See the Nominees! 2018 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards

Okay, this is one election we can all agree on. The time is coming again for the 2018 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the biggest awards in the world dedicated to independent soul music.

We've gathered all the suggestions from readers and our industry friends and have chosen a fantastic group of finalists -- superb artists who represent all that is great about Soul Music in 2018.  To be nominated, an artist must have released music (or had the music reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. And all nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on one of the three major labels).

Okay, this is one election we can all agree on. The time is coming again for the 2018 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, the biggest awards in the world dedicated to independent soul music.

We've gathered all the suggestions from readers and our industry friends and have chosen a fantastic group of finalists -- superb artists who represent all that is great about Soul Music in 2018.  To be nominated, an artist must have released music (or had the music reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. And all nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on one of the three major labels).

To make sure the results are accurate and fair, all voting is by individual ballots. Voting ballots went out to all SoulTracks email subscribers on Friday, November 16, 2018. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 10, 2018.

Voting has ended! Come back December 10 to see the winners

Congratulations to all of the artists. Share this with your friends using #SoulTracks2018

And here are the nominees for this year:

Album of the Year

August Greene - August Greene
Cecile McLorin Salvant – The Window
En Vogue - Electric Café
James Day - Groove Nights
K.Avett - Lioness
Kenny Lattimore - Vulnerable
Malia - Late Bloomer
PJ Morton - Gumbo Unplugged
Raul Midon - If You Really Want
Sy Smith - Sometimes A Rose Will Grow in Concrete
Tamia - Passion Like Fire
Various Artists - Two Beats One Soul

Song of the Year

“Heavenly” by Priscilla Renae
“Hit Or Miss by Change
“In Between Times” by James Biscuit Rouse
“Language of Love” by Frank Simmons III feat Conya Doss
“Last Song” by Darien Dean feat. Tiffany T'zelle
“Leave It Smokin” by Tamia
“Love By Design” by Glenn Jones and Regina Belle
“Moment of Weakness” by William Bell
“Now and Later” by Sy Smith
“Nowhere” by N'Dambi feat. All Cows Eat Grass
“Optimistic” by August Greene feat. Brandy
“The Way” by Esnavi

Male Vocalist of the Year
 
ABIAH
Anthony David
Chris Jasper
Donnell Isaac
Jeffrey Osborne
Kenny lattimore
Lovell
Peabo Bryson
PJ Morton
Raul Midon
Russell Taylor
William Bell
 
Female Vocalist of the Year
 
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Chantae Cann
Diane Shaw
Esnavi
Gwendolyn Collins
K.Avett
Lindsey Webster
Macy Gray
N'Dambi
Sy Smith
Tamia
Tracy Cruz
 
Duo or Group of the Year
 
August Greene
Average White Band
Change
En Vogue
Helen Bruner and Terry Jones
Mamas Gun
Naturally 7
Ohio Players
Louis York
The APX
The Foreign Exchange
The Suffers
 
New Artist of the Year
 
Andy Stokes
Cornell CC Carter
Jade Novah
Jazzy D
Latrese Bush
Lenny Harold
Malia
Nola Ade
Porcelan
Priscilla Renae
Regina Madre
The APX
 
Lifetime Achievement Award
 
 
 
 
Song of the Month - Kea Michaels - "Not My Friend"
Featured Album - Nichelle Colvin - Welcome to Gary
Featured Album - Rahsaan Patterson - Heroes & Gods

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