2013 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Finalists Named!

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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Choice Cut - V3 - "Getting Better"
Listening Room - Avery Sunshine - Twenty Sixty Four
CD of the Month - Raul Midon - Bad Ass and Blind
SoulTracks Choice Cut - Toni Redd - "Underneath My Skin"

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