Bruno Mars Snags Five Trophies at the Soul Train Awards

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27 Nov 2017 | Awards

Bruno Mars is livin’ la vida locomotive

The 32-year-old part-Puerto Rican singer proved to be the big winner at this year’s Soul Train Awards, which celebrate the best in black music and entertainment.

Bruno Mars

Mars topped the list of winners with his five awards, including Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Video of the Year for “24k Magic,” and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like.”

Mars nearly doubled his career count in a single night, having previously won three Soul Train Awards from 2010-2015.

Meanwhile, Cardi B picked up her first-ever Soul Train Awards trophy. The half-Dominican American rapper won the Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) for her Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).”

Solange Knowles was the artist to beat at the star-studded award show with seven nominations and Mars trailing behind her with six. Solange took home just one, as Mars ruled the night with his five trophies.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Don Cornelius Legend Award
Toni Braxton

Lady of Soul Award
SWV

Best New Artist
SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist
SZA

Soul Train Certified Award
Bell Biv Devoe; Ledisi

Video of the Year
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award
Lecrae 

Album/ Mixtape of the Year
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic 

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)
Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

​Song of the Year
Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award
“Cranes in the Sky” – Written by: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)

Best Dance Performance
Bruno Mars “24K Magic”

Best Collaboration
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”


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