H.E.R. received eight different nominations from the Soul Train Awards for her 2021 album while Maxwell and Ashanti will be recognized.
— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) November 2, 2021
Maxwell will be presented with the coveted Legend Award, as it was most recently given to Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis at the 2019 award show. Maxwell was flattered, as he responded to the announcement with a statement: “It’s an honor to be presented with the Legend award by a community that’s been growing with me throughout my career. I’m so grateful to be sharing this moment with everyone and returning to the Apollo for an evening of excellence.” Ashanti will be given the Lady of Soul Award, as last year’s recipient was Monica. She took to Instagram to show gratitude for the recognition saying: “Wow… I’m honored to be recognized as this year’s ‘Lady of Soul’ honoree. This is a full circle moment for me because I received the ‘Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year’ Award at the Lady of Soul Awards in 2002. As we commemorate 50 years of Soul Train, I’m proud to be a part of this legacy and to return to the Apollo to celebrate! I’m Super humbled.”
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