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Davido Makes 2014 Soul Train Awards Nominee List as Only African For ‘Best International Performance’



Davido (1)Davido is certainly getting more acknowledgements on a global platform.

The music star has been announced as one of the nominees for this year’s Soul Train Awards, making him the only African act to grace the list this year.

Nominated for his hit single ‘Aye’, released earlier in the year, Davido is up against Machel Montano, Nico & Vinz, Sam Smith, Shaggy and Ziggy Marley for the ‘Best International Performance’ category.

This year’s Soul Train Music Awards will take place on Sunday, November 30, and will be hosted by TV personality, Wendy Williams.

Check out the full Soul Train Awards nominees below!

Album of the Year
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady
Michael Jackson, Xscape
Pharrell Williams, G I R L
John Legend, Love in the Future
Drake, Nothing Was The Same

Song of the Year
Beyoncé, feat. Jay Z, “Drunk in Love”
John Legend, “All of Me”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Michael Jackson, feat. Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”
Drake, feat. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Chris Brown, feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, “Loyal”

Best New Artist
Jhene Aiko
Mack Wilds
August Alsina
LiV Warfield
Sevyn Streeter
Nico & Vinz

Video of the Year
Beyoncé, feat. Jay Z, “Drunk in Love”
Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
Jhene Aiko, “The Worst”
Chris Brown, feat. Usher, “New Flame”
Usher, “Good Kisser”
Aloe Blacc, “The Man”

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Pretty Hurts,” Beyoncé (Joshua Coleman, Sia Fuller, Beyoncé Knowles)
“All Of Me,” John Legend (Toby Gad, John Stephens, Dave Tozer)
“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith (Steve Fitzmaurice, James Napier, William Phillips, Sam Smith)
“The Man,” Aloe Blacc (Khalil Abdul-Rahman, Sam Barsh, Aloe Blacc, Elton John, Daniel Steef, Bernie Taupin)
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams)
“The Worst,” Jhene Aiko (Jhene Aiko Chilombo, Mac Robinson, Brian Warfield)

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year
Chris Brown, feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, “Loyal”
Nicki Minaj, “Pills N Potions”
ScHoolboy Q, feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, “Studio”
Drake, feat. Majid Jordan, “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Iggy Azalea, feat. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
T.I., feat. Iggy Azalea, “No Mediocre”

Best Collaboration
Toni Braxton & Babyface, “Hurt You”
Janelle Monáe, feat. Miguel, “PrimeTime”
Robert Glasper, feat. Jill Scott, “Calls”
Chris Brown, feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, “Loyal”
Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake, “Love Never Felt So Good”
Chris Brown, feat. Usher & Rick Ross, “New Flame”

Best R&B/Soul Female Act
Jennifer Hudson
Janelle Monáe
Jhene Aiko
Marsha Ambrosius

Best R&B/Soul Male Act
Pharrell Williams
Trey Songz
Chris Brown
John Legend

Centric Certified Award
Robert Glasper
Leela James
Luke James

Best Dance Performance
Usher, “Good Kisser”
Chris Brown, feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga, “Loyal”
Jason Derulo, feat. 2 Chainz, “Talk Dirty”
Tinahse, feat. ScHoolboy Q, “2 On”
DJ Snake & Lil Jon, “Turn Down for What”
Janelle Monáe, “Electric Lady”

Best International Performance
Sam Smith, “Stay With Me”
Nico & Vinz, “Am I Wrong”
Davido, “Aye”
Machel Montano, “Ministry of Road (M.O.R.)”
Shaggy, feat. Ne-Yo, “You Girl”
Ziggy Marley, “I Don’t Want to Live on Mars”

Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance
Joe, feat. Kelly Rowland, “Love & Sex Pt. 2”
Kelly Price, “It’s My Time”
Shaliek, “The Past”
LiV Warfield, “Why Do You Lie?”
Sebastian Mikael, feat. Wale, “Last Night”
Terrace Martin, feat. T$, Tone Trezure, “You’re The One”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance
Gregory Porter, “Hey Laura”
Audra McDonald, “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”
Kenny Garrett, “Pushing the World Away”
Monty Alexander, “Concietro de Aranjuez”
Wynton Marsalis, “Flee as a Bird to the Mountain (Live)”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance
Robert Glasper, feat. Jill Scott, “Calls”
Najee, feat. Meli’sa Morgan, “In the Mood to Take It Slow”
Snarky Puppy, “Lingus (We Like It Here)”
Terrace Martin, feat. Robert Glasper, “It’s Yours”
LiV Warfield, “Stay – Soul Lifted”
Vandell Andrew, “Let’s Ride”

Best Gospel Inspirational Song
Erica Campbell, feat. Lecrae, “Help”
Smokie Norful, “No Greater Love”
Tamela Mann, “I Can Onlu Imagine”
Michelle Williams, feat. Beyoncé & Kelly Rowland, “Say Yes”
Donnie McClurkin, feat. Tye Tribbett, “We Are Victorious”
Inspired People, feat. Charles Jenkins, “Real Love”

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  1. chi-e-z

    October 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Aren’t Nico & Vinz a half African duo. least I thought so from their One Song song [the title is One Song)

    • Dolly

      October 14, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Exactly my point like can BN and Linda Ikeji stop the Davido movement. I know BN aint with the b.s tho! Vincent of Vinz & Nico is of Ghanaian descent.

  2. Mizzy

    October 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    It’s bin a great year 4 Davido sha. Big ups n al d best

  3. Lateefat olaitan

    October 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Davido is really going places! Thumbs up dear!! The best is really yet to manifest in ya life and mine!!! Being the only African artist or not, the fact that you are nominated here amongst all these International celebs really calls for celebration. Go get it dear.

  4. Shakala

    October 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I’m kind of confused the last time I checked each one of our ancestors came form Africa, regardless of knowing ones original country or not. So my only question is if Davido is African what category of race does every one else fall in? Also I can’t stress this enough we didn’t request to be taken to the diaspora.

  5. Backstagenegro

    October 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    NE – Ga – Ro -Abeg pu h leese
    He will get his award backstage anyway so no need to brag
    To the akatas you aint worth walking on their stage with life audience – so just get prepared to get it back stage as you did in the past with the other so called awards

    Congratulations on your backstage award

    Them SORRY – m.- keep disrespecting africans and you take it. How can i respect you then. STAND YOUR GROUND BROTHA


    October 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    @ Shakala……I feel you, sister/brother! !

  7. Ijebu Boy

    October 15, 2014 at 2:42 am

    so “when Jesus says yes, nobody can say no” is nominated too… but performed by destiny’s child… can naija claim that too? lmao

  8. Miss Kay

    October 15, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I think BN meant the only nominee based on Africa…

  9. Bola Odu

    October 15, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Congratulations OBOlowo

  10. bukola

    October 19, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Thumb up Davido. Indeed this year is your year. Congrats……. Awards all through d year? Big big congrats to u

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