Bruno Mars Snags Five Trophies at the Soul Train 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

Best New Artist

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist
Bruno Mars

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Soul Train Certified Award
Bell Biv Devoe; Ledisi

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

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award

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”

Blacc to Perform at This Year’s Soul Train Awards

Aloe Blacc is ready to bring soul to the Soul Train Awards

The 35-year-old Panamanian American singer-songwriter is scheduled to perform at this year’s awards show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Aloe Blacc

Blacc, a two-time nominee this year, will take the Orleans Arena stage in Las Vegas on November 7. 

He joins a roster of Soul Train Award performers that includes Chris BrownNico & Vinz, Lisa Stansfield, Kem, Alyson Cambridge, BeBe Winans of 3WB, Jeremih and Liv Warfield.

Wendy Williams will host the event, airing November 30 at 8:00 pm ET on Centric and BET networks.

“Each year, we have the honor of hosting an incredibly special night that brings together the industry’s hottest acts, while paying homage to soul music icons,” said Paxton Baker, general manager and executive vp, Centric, in a statement. “We are thrilled to offer a platform where music superstars like Chris Brown and Trey Songz can share the stage with an industry veteran like Wendy Williams and a gospel legend like BeBe Winans.”

Blacc is nominated in the Songwriter’s Award and Video of the Year categories for his hit single “The Man.”

The 2014 Soul Train Awards is directed by Tony McCuin and produced by BET Event Productions and Sunseeker Media.