See the Nominees - 2016 SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards!

(October 22, 2016) Okay, this is one election we can all agree on. The time is coming again for the 2016 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 2016.  To be nominated, an artist must have released music (or had the music reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. And all nominees must have released their music independently (i.e., not on one of the three major labels).

(October 22, 2016) Okay, this is one election we can all agree on. The time is coming again for the 2016 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 2016.  To be nominated, an artist must have released music (or had the music reach its commercial peak) between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. 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 will be sent out to all SoulTracks email subscribers on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. If you're already a SoulTracks email subscriber, you're all set. If you're not, you can sign up at the top of this page before that date. It's free and we will never share your email address with anyone else.

Congratulations to all of the artists. Share this with your friends using #SoulTracks2016

Album of the Year

Anderson.Paak - Malibu

Chantae Cann - Journey to Golden

Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+ Evolution

Greg Dean - The Greg Dean Project

James Day - Repertoire

Kindred the Family Soul - Legacy of Love

Phonte and Eric Roberson - Tigallero

Rasheed Ali - 1968 Black Power

St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Sea of Noise

Terisa Griffin - Revival of Soul

Tony Momrelle - Keep Pushing

Zo! - Skybreak

 
Song of the Year

Antonique Smith - "Hold Up Wait a Minute"

After 7 - "Let Me Know"

Eryn Allen Kane - "Piano Song"

Greg Dean, Chantae Cann, Jarrod Lawson - "Unconditional Love"

Heston - "Mind, Body and Soul"

James Day feat. Trina Broussard and Tim Owens - "Dance Again"

Javier Colon - "Gravity"

Kindred the Family Soul - "All My People"

Lori Jenaire and Patrice Rushen - "As You Are"

Phonte and Eric Roberson - "Something"

R'mone Entonio - "Without You"

Silk - "Love For You To Like Me"

Tony Momrelle - "All The Things You Are"

Zo! Feat. Joi - "Just Whatcha Like"

Female Artist of the Year

Alex Isley

Chantae Cann

Esperanza Spalding

KeKe Wyatt

Lalah Hathaway

Macy Gray

Mavis Staples

Navasha Daya

Regina Belle

Terisa Griffin

Toni Redd

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Male Artist of the Year

ABIAH

Anthony David

Chris Jasper

Dave Hollister

Eric Benet

Frank McComb

I, Ced

Javier Colon

Jonathan McReynolds

Lamone

Tony Momrelle

Will Downing

Duo or Group of the Year

After 7

AzYet

Kindred The Family Soul

KING

Phonte and Eric Roberson

Resurface

Silk

Soulpersona

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

The British Collective

The Dangerfeel Newbies

The Suffers

New Artist of the Year

Anderson.Paak

Ashleigh Smith

Chantae Cann

D Maurice

Eryn Allen Kane

Kaytranada

Lawrence

Leon Timbo

MAJOR.

Rashaad Carlton

R'mone Entonio

Tavonna Miller

Lifetime Achievement Award

...to be announced soon!

 

 

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