BET CEO Debra Lee, famed musician Wyclef Jean and more reflect on the evening’s festivities and headlining ‘UN Messenger of Peace,’ Stevie Wonder. Sunseeker Media CEO Bart Phillips, his Production Editing Chief Justin Budd & the production crew were very proud to be a part of this event. UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder enlisted the help of his famous friends for a three-hour long birthday bash and concert held at the Great Assembly Hall in New York City.
After months of planning, conference calls, and site sees, we would like to congratulate the entire Sunseeker Media, Soul Train Holdings, and Centric TV team for yet another successful production of this year’s 2012 Soul Train Awards!
Held in the Entertainment Capital of the World and hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, our hope was to deliver a show that served as not only a sounding board to honor and commemorate the memory of Don Cornelius, but to take the brand’s mission of delivering the latest in music and dance once again into the living rooms of households nationwide.
The show kicked off with a star-studded red carpet that flooded into a show comprised of today’s hottest acts in entertainment. On a quest to “bring the soul to Vegas”, Cedric ushered appearances from Stevie Wonder, Billy Crystal, Donny and Marie Osmond, Magic Johnson, Kat Graham, TGT, Miguel, Leah Labelle, Fantasia, 2 Chainz, Charlie Wilson, Elle Varner, Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo (just to name a few), and literally no genre was left unrepresented.
The evening of honors continued as New Edition took the stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award while also celebrating their 30th Anniversary as a group. Later in the show they took the stage once more for a medley of their class hits “Telephone Man,” “Candy Girl,” and “If It Isn’t Love,” and if the crowd’s reaction was any indication of the group’s next 30 years, they still got it!
A special congratulation goes out to the night’s in-show award winners listed below – to check out their acceptance speeches and all of the night’s performances, be sure to check your local listings to catch an encore of the show!
Best New Artist – Elle Varner
Best Hip-Hop Song of The Year – Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz “Mercy”
Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Miguel
Song of The Year – Tyrese “Stay”
The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” John Legend ft. Ludacris
And to see a full list of the night’s winners visit: http://www.centrictv.com