2015 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards Nominees Named!

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    Thanks for your nominations for the 2015 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the biggest awards in the world dedicated to independent soul music. We've gathered all the suggestions and have chosen a fantastic group of finalists -- superb artists who represent all that is great about Soul Music in 2015.  To be nominated, an artist must have released a project (or had the project reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. And all nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on a major label). You can see the full eligibility rules by clicking hereShare this with your friends using #SoulTracks2015

    All ballots have now been mailed!

    The winners will be announced at our international broadcast on Monday, December 7.

    Here are your nominees!

    Album of the Year
    Alabama Shakes - "Color and Sound"
    Brandon Williams - "XII"
    Jeff Bradshaw - "Home"
    Kenny Lattimore - "Anatomy of A Love Song"
    Lindsey Webster - "You Change"
    Lizz Wright - "Freedom and Surrender"
    Portia Monique - "Portia Monique"
    Teedra Moses - "Cognac and Conversation"
    Terri Lyne Carrington - "The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul"
    The Foreign Exchange - "Tales from the Land of Milk and Honey"
    The Internet - "Ego Death"
    The Rebirth - "Being Through The Eyes of a Child"
    Tyrese - "Black Rose"
    Various Artists - "Bespeak Love"
    Song of the Year
    Alabama Shakes - "Gimme All Your Love"
    Bilal - "I Really Don't Care"
    Brandon Williams feat Alex Isley and Moonchild - "Leave Love Be"
    Brian Owens and Nao Yoshioka - "Love Love"
    Jarrod Lawson - "When Will You Call"
    Johnny Gill - "Game Changer"
    Keith James - "Not My Day"
    Martin Luther feat. Questlove - "Finally"
    Meaghan Maples - "Feet On The Ground"
    Phil Perry - "A Better Man"
    Raheem DeVaughn - "When You Love Somebody"
    Rogiérs - "I Found A Groove"
    Teedra Moses and Anthony Hamilton - "That One"
    Tyrese - "Shame"
       
    Male Vocalist of the Year  Female Vocalist of the Year
     
    Amp Fiddler
    Calvin Richardson
    Frank McComb
    Jarrod Lawson
    Johnny Gill
    Kenny Lattimore
    Lenny Williams
    Ola Onabule
    Phil Perry
    Raheem DeVaughn
    Tony Momrelle
    Ty Causey
    Tyrese
    Will Downing
     
    Andreya Triana
    Carmen Rodgers
    Carol Riddick
    Cecile McLorin Salvant
    Conya Doss
    Karen Bernod
    Lizz Wright
    Maysa
    Portia Monique
    Rhonda Thomas
    Syleena Johnson
    Teedra Moses
    Teri Tobin
    Tracy Hamlin
     Duo or Group of the Year   New Artist of the Year
     
    Aaries
    Alabama Shakes
    Black Violin
    ConFunkShun
    Cool Million
    guiltypleasures
    Mad Satta
    Naturally 7
    Saun & Starr
    Sons of Serendip
    The Foreign Exchange
    The Internet
    The Rebirth
    Venue Connection
     
    Aaron Parnell Brown
    Brandon Williams
    Charity
    Dominique Toney
    Indra Rios-Moore
    Jaime Woods
    K. Avett
    Keith James
    Kenya
    Lindsey Webster
    Mad Satta
    Meaghan Maples
    Nao Yoshioka
    Samm Henshaw 
    Tahirah Memory
       
     
    Choice Cut - Brother Reggie - "Love Song"
    Choice Cut - KEA - "Turn It Around"