Erykah Badu to Host Soul Train Awards

The ceremony will air on BET and Centric on Nov. 29

Erikah Badu performs at the Grammys
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Erykah Badu will host this year’s Soul Train Awards, it was announced Monday.

The 29th annual ceremony, which will air on Centric and BET on Nov. 29, will be taped on Nov. 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Honorees at the show include Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, who will receive the Legend Award, and Jill Scott, who will accept the first-ever Lady of Soul Award.

Edmonds has won 11 Grammy Awards and written and produced 26 No. 1 R&B hits. His new album, “Return of the Tender Lover,” will be released on Dec. 4.

A torchbearer of R&B music, Scott is a three-time Grammy winner who has also established herself as a critically acclaimed actress as well as a New York Times best-selling poet.

The Soul Train Awards will be produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive producers of the network telecast include Debra Lee, Stephen Hill, Connie Orlando and Lynne Harris Taylor from BET; and Jesse Collins from Jesse Collins Entertainment. Erykah Badu is an associate producer.