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2011 Soul Train Awards: Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj Win

November 28, 2011 (8:43 am) GMT
The other winners include Miguel, Cee-Lo Green, Mary Mary, Kelly Rowland and Marsha Ambrosius, while Heavy D and Gladys Knight are honored along with Earth, Wind and Fire.

This year's Soul Train Awards, which was taped on November 17 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA, was finally aired last Sunday, November 27 on BET. Among the lucky musicians who won that night were , , and .

Riri won Best Caribbean Performance, thanks to her single "Man Down". The Barbados singer, however, had to give up her chance to win Best Dance Performance. She lost it to Beyonce who additionally beat Breezy, , and .

Scoring a total of five nominations, Breezy avoided coming home empty-handed as he claimed Album of the Year prize. His CD "" pushed aside Beyonce's "", 's "", 's "", 's "", and & 's "".

As for Minaj, the rapstress only got one nod, but she managed to sweep it clean. Her -assisted single "Moment For Life" came out victorious against Breezy's "Look at Me Now", Kanye's "All of the Lights", Jay-Z & Kanye's "Otis", and 's "Out of My Head".

The other winners at the star-studded celebration included (Best New Artist), Green (Best Male R&B and Soul), (Best Gospel Performance), (Song of the Year), and (Record of the Year).

Beside handing awards, the event also paid homage to Heavy D. The late rapper was remembered by his close pals Naughty by Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow and . "We got nothing but love for you, Heavy!" they said at the end of the tribute.

and were also remembered at the prize-giving event. , , , , and Bootsy Collins were among those who took part in honoring the music vets.

Before the show was kicked off, there was a story about Keri Hilson refusing to give a shout-out to a magazine which put Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z on its cover. This added fuel to the long-running rumors suggesting that there's bad blood between the two female artists.

"Yeah, who's that," Keri said on the red carpet when being presented with the magazine featuring Queen Bey on the front page. Wearing a vertical asymmetrical, Cobra Rolled Kimono Sleeve Hi Lo, dress by Aqua, she politely declined the request later on, "No, I can't do that I'm sorry."



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