See the Nominees! 2018 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards

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    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
     
     
     
     
    Choice Cut - Sargent Tucker - "Good Music"
    Album of the Month - Joan Belgrave - "Oooo Boy"