Nominees Named for 2011 SoulTracks Awards!

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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