See the Nominees: 2019 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards

(October 24, 2019) Okay, this is one election we can all agree on. The time is coming again for the 2019 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 2019.  To be nominated, an artist must have released music (or had the music reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. And all nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on one of the three major labels).

(October 24, 2019) Okay, this is one election we can all agree on. The time is coming again for the 2019 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 2019.  To be nominated, an artist must have released music (or had the music reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019. 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 to the artists, all voting was by individual emailed ballots sent out to SoulTracks email subscribers only - one vote per subscriber. Ballots went out on November 8. Award winners will be announced in December. Congratulations to the nominees! #SoulTracks2019

Album of the Year

Brandon Williams - The Love Factor
Conya Doss - Clear
Johnny Gill - Game Changer II
Juewett Bostick - Shades of Blu
Leon Ware - Rainbow Deux
One Way feat. Al Hudson - #NewOldSchool
PJ Morton - Paul
Plunky & Oneness - Afroclectic
Rahsaan Patterson - Heroes & Gods
Such - Wide Nose, Full Lips
Tahirah Memory - Asha
Tony Momrelle - The Best Is Yet to Come
Will Downing - The Promise
Zo! - FourFront

Song of the Year

"All The While" - Tahirah Memory
"Before Dark" - Such
"Carry You" - Brian Owens & The Royal Five
"Do Me Right" - Vintage Trouble
"Heaven" - Tony Momrelle and Maysa
"High" - Frank McComb and Eric Roberson
"Joy in the Rain" - Randy Muller feat. Angela Johnson
"Kite" - Daryl Anders Agapesoul
"Only You" - Bryan Andrew Wilson
"People" - Vivian Sessoms
"Say So" - PJ Morton feat. JoJo
"Sent From Heaven" - Rahsaan Patterson
"Stronger" - Cool Million feat. D Train

Female Vocalist of the Year

Candace Bellamy
Cecily
Conya Doss
Julie Dexter
Kea Michaels
Maysa
Nao Yoshioka
Snoh Aalegra
Such
Sy Smith
Tahirah Memory
Teri Tobin
Tracy Cruz
Vivian Sessoms

Male Vocalist of the Year

Bashiri Asad
Raheem DeVaughn
Brian Owens
Bryan Andrew Wilson
Eric Roberson
Frank McComb
Johnny Gill
Ola Onabule
PJ Morton
Rasheed Ali
Stokley
Tony Momrelle
Ty Causey
Will Downing

Duo or Group of the Year

Blood Orange
Cool Million
Moonchild
One Way feat. Al Hudson
Pleasure
Plunky & Oneness
Ranky Tanky
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics
Southern Avenue
Spur of the Moment
The Hamiltones
The Motet
The Undisputed Truth
Vintage Trouble

New Artist of the Year

Alicia Olatuja
Devin Morrison
Durone Stokes
J Brown
JSWISS
Joslyn and Sweet Compressoin
Kori Withers
Lasperanza
Music Carolyn
Norelle
Nyah Grace
Tyrone Hendrix
Von B and DL Wilson

Lifetime Achievement Award

[To be announced soon]

 
Featured Album - Will Downing - "Romantique, Part 1"
Featured Album - The Soul Rebels - "Poetry In Motion"
Album of the Month - Plunky & Oneness - "Afroclectic"
Choice Cut - Chris Jasper - "For The Love of You"

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