Multi-platinum, seven-time GRAMMY award-winning singer, songwriter Toni Braxton will be adding another accolade to her resume soon. BET announced the official list of nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards and Toni is being honored! The songstress is set to receive the Don Cornelius Legend Award for her work in the industry. Let’s look at some of her past accomplishments:
Over the span of her career, Toni has sold over 67 million records, including 41 million albums worldwide. Rising to the top of the charts with the release of her self-titled debut album in 1993, she received a total of three Grammy Awards. From there, her career skyrocketed and the rest is history!
Most recently, Toni’s latest single, “Deadwood” was released last month, and her new album “Sex & Cigarettes,” her first in seven years, will be released in 2018.
But, Toni isn’t the only one who will be recognized for their outstanding work in music, R&B trio SWV will also be honored with the Lady of Soul Award.
BET says Toni and the group are being honored for their longstanding careers and influence. WE think they deserve it!
Here’s a look at some of the other nominees:
Solange Knowles is running the show with seven nominations for her album “A Seat at the Table.” She famously credited Growing Up Hip Hop star and legend Master P on the album’s success, praising his guidance and direction during the album’s creative process.
The 2017 Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Nominees are…. . CRANES IN THE SKY by Solange (@saintrecords)… LOCATION by Khalid (@thegr8khalid)… LOVE ME NOW by @JohnLegend… REDBONE by @ChildishGambino… VERSACE ON THE FLOOR by @BrunoMars… . Find out who wins on Sunday, November 26 on @BET & @BETherTV at 8/7c!
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Solange may be leading the pack, but others include big sister, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Cardi B., and Kendrick Lamar.