Train Music Awards - Annual awards ceremony that pays homage to
the best in black musical producers, songwriters and recording
artists in the areas of Jazz, R & B, Soul, Rap and Gospel. It was first
telecast March 23, 1987 and hosted by Luther Vandross and Dionne
Warwick. The awards ceremony was inspired by the weekly black musical
TV program SOUL TRAIN, hosted by legendary music veteran, Don
awards include The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap
Music Video; the Heritage Award for Career Achievement; the
Quincy Jones Career Achievement Award; and the Sammy Davis, Jr.
Entertainer of the Year Award. Singers Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson
and Whitney Houston hold the record for the most Soul Train Award
The 2006 Soul Train TV Special was co-hosted by actress Vivica A.
Fox and music/film star Tyrese Gibson. The event showcased the
First (1st) Annual Stevie Wonder award for Outstanding Career Achievements in Song Writing (presented by Stevie Wonder, himself.).
The ceremony was videotaped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Don Cornelius, a Chicago native and host of SOUL TRAIN, earned a
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; has been inducted into the
Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was the recipient of
the Pop Culture Award at the 2005 TV Land (network) Awards cablecast.
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