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Bruno Mars Wins Song of the Year, Jill Scott & Babyface Perform at the 2015 Soul Train Awards

Bruno Mars Jill Scott Babyface Erykah Badu
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The 2015 Soul Train Awards took place in Las Vegas on Friday (Nov. 6) and according to reports, it was the trippiest show in America. Erykah Badu did a phenomenal job hosting the festivities as she brought humor, soul and fun to the annual awards show. In addition, Bruno Mars won Song of the Year for “Uptown Funk” and honorees Jill Scott and Babyface performed.

According to, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid assisted in honoring his former producing partner and friend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with the prestigious Legend Award. The veteran singer-songwriter even curated his own tribute by bringing out Tevin Campbell, Brandy (who performed “Sitting In My Room”), Fantasia, Boyz II Men and, finally, Bobby Brown.

Not to be outdone, Jill Scott tore the roof off the Orleans Arena with her show-stopping performance. The Philadelphia native was honored with the Lady of Soul Award and delivered a heartwarming acceptance speech that touched the audience.

Among the night’s biggest performances include Jeremih performing “Planes,” Tyrese singing his cautionary ballad “Shame” and a nostalgic performance from ’80s funk band Cameo. In addition, R. Kelly brought his “Backyard Party” to the Soul Train Awards stage as well.

But the night belong to E.Badu aka FatBellyBella. The veteran songstress did a fantastic job with keeping the show upbeat and fun. According to attendees, Badu also brought some surprises to the ceremony as well.

According to one eyewitness, there was a “Soul Cypher” — akin to the BET Hip-Hop Awards’ The Cypher Series — featuring Chrisette Michele, K-Ci, Eddie Levert, Lalah Hathaway and Badu on the turntables. Now that sounds exciting.

And 20 years after Badu introduced us to “Tyrone,” Badu reunites with the mysterious man live onstage.

Among the big winners of the night include Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson nabbing Song of the Year for their chart-topping hit, “Uptown Funk.”

There was plenty of more action at the ceremony but we will have to wait until the show finally airs near the end of the month.

The 2015 Soul Train Music Awards will premiere on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on Centric. Check out some of the red carpet photos below.

Next: Check Out the Nominations List for the 2015 Soul Train Awards

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