Bruno Mars Is Big Winner At Soul Train Awards

Canada’s The Weeknd came up empty at Sunday night’s Soul Train Awards, losing both Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Album of the Year to Bruno Mars.

“Come Closer” by Wizkid featuring Drake lost Best Dance Performance to Mars.

Mars also picked up Video of the Year (for "24K Magic”) and Song of the Year (“That's What I Like”). The singer, who did not attend the show because he's on tour overseas, had six nominations.

Solange Knowles, who led the way with seven nominations, earned only one.

SZA won two – Best New Artist and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist.

Host Erykah Badu kicked things off by taking a knee as a tribute to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "Kap we appreciate you,” she said, "for giving up your life, your dream, for your belief in us.”

Performers included Kirk Franklin, Tamar Braxton, Keyshia Cole and Faith Evans.

Toni Braxton was honoured with the Soul Train Legend Award and Sisters With Voices were presented with the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award.

Check out 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


Video of the Year

Bruno Mars – "24K Magic"

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award


Album/ Mixtape of the Year

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic  

Rhythm & Bars Award

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" - 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"