BET celebrated and honored R&B legends and soul music’s brightest new stars at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the 2017 Soul Train Awards.
The comedic and soulful Erykah Badu returned to reprise her role as host of the evening.
The night included electrifying performances from Toni Braxton, SWV, Method Man, Tamar Braxton, Keyshia Cole, Kirk Franklin, Jessie J, 112, Tank, Daniel Caeser, DVSN, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Ledisi, Luke James, MAJOR., Ro James and U-God.
Grammy award-nominated, multi-platinum female R&B trio SWV was presented with the third annual Lady of Soul Award, while multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning, singer-songwriter Toni Braxton was honored with the night’s highly coveted Don Cornelius Legend Award.
SWV performed a medley of their top hits such as, “Weak," and "I'm So Into You." The trio were also joined on stage by Method Man and U-God for their Wu-Tang remix of “Anything.”
Living legend Toni Braxton was honored with the Don Cornelius Legend Award with a tribute that included Ro James, Luke James, and Jessie J.
Ro performed "Seven Whole Days", Luke: "Unbreak My Heart", and Jessie J performed "You Mean The World To Me."
Anthony Anderson presented Toni Braxton with the coveted Legend Award.
The incomparable multi-platinum, multi-Grammy award-winner took the stage to perform a medley of her hits including, “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “You’re Making Me High,” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me.”
Soul Train’s fan-favorite Soul Cypher also returned this year featuring vocalists Fantasia Barrino, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music.
Before all of the show action, AllHipHop.com’s Rea Davis caught up with BBD, 112, 702 and more. Check out the interviews below!
The Soul Train Awards air tonight at 8/7c on BET & BETHER.