NEW YORK, USA – In a grand celebration of music and culture, BET has announced that six-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist T-Pain will be honoured with the Legend Award at the Soul Train Awards 2023.
This prestigious recognition comes as a testament to T-Pain’s groundbreaking contributions to the music industry.
T-Pain, a Tallahassee native, has been a transformative figure in the music scene, selling over 50 million singles and achieving ten #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. His influence spans generations and genres, from pop to Hip Hop and R&B, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.
The “Soul Train Awards” 2023, set to air on Monday, November 27 at 2:00am and 07:00pm WAT on BET Africa, DStv Channel 129, will also feature a dynamic lineup of performances.
This includes a soul-stirring Soul Cypher featuring Arin Ray, Eric Bellinger, Marsha Ambrosius, and Nicci Gilbert, with Bryan-Michael Cox, a mega-producer, at the turntables. Additionally, the event will showcase performances by Maeta, Honey Bxby, and October London on the BET Amplified stage.
Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy, expressed deep admiration for T-Pain’s unique musical approach, saying, “He has reshaped the fabric of the music industry, and his influence transcends generations in pop, Hip Hop, and R&B. We are honored to celebrate his limitless contributions to the culture at the soulful party of the year: “Soul Train Awards 2023.”
T-Pain shared his elation and surprise upon receiving this honour. “To be honest, it feels incredible to be recognized by BET as this year’s “Soul Train Awards” Legend honoree,” he said.
“I’m just doing what I like and what makes me happy, but it still feels great when you receive it. I’ve done a lot in the last 20 years, and for BET to be one of the first networks to recognize that is pretty cool.”
In addition to celebrating T-Pain’s career, the “Soul Train Awards” 2023 will also honour Janelle Monáe with the ‘Spirit of Soul’ award.
The event promises a lineup of electrifying performances by BJ The Chicago Kid, Coco Jones, Danté Bowe, Fridayy, Keke Palmer, Muni Long, and SWV, among others.
The event stands as a beacon of the lasting impact of Soul Train on music and dance, from its inception in the ‘70s to the present day.
The awards show, overseen by Connie Orlando and Executive Produced by Jamal Noisette and Jesse Collins Entertainment, is a tribute to the vibrant and ever-evolving landscape of Black culture and entertainment.