadcast.

    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
    Aloe Blacc Good Things
    Anthony David As Above So Below
    Bilal Airtight's Revenge
    Deborah Bond Madame Palindrome
    Electric Empire Electric Empire
    Frank Mccomb A New Beginning
    Freddie Jackson For You
    Gordon Chambers Sincere
    Julie Dexter New Again
    Kelly Price Kelly
    Kindred the Family Soul Love Has No Recession
    Mama's Gun The Life and Soul
    Maya Azucena Cry Love
    Rahsaan Patterson Bleuphoria
    Winston Warrior Lifeology 101
    The Foreign Exchange Authenticity
    The Stylistics That Same Way
    Van Hunt What Were You Hoping For?
    Syleena Johnson Chapter 5: Underrated
    Zo!  …just visiting three
       
    Song of the Year  
    Always Electric Empire
    Bad 4 U Winston Warrior
    Beautiful Noel Gourdin
    Deed to My Heart Frank McComb
    Easier Said Than Done Rahsaan Patterson
    Forevermore Anthony David & Algebra
    I Can't Love You Gordon Chambers
    I Need a Dollar Aloe Blacc
    Little One Bilal
    Magic Happens Kindred the Family Soul
    Marzipan (feat Eric Roberson and Phonte) Zo!
    Mistreated Margo Thunder
    On A String Mama's Gun
    Queen Tasha Taylor
    Supernatural KING
    The Half Maya Azucena
    Tired Kelly Price
    You Are The One Deborah Bond
    You Got A Hold On Me (feat Yahzarah) Saunders Sermons
    You Gotta Be Patti Austin
       
    Male Vocalist of the Year  
    Aloe Blacc  
    Anthony David  
    Bilal  
    Bootsy Collins  
    Bslade  
    Chaz Shepherd  
    Darryl Grant  
    Frank McComb  
    Freddie Jackson  
    Gordon Chambers  
    Heston  
    Jesse Boykins III  
    John Stoddart  
    Michael Franks  
    Noel Gourdin  
    Rahsaan Patterson  
    Tony Adamo  
    Van Hunt  
    Walter Christopher  
    Winston Warrior  
       
    Female Vocalist of the Year  
    Abby Dobson  
    Candace Bellamy  
    Collette  
    Deborah Bond  
    Dessy DiLauro  
    Julie Dexter  
    KeKe Wyatt  
    Kim Burrell  
    Lynne Fiddmont  
    Margo Thunder  
    Maty Soul  
    Maya Azucena  
    Patti Austin  
    Syleena Johnson  
    Rhonda Thomas  
    Tasha Taylor  
    Terisa Griffin  
    Tracy Cruz  
    Asa  
    Kelly Price  
       
    Duo or Group of the Year  
    Aaries  
    Armchair Generals  
    Bump Kitchen  
    Electric Empire  
    Helen Bruner & Terry Jones  
    Kindred the Family Soul  
    King  
    Mama's Gun  
    Mint Condition  
    Philly Gumbo  
    Reel People  
    Soul Cycle  
    Soul Talk  
    The Bo-Keys  
    The Foreign Exchange  
    The Kind Revolution  
    The State Cows  
    The Stylistics  
    Tom Glide and the Luv All Stars  
    Venue Connection  
       
    New Artist of the Year   
    Abby Dobson  
    Armchair Generals  
    Bigg Milt  
    Chaz Shepherd  
    Esnavi  
    Gwen Maul  
    Honey Larochelle  
    King  
    L Young  
    LeNora Jaye  
    Nia Devine  
    Saidah Baba Talibah  
    Sarah's Girl  
    Teri Tobin  
    Vic Frierson  
    Winston Warrior  
    Cleveland Jones  
    Andre Henry  
    I, Ced  
    Marie-Christine  
       
    Major Label Album of the Year  
    Adele 21
    Beverly Knight Soul UK
    Bruno Mars Doo Wops and Hooligans
    Cee Lo Green The Lady Killer
    Charlie Wilson Just Charlie
    El Debarge Second Chance
    Eric Benet Lost In Time
    Jazmine Sullivan Love Me Back
    Jessie J Who You Are
    Jill Scott The Light of the Sun
    Keyshia Cole Calling All Hearts
    Kirk Franklin Hello Fear
    Ledisi Pieces of Me
    Marc Broussard Marc Broussard
    Marsha Ambrosius Late Nights, Early Mornings
    Mary Mary Something Big
    Musiq Soulchild Musiqinthemagiq
    R Kelly Love Letter
    Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin
    Warren Haynes Man In Motion

     

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    Choice Cut - Brother Reggie - "Love Song"
    Choice Cut - KEA - "Turn It Around"