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The 2012 Soul Train Awards aired last night on BET and Centric. Big winners on the night included Beyonce who walked away with 2 awards including Best R&B/Soul Artist. Elle Varner won Best New Artist. Best R&B/Soul Male Artist went to Miguel and Frank Ocean won Album of the Year for Channel Orange.
New Edition was honored with the Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award. Soul Train founder Don Cornelius was remembered with a special tribute.
There were also great performance from Miguel, Elle Varner, 2 Chainz, New Edition, Eddie Levert, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole and more.
Check out the list of winners and performances below.
The 2012 Soul Train Awards Winners :
Best New Artist: Elle Varner
Centric Award: Leah LaBelle
Best Gospel/ Inspirational Performance: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks’ “Celebrate”
Best Hip Hop Song of the Year: Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz’s “Mercy”
Best R&B/ Soul Female Artist: Beyonce
Best R&B/ Soul Male Artist: Miguel
Album of the Year: Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange
Song of the Year: Tyrese’s “Stay”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award: “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)”: John Legend ft. Ludacris
Best Dance Performance: Beyonce – “Love On Top”
CENTRICTV.com Best Caribbean Performance: Sean Paul’s “Tomahawk Technique”
CENTRICTV.com Best International Performance: Estelle’s “Thank You”
CENTRICTV.com Best Independent R&B/ Soul Artist or Group: Eric Roberson
CENTRICTV.com Best Traditional Jazz Artist/ Group: TIE
*The Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio
*Tony Bennett — Isn’t It Romantic
CENTRICTV.com Best Contemporary Jazz Artist/ Group: Esperanza Spalding-Radio Music Society
New Edition "Candy Girl," "Mr. Telephone Man," and "If It Isn't Love."
The Soul Train Awards honors and remembers the late, great trailblazer and Soul Train mastermind, Mr. Don Cornelius.
2 Chainz – "Birthday Song" x "I’m Different"
Stevie Wonder "Superstition" x "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Tank, Ginuwine, and Tyrese unite as the supergroup TGT and brought a soul medley featuring "Stay," "If You're Lonely," and "Zoom" to life.
Elle Varner "Refill"
Charlie Wilson "My Love Is All You Have"
Keyshia Cole "Trust and Believe" x "Enough Of No Love"
Ne-Yo "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)."
John Legend "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)."
Anthony Hamilton, Leah LaBelle, Fantasia, and Charlie Wilson "Soul Train Classics Medley"
Marcus Canty pays homage and covers Luther Vandross's classic "Never Too Much."
Elle Varner wins Best New Artist
Soul Trains Awards archive footage
Eddie Levert "Casanova"
Miguel wins award for Best Male R&B Soul Artist
Take a walk down memory lane with New Edition, rediscover their music and see why they are the winners of this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.