2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Finalists Named!

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    Thanks for participating in the 2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the biggest awards in the world dedicated to independent soul music.. Soul Music has continued to expand over the past year, and there has been so much great music. This year's finalists are superb and represent all that is great about Soul Music in 2013.  

    To be nominated, an artist must have released a project (or had the project reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. And other than the Major Label Album of the Year, all other nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on a major label). You can see the full eligibility rules by clicking here.

    Thanks for participating in the 2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the biggest awards in the world dedicated to independent soul music.. Soul Music has continued to expand over the past year, and there has been so much great music. This year's finalists are superb and represent all that is great about Soul Music in 2013.  

    To be nominated, an artist must have released a project (or had the project reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. And other than the Major Label Album of the Year, all other nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on a major label). You can see the full eligibility rules by clicking here.

    Voting 

    You, the readers of SoulTrackswill pick the winners by voting between October 18 - 30, 2013!  To be eligible to vote you must be on our SoulTracks email list.  A personal ballot will be emailed to every person on our SoulTracks list.  We began sending ballots on the morning of October 18th and every day we're sending out ballots to new sign-ups. If you're not on the list now, sign up at the top left hand side of this page and you will receive your ballot within 24 hoursAll votes must be received by October 30!

    The winners will be announced at our international broadcast on Monday, December 9.

    Independent Album of the Year 

    Alice Smith - She
    Bilal - A Love Surreal
    Bradd Marquis - Thank You
    Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred
    Corey Glover - The Pledge
    Honey Larochelle - The Yes Feeling
    Joe  - Doubleback: The Evolution of R&B
    Marcell Russell - The Serenade and the Sermon
    Omar - The Man
    Raheem DeVaughn - A Place Called Loveland
    The Foreign Exchange - Love In Flying Colors
    Zo! - Manmade

    Major Label Album of the Year 

    Booker T Jones - Sound the Alarm
    Charlie Wilson - Love Charlie
    Chrisette Michele - Better
    Earth Wind & Fire - Now Then & Forever
    Fred Hammond - United Tenors
    Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit
    India Arie - SongVersation
    Janelle Monae - Electric Lady
    Jose James - No Beginning, No End
    Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience
    Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
    Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go?

     

    Song of the Year

    Algebra Blessett - "Nobody But You"
    Chante Moore - "Jesus I Want You"
    Chris Jasper - "Any Day"
    Cleveland P. Jones - "Free Yard Sale"
    James Day feat. Gavin Christopher and Audrey Wheeler - "Considered Delivered"
    Joe Leavy - "I Heart You"
    Maysa and Bluey - "Good Morning Sunrise"
    Raheem DeVaughn - "Ridiculous"
    Ron Isley and Kem - "My Favorite Thing"
    Tim Dillinger feat B Slade - "The Baton"
    Will Downing & Avery Sunshine - "You Were Meant Just For Me"
    Zo! feat Eric Roberson - "We Are On The Move"

     

    Female Vocalist of the Year 

    Candace Bellamy
    Carolyn Malachi
    Cecile McLorin Salvant
    Chante Moore
    Choklate
    Collette
    Dessy Di Lauro
    Maysa
    Navasha Daya
    Nicole Henry
    Sandra St. Victor
    Tess Henley

     

    Male Vocalist of the Year

    Bilal
    Bradd Marquis
    Cody ChesnuTT
    Howard Johnson
    Joe
    Kenny Wesley
    Marcell Russell
    Omar
    Phil Perry
    Raheem DeVaughn
    Tim Dillinger
    Will Downing

     

    Duo or Group of the Year 

    Ascendant
    Brand New Heavies
    Lake Street Dive
    Moonchild
    Musiq Soulchild and Syleena Johnson
    State Cows
    Swing Out Sister
    The Foreign Exchange
    The Secret B Sides
    The System
    Water Seed
    Zbonics

     

    New Artist of the Year

    Aaradhna
    Cleveland P. Jones
    Honey Larochelle
    John Michael 
    Josephine 
    Lianne La Havas
    Marques Toliver
    Offiong Bassey
    Shelea
    Sid Sriram
    TaQuita Thorns
    Tituss Burgess

    Lifetime Achievement Award

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    Featured Album - ASCENDANT - Illuminate: Yellow
    Choice Cut - Fred Reed - "Tug Of War"