See the Nominees: 2019 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards

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    (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 on Monday, December 9. 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]

     
    Choice Cut - Brother Reggie - "Love Song"
    Choice Cut - KEA - "Turn It Around"