The 2015 Soul Train Awards went down in Las Vegas last night. And the YBF stars were out in full force. Peep pics of Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Babyface, Bobby Brown and many more inside…
Las Vegas was the place to be last night. The 2015 Soul Train Awards were taped at the Orleans Arena bringing out some of the most recognized and loved YBF stars.
The ever-so-stylish Erykah Badu, who was tapped to host, made sure to turn heads as she made her way down the red carpet. The fashion lover pulled up off a bold and glamorous look. She was draped in a black Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture dress that she finished with her signature black top hat.
The 44-year-old songstress opened the show with a medley of her classic hits, including “Danger,” “On & On,” and “Love Of My Life.” Just oozing that Baduizm.
Slay Queen! Jill Scott stepped on the carpet looking like royalty serving regal fierceness in a black and gold Balmain wrap dress, gold sandals topped off with a black silk turban. Loves it!
Jilly from Philly was presented with the first-ever Lady of Soul Award complete with a special tribute video from industry’s top executives and artists such as Whoopi Goldberg, Usher and more where she talked about Jill’s energy, creativity, exceptional talent and inspiration.
Following accepting her award, the WOMAN songstress serenaded the audience with her classic tracks “Back Together,” “Long Walk,” “It’s Love,” “Golden,” “Cross My Mind,” and “Whatever.” Everyone in the audience was on their feet rocking out to Jilly’s soulful tunes.
Legendary R&B singer and producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was honored with the night’s esteemed Legend Award. Before accepting his award, he hit the carpet with his wife Nicole Pantenburg and daughter Peyton.
EPIC Records honcho L.A. Reid presented the GRAMMY winning producer the award to honor the musician for his tremendous influence in soul culture and music.
After accepting his award, he rocked the stage alongside Brandy, Fantasia, surprise guest Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men and Tevin Campbell as they performed his legendary classics. Babyface wrapped up his set with “Whip Appeal,” which had the entire crowd singing alone and dancing.
R&B singer and new dad again Bobby Brown snapped it up with Babyface backstage. Nice to see he seems to be doing well after the tragic death of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.
WONDALAND honcho Janelle Monae and her artist Jidenna both put on fashionable displays on the red carpet. Nothing out of the ordinary for these two.
YAS! Fantasia came to snatch a few wigs last night! Chick showed up and showed out in the hot number. We see you Fanny.
Lady in red! “Power” star Naturi Naughton looked gorgeous in this red flirty couture frock.
R&B sonsgtress Jazmine Sullivan hit the carpet in a black floor length gown before she tore the stage down with a performance alongside R&B singing group After 7.
Black clearly doesn’t crack. “Descendants” star Wendy Raquel Robinson strutted her stuff in a white Glamour Goddess Boutique dress accessorized with a BCBGMAXAZRIA belt and finished with a super cute pair of Betsey Johnson ankle bow sandals. 48 is looking DAMN good.
R&B crooner R. Kelly hit the carpet before he hit the stage.
“Dr. Ken” actress Tisha Campbell-Martin served a little sex appeal with her sparkly plunging neckline dress.
With This Ring starlet Regina Hall kept it simple but totally chic in lace, leather and cheetah print. Can’t go wrong with that combination.
Iconic raptress MC Lyte was in the mix rocking a white laser-cut dress paired with nude heels.
“Born Again Virgin” star and "Top Model" chick Eva Marcille posed it up in a printed jumpsuit by the JD Collection. Do we love it?
“Vampire Diaries” star Kat Graham showed off her legs in a shiny green mini dress. She served a little Diana Ross tease with her big hair to finish her look.
Singer/reality star Shanice was in the mix working the carpet in a white long sleeve mini paired with red pumps for a pop of color.
R&B singer Bridget Kelly styled in a pair of glittery high-waisted wide leg trousers paired with a simple white crop top. Loving the pants.
O, hey fellas! V-103 radio host Big Tigger and singer Tank snapped it up on the carpet before the festivities.
Actor and singer Malcolm Jamal Warner joined Eva, who did a wardrobe change, on stage to present.
Elsewhere on the red carpet and backstage.....
Ms. Jilly & Ms. Badu had some fun on the carpet. Ha!
Television host Bevy Smith snapped this bootylicious photo of Jill, Erykah and actress Tichina Arnold with the caption, "Look at these beauties with booties, @missjillscott @erykahbadu @tichinaarnold #SoulTrainAwards" Work it ladies!
Jidenna got the pleasure to meet the Neo-Soul Queen as she made her rounds.
Fanny and Tigger were all smiles for a photo-op.
“Truth Be Told” actors Bresha Webb and Tone Bell snapped it up with Big Tigger, Naturi and Regina backstage. You can catch new episodes of "Turth Be Told" Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.
Looks like fun times were had by all. And just like at the end of every Soul Train episode, we wish you love, peace and SOOOOOUL!
The 2015 Soul Train Awards will air on Centric and BET November 29th at 8pm ET.
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