Tems Makes History At 2022 Soul Train Awards: Full Winners List

Nigerian singer, and songwriter Temilade Openiyi, known professionally as Tems made a major statement at the 2022 Soul Train Awards winning the best new artist.

Tems beat Long and the red-hot Steve Lacy, CKay, Coco Jones, Dixson, Fireboy DML, and Muni Long. The Nigerian singer is the first artist from Africa to win in this category.

Tems was featured on Wizkid’s global hit “Essence,” which won the best collaboration last year.

Beyoncé was the top winner at the Soul Train Awards, which aired on BET and BET Her on Saturday (Nov. 27). She won album of the year for the fourth time with Renaissance, song of the year for the third time with “Break My Soul,” and best collaboration for “Make Me Say It Again, Girl,” a pairing with Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers.

The 2022 Soul Train Awards was hosted by actor and comedian Deon Cole.

Below is the full list of winners.

2022 Soul Train Awards Winners

Best New Artist


Certified Soul Award

Mary J. Blige

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist

Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Chris Brown

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Maverick City Music X Kirk Franklin

Song of the Year

Break My Soul — Beyoncé

Album of the Year
Beyoncé, Renaissance

The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award

Hrs & Hrs — Muni Long

Best Dance Performance

About Damn Time — Lizzo

Video of the Year

Smokin Out the Window Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic

Best Collaboration

Make Me Say It Again, Girl — Ronald Isley & the Isley Brothers Feat. Beyoncé

Legend Award: The Time

Lady of Soul Award: Xscape

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