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Jill Scott Makes Soul Train Music Awards History, Receives First Lady of Soul Award

by Wanda J Coppage   Oct 20, 2015 14:20 PM EDT

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Jill Scott, or Jilly from Philly as she's often referred, is making history as the first to receive an award in the brand new catergory offered by the Soul Train Music Awards - the Lady of Soul award.

The 2015 Soul Train Awards will air on Sunday November 29 and is set to honor two music greats. Scott will be among those two honored, and will take the first ever Lady of Soul award, according to Essence. She will be celebrated for her greatness, her strength as a woman and her overall impact in the music industry during the span of her career.

Scott, who recently released the new album Woman, has had several top charting hits like "Fool's Gold," "He Loves Me," and "Gettin in the Way." According to Vibe, Scott is no stranger to winning at past Soul Train Awards. The Grammy winner has taken home three previous Soul Train Awards, "including two in 2011 for Best R&B/Soul Female and Best R&B/Soul Female Album for Light of the Sun," according to Vibe.

Also set to be honored with the Legend Award is singer, songwriter, producer Babyface. He has had a longstanding career and has impacted the successful careers of many in the music industry like Pebbles, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, and a host of others.

The 2014 Soul Train Awards featured an epic flashback performance from rapper Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat peforming the hit single "Not Tonight." It was hosted by TV talk show host Wendy Williams. This year's host is Erykah Badu.

Badu took the Soul Train stage in 1998 where she previously co-hosted alongside soul icon Patti LaBelle and the late Heavy D.

For a full listing of nominees check out BET.com

The Soul Train Awards will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 29th at 8 p.m.

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